What a difference a new hair style can make!

A hairstylist with 24 years experience has shared before and after photos to reveal just how much the right hairstyle can transform a person’s face shape and highlight their best features.

Slide 1 of 16: A hairstylist with 24 years experience has shared before and after photos to reveal just how much the right hairstyle can transform a person's face shape and highlight their best features. Jurgita Malakauskaitė, from Lithuania, posted the images on Bored Panda. Scroll through to see the incredible transformations...
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Cutting this woman’s long locks to just below the shoulder helped to accentuate her neck and cheekbones. The hairdresser said she also took into consideration her complexion and the proportions of her client’s body.

Slide 2 of 16: From unruly mane to gorgeous curls! Jurgita said she considers not only a person's hair colour, but their eye colour, hair texture and face shape when cutting a client's hair - and the results can take years off.
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From unruly mane to gorgeous curls! Jurgita said she considers not only a person’s hair colour, but their eye colour, hair texture and face shape when cutting a client’s hair – and the results can take years off.

Slide 3 of 16: Jurgita also divides her clients into four categories - named after the four seasons: winter, spring, summer and autumn. Winter people have dark hair colour but light eyes, while a summer person has light eyes and ashy tones in their hair, like the woman pictured here who updated her look with a new colour and shorter crop.
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Jurgita also divides her clients into four categories – named after the four seasons: winter, spring, summer and autumn. Winter people have dark hair colour but light eyes, while a summer person has light eyes and ashy tones in their hair, like the woman pictured here who updated her look with a new colour and shorter crop.

Slide 4 of 16: From honey blond to platinum: Jurgita said she pays particular attention to a person's eye colour to make sure their hair pops. This lady's shorter, slicked back look shaved years off her.

From honey blond to platinum: Jurgita said she pays particular attention to a person’s eye colour to make sure their hair pops. This lady’s shorter, slicked back look shaved years off her.

Slide 5 of 16: This client went from straight and tired to shorter, wavy and chic. Jurgita, who said she thinks of herself as a kind of hair architect, explained: 'It's like creating a painting. You first analyse what colours you'll "paint" with. And only after you have all of your colours ready, after you know your client's type and look at the shape of their face and hair texture, only then do you start "painting".'

This client went from straight and tired to shorter, wavy and chic. Jurgita, who said she thinks of herself as a kind of hair architect, explained: ‘It’s like creating a painting. You first analyse what colours you’ll “paint” with. And only after you have all of your colours ready, after you know your client’s type and look at the shape of their face and hair texture, only then do you start “painting”.’

Slide 6 of 16: Jurgita said cutting hair was not just about trimming, but bringing her client's personality to the forefront. She transformed this client's hair from mousy brown to pale pink, and gave her a much shorter crop.

Jurgita said cutting hair was not just about trimming, but bringing her client’s personality to the forefront. She transformed this client’s hair from mousy brown to pale pink, and gave her a much shorter crop.

Slide 8 of 16: Jurgita said cutting and colouring a person's hair is like choosing the right colours for a canvas. This woman's jawline appears sharper following her chic bob cut.

Jurgita said cutting and colouring a person’s hair is like choosing the right colours for a canvas. This woman’s jawline appears sharper following her chic bob cut.

Slide 9 of 16: The hairdresser said she believes it's her calling to bring out people's inner beauty and help them feel confident enough to experiment with their looks, enabling them to find what works best for them. This woman's new ash blonde style accentuates her hazelnut eyes.

The hairdresser said she believes it’s her calling to bring out people’s inner beauty and help them feel confident enough to experiment with their looks, enabling them to find what works best for them. This woman’s new ash blonde style accentuates her hazelnut eyes.

Slide 10 of 16: Making women happy and connect with their femininity is at the core of what Jurgita does. This woman's new style and highlights give her a younger, more edgy look.

Making women happy and connect with their femininity is at the core of what Jurgita does. This woman’s new style and highlights give her a younger, more edgy look.

Slide 11 of 16: While every person's hair is different, Jurgita said she always had a knack at seeing which cut would best suit a client. She mellowed this woman's blonde hue with honey highlights and gave her a chic bob.

While every person’s hair is different, Jurgita said she always had a knack at seeing which cut would best suit a client. She mellowed this woman’s blonde hue with honey highlights and gave her a chic bob.

Slide 12 of 16: Jurgita said she likes to see her clients make-up free to see their natural features, so that she knows how best to accentuate them. This woman looks younger thanks to a darker shade of strawberry blonde.

Jurgita said she likes to see her clients make-up free to see their natural features, so that she knows how best to accentuate them. This woman looks younger thanks to a darker shade of strawberry blonde.

Slide 13 of 16: Jurgita is not afraid of trying bold styles, like adding these purple highlights for a more fun, individual look.

Jurgita is not afraid of trying bold styles, like adding these purple highlights for a more fun, individual look.

Slide 14 of 16: Her haircuts bring structure to the face by faming her client's features. This woman's jawline and cheekbones are more accentuated after cutting her hair at the shoulders.

Her haircuts bring structure to the face by faming her client’s features. This woman’s jawline and cheekbones are more accentuated after cutting her hair at the shoulders.

Slide 15 of 16: Jurgita said she wanted to help women find confidence in their own femininity by picking the right colour for them. She opted for a platinum blonde and a bob for this client which suits her chic look.

Jurgita said she wanted to help women find confidence in their own femininity by picking the right colour for them. She opted for a platinum blonde and a bob for this client which suits her chic look.

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7 Sophisticated and Festive July 4th Outfit Ideas

Slide 1 of 7: Don't own much blue? Don't stress, you can totally keep the color out of your outfit. In fact, any combination from the trio (blue with white, red with blue, etc.) will look just as festive without being quite so on the nose. Shop similar styles: All Saints top ($55; $22); Summersalt pants ($80); Banana Republic clutch ($70; $41)

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1. Pick Two Out of Three

Don’t own much blue? Don’t stress, you can totally keep the color out of your outfit. In fact, any combination from the trio (blue with white, red with blue, etc.) will look just as festive without being quite so on the nose.

Shop similar styles: All Saints top ($55; $22); Summersalt pants ($80); Banana Republic clutch ($70; $41)

Slide 2 of 7: Primary colors can be a bit much. Rather, focus on an understated print (with some addition of red, white or blue) that you can pair with white sneaks. Shop similar styles: Beach Lunch Lounge dress ($78); Keds sneakers ($75); Furla bag ($398)

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2. Go for Muted Tones

Primary colors can be a bit much. Rather, focus on an understated print (with some addition of red, white or blue) that you can pair with white sneaks.

Shop similar styles: Beach Lunch Lounge dress ($78); Keds sneakers ($75); Furla bag ($398)

Slide 3 of 7: Oh, your floral dress already happens to be blue and red? Add a handbag in any of the three patriotic hues and call it a day. Shop similar styles: Yumi Kim dress ($258); Rebecca Taylor dress ($297)

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3. Give Florals a Patriotic Spin

Oh, your floral dress already happens to be blue and red? Add a handbag in any of the three patriotic hues and call it a day.

Shop similar styles: Yumi Kim dress ($258); Rebecca Taylor dress ($297)

Slide 4 of 7: Swap stars for leopard spots and switch stripes for plaid; so long as you stick to the OG color scheme, you'll fit right in with all the flag-adorned folks while watching the fireworks. Shop similar styles: Paige shirt ($159); AG jeans ($188); Reike Nen handbag ($380); Nine West heels ($89; $70)

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4. Try some Unexpected Prints

Swap stars for leopard spots and switch stripes for plaid; so long as you stick to the OG color scheme, you’ll fit right in with all the flag-adorned folks while watching the fireworks.

Shop similar styles: Paige shirt ($159); AG jeans ($188); Reike Nen handbag ($380); Nine West heels ($89; $70)

Slide 5 of 7: An easy denim jacket or classic-cut blazer is always a good idea. You know what else is great? A bright red lip. Shop similar styles: Fenty Beauty by Rihanna ($18; $13); Sephora Collection ($15); Marc Jacobs Beauty ($32; $16)

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5. Use Makeup to Your Advantage

An easy denim jacket or classic-cut blazer is always a good idea. You know what else is great? A bright red lip.

Shop similar styles: Fenty Beauty by Rihanna ($18; $13); Sephora Collection ($15); Marc Jacobs Beauty ($32; $16)

Slide 6 of 7: Bold lipstick not quite your style? Tie a red and blue scarf around your ponytail to transform your favorite LWD from simply cute to really ready to celebrate America's birthday. Shop similar styles: Coach scarf ($95; $48); ASTR the Label dress ($128; $64)

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6. Ditto for accessories

Bold lipstick not quite your style? Tie a red and blue scarf around your ponytail to transform your favorite LWD from simply cute to really ready to celebrate America’s birthday.

Shop similar styles: Coach scarf ($95; $48); ASTR the Label dress ($128; $64)

Slide 7 of 7: So you actually have the perfect shorts for such a specific holiday? Tuck in a structured button-down and take your look from costume-y to classy. Shop similar styles: Gap blouse ($60; $36); Shein shorts ($8); Sole Society bag ($60) RELATED: The Only Basics You Need to Complete Every Simple Summer Outfit

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7. Keep it Streamlined

So you actually have the perfect shorts for such a specific holiday? Tuck in a structured button-down and take your look from costume-y to classy.

Shop similar styles: Gap blouse ($60; $36); Shein shorts ($8); Sole Society bag ($60)

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Embrace your gray hair

Slide 2 of 9: Martin's transformations take 8-15 hours depending on the length of the hair, the thickness, how dark it is, and if he's going for a salt and pepper look (which takes longer).
Jack Martin

A celebrity colorist’s amazing hair transformation photos will inspire you to embrace your gray

  • Jack Martin is a celebrity colorist encouraging women to embrace their gray hair.
  • He posts stunning transformation photos on Instagram that show just how beautiful silvery locks can be.
  • Martin told Insider that gray hair should be seen as something positive and no longer connected with aging, plus it’s very low maintenance.
  • The ecstatic reactions from his clients afterward are, Martin says, his “true fees.”

The LA-based hairdresser, who’s responsible for the hair transformations of Sharon Osbourne and Jane Fonda, posts before and after transformation photos on his Instagram account to encourage women to ditch the dye.

And Martin told Insider that the coronavirus lockdown has “absolutely” led to even more women around the world deciding to go gray naturally.

“Now, many women have about four to five inches of a new regrowth so they’ve started to see how beautiful their gray is naturally,” he said.

“Being quarantined at home for three to four months, seeing how much gray hair they have and how beautiful their gray hair is, many women have changed their minds and decided that they want to go this way.”

Even before the coronavirus lockdown, however, Martin was seeing an increasing number of women growing tired of endlessly dyeing their hair to disguise their gray.

“The way we looked at gray hair 10 or 20 years ago is different than now,” he said. “We are becoming more liberal.

“Ladies are more liberated with their looks, they want to go more natural, ditch chemicals on their scalp, enjoy freedom, and not to be trapped by a color touch-up every two or three weeks.”

For some women, Martin’s transformations provide the the turning point in how they think about their own hair, he said.

“I know some ladies, once they see the gray, their mental health goes down,” he said.

“It’s like a desperate need to color their roots. So when they see the results on my Instagram, they love the idea.”

Martin believes gray hair should be seen as something positive and no longer connected with ageing, so it has nothing to do with being old.”

He believes gray hair should be embraced.

Martin’s transformations take 8-15 hours depending on the length of the hair, the thickness, how dark it is, and if he’s going for a salt and pepper look (which takes longer).

Slide 3 of 9: If he gets the impression the client is nervous during the consultation, he won't go ahead.
Jack Martin

If he gets the impression the client is nervous during the consultation, he won’t go ahead.

Slide 4 of 9: "They have to really want this 100%," Martin said. "If they have 20% doubt, I tell them to think about it. It's a big investment and big commitment."

“They have to really want this 100%,” Martin said. “If they have 20% doubt, I tell them to think about it. It’s a big investment and big commitment.”

Slide 5 of 9: But most of the clients Martin sees have been waiting for a long time and cannot wait to be transformed, he explained.

But most of the clients Martin sees have been waiting for a long time and cannot wait to be transformed, he explained.

Slide 6 of 9: Many women love how much lower-maintenance their hair is after going gray.

Many women love how much lower-maintenance their hair is after going gray.

Slide 7 of 9: "You only have to use purple shampoo and keep trimming your hair," Martin said. "So the visit to the salon will be either to tone your hair every four to five months, to get a trim, or to get a conditioning treatment."

“You only have to use purple shampoo and keep trimming your hair,” Martin said. “So the visit to the salon will be either to tone your hair every four to five months, to get a trim, or to get a conditioning treatment.”

Slide 8 of 9: The reactions he gets are, Martin says, his "true fees."

The reactions he gets are, Martin says, his “true fees.”

Slide 9 of 9: "Oh my God, the reactions," he said. "They're often crying, saying 'I can't believe this is my hair.' The words I hear, it's overwhelming."

“Oh my God, the reactions,” he said. “They’re often crying, saying ‘I can’t believe this is my hair.’ The words I hear, it’s overwhelming.”

It really is !

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Stylish and Flattering Summer Hats You Can Buy on Amazon

Slide 1 of 16: When packing for the beach, hats are crucial, both for your look and to protect you from the sun. If you still haven't found a hat to your liking or in your price range, however, let's try another option: Amazon. After all, you can find some amazing white t-shirts on there, not to mention work totes. So there's hope that the perfect hat awaits you. I perused a ton of hats on the marketplace, and I selected the best ones, ahead, based on style, function, price, and reviews. Since the only other thing you have to go on are photos, other people's testaments are super important when deciding between two or three styles. Before you even think about laying out in the sun this season, make sure you're armed with one of the hat options below. Don't forget about the sunscreen, too.

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When packing for the beach, hats are crucial, both for your look and to protect you from the sun. If you still haven’t found a hat to your liking or in your price range, however, let’s try another option: Amazon. After all, you can find some amazing white t-shirts on there, not to mention work totes. So there’s hope that the perfect hat awaits you. I perused a ton of hats on the marketplace, and I selected the best ones, ahead, based on style, function, price, and reviews. Since the only other thing you have to go on are photos, other people’s testaments are super important when deciding between two or three styles. Before you even think about laying out in the sun this season, make sure you’re armed with one of the hat options below. Don’t forget about the sunscreen, too.

Slide 2 of 16: $45.00Shop NowThis hat has excellent reviews for being lightweight, adjustable, and easily packable. The hat comes in 22 different colors, so you can theoretically get one to match every one of your outfits. The hat can be dressed up or down by swapping a bikini for a cute dress.
1) Victoria Sun Hat
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This hat has excellent reviews for being lightweight, adjustable, and easily packable. The hat comes in 22 different colors, so you can theoretically get one to match every one of your outfits. The hat can be dressed up or down by swapping a bikini for a cute dress.
Slide 3 of 16: $14.99Shop NowThis bucket hat is made from 100 percent cotton and is reversible, so you're getting two looks in one. For a little pick-me-up, show off the printed side. This hat is windproof and comes with a detachable wind lanyard if you don't want the straps dangling by your face.

2) Cotton Boonie Sun Hats

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This bucket hat is made from 100 percent cotton and is reversible, so you’re getting two looks in one. For a little pick-me-up, show off the printed side. This hat is windproof and comes with a detachable wind lanyard if you don’t want the straps dangling by your face.

Slide 4 of 16: $36.00Shop NowThe soft pink and brown stripes on this sun hat make it pleasing to wear if you care about the aesthetics of your accessory. It has a frayed-looking brim, which makes the hat look more natural and gives it that distinctive design element.

Sound of the Ocean Straw Sun Hat

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The soft pink and brown stripes on this sun hat make it pleasing to wear if you care about the aesthetics of your accessory. It has a frayed-looking brim, which makes the hat look more natural and gives it that distinctive design element.

Slide 5 of 16: $22.00Shop NowYour sporty side doesn't stop at the beach, so you might opt for a snapback in place of the traditional straw sun hat. This one from Under Armour comes in a fun blush color and has a built-in sweatband that wicks away moisture.

Cotton Favorite Hat Calla

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Your sporty side doesn’t stop at the beach, so you might opt for a snapback in place of the traditional straw sun hat. This one from Under Armour comes in a fun blush color and has a built-in sweatband that wicks away moisture.

Slide 6 of 16: $28.95Shop NowFor those planning beach-destination bachelorette parties, gift the bride-to-be a personalized sun hat. If she's the type to also want all her bridesmaids matching, everyone can get their own hat customized with their names or whatever the crew's mantra is.

Personalized Mrs. Floppy Sun Hats

$28.95

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For those planning beach-destination bachelorette parties, gift the bride-to-be a personalized sun hat. If she’s the type to also want all her bridesmaids matching, everyone can get their own hat customized with their names or whatever the crew’s mantra is.

Slide 7 of 16: $19.99Shop NowThe next time a strong gust of wind threatens to knock your hat off and send you scrambling to chase it across the sand, tighten the straps on this wide brim sun hat. It can be easily folded into your backpack or beach tote and will still pop back to its original shape.

Wide Brim Sun Hat With Wind Lanyard

$19.99

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The next time a strong gust of wind threatens to knock your hat off and send you scrambling to chase it across the sand, tighten the straps on this wide brim sun hat. It can be easily folded into your backpack or beach tote and will still pop back to its original shape.

Slide 8 of 16: 15.00Shop NowHat boxes are inconvenient when you're trying to travel light, so pick a hat that's easily foldable and won't crease. This one has been suitcase-approved and comes in two different colors. One reviewer even wore this into the water and the cotton material survived getting wet—a plus when you want to embrace those ocean waves.

Open Knit Braided Cotton Beach Hat

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Hat boxes are inconvenient when you’re trying to travel light, so pick a hat that’s easily foldable and won’t crease. This one has been suitcase-approved and comes in two different colors. One reviewer even wore this into the water and the cotton material survived getting wet—a plus when you want to embrace those ocean waves.

Slide 9 of 16: 18.00Shop NowThis unisex panama hat is made from recycled paper instead of straw for all you eco-friendly shoppers. It has a Velcro inner band, so the fit is adjustable, while the woven material allows for moisture to escape, thus keeping your head cool. It's also water resistant, so if a splash of water gets on it while you're on the boat, it'll still remain intact.

Panama Sun Hat

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This unisex panama hat is made from recycled paper instead of straw for all you eco-friendly shoppers. It has a Velcro inner band, so the fit is adjustable, while the woven material allows for moisture to escape, thus keeping your head cool. It’s also water resistant, so if a splash of water gets on it while you’re on the boat, it’ll still remain intact.

Slide 10 of 16: $13.99Shop NowThis reversible bucket hat has two sides: A printed one, like this one with daisies, and an inner black lining. The navy floral print has a retro vibe like the hats spotted at 3.1 Phillip Lim and costs just $11 compared to its luxe designer counterparts. With more than 22 colors and prints to select from, you won't have trouble finding the best one for your summer wardrobe.

Reversible Cotton Bucket Hat

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This reversible bucket hat has two sides: A printed one, like this one with daisies, and an inner black lining. The navy floral print has a retro vibe like the hats spotted at 3.1 Phillip Lim and costs just $11 compared to its luxe designer counterparts. With more than 22 colors and prints to select from, you won’t have trouble finding the best one for your summer wardrobe.

Slide 11 of 16: $17.99Shop NowThis extra wide brim visor won't make a huge fashion statement, but won't embarrass you on the beach either. It's perfect for those looking for something functional a.k.a. a hat that will keep their face free of redness and sunburns. Reviewers said this hat is super comfortable—it even comes with a detachable chin strap for windy days.

UV Protection Visor Hat

$17.99

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This extra wide brim visor won’t make a huge fashion statement, but won’t embarrass you on the beach either. It’s perfect for those looking for something functional a.k.a. a hat that will keep their face free of redness and sunburns. Reviewers said this hat is super comfortable—it even comes with a detachable chin strap for windy days.

Slide 12 of 16: $21.99Shop NowThis floppy hat has a cute little phrase written across the brim for those who love being OOO. It'll hold its shape because of the harder material and comes in a variety of colors, though I find black to be the most versatile. One note: this hat seems to be suited for people with smaller heads and less hair.

Elegant Wide Brim Hat

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This floppy hat has a cute little phrase written across the brim for those who love being OOO. It’ll hold its shape because of the harder material and comes in a variety of colors, though I find black to be the most versatile. One note: this hat seems to be suited for people with smaller heads and less hair.

Slide 13 of 16: Shop NowThe best part about this straw hat is definitely the fringed hatband, which adds an interesting detail to the accessory while still matching with most of your outfits. According to a reviewer, the hat is also "lightweight, packable and folds easily without damage to the integrity of the hat." Given the short brim, this accessory won't provide too much face coverage but will look great on the 'gram.

Panama Straw Hat

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The best part about this straw hat is definitely the fringed hatband, which adds an interesting detail to the accessory while still matching with most of your outfits. According to a reviewer, the hat is also “lightweight, packable and folds easily without damage to the integrity of the hat.” Given the short brim, this accessory won’t provide too much face coverage but will look great on the ‘gram.

Slide 14 of 16: $15.99Shop NowThe cutout at the top of this hat is best for those who want their hair to get some sun, but not their face. The hole allows heat to escape from your head too on super hot days. Though the hat is easily packable, some reviewers have said fold marks do appear and it might not hold up well against the wind.

Foldable Straw Visor

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The cutout at the top of this hat is best for those who want their hair to get some sun, but not their face. The hole allows heat to escape from your head too on super hot days. Though the hat is easily packable, some reviewers have said fold marks do appear and it might not hold up well against the wind.

Slide 15 of 16: $13.99Shop NowI've been on the hunt for a plain white bucket hat and, not surprisingly, found a great one on Amazon. This one has a frayed edge for extra design effect and can easily be folded away into your work tote once you arrive to the office. Style with your favorite striped shirt.

Wide Brim Cotton Bucket Hat

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I’ve been on the hunt for a plain white bucket hat and, not surprisingly, found a great one on Amazon. This one has a frayed edge for extra design effect and can easily be folded away into your work tote once you arrive to the office. Style with your favorite striped shirt.

Slide 16 of 16: 19.99Shop NowThis hat works for both the beach and for any outdoor wedding you're going to in 2021. The scarf can be switched out for fancier occasions (I prefer my hat sans scarf at the beach) to match whatever you're wearing and the brim is neither too wide nor too small. It's durable, thin, light, and perfectly floppy. For more stories like this, including celebrity news, beauty and fashion advice, savvy political commentary, and fascinating features, sign up for the Marie Claire newsletter (subscribe here).

Foldable Wide Brim Straw Hat

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This hat works for both the beach and for any outdoor wedding you’re going to in 2021. The scarf can be switched out for fancier occasions (I prefer my hat sans scarf at the beach) to match whatever you’re wearing and the brim is neither too wide nor too small. It’s durable, thin, light, and perfectly floppy.

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How to Style Summer 2020’s Biggest Trends

When summer rolls around every year, the style that comes with it never fails to surprise me. It’s effortless and easy and just different than all the other seasons; you can throw on a flowy dress and slip-on sandals and head out the door—a far cry from the layers we have to put on to look chic during the other eight months.

At one point, it felt like this day would never come; the time where we could start considering trends again without getting a nagging reminder that they were pointless because we couldn’t leave our homes. And while things are far from back to normal, we’re getting a taste of our old lives once again with the ability to go outside and—for some places—begin to see our friends again. And what gives more motivation to get dressed and feel our best than sunny, 80-degree weather?

Whatever these next few months bring, there are still fabulous, exciting trends to discuss: bright colors and flowing dresses and styles coming back from decades past. These are summer 2020’s best trends—it doesn’t matter if you’re only wearing them for your walk around the block.

Denim jumpsuits

This ’70s-esque trend is impossible not to look chic in—it’s an effortless and versatile piece to add to any wardrobe.

jumpsuit / sneakers / bag / sunglasses

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Denim Romper

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Denim Jumpsuit

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ZARA

Denim Jumpsuit

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Pink and orange

Neon is a trend in and of itself, but remember Taylor Swift’s 2016 Grammy’s dress? The pink-and-orange number with a bandeau top and full skirt stuck in my head for months after—it was fun and young and different than anything anyone else wore. The bold color combo is making its way to the top of the 2020 trends list, and for good reason: nothing screams summer more than this.

shorts / top / bag / shoes

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Off-the-Shoulder Top

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ASTR THE LABEL

Agean Bodysuit

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H&M

Off-the-Shoulder Top

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ZARA

Knit Dress

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Halter tops

The ’90s staple— and the top you probably donned in middle school, anyone else used to have halter tops made out of bandanas?—is back and ready to be worn all summer long. Think of it as a back-bearing alternative to your basic tank; it can be worn with any of your go-to looks.

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Ribbed Halter Top

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Short Halter Dress

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Ethereal dresses

White, flowing dresses aren’t exactly new for summer; in fact, they’re more of a staple. But this summer, the carefree look is taken to the next level with embroideries, lace, puffy sleeves, and tiers. 

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Puff-Sleeved Dress

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MANGO

Buttoned Gown

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Tie-Back Dress

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TOPSHOP

Poplin Cotton Midi Dress

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Mini skirts

Another ’90s staple sneaking its way back into our closets, the mini skirt is nothing to fear—it looks sleek with just about anything you pair it with. Give your midi and maxi dresses a break and put your legs on display with a no-frills, short option.

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Haircuts That Take Years Off Your Face

written by JULYNE DERRICK & BECCI VALIS

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Instead of charging to the dermatologists and demanding fillers at the first sign of wrinkles or investing a small fortune on miracle creams, maybe give your hairdresser a call instead. Tell them your issues (the hair ones) about what you think is making you look older, and then let them get scissor-happy.

To reveal just what could be aging you in terms of your hair, we asked two super-knowledgeable hairdressers, Marc Trinder, and Sam Burnett, to reveal the most anti-aging cuts on the circuit.

A Universally-Flattering Cut

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The universally-flattering shoulder-length cut is a celebrity favorite. It’s also super customizable, meaning your hairstylist can work with you to create the perfect layers or face-framing look.

“Shoulder-skimming styles are super flattering, as they graze the décolletage and gently frame the face,” says Sam Burnett, owner of Hare & Bone salon. “It’s also worth flagging that thinning hair, especially in younger women, is on the rise, and lobs are one of the best ways to create the illusion of thicker, fuller hair, which is incredibly youth-boosting. Fewer layers and breaking up the blunt outline with some freehand cutting keeps it fresh and modern.”

The Right Bangs

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Bangs are a phenomenal way to take years off your appearance. But, bangs that are too short can actually draw more attention to fine lines than you may want.

“A full, blunt fringe can be dramatic, but it will hide lines and can completely frame your face and draw attention to your eyes,” reveals Marc Trinder, owner of Trinder Hair Studios. A foreword on fringes, though. Unless you have a long or oval face shape, go for a softer gradient, says Trinder. “Fringes that curve around and frame the cheekbones will give contour and lift.” So you can pack away that highlighting and bronzing kit right now.

A tip on drying, though: you need the right hairbrush. Don’t wrap your bangs with a round brush or you will have the very dated “bubble bangs.”

Instead, use a boar’s hair paddle brush when blow-drying bangs. Brush bangs to the left than to the right, aiming the blow dryer down onto bangs. The brush our editors swear by is from Mason Pearson. It’s a worthy investment that will last a lifetime.

Keep It Natural

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Put away your irons and skip the professional straightening treatment and let your natural curls go. Moisturizing products with oils like argan will help keep frizz at bay while making sure your natural texture isn’t weighed down. Moisturized hair is the key to keeping curls defined.

Try a Center Part

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The key to the center part is to not make it exactly center, which can look too perfect and unnatural. Instead, aim for just a bit off to the left or right—wherever your natural part lies.

“If you’ve had your parting in the same place for a long time, it can make your hair sit extremely flat,” flags up Trinder. “If you normally wear it straight, try combing your hair back at a diagonal angle, and allow the hair to fall down in a new position.” Use the power of your nozzle to push and direct it into place if you need to.

Opt for a Bob

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“Going shorter will automatically give you a more confident and youthful look,” says Burnett. “The modern bob has a defined outline that sits around the jawline framing your face and directing the eyes towards your best features. Textured layers and a choppy fringe just above your eyebrows create even more of a playful feeling.”

Try Out a Pixie

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Funky short cuts are great on women no matter their age, but beware — you do have to have some confidence to pull off such an attention-grabbing style. For pixie styles, a decent molding paste or wax can mean the difference between awesome hair and “meh” hair. Without it, your hairstyle could fall flat to your head like a helmet or billow from your head in puffs of frizz.

Be Gentle With Color-Treated Hair

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While natural color may fade or become duller over time, you can always color your hair whatever hue you like. Dyeing your hair can take a toll on it, so it’s always a good idea to use products that will help your new color stay in your hair, like a color-protecting shampoo. If you’re not into going for a full-on color, maybe try some highlights or lowlights first. If color maintenance is too much trouble, skip it altogether and let your natural color fly.

Just the Right Amount of Layers

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Layered hair is controversial. Too much can leave you with a dated look. But the right kind of layers can add body and fullness to otherwise limp locks. This is a great layered look. Note the texture and the gorgeous color.

“Layers that are too short can instantly make a haircut look old-fashioned due to the roundness in shape that it creates,” explains Trinder. “If you feel you need layers due to thickness or you like the texture they create, keep them long, and have the weight removed using slicing or razoring techniques that will create a more, natural graduated effect.”

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The Best T-Shirts

For my readers who are fashionista’s, behold the mighty T.

An article by Bazaar’s  Jaclyn Palermo

Slide 1 of 9: What makes the perfect T-shirt is in the eye of the beholder, and the hands of the fashion market experts. Which is why I have turned to the Harper's BAZAAR and Hearst Fashion Group editors for their recommendations of the very best T-shirts out there. The most practical and versatile closet staple, tees are worth investing in, adding to your collection, and stocking up on through the seasons. Although the wardrobe essential is casual for most offices, the rules have changed and you can elevate the classic by pairing a white crisp go-to with a silk slip skirt and your most coveted heels for Summer Fridays, or layering it under knot-styled knitwear with the new denim brands every fashion girl should know. From form fitted to relaxed stripes to oversized '90s silhouettes, the below editors share their favorite closet staples. Scroll through the edit and shop their tees that just get better with time.
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What makes the perfect T-shirt is in the eye of the beholder, and the hands of the fashion market experts. Which is why I have turned to the Harper’s BAZAAR and Hearst Fashion Group editors for their recommendations of the very best T-shirts out there. The most practical and versatile closet staple, tees are worth investing in, adding to your collection, and stocking up on through the seasons. Although the wardrobe essential is casual for most offices, the rules have changed and you can elevate the classic by pairing a white crisp go-to with a silk slip skirt and your most coveted heels for Summer Fridays, or layering it under knot-styled knitwear with the new denim brands every fashion girl should know. From form fitted to relaxed stripes to oversized ’90s silhouettes, the below editors share their favorite closet staples. Scroll through the edit and shop their tees that just get better with time.

Slide 2 of 9: $28.00Shop Now"During the wintertime I wear the Kotn turtlenecks because they are truly the best. So naturally, the T-shirts are top notch! The cotton is supersoft and breathable for my skin, and fits so nicely tucked into jeans or underneath slipdresses. Another bonus, they're ethically made, so I feel like I'm doing something right just by wearing." —Kia Goosby, Fashion Editor, Hearst Fashion Group
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1) Fitted Crew

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“During the wintertime I wear the Kotn turtlenecks because they are truly the best. So naturally, the T-shirts are top notch! The cotton is supersoft and breathable for my skin, and fits so nicely tucked into jeans or underneath slipdresses. Another bonus, they’re ethically made, so I feel like I’m doing something right just by wearing.” —Kia Goosby, Fashion Editor, Hearst Fashion Group

Slide 3 of 9: $78.00Shop Now"This T-shirt is a revelation, it works with everything from denim shorts to silk slip skirts, and gives you that Kate Moss '90s vibe you want." —Kerry Pieri, Director Fashion & Features Director, Harper's BAZAAR
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2) x Hanes The Classic Tee

$78.00

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“This T-shirt is a revelation, it works with everything from denim shorts to silk slip skirts, and gives you that Kate Moss ’90s vibe you want.” —Kerry Pieri, Director Fashion & Features Director, Harper’s BAZAAR

Slide 4 of 9: $30.00Shop Now"This shirt is definitely a staple! The quality is so good and it's cropped at the perfect length." —Danielle Flum, Associate Fashion Editor, Hearst Fashion Group
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3) The Sleeveless Crop Tee

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“This shirt is definitely a staple! The quality is so good and it’s cropped at the perfect length.” —Danielle Flum, Associate Fashion Editor, Hearst Fashion Group

Slide 5 of 9: $125.00Shop Now"A scooped-neck striped tee reminds me of my high school years in the '90s, while the ballet lines look elegant and easy." —Joyann King, Executive Editorial Director, Harper's BAZAAR
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4) Dominique Striped Ribbed Stretch-Cotton Jersey Top

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“A scooped-neck striped tee reminds me of my high school years in the ’90s, while the ballet lines look elegant and easy.” —Joyann King, Executive Editorial Director, Harper’s BAZAAR

Slide 6 of 9: $99.00Shop Now"I know it may seem like a lot of $$ for a T-shirt, but trust me, this is the softest, most comfortable T-shirt I have ever owned! It is crazy versatile, I wear it with everything from a pair of jeans to a silk skirt." —Carly Theder, Fashion Assistant, Hearst Fashion Group
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5) Lili Tee Link – Washed Black

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“I know it may seem like a lot of $$ for a T-shirt, but trust me, this is the softest, most comfortable T-shirt I have ever owned! It is crazy versatile, I wear it with everything from a pair of jeans to a silk skirt.” —Carly Theder, Fashion Assistant, Hearst Fashion Group

Slide 7 of 9: $39.99Shop Now"What's more iconic than a classic white T-shirt? It's a year-round closet staple. Petit Bateau makes the perfect one that's equal parts simple and elevated. I wear these on rotation and mix up styling them with worn jeans or a satin midi slip skirt." —Jaclyn Cohen, Fashion & Accessories Editor, Harper's BAZAAR
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6) Petit Bateau Iconic Tee

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“What’s more iconic than a classic white T-shirt? It’s a year-round closet staple. Petit Bateau makes the perfect one that’s equal parts simple and elevated. I wear these on rotation and mix up styling them with worn jeans or a satin midi slip skirt.” —Jaclyn Cohen, Fashion & Accessories Editor, Harper’s BAZAAR

Slide 8 of 9: $79.00Shop Now"A striped long sleeve T-shirt is probably my go to all year-round. This Saint-James Breton shirt is classic and timeless, and could easily be styled for any occasion." —Andrea Zendejas, Accessories Editor, Hearst Fashion Group
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7) Authentic Breton Stripe Shirt

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“A striped long sleeve T-shirt is probably my go to all year-round. This Saint-James Breton shirt is classic and timeless, and could easily be styled for any occasion.” —Andrea Zendejas, Accessories Editor, Hearst Fashion Group

Slide 9 of 9: $99.00Shop Now"How do I love this Anine Bing tee? Let me count the ways. This semi-sheer crew-neck style is incredibly soft. The special sauce is it's made from a cotton-linen blend. It has a high neck and longish short sleeves that make it somehow feel both super relaxed and super polished. And it's light and airy, which will be perfect for achieving that perfect half-tuck with high-waisted pants (no extra bulk!), if I ever find myself wearing those again." —Alison Cohn, Deputy Fashion News Editor, Harper's Bazaar
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8) Harper Tee – Cream

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“How do I love this Anine Bing tee? Let me count the ways. This semi-sheer crew-neck style is incredibly soft. The special sauce is it’s made from a cotton-linen blend. It has a high neck and longish short sleeves that make it somehow feel both super relaxed and super polished. And it’s light and airy, which will be perfect for achieving that perfect half-tuck with high-waisted pants (no extra bulk!), if I ever find myself wearing those again.” —Alison Cohn, Deputy Fashion News Editor, Harper’s Bazaar

There you go, fashionista’s. T’s for you.

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Lightweight Linen Joggers

Lightweight fabrics are an essential in your summer wardrobe, which is why linen is often a go-to choice for everything from garments to bed sheets when the temperatures rise. It’s one of those breathable materials that’s cool to the touch, making it the perfect casual option to wear in sweltering heat. a man wearing a suit and tie: Here’s why Nordstrom shoppers love them© Nordstrom Here’s why Nordstrom shoppers love them

With summer practically in full swing, now’s a great time to add some linen pieces to your lineup. Since we’ll be staying home more than usual this season, we’ve been searching for a pair of linen pants to replace our beloved sweatpants — and that’s how we discovered the Caslon Linen Jogger Pants.

Made from 100 percent linen, the pull-on pants have a loose, relaxed fit with a tapered leg finish that ends at the calf for most people. Their high-rise waistband features an elastic drawstring that makes them just as cozy your favorite joggers. The Caslon pants are so cozy, in fact, that hundreds of Nordstrom shoppers gave them a five-star review, calling them “the perfect summer pants” and a “WFH staple.” a person wearing a suit and tie: Nordstrom© Provided by People Nordstrom

Buy It! Caslon Linen Jogger Pants, $59; nordstrom.com

“Not only are these joggers comfortable, but they are linen, so they work well in the hot weather,” one wrote. “Plus, I think joggers are cute while staying at home. So happy with my purchase.”

“Great WFH pants. Super comfy without making you feel sloppy,” another chimed in about the stay-at-home style. According to one reviewer, the Caslon linen joggers are such a popular style, they sold out before she could get a pair last year. And it looks like they are on track to do the same in 2020. The white linen joggers are already sold out, but they’re still available at Nordstrom in almost all sizes (XS to XXL) in four other colors, along with a trendy camo print. 

The versatile pant is the elevated loungewear piece your wardrobe needs for summer. You can snag a pair for $59, which seems well worth it considering how often you’re likely to wear them this season. 

This article was written by Alex Warner for People ©

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