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The Swoosh

Emily Weiss
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Emily Weiss by Patric Shaw

Emily Weiss
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Emily Weiss by Patric Shaw

Emily Weiss

Emily Weiss by Patric Shaw

Emily Weiss

Emily Weiss by Patric Shaw

Emily Weiss
Emily Weiss
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If we were to give you a bit of advice on self-confidence, it would be: try being a pushover, a big one. No, not professionally, not personally, but you know, with your hair. A nonchalantly tossed over mane sends a message that says my life is too fun and I’m too busy to part my hair, and you know what? I don’t give a f *ck. Think about every rebel-without-a cause hero(ine) since… Rebel Without A Cause— from Molly Ringwald to Kristen Stewart, James Dean to Leonardo DiCaprio to River Pheonix (were eyes invented for that hair?)—what’s the cool-kid “it” factor they all have in common? Here’s a hunch: an uncalculated ‘do.

It’s not just in movies, even Anna Wintour understands the power of the swoosh, bestowing it to the head of Isreali bombshell Michaela Bercu for her infamous first cover for Vogue. We’d venture to say that after Cindy Crawford’s mole (and, okay, maybe legs) those side-swept, voluminous tresses are what keep editors and photographers calling. And do we even need to bring up that first Daria for Céline ad, otherwise known as the wave heard round the world? This style shows the movement of your hand through your hair, which is always sexy, and, in the way that Sally Singer feels about Debby Harry’s red lip, looks like “you liked who you were in the first place, you were just doing something because it’s fun.”

As for a perfecting technique, there's really nothing to it. Run your fingers through your hair and throw it to the side. It works on hair that's clean or dirty, straight or curly, with or without product. Our theory is the bigger the better and go deep (in your “part”) or go home—like the Nike swoosh: Just Do It.

_Photos of Emily Weiss by Patric Shaw for Lucky Magazine. [1] Emily is wearing a Reed Krakoff tote, Tibi sweatshirt, Reed Krakoff skirt, Cop Rock sunglasses, and assorted rings from Campbell Collections. [2] Emily is wearing a 3.1 Phillip Lim bag and Cynthia Rowley shirt.

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