From the daily archives: "Monday, February 27, 2012"

Forgoing the formality of the updo, last year’s Best Actress Winner, Natalie Portman, attends the Oscars looking as luminous as ever in this subtle loose wave cascade. Soft ombre adds definition to the texture, spotlighting the tousle on the ends. The side-part with hair swept behind the ears on both sides is classic styling, and frames the gorgeous precious gems.

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Another fine delivery from Beckham. Classic men’s cuts are the classics for a reason: They chisel and define manly features into a handsome shape. The disconnection on the sides adds to the masculine feel. The sleek, spare, meticulously styled aesthetic is from the ‘40s and ‘50s. In modern times, the length on top provides versatility, enabling vintage or loose and textured styling options.

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Inspired by the Oscars (plenty to come from the red carpet in the coming days), we’re starting the week with Gwyneth Paltrow’s brilliant, movie star blonde. The trick to the bedazzling shine is that the multi-dimensional highlights are all kept in the family of golden tones, which creates sparking, shimmering shine. Inventively, the sculptured styling matches the sculpture of the dress.

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