From the daily archives: "Friday, May 4, 2012"

One thing that comes up a lot in the salon: “My cut and color is so cute, I love it so, so much and I don’t want to change, but when I feel like doing something different, maybe create a quick transformation all for myself, I have no earthly idea what to do.” What these clients fail to realize is to go from plain to pretty, from boring to belle, sometimes all you need is the right accessory.

Headscarves have the ability to create gorgeous feminine style without the work. Wear headscarves with flowery patterns for hippy chic, or plain bold colors for poise and panache. And make sure a square scarf is big enough to fold in half and still tie a knot or bow around your head. More detailed ideas like using long narrow scarves for tying elaborate bows that accent the shape of any hairstyle help even the most style-challenged and anti-dexterous become a headscarf professional.

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This is one our favorite classic styles: We just love a classic bob cut with a soft A-symmetrical line, and this is exactly that. It’s a great option for thick heads of hair because the cut creates looseness, swing, and movement for hair that is normally weighed down with all the thickness. It’s cut to just below the jaw, making a perfect frame for her face while the are bangs sleek and smooth, as they swoosh effortlessly down the side of the eye. A timeless cut, yet a truly modern way to dress hair.

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Carolina Engman, fashion blogger for the fabulous Fashion Squad, shows us a terrific long length with a few face-framing layers dancing between her cheekbones and chin. We love the effortless insouciance of the woman and the ‘do. The multi-dimensional golden flaxen highlighting –– the quintessence of blonde ambition hairstyling –– adds shimmering depth and dimension, and is a perfect fit for her fair complexion. Great for everyday wear, looks like this are quick and easy to do.

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Thick and lush, long and textured –– what an amazing pin-curl set! A long and heavily layered scissor-cut, there is a lot of space and freedom in the style, and that is what gives room for these curls to move in a bouncy and beautiful way. Pin-curl sets have been around since the twenties –– they are timeless. With the modern trend for texture and movement, however, they are also part of fashion’s new zeitgeist. Plus, this copper-toned brown is totally sensational.

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