From the daily archives: "Tuesday, June 26, 2012"

A pop culture icon of the 1970s and 1980s, Farrah Fawcett’s red bikini and fabulous hairstyle is a cultural apotheosis. With the texture, tousle and flow of hairstyles from that era now at the height of fashion (think of the center-parts, the beach waves and curls celebs are wearing), we felt the moment ripe to pay homage to an Angel. The trick to the success of the look is the kick and flip and fun in the front, which creates a beautiful face frame. Nowadays, this is easier to do. Some creative curling iron action that creates flowing waves of shape and movement gives the glamor of Farrah. Check the Style Notes for a more detailed explanation…

Jenny has left her block for a glamorous trip to Brazil (she’s in concert). On arrival she posed for pictures with her hair displaying its Latin American heritage. Curly and dense, the beautiful natural texture has a bouncy and voluptuous personality of its own. The curls look full and free because of how they are cut: The hair is layered heavily so there is lots of space between the curls, which gives them room to take a shapely form. The gorgeous caramel ombre suits her complexion and spotlights the texture. Many women with ethnically diverse hair texture struggle to tame it; check the style notes for tips for working with curly tresses….  

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Celebrity sex bomb, Krysten Ritter sports a tough, rock and roll ponytail. Paired with her studded leather jacket, she looks promiscuous; a good girl gone to seed in the most marvelous way. The updo lifts up her cheekbones and chin in a beautifying, feminine way. It is kept more flirty than frigid with the eye-grazing allure of the bangs, and the seductive disheveled texture of the pony. High ponytails and full bangs work day or night.

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Nobody does girly, flirty and fashionable better than an Olson and Mary-Kate keeps the twins at the top of the style pack with this effortlessly cool, casually unkempt headband braid. A bit like a halo, like other braids it is on the vanguard of beachy summer trends. A different –– and organic –– way to create a headband, it is elegant and chic and great for when you don’t have time or energy for blow-drying.

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