From the daily archives: "Monday, July 9, 2012"

The Duchess of Cambridge is known for her enviable everyday waves, but she recently jazzed up her look by adding a simple bun to her hairstyle. She maintains her classiness with the small bun, but the half-up, half-down look adds a bit of summer playfulness. The end result is conservative but ladylike; it’s perfect for a work event or a formal dinner. Keep reading to replicate Kate’s lovely hairstyle!

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Continuing current trends for candy-coated tresses, here we see a beautiful, whimsical hair color, glowing with soft pastels mauves, fading to white. If you have lightened hair and need a trailblazing change, this is a great way to add vogue to your style. Most fashion colors like this are impossible to create permanently, so expect a demi-permanent application, which is less of a commitment. Experiment and have fun with your color this summer!

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Kim Kardashian and Penelope Cruz apparently have more in common than their similar brunette locks; it seems that both women have a fondness for the same slicked-back hairstyle. Last month Penelope sported the sleek look at the premiere of her new film, and Kim recently gelled back her hair for a Paris fashion show. Kim nearly looked over-the-top in her elaborate dress, while Penelope stunned in a shimmering gold number. But the choice is up to you! Who wore it best?

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