From the daily archives: "Monday, March 4, 2013"


With everything from micro to milkmaid adorning our crowning glories, the beatnik elegance of braids has been a styling trend tour de force for several seasons. Now, however, there’s a new twine in town. Wearing it with a 1990s sportswear throwback ensemble, Rihanna’s tumbling, spiraling side-twist presents the perfect option for time-challenged style mavens. A quick to create, chunky, two strand twist that keeps long tresses controlled and away from the face, wear this style to impress your brunch date. For the easy-to-do technique, click style notes.  Click for StyleNotes →

strawberry blonde

Blondes are always fun. This spring, however, they are going to be especially popular. To be on trend, it’s important to choose the right shade. These lustrous strawberry blondes are the perfect illustration of the fresh face of spring. To get a similar color, go for a mixture of golden and strawberry blonde highlights that add warmth, depth and dimension. For more tips on achieving blistering hot flaxen tones, click style notes. –– Ashley Kowalsky, Top Stylist, ARROJO, NYC.  Click for StyleNotes →

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If ever you wondered about the power of hairstyles to change our image, glance at Miley Cyrus. Barely six months ago her long, wavy brown hair was part of parcel that said: cute, kind, unassuming, healthy, effervescent girl next door. Then, a blonde buzz cut, circa August 2012, put her squeaky clean Disney profile to bed. Now she’s a rocker chic style maven renowned for crop-tops and faux hawks, hot-pants and dip-dyes. This single-toned, platinum steel blue is a bold, vanguard look, fitting spring trends for unusual, attention-grabbing single-tone hair colors. To find out temporary and permanent ways to create a bold, fashionable hue, click style notes.  Click for StyleNotes →

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The days are getting longer, hinting at the season ahead. It’s still too early to pack up the winter coats, but adding warmth and brightness to your hair is a great way to treat spring fever. Whether your mane is dark or light, a few highlights or a gloss of golden tone gives you a splash of radiance, helping you feel that wonderful sense of renewal that spring can bring. So today I am sharing some of my favorite professional equations for achieving a change that is subtle but noticeable; I hope they inspire you to embrace some seasonal adjustments. Read on for inspiring formulas, tricks and techniques. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →