Two Hot Hairstyles To Rock In L.A.

We're always on the hunt for the newest and most noteworthy hairstyles, and this season we noticed a preponderance of L.A. lasses rocking their locks in two very different styles. On the one hand, ladies who want a more dramatic change from the wavy beach look are opting for a modern take on the '70s bob Michelle Pfeiffer rocked in Scarface. Whether it's on Abbey Lee as seen in the Chanel windows on Rodeo Drive or on Rashida Jones at the 3.1 Phillip Lim FNO party, this is a hair trend that is taking Tinseltown by storm. Another look dominating the domes of some of our most fashion-forward friends is the messy knot. This new take on the ballerina bun is a more undone and off to the side, and it's the easily the most effortless hairstyle you'll try all fall. Of course, in addition to this round of hair trend spotting, we've also asked Jen Atkin, our hometown hair hero from The Andy LeCompte Salon, for a few tips on how to snag these key fall looks.

How to get the perfect modern bob:

1. Do: Make sure to ask your stylist to keep the bangs and the ends of the hair blunt. Only use layers to take out weight if your hair is extremely thick.
2. Do: Get a Brazilian blow-dry first if your hair is unruly and don't forget to use a flatiron to gently bend the ends in. It helps to frame the face.
3. Do: Keep the length below the chin. That's the main thing that makes this bob a chic seventies throwback and a bad mom bob.
4. Don't: Forget to go in between haircuts your stylists for a fresh bang trim. It keeps the 'do looking fresh and most stylists don't charge for it.

How to nail fall's messy bun:
1. Do: If you have frizzy hair, make sure to put a pea size drop of Moroccan Oil Styling Cream in your hair before twisting the knot. You don't want to have too much texture.
2. Do: Use large French hairpins. They are by far the easiest to disguise.
3. Don't: Get too much height happening. It could end up looking like Dr. Seuss.

Photo of Abbey Lee, from backstage at the Chanel Resort show.

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