From the daily archives: "Friday, March 22, 2013"

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Inspired by Miu Miu, where center-parted bangs and half-updos ruled the runway, we love, adore, want, need the way this hairstyle swooshes to the back, and then forms the prettiest little folded knot. Posted by LetsMakeitUp1, it’s remarkably easy to do, and works perfectly well for a brunch date, or for a night out with the girls. We hope to see you wearing it out and about this weekend! Watch the video how-to below…

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On Style Noted, we like to show commercial, wearable hairstyle trends, but we also want to highlight what’s going on on the vanguard. After-all, eventually, outlandish, cutting-edge styles will be paired down for everyday wear, like how Katy Perry’s blue hair sparked a wave of colorful locks, but mostly softer and more subtle than her graphic hue. And today we found Vogue Italia laying the foundations for the return of the Glam Rock aesthetic. Visually, Glam Rock is a bricolage of styles, from Old Hollywood glamor to the 1950s pinups to the austerity of the Victorian era to science fiction to mysticism and mythology. With all those influences, typically, the look is outrageous. Nevertheless, a sense of sexual ambiguity, theatrical androgyny, and showmanship is more important than simply being shocking. If you want to get on board with the Glam Rock trend, focus on the feeling, not the far-fetched. To see the fabulous full spread from Vogue Italia, click style notes.

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Nothing helps you feel as feminine and as flirty and as fun as some big, sexy curls dancing around the neck and shoulders. So, to all help all our girlfriends feel fabulous and glamorous this weekend, we searched the Web for the best video tutorials. Post by LuxyHair (great name!), this bubbly and light video displays a great curling iron technique, and shows how to tousle curls so they are big and full. We think it’s great for a memorable weekend look; hit play to check it out! 

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One of the best things about living in the Big Apple is the inspiring array of great hairstyles we see on the street everyday. From wonderful natural textures to avant-garde and stylistic looks, the entrepreneurial spirit of New Yorkers means that, rather than just translating trends from the runway, they make more than a few of their own. So we’ve decided to start noting a few styles found on the street; and we’re starting with the return of pastel-gelato hair color for 2013. Here, the girl’s artfully deconstructed long strands are painted in an imperfectly (yet perfectly) washed out pastel pink. Worn with a bruisers jacket, she keeps it street tough, not barbie doll. And that’s the trick for spring: If you want to continue the candy-coat hair color trend of 2012, stay away from the airy-fairy; go, instead, to the wrong side of the tracks with artfully disheveled and shabby chic looks. For tips on attaining and maintaining similar fashion, click style notes.

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