From the daily archives: "Thursday, March 29, 2012"

They are rolling in now! Our first ever (we are less than two months old; bless) hairdresser submission came in this week and there are several more right behind.  This gorgeous and creative updo is the work of Amber Higgins, Intricid Salon, Topolino, Mississippi. A loose and deconstructed finish, which is great for easy nights on the town, the Style Notes feature an inventive way to use a crimper….

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Who would know that the model in the picture has stick straight strands? The trick to big hair transformations is the simple, beautiful, and age-old art of setting hair. Her natural shape has been reset to build a foundation that allows her to easily wear a different look. Setting is perfect for any type of special occasion, perfect for anytime you want to give yourself a revitalizing lift, and perfect to have a lot of fun with. Last week we highlighted the basic roller-setting technique. Now we zoom in on ‘The Wet Set.’ This gives the firmest, most lasting set, with a strong and sexy curl or wave (depending on the size of the rollers) that lasts at least three days, especially if you let it dry overnight.

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Rising star of the New York fashion blogging scene Heather Epstein of Fashionista NY Girl works this perfect daytime ‘do. The combination of two hot trends makes it a vanguard look anyone can wear. First, there is the top knot, which is a modern version of a casual updo, and a great way to add height and drama to any look.. Second, there is the blunt bangs, which are vivid and striking and bold. Chic and easy-to-achieve for the girl about town.

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