In honor of his first book, Hair: Fashion and Fantasy, out this month, we asked New York City-based hairstylist Laurent Philippon to spill some of his secrets.

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Favorite Fall Show: I loved the controlled nonchalance of the ponytails we did at Felipe Oliveira Baptista. I used Bumble and Bumble Does It All Styling Spray to make them look sleek without a shellacked feel.

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Dream Client: Adele. I love her music and her style.

Soundtrack of the Season: Stromae's latest album. He's a Belgian musician—kind of hip- hop and a bit electronica.

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Go-To Reference Book: I always look to my copy of Vacant: A Diary of the Punk Years for hair inspiration.

Hairstyle He'll Never Get Sick Of: Braids! They have such history across so many cultures, and they are never boring.

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