From the daily archives: "Tuesday, November 6, 2012"

Rita Ora looks stunning in big, bouncy waves. The blonde bombshell pulls of the mega-volume like a pro. With a few key products and styling tips, you can work curls like she does. This is a great look for going out or date night. Luscious curls that have life and buoyancy will make every set of eyes in the room turn to you. Click through for style notes to reproduce the look.

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We love shapes that blur the lines between masculine and feminine like this modern short style. Although it may seem extreme, this shape is actually highly versatile, capable of looking hard or soft. Going extra short underneath removes weigh from the hair and creates swing, movement, and texture. The hair on top can be worn over the shorter area, slicked back into a pompadour, or even wound into a topknot. Click through the style notes for simple steps to achieving this look.

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Darkness and light, good and evil, the starkness of white and black creates a powerful effect. This monochromatic look is a bold reversal of the ombre trend, inverting the placement and doing away with fading; there is no grey area in this look. Although extreme for everyday wear, a version created with hair chalk would be a fun statement for night out or a perfect finish to a costume inspired by the dark arts. Check out our tips for achieving this polarized look.

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This lovely wrapped shape winds braids and twists across the forehead and over a classic pleat. Soft volume is framed with a twined faux headband while smooth and plaited hair coiled together create intricate texture. This look could be made even more visually complex with the addition of a headband. Can you think of other ways to customize the look? See our simple steps for achieving this trussed style.

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