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As a child of the eighties I have always had a soft spot for crimps. My hair is naturally fine and prone to flatness and crimping it creates volume that doesn’t fall the way curls do. Crimps leave hair fluffy, feathery, and touchable. It’s a texture that’s sultry, like a smoky eye, and with straight hair coming back into fashion; it’s a fantastic alternative to the waves and coils that many of us rely on for root lift. Click the notes to learn the dos and don’ts of crimping. ––  Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →

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We think of the eighties and we tend to think frizz, blue eye shadow, scrunchies. But not all eighties fashion was over-the-top. There was a sort of innocent decadence that is often forgotten. Think about Princess Diana, Brooke Shields, Michelle Pfeiffer. These lades had soft hair, peachy makeup and big pearls; they looked youthful, innocent and sexy. The look shown here recalls the softer side of the eighties, bringing back a feminine glamour that’s been away for far too long. Learn to create it in the notes. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →


Now in her twenties, Ariana Grande cleverly keeps hold of her teenybopper brand image with an array of fabulous, cheerleader-inspired ponytails. Add them to your own repertoire and you’ll gain a set of fun, flirty, and youthful looks that work for date night, lunch with the girls, and social celebrations. Start with easy how-to-dos for these three pictured ponies…

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hot rollers

When I was a little girl I had hair that fell to my waist. Every time there was a special event my mom would wrap it carefully around hot rollers and in a few minutes my straight strands were transformed into bouncy curls. It was magic! The curls lasted all day, even after repeated tugging and twirling. But when I started styling my own hair I bought a curling iron, and over the years I forgot about the magical coils of hot rollers. When I recently rediscovered them I was delighted to find that they create just as sturdy and beautiful of a result as I remembered. Learn more in the notes. –– Laura Martin

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