From the daily archives: "Wednesday, March 28, 2012"

No, we’re not talking about the chest –– avert eyes up to hair!  We’re talking about the bouncy, voluptuous, and natural curls or the polish and shine of a slick straight ‘do. Two great looks. The straight style helps Beyonce look decorous and refined; chic. But who doesn’t love those naturally tousling tendrils. We’re smitten. Notice how they are layered, so she gets spirals dancing all around her face and shoulders.

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Happy Day! Style Noted is a new blog and evolving all the time. And one thing we want to be is a place where hairdressers can share their own inspirational work. This week, we had our first submissions! Jenna Drudi, stylist from Salon Vox, Michigan, sent us Sisters. Featuring nordic inspiration, these gorgeous dirty blondes are sleek and sexy. We also love the drama of the center-part, the delicious tousle of the side-part, and the elegant composition of the picture –– great work! 

An oxymoronic title –– fancy! We’re not into hard and fast rules for hair; life’s too short. Nevertheless, there are a lot of common challenges people have with tresses. Most of these can be cured by following a few simple, style-conscious ideas that help you play to your strengths. So, here’s some Top Tips for doing the right things for the look and feel, shape and style of your crowning glory.

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We’re not likely to see her on the avant-garde any time soon, but Kate Middleton is queen of classy, princess of preen, dame of debonair. A quintessential and sophisticated coffee brown tone accents an archetypal long length layer cut with the hair swept off the face in the feminine style. Yet Kate shows she’s got the common touch for trends with the irresistible softly tousled and windblown beach waves on the ends.

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Can you believe this is only Jennifer Lopez’s second ever Vogue cover! We can’t either, she’s such a fashion icon. But the timing is perfect. For their April Shape Issue, they could not have picked a more dangerously curvaceous paragon of style. ‘Wet looks’ are an editorial standard, typically using hair gel to set and hold, while retaining an artificial, shiny appearance. This sultry and sophisticated version embodies old world Hollywood glamor yet also manages to pay homage to the modern trend for summer-inspired beach waves. And look at the satiny red dress with matching lipstick ––pow!