From the daily archives: "Friday, May 25, 2012"

If there is one thing that defines a downtown girl, surely it is wash and wear hair –– no time for blowdrying in NYC! Here, Alexa shows us why she is champion of the street. A shoulder-grazing layer cut, many would be tempted to blowdry straight, or curl with an iron. Chung has no such trouble. From the loose, uneven, yet perfectly imperfect shape and texture, we see that she’s showered, put in a bit of her favorite product, scrunched and tousled –– and gone. We can’t pretend we don’t love such insouciant, shabby panache.

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Goodness gracious, Carrie Underwood is a Seraphim! A celestially inspired sheath takes us to outer space, but it is the hair that makes the stars align. With heavenly body, her tresses are styled in a cloud of billowing curls that follow the current drift towards romantic tousle and flow in long and layered looks. Healthy-looking and lustrous, the classic flaxen tone is perfect for Carrie’s youthful exuberance.

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Ashlee Simpson’s eyes are as beguiling and as crystal as the clear blue sea. Any style worth its salt should expose and highlight what would be anyone’s best feature. So kudos to this cut. The sweeping bangs paired with a side-part and a short to long look, provide an ideal platform to make the baby blues explode. A bold, sharp look, cut with a razor, there are textured layers throughout the style, which creates the freedom to wear it messy or smooth, tousled or flat. The beautiful blonde is glamorous, suits her complexion, and is another reason why we can’t stop looking into the windows of her soul.

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Homeland star, Morena Baccarin, has sweet, warm and pretty features. This cut is designed to bring out her beauty. Short and textured, it is a cropped razor cut that makes her hair manageable and versatile. These types of cuts are a great option when you want to add strength and definition to the face, while making hair easy-to-manage in a soft and casual way. The very dark brown single process defines the shape of the cut, provides the perfect contrast to her skin tone.

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