From the daily archives: "Monday, March 26, 2012"

Using innovative, technical foil patterns and freestyle hair painting to bring the abstractions of ombre into harmonized, admix colors, colorists are now reinventing celebrity dip dyes, creating recycled and blended colors that are more natural, more polished. Here we see Hilary Duff embracing a singular blonde shade just a few months after being a brown to blonde ombre aficionado. Our tips: If you are into ombre, keep it subtle, and plan to transition to a more natural one-tone shade by the fall. Ombre works great with beach-wave inspired styles as the graduation of color helps to spotlight the change in texture, so it’s still a good option for summer.

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It started on the runways. At New York Fashion Week, there were several crimps –– but not as we knew them. These were no eighties-inspired corrugated waves; these were inventive ways to add texture or volume to a pony, bun or twist. Now the trend has moved to New York City Streets, and the style is less hot crimp mess, more add a hint of crimp to keep it cool. If you’re fearing the crimper, there’s no need. Like most trends, it’s back with a modern twist. With narrower, shallower ridges, today’s crimpers are more versatile and can be used for soft and tailored looks. Time to put crimping into your style arsenal with these easy style notes….

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Twilight starlet Ashley Greene gives off soft glowing light in this gorgeous magazine cover shot. With Cosmopolitan it’s all about the sexy, the provocative, and the nubile –– and her new hairdo fits this luscious bill. The color is darker, a sultry cherry coke tone adding much richness. Long, polished soft waves are a perfect sexed up complement, and Cosmo and Ashely use extensions to get this loamy length.

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Why do we love Kim Kardashian so much? Is it her antics? Is it her family get togethers? Is it her dancing? Or her romancing? No, we don’t think so.It’s her hair! Whether it’s long or really, really long it always has feminine allure. It always looks healthy, it mostly looks natural. And, as a new wave of modern multi-textured styles start to hit the city streets, she was one of the first to champion the tousle and go of a loose beach wave. Kim’s hair color changes a lot, but check this chestnut brown tone –– so soft, so sensual! 

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