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Captured by high fashion photographer Steven Klein for W’s March cover story, Selena Gomez, wittingly or not, provides a perfect update to the beachy wave look. Rather than the big tumbling ‘C’ shaped swirls that ushered in this trend a few years ago, here we see a wet and wild, snaking wave.  With the subtle headband adding height to the crown, there’s a rakish 70s vibe going on. If you love looking a bit of a louche, steal this style in the notes.  Click for StyleNotes →

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Sometimes the most beautiful things are the simplest. Michelle Dockery’s classic updo, worn at the Non-Stop premiere in Paris, is pure elegance. Soft texture, height around the face, and a simple pleated back perfectly complement her minimal makeup and understated black dress. The look is Parisian perfection. Click the style notes to learn to recreate it. –– Laura Martin

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These days, a chic bun feels more stylish and fashionable than a simple ponytail. It leaves no hair falling forward and no hair on the shoulders, making it practical for hot summer days and nights, while always maintaining a classy, polished and refined vibe. It’s also a great way to lift and highlight cheekbones, chin, lips and eyes –– all of the wonderful womanly features. To learn how to make your own high bun, click notes.

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In less than two months it’ll be bikini season once again. As you get your beach body in shape remember, swimsuits look even better when worn with great hair. During the recent Australian Fashion Week, models more sexy soft waves for a lovely haute hippie aesthetic. The textured hair and twisted-back strands gave the beachwear a glamourous vibe, and are sure to give you a boost of confidence while lounging in the sand. But you don’t even have to be at the beach to wear the look; to incorporate it in to your style now, click through to style notes. –– Michelle Rotbart

If Spring runways and red carpets are anything to go by (they are), 2012 is the year of the simplified braid –– the twist!  Like their more complicated cousin, twists can be interpreted in a variety of ways, but because they are a bit easier to do, more girls are likely to give them a try. This classically styled long length benefits from a simple twist to the side, which adds interest and drama.

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