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Her explanation of R&B may have lacked luster, but Zendaya can still pull off a shimmering hairdo. Seen walking the red carpet to the Billboard Music Awards, the popster shows off a sleek straight style, reminiscent of the keratin-straight look made famous in the ‘90s. This glamorous high shine finish is great for a night on the town. Learn how to recreate it at home. . .   Click for StyleNotes →

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Contrast is one of the most important aspects of design, lending balance and distinction to otherwise harmonious elements. We tend to think of contrast as striking polarities—black and white, short and long—but using contrasting lines is a great way to add variance that doesn’t feel dramatically discordant. Pairing straight hair with a jagged part or waves with a crisp dividing line creates a subtle, pleasing contrast. Get step-by-step instructions in the notes. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →

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After many seasons of beachy waves and tousled textures, straight hair is making a comeback. The SS2016 runways were full of smooth sleek strands. Super-straight hair is polished and elegant. But if you get the texture using a straightening iron, your glossy finish could do serious damage to your strands. Thankfully, with contemporary styling tools you can achieve this trending texture without relying a straightening iron. Learn how in the notes. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →


The clocks have gone back; we can no longer pretend winter won’t soon come. Nor can we keep wearing those easy, breezy summer styles every night and day. Wintertime, when we can’t rely on tanned skin and a sunny disposition to carry us through, requires that we add more polish and sophistication to create an eye-catching look. Sleek, shiny and straight hairstyles are one of the quickest, easiest ways to refine a style, which is why flat-irons come out more in the cold. Using flatirons should be simple. But many people forget the golden rules and end up damaging their tresses. Sidestep any slips with our easy guide for fabulous flat-ironing.

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