From the daily archives: "Monday, November 12, 2012"

This sexy look gives a classic roll punk-inspired edge by tightening the silhouette and tumbling it over the brow. A combination of influences makes this style versatile enough for ensembles ranging from classic to avant-garde. The sleek sides pulled toward the crown draws attention to cheeks and eyes while height at the top lifts up the profile of cheekbones  and chin, which is a great way to elongate the face. Try this dramatic look with a few simple steps.

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This look, motivated –– seemingly –– by a chic vision of the military, combines two types of braids with a boxy cap and metal accents to create a sassy style that begs for attention. The front of the hair is twined into a face framing fringe braid while the lengths are twisted into a rope, enclosed with a silver circlet. It gives the design textural diversity and visual interest. Braids are a great way to battle hat in fall and winter, adding control to panache. Read our simple tips for creating a regimented style as show by blogger Cosette.

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Model Karlie Kloss is not someone you notice for her hair, she’s just so beautiful that you notice her face, no matter the hairstyle. She recently chopped off her locks, talking about the experience to IntoTheGloss. “I think a woman’s confidence is in her hair. It’s true! When you change your hair, everything sort of changes. It affects the way you act, the way you dress…your hair is a very very influential part of your style. And a woman with a great haircut can wear a paper bag and look amazing. My hair has always been very thin, very fine—very boring, actually, and it was so broken and damaged from the last five years of working. It was really just kind of nothing. It could be turned in to a long, glamorous thing with extensions, or you could add a fringe, but on its own, it had no style. And no texture, either. Also, the thing is, for me, as a model, having the plain, stereotypical model hair, you’re a blank canvas, which allows you to transform—to become a character—whereas when you have a hairstyle, you’re individualized. And this cut, just by itself, is such a style. I love it; It’s a new haircut for a new decade.”

Selena Gomez shot to stardom as Alex Russo, the lead protagonist in Wizards of Waverly Place; but it’s her gorgeous caramel ombre that has the sorcerer’s touch this season. The long, chocolate locks are a great match for her sultry brown eyes, while the casual approach to styling keeps her looking young, bohemian, carefree. Yet it’s the subtle ombre fade that adds the magic. Going from darker to lighter in such a soft way creates lots of warmth and definition, without ever being stark. Click style notes for tips on achieving a similar style… 

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