From the daily archives: "Wednesday, September 26, 2012"

Though we love to share fashion editorials and runway photos, it is combing through blogs where we often find amazing hair styles and inspiration from real women all over the world. This week, blogger Natacha Steven caught our eye with an elaborate messy braid with twists and lots of texture. We love braids because the variations you can make are endless, allowing anyone to put their personal spin on a style and create something unique. Click through for style notes on how to create this plait in your hair.

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Cheryl Fazio, star stylist at ARROJO NYC, has a penchant for special occasion hairdressing. From the runways to fancy wedding parties, she’s spent years building an arsenal of amazing styles, perfect for all kinds of parties. Today she brings us the second in a series of styles suitable for a bridal party. Check style notes for Cheryl’s professional take on getting this vintage look. 

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The row of red barrettes give a a girlish quality to this beautiful braided bun. When worn with a deep side part, as shown here, the clips create a faux side-swept bang, which is great for framing the eye line. The youthful pins combined with a low braided bun create a charmingly nostalgic appearance. It’s almost prim –– wear when hiding your naughty side! Click through style notes for tips on creating this look.

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Warm colors, like this mix of honey and gold, give your locks instant shine. A glaze of color over the entire length of your strands provides a unifying effect and gives outgrown ombre fresh new sparkle. The smooth, minimally layered lengths and blunt bangs shown here provide a glassy surface that puts the emphasis on the liquid metal hue. This tone-on-tone look would be striking with shades of copper, pink, or even smoky browns. Check style notes for tips on achieving similar styles. 

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Mad Men actress January Jones looked beautiful and absolutely stunning at the Emmy’s this season. Her slicked back hairstyle put the spotlight on her gorgeous features and flawless skin. When styling your hair away from the face, you can experiment with makeup as Jones did with a heavy black eye. Click through for steps on how to get chic and sleek like Jones with our simple steps.

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