From the daily archives: "Friday, March 15, 2013"

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Combining the look with revealing dresses and dramatic makeup, bobbed hair originated with the free-spirited women of the 1920s. The original shapes were often quite short, tapering into the hairline with points or curls that fell between cheek and chin. When the style reemerged in the sixties the length had dropped to the jawline and in the decades since “bob” has become a term used to describe styles that fall anywhere between mandible and clavicle. Long bobs are great, but there’s something irresistibly sassy about these super short versions. These cuts frame the cheeks, elongate the neck, feel coy and dramatic. Get this re-imagined classic in a few simple steps. –– Laura Martin

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As a fashion, beauty, and style icon, it’s hard to take eyes of Olivia Wilde. Wearing a shoulder-grazing layer shape with an inventive use of the center-part, she creates a classic face-frame for her strong jaw-line and mischievous, naughty eyes. But the real star of her crowning glory is the ombre. Some say the trend is tired; but it’s really only the most outlandish ombre looks that should be avoided; subtle versions are fashionable, cool, and look great. Graduating from mocha to caramel on the tips, Olivia’s style is a great way to spotlight the alluring tousle and flow that is dancing around her shoulders. For tips and tricks, click style notes.

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This is an archetypal mid-to-long heavily layered cut, hugely popular in the salon because it’s such a feminine, easy-to-wear long hairstyle. The bangs are side-parted and sweep elegantly over Allison Williams’ bright, piercing eyes. A graceful, cultured, and sophisticated style that adds youthfulness and beauty in an easy to wear way. The color in a medium mousey brown enhancement of her natural hue, and illustrates the value of staying close to your natural color level –– it’s a lot easier to get shine and luster. For tips to achieving and styling a similar look, click style notes.

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