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The Paris couture shows are currently underway, and there is some seriously great hair. On one end there are twists and updos via Chanel and Dior, and on the other, to-die-for voluminous waves at Julien Fournie. The large barrel curls at this show embodied everything ‘70s glamour and for me were the real stars of the catwalk. I also loved the continued idea of tiaras at Elie Saab and the golden metal serpents slithering through the models tendrils at Valentino. Plenty of inspiration to last all season! So while some may think that couture is out-dated and has no place for the modern world…they haven’t seen this season’s collection or the don’t know great hair.  If you’re ready to find your next ‘do, click through to the notes to see some of my favorite styles from the Paris couture shows. –– Michelle Rotbart  Click for StyleNotes →


Above the shoulder cuts are often worn sleek and smooth, especially during the week, when we’re all about looking and feeling polished and professional. The weekend is different though; unless attending a haughty occasion, modern trends dictate that this is the time to show off our disheveled elegance. Adding flouncy volume and cascading texture is a great way to do this to our bob-length looks. It’s quick and easy and gives you IT girl points. For our tips, click notes.

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As illustrated in the collage above, the headband –– though small, simple, and oft forgotten about –– is attractive, stylish, adds character, and suits and supports a range of looks. Headbands come in different forms, from fine and elegant to big and bejeweled. All can contribute to the image you portray, while accenting your best features. Take a closer look in the notes.

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Spotted at the Venice Film Festival Uma Thurman looks suitably classy and elegant in this romantic updo. With strands flying free, the style feels delicate and light, while the back has the magic touch. Adding visual interest, Uma has rolled her hair into two mini braid-like twists, and swirled them into a bun. Messy, undone, and with a unique twist in the back the style is contemporary, on trend, and ripe for stealing. Get our tips in the style notes.

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The French Twist is often saved for weddings and special occasions, yet it is such a sexy and sultry classic style we think it should be worn more often. As we head into warmer weather, it’s a great way to keep hair off the face on a sticky night, while this luxurious and elegant updo always offers a touch of that elusive Parisian chic. It may appear a little complicated, however, it’s really just a matter of tucking hair into a vertical roll down from the occipital bone. To learn how, click style notes.


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