From the daily archives: "Tuesday, August 14, 2012"

With dark to light ombre graduations and candy-coated dip-dyes the hot trends of hair color, this fantastic full-head of shimmering highlights feels like a vintage classic. A flawless fit for Jennifer’s radiant complexion, we adore the dark, buttery blonde tone with ripples of light shining through. An on-trend center-part with the tousle and flow of textural beach waves completes Jennifer’s luscious look, but it is the dynamic gloss and sheen of the coruscating color that makes this a memorable style.

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Regular readers will know how much we love the whimsical yet insightful how-to’s of the www.beautydepartment.com. Kindly, they have agreed to share some of their imagery with us, so every Tuesday we can share how-to’s with you. This week, this gorgeous vintage wave caught our eye. Reminiscent of the tumbling, peek-a-boo style of 1940s icon, Veronica Lake, the romantic shape is perfect for fancy occasions. To create this look, the important thing is to develop a consistent wave pattern. With a curling iron and product, you can be done in 30 minutes. Read on for the step by step…

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Christina Aguilera has always been a hair chameleon, rocking everything from retro curls to an entire head of micro braids. Now she’s the latest celebrity to jump on the pastel hair bandwagon, debuting purple tips at the ends of her long blonde locks. Christina is following in the footsteps of Katy Perry and Vanessa Hudgens, who have both recently rocked purple hair. What do you think of her new lavender tips?

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