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Your closet is stocked with the season’s chic slides, statement-sleeve tops and embroidered everything. But oops, your hair hasn’t changed since 2014. (Hey, it happens.) This year, we vow to be ahead of the curve—and we enlisted a few of our favorite stylists to tell us the cuts and colors they’re loving right this minute.

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Audrey Hepburn rocked it in the 1950s, Mia Farrow made it look great in the ’70s and Halle Berry owned it in the ’90s. And now, thanks to a new crop of celebs like Janelle Monáe and Michelle Williams, the pixie is back

Best for: Oval, square and heart-shaped faces. But, Katie Marie of Marie-Lou & D in Soho says the look suits most face shapes.

What to ask your stylist for: Since earlier pixies varied in length, make sure to tell your stylist to keep the crop nice and close (the 2017 version). Aka nice and breezy for those fast-approaching summer temps.

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Color Contouring

Over-the-top makeup contouring may be on the outs, but strategic hair-color placement is only ramping up.

Best for: Giving your face a boost (without plastic surgery)

What to ask your stylist for: Depending on your face shape, your stylist will customize a look—round faces, for example, might benefit from darker shades alongside the cheeks to create shadow and depth. The right balance of highlights and deeper tones can actually bring out the best of your bone structure (while drawing attention away from areas you’re less crazy about).


If color contouring is sneakily subtle, Tahlya Loveday, master stylist at The Drawing Room, says that the season’s other big color trend is decidedly the opposite, with its shade being a hybrid of coral and salmon hues.

Best for: Thrill-seekers. Well, at least when it comes to the beauty department. If you go blorange, you will definitely not look b(l)oring.

What to ask your stylist for: If full-on creamsicle hair feels like a bit much, you can tell your stylist to take the intensity down a notch by weaving some balayage into your natural strands.

Soft Bangs

Fashion may be taking its cues from the ’90s (and ’80s and ’70s…), and while that vintage influence has made its way to our hair, it’s blissfully low-maintenance this time around.

Best for: Embracing your natural texture, drawing attention to those fierce cheekbones and creating a bit more movement. Hey, sometimes more is more.

What to ask your stylist for: Loveday says you should ask for layers, which give any cut a “soft, worn-in look.” And hey, if you change your mind, they’re long enough that you can (mostly) grow them out by fall.

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