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This hip but classy updo is the perfect combination of soft and hard. A runway-inspired style, a five strand braided Mohawk, compared to a more typical three strand version, puts extra visual interest into the texture, keeping people guessing as to how the style was made. The sleek sides with a tough top make it ideal for a down and dirty nighttime occasion. Created by Cheryl Fazio, master stylist at ARROJO NYC, click style notes for her tips on achieving a similar style.  Click for StyleNotes →

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Updos are great because, as they pull hair up and away from the face, they elevate cheekbones and chin, elongating features for an elegant look. Trouble is, most have already been done. So it’s great to see Amanda Seyfried’s inventive take on the updo. This double-knotted twist creates a visually interesting shape and texture, and will make friends jealous that you are so good at hairstyling. Although it looks complex, it’s relatively simple to do (don’t tell your friends!). To find out how, click style notes.

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This lovely wrapped shape winds braids and twists across the forehead and over a classic pleat. Soft volume is framed with a twined faux headband while smooth and plaited hair coiled together create intricate texture. This look could be made even more visually complex with the addition of a headband. Can you think of other ways to customize the look? See our simple steps for achieving this trussed style.

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Fast and easy, impromptu and inventive twists are quickly catching up to braids as the of-the-moment trend for styling. This look transitions a long brow-dusting sweep into a twirled side bun; the shape is alluring and a bit mysterious, shading the eyes with a fedora-inspired brim. The style is both easy to create and incredibly secure; making it perfect for blustery fall days, and an ideal match for trench coats. Get this enigmatic look in a few simple steps.

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