From the daily archives: "Wednesday, August 8, 2012"

With her luscious black locks, Kim Kardashian has been a hair idol of ours for quite some time. From sleek updos to her classic voluminous waves, she never disappoints. We’ve been adoring Kim’s latest ladylike look, as she swept her hair to one side and let it cascade into loose curls. This style is classic and effortlessly chic, evoking classic Hollywood glamour. Check out our notes to copy Kim’s shiny style.

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Without products or tools, even the best hairdressers would struggle to manipulate hair into some of its many wonderful shapes and styles. But I like to keep things simple; you don’t need a hatful of products to make most things work. If you choose your arsenal wisely, you can maintain beautiful, sexy hair with a streamlined and economical bag. If you have the right cleanse and condition regimen, a good prep product –– something you apply to damp hair before blowdrying to help create support  –– and a good finishing product –– something you apply to get the texture and finish that you want –– you are well on your way to great hair. Let’s continue the journey by looking at the features and benefits of some of my favorites… 

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Beach waves are officially an urban trend. The disheveled elegance creates a negligent allure; the romantic tousle and flow moves so gracefully down the eye line, cheekbones, neck, and shoulders. It is all about feminine beauty –– without ever looking like you tried too hard. Emmy Rossum wears the beach wave luscious and loamy. Looking carefree, even haphazard, her hairstyle has a playful, beatnik spirit that gives her a sexy and confident look.

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The elaborate braids in the August issue of L’Officiel are absolutely to die for. Thick, chunky braids  wind around the top of the head, while delicate little braids frame the face on the sides. And to top it all off, the rest of the hair is voluminous and messy, giving off a sexy, whimsical vibe. This is a look that we can’t wait to replicate. Keep reading to see the rest of the photos from the editorial.

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