From the daily archives: "Tuesday, April 10, 2012"

This vintage style exudes French elegance and class –– and it is so easy to achieve.  As you see, pulling hair back and away from the face heightens and elongates cheekbones and chin. Meanwhile, the silken yet disheveled top adds a casual, lived-in feel.  A stunning cover with captivating composition, it shows the timeless beauty and grace of a classic and artful ‘do.

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Today we have a curly hairstyling how-to from one of NYC hippest fashion bloggers –– and full-time owner of gorgeous fiery red locks with dreamy natural curl –– Claire Geist. We invited her to ARROJO studio, NYC, where peachy stylist, Huich, kindly helped us show the way to two looks with enhanced texture. Playing with her hair was quite the treat and we settled on showing an enriched, natural curl, and an easy and inventive updo. These softly tousled looks work when you’re in a rush, they’re great for summer nights in the city, and they highlight eye-pleasing ways to show off naturally curly texture.

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Here’s one that’s got the wordsmith’s in a tizzy! For someone whose long, flowing waves define their time in Tinsel Town, and for someone so synonymous with pretty feminine style, this is a severe change, and no one is sure what to make of it. Some say it’s gamine-chic, others call it an eyebrow raiser and a shocker. With stars like Michelle Williams, Emma Watson, and Ginnifer Goodwin making short hair an effortlessly cool contrast to long, flowing waves, Anne joins the pixie posse at the right time to be hip. Still, this one-inch crop is not by choice. The drastic change is part of her commitment to method acting. She’s playing downtrodden factory worker turned prostitute, Fantine, in an upcoming movie release of Les Miserables. Love it or not, Anne’s cut is a provocative opposite to her typical look.

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