From the daily archives: "Tuesday, May 1, 2012"

Worn by Jane from the Sea of Shoes Fashion blog, this updo is delicate and light. The beautiful ethereal image supports a gorgeous and chic top knot, which is one of the coolest trends on city streets right now. With just enough unkempt elegance to give it an avant-garde edge, this look helps to elongate the face by lifting up cheekbones and chin, lips and eyes. Fashionable, quick and easy to do, try a top knot for fun days with the girls.

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It may be a bit off season, but this beautiful and inspirational image –– sent to us from stylist, Carrie Guerriero –– is such a whimsical and wonderful sight, we had to give it its due. Featuring a stunning red-brown ombre tone on the ends, spotlighted with cascading beach waves, it means that, although the image is winter-inspired, there is plenty on-trend revelation, vision and flair.

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As you may know, part of the Style Noted concept is to offer all hairdressers the chance to note and share their inspirational work. Submissions are coming in thick and fast now, so today we are featuring the words and work of some professional stylists from across the States…

This asymmetrical French Braid from Colleen Urusow of InnovationsIV Hair Salon, PA, is a fine example of things you can do for special occasions, or simply to create special interest. We love the crimped texture of this side-braid; it’s beautiful! To find out how to make this at home, read the Style Notes from Colleen…

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