From the daily archives: "Wednesday, April 4, 2012"

Julia Roberts personifies Hollywood style, class, sophistication. She likes to keep her hair long, but switches up her look by changing colors. From the day hot red tones made her an iconic Pretty Woman, Julia has used color to add vibrancy, texture, depth, and contrast. And from the pictures it’s easy to see what color can do. As a sandy blonde she looks loose and laid-back, and the living is easy. With that deep, rich brunette she looks polished and professional, and her complexion looks gorgeous. It epitomizes her luxurious look, it’s earthy and natural. We love it!

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Connie Heavener, co-owner of Salon Heavener, Laguna Hills, California, sent us this image of the texture one can create with the right blowdry technique. It’s so soft and pretty! You can see you don’t always need to create full blown waves or curls to get tousle; often, soft ‘C’ shapes through the back is more than enough to make magic. Check the style notes and try this style at home –– it’s a great way to vary hairstyle, and surprisingly easy to do.

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With the composition of the picture, she looks a bit like she’s just stepped off of a Sears Catalog shoot, but there is no denying that Elizabeth Olson’s soft and wavy style makes her alluringly pretty, stunningly feminine, astonishingly beautiful. A collarbone grazing, mid-length cut with light layering and delicious side-part is something we will see more and more as the year progresses –– it’s destined to be a hot trend. And that’s good news! This length is beautifying to almost everyone. It’s long enough to be ladylike, yet short enough to be easy to manage. It is long enough to provide necessary weight for thicker hair types, and fine hair won’t look stringy because it is not too long, either. You can style it wavy or straight, polished or rolled out of bed. We like it best with loose, flowing waves and that’s why, despite a bevy of celebrities now wearing similar styles, Elizabeth takes home this Style Note.

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Yesterday we showed you “The Lob” –– a longer version of the bob –– and today we continue our exposition of variations of one of the all time classic cuts with this stunning geometric bob. Worn by British beauty, Kiera Knightley, this angular look features crisp, sharp lines and creates a stunning outline. Graduated through the back, is it a geometric yet organic shape that brings definition to cheekbones and highlights the feminine curve of the neck. The bronzy brown single process boasts high shine. It is a great match for big mahogany eyes. P.S. The Style Notes below are provided by hairdressing paragon, Nick Arrojo. They give an amazing insight to blowdrying bobs.

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