From the daily archives: "Friday, April 27, 2012"

We told you! Short hair is cool! Joining fellow beauties from the Hollywood nouveau –– Ginnifer Goodwin, Michelle Williams, Rooney Mara –– Evan Rachel Wood surprises and delights with this dramatic change. No more archetypal strawberry blonde, no more stereotypical long layer cut, this pompadoured short crop in a dark blond hue gives her a completely different look. Notice how it lifts up her cheekbones, see how eyes pop. If you want to go short, keep the sides short, with some length on top –– it gives you some hair to play with, so you can creatively vary your style everyday.

Scarlett Johansson delights in this fifties throwback style. Without the myriad of tools we have today, old time movie stars pin-set their hair almost all the time, which made the cascading curls of Grace Kelly and other pinups a symbol of sex, style, flamboyance, panache. Nowadays, you can quick-set with irons to get this demeanor in a flash. Like Scarlett’s promiscuous look, wear a gushing, swirling side-part with the short side brushed behind the hear for idyllic asymmetry.

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Using fierce technical precision to create a clean line that reinforces shape and structure, the definitive one-length bob is one of the all-time classic cuts. It bathes Anna Farris in old-word Parisian style and class. Being a single length, it accentuates the facial features, while this platinum blonde tone is striking and bold. For timeless, chic, sexy and sleek hair, a vintage bob is your golden ticket.

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