From the daily archives: "Monday, March 19, 2012"

Long and blonde and bushy, Emma Roberts’ hair became a symbol of her California Dreamin’. It’s a pretty hairstyle, especially with added texture, but it was also holding her back. She looks too much like a teenager. The length, so thick and shaggy, weighs down her cheekbones. It’s girl next door, and we see a bright-eyed cheerleader. For a madame of the movies, something had to be done. And this shaggy, feathery, lightweight crop with a dramatic side bang is just the ticket. Her soft natural wave plays into the shape of the cut and, with the much shorter length draped over shoulders, it slims and lifts the face. In the old hairstyle, Emma’s color was not the best. The root growth is beginning to show, and the tone appears too faded or brassy –– there’s no natural glister. On the contrary, look how the new color boasts multi-dimensional tones with shimmering effect. For anyone with long hair who feels like they need to update their image, this is a great example of modernizing.

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Already a fast favorite at Style Noted Towers, Michelle Williams changes the tone of her hair to marvelous effect. This light golden blonde tells us of the ambition of a young girl about Tinsel Town, but one who sets her sights on more fun. And between her and Ginnifer, there is a new trail being blazed for the elegance, beauty and charm of short hairstyles. This simple-looking cut (it’s anything but) hugs the head shape for softness, and features choppy bangs for femininity. Styles this short give artisan styling options –– use hands to play with different shapes, styles, textures.

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Rashida Jones blunt bangs are practically trademarked, but she shows she can switch it up with this fashionable fringe on the side. A dynamic asymmetrical bob hanging just below the jaw, this is a great face-frame. The shiny brown single process matches her eyes perfectly. Radisha has also put some texture into this style; the soft spirals add youthfulness and playfulness.

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