From the daily archives: "Tuesday, October 2, 2012"

New HBO show, ‘Girls,’ made an auspicious start, and stars, Allison Williams and Lena Dunham, are fast entering our consciousness. So it’s a good job they look so good! Paired in chocolate-brown strands, this sultry dark hue is a great fit for the fall season because it is more suited to a paler complexion –– most of us get washed out in colder, darker months. Whether you’re wearing pretty waves or a short cropped cut, a cocoa-flavored color brings the sultry back. Click style notes for ideas on going brilliant brunette.

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Michelle Williams is effortless beauty, effortless style. Here, the winter wheat tone and the low-glow sheen gives her signature style an autumn update. In the summer, her hair was growing into more of a shabby chic street style, but the poster girl for pixie has now gone back to her archetypal shape. It’s perfect because the (lack of) length exposes and accentuates the strong and pretty features of Michelle’s profile. We love the careful feminine detailing of this cut; the head-hugging curvature and the softly separated texture gives it a sexy, womanly quality. Replicate an iconic look with the steps below…

 

This towering style reminds us of dessert! We love the rich chocolate color and fluffy shape of the two-tiered bun. This decadent topping is perfect for your favorite cocktail dress, and despite its impressive dimensions, surprisingly easy to create. It’s a whimsical way to put hair up, elevating cheekbones, chin, lips and eyes. Check our tips and tricks for replicating this lovely confection.

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If you want a super sleek, polished and shiny, wow factor straight style, the flat-iron does it –– quick as a flash. An iron is easier to work with than a brush and a dryer because the intensified heat makes hair easier to manipulate, which is why it has become such a popular tool. But the right technique is important, otherwise styles can droop and hair can burn. So we asked Cheryl Fazio, star stylist at ARROJO NYC, to give us a quick how to. Check the style notes for her expert view...

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