From the daily archives: "Wednesday, March 21, 2012"

With celebrities like Olivia Wilde and Reese Witherspoon opting to debut new bangs at February’s glut of award ceremonies, it’s fair to say a new spring trend is in the hair.  And now Natalie Portman joins the bang bandwagon with light side-swept fringe. A slighter shorter, more polished look, layers go from short to long, hitting cheekbones then draping over shoulders for a beautifully feminine look.

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Use hair as an accessory to get the right kind of look and being polished and youthful is easy. And divine EatSleepWear bloggerKim Pesch, shows us exactly what we mean with this long, heavily layered cut. Although her hair is dense, it is also fine and wispy. For this hair type, hefty layering creates a vital illusion of thickness and fullness. It is a smart style choice. Moreover, Kim’s side-swept bang plays into the shape and movement of her beautiful natural wave –– another splendiferous pick. If your hair is similarly baby fine, a comparable style is a great option.

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From barely-there to shoulder-grazing, we’re spotting a Tinsel Town trend for short and cropped cuts. Oozing sexiness, this messy, mid-length bob looks like it has been rolling in the sheets all morning, and it’s an enchanting fit for Scarlett. Heavily layered with a deconstructed line, this is the epitome of perfectly imperfect modern styles. Cuts like this are great for ‘wash and wear’ hairstyling because it’s all about keeping it loose, free and easy.

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Spring has come early! In New York, we’re basking in seventy-degree sun and we’ve already seen a few blasé big star worshippers sporting the antithesis of cool –– sun burn. It got us thinking. How many people know that the sun’s heat rays have the power to cause damage to your hair, as well as your skin? Well, they do. Common problems include tangles, split ends and, most costly, colors that fade. Too much sun makes hair feel dehydrated, brittle, dry. So, as we officially enter spring, we present top tips for avoiding hair damage during the months of frolicking in the sun…

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