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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 →

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As I mentioned last week, Fashion Week gave us guys with great texture and soft, less structured styles. This week the runway confirmed my observation: the men are taking notes from the ladies. Looking through the shows, plenty of boys are rocking ringlets. At Valentino and Saint Laurent, a majority of the models were rocking texture, from a tousled crop to a full head of curls. And the men at Prada were equally playful, pairing their youthful curls with their cartoony attire. Men deserve sexy tendrils too, so watch your wave mist ladies. To see some of my favorite looks click through to style notes. –– Michelle Rotbart

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Every season I’m anticipate what Maria Grazia Chiuri and Pierpaolo Piccioli are going to send down the Valentino runway. By now their folksy luxe hippie design signature is familiar, but still  they manage to reinvent themselves and create a new lust for bohemia. For the resort ’16 collection they surprised me once again by topping off the models’ heads with flora and butterfly adorned crowns which coordinated with their challenger earrings. And while being matchy matchy isn’t entirely groundbreaking, harmonizing a head full of accessories certainly looks fresh; pairing them with a plaited chignon is perfect for bucolic summers. Looking forward to seeing this look hit the festivals. Click through to style notes to see some of my favorite styles. –– Michelle Rotbart  

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Valentino is sticking with bohemian braids for 2015, showing a soft and sweet style for the 2015 Couture show. As noted on, the looks were inspired by the fragile nature of innocent love. The models wore a loose plait that resembled a crown and was decorated with tiny buds, like daises and violets. The blooms appeared to be plucked right out of a field (if it weren’t for the freezing temperatures outside!). It may not be summer quiet yet, but festival goers take note: the flower crown has gone couture. Skip the plastic blooms at the high street stores and head to your nearest flower market for a prettier take on Coachella headgear. For more inspiration, click through to style notes. –– Michelle Rotbart


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Special Thanks to Michelle Rotbart for this post. Michelle is a professional trend forecaster for the NYC-based fashion and retail forecaster, Doneger Group