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Inspired by the unforgettably chic heroines of Alfred Hitchcock’s iconic horror movies, like Psycho and The Birds, this retro spread from Vogue Mexico December Issue offers an array of inspiration for anyone looking to achieve classic cinematic beauty for a Holiday party or special occasion. Model Elsa Hosk wears her blonde hair in a range of alluring styles, from classic side parts with tumbling waves through to an inventive use of a head scarf. Paired with beautiful makeup and vintage clothing, the whole ensemble comes together as tightly as a Hitchcock plot. See the complete spread below.  Click for StyleNotes →

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Prom is a formal event for young girls who don’t know much about being formal. Often, this means an odd pairing of trendy clothes with stuffy hairstyles. The looks pictured here are dressy, but not too rigid. They’re perfect for a special occasion, but convey a youthful, easy feeling. Get step-by-step instructions for all four looks in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

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Created by Amanda Jenkins, Artistic Director of ARROJO Cosmetology School, to demonstrate vintage styling to students, we picked up this look because it’s an emphatic statement of the timeless elegance and beautifying grace of a classic pin-curl set. By keeping the roots straight, with the fluffy wave cascade beginning a few inches down the hair shaft, the flowing movement is perfectly placed to soften the features and encourage eyes to wander to the model’s big, vivacious peepers. A great attention-grabbing style for a night on the town, learn how to create it in the notes.

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A style made famous by the film stars of the forties, glamorous waves combined with a deep, stylistic side-part is a classic style that is having a modern moment. Seen on a slew of stars at recent award ceremonies, this look is as sexy and as sophisticated as it ever was. The face-framing asymmetry and the cascading curls will never go out of fashion because it is a naturally beautifying style. In days gone by this look would have been created with a brushed out roller set; nowadays, though, instead of having to set hair over several hours, or even overnight, you can use hot-tools to make this look as quick as a flash. Learn the steps in the style notes…

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Smooth roots paired with bouncy ends recalls old-hollywood glamour. The look is easy to achieve with an old school method which involves setting hair on strips of fabrics. Depending on the size of your sections, the dampness of the hair, and the tightness of the wrap, this technique can produce textures ranging from loose beach waves to tight coils. Click the style notes for step-by-step instructions. –– Laura Martin

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