From the daily archives: "Thursday, March 7, 2013"

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Like the rest of the world, we adore Olivia Palermo’s sense of fashion and style, and her hair is one of her best and most recognizable features. Here she wears center-parted locks with in-swinging, ‘C’ shaped curvature and remarkable shine and glister. It’s a romantic, alluring style, reminiscent of the late sixties and seventies. Often celebrity color trends are hard for consumers to follow; there tends to be lots of striking, vanguard tones, yet unless you have an entourage, they can be hard to maintain. But this is a perfect example of using color to enhance an everyday look. Because she’s kept it close to her natural hue, the process is easier, and the colorist can focus on adding brilliance. For tips on creating a similar finish, click style notes.  Click for StyleNotes →

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If you have natural wave and curl, you’ll have seen the envious stares and have heard ladies with straight strands proclaim: “OMG, I love your texture!” Curly hair is gorgeous; full of life and personality. But it can also be difficult to manage. The idea that those with curly hair jump out of bed looking fabulous with perfect little ringlets is, sadly, a myth. But with a few tricks and the right products, natural texture can be transformed from  burden to blessing. Whether you have waves or ringlets, frizz or flatness, it’s a matter of tailoring your approach to the needs of your tresses. Read on for customized steps and professional recommendations. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →

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Captured on the set of her new music video, Selena Gomez wore a buxom, sixties-inspired hairstyle. The doll-like diva’s flowing tresses are side-parted, and lightly backcombed along the hairline and crown, an old school volume-building technique. It gives the shape soft, romantic curvature, while the cascading ‘S’ shaped ends provide whimsical tousle and flow in the retro style. To learn to take your hair back to the swinging sixties, click style notes.  Click for StyleNotes →

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From low loops to voluminous bouffants, wearing hair up feels fashionable, glamorous. Accessories are a great way to enhance updos, adding new elements and focal points. Intricate pieces give visual interest, cleverly control bits that don’t quite reach, and dress up a look for a special occasion. Large pins, detailed but delicate, invoke an eastern design, one of the biggest trends of the season. An ornamental pin is captivating, especially when adorning a sleek French twist or chignon. Use this accessory to personalize classic styles and put more eye candy into your spring wardrobe. Read on for tips on how to choose, place and wear decorative pins for the best effects. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →