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Baby bangs are back for 2016, with enough variation to suit everyone’s style. Blunt, choppy, and soft wispy versions were all seen on the Spring/Summer 2016 runways with lengths ranging from less than an inch above the brow to just below the hairline. Short bangs open up and lengthen the face and make eyes look larger and wider. What’s not to love? Click the notes to learn more about this season’s trending fringes. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →


With the rise of “no makeup” makeup on the catwalk, runway hair started to look a bit more conceptual than realistic. Case in point two-texture hair. . .wet on the top, dry on the bottom. It may have looked great on a model but simply didn’t work on real girls. This season, however, a glorious trend of simple but sweet hair started appearing all over the shows. Undone, effortless, and natural were definite buzz words and “it should look like the models did it themselves” became the it phrase backstage. Low-key everything, tousled looks, and even a little frizz became the norm across all four cities. It’s the age of “don’t care hair.” And who knew there were so many variations. To see some of my favorites, click through to style notes. — Michelle Rotbart

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cover accessories

Great outfits are often made by their accessories, and the same goes for great hair. For the Spring 2016 season designers from Dolce & Gabbana to Rodarte showcased that a well-placed ribbon or gleaming crown is the essential detail to update waves, ponys, and twists. In all four cities, there was great use of fabric strips and ribbons, particularly at the Oscar de La Renta show where black satin strands gave a simple pony a black-tie appeal. At Dior and Mary Katrantzou, chokers were used to create conceptual looks sure to be copied through the rest of the season. And Saint Laurent topped off each rock ’n’ roll cat walker with a tiara fit for a queen. This season proves that good hair becomes great with just a simple detail. To see some of my favorite hair accessories from the runway, click through to style notes. –– Michelle Rotbart 

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bottega veneta

This season Bottega Veneta’s inspiration was the great outdoors, so it’s easy to understand why the models look like they just went on a morning hike. From the looks of the flyaway après-sport knots, I have to believe that Tomas Maier had given thought to the multi-dimensional lives of women—a daily sprint of exercise, work, and family. The beauty team quickly crafted each look in less than five minutes by blasting hair with texturizing spray, creating a finger-raked part and then pulling pulling models’ ponytails halfway through an elastic to create a half-finished loop. The simpler the better. This look can certainly carry you from power training to power lunch. Click through to style notes to see more looks from the collection. –– Michelle Rotbart

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holly fuulton

After checking out the Holly Fulton show last week, I’m convinced we should all be hitting the snooze button for an extra ten minutes. Hairstylist James Pecis deconstructed model’s blunt lengths and teased sections of hair into a quirky take on bedhead. Just remember those days of waking up late because you stayed up all night reading…ahem…partying.  While this look is probably too extreme for those not on the runway it certainly encourages us to hit the snooze button, forget the brush and let our outfits make the statement. For more looks from Holly Fulton, click through to style notes. –– Michelle Rotbart

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