From the daily archives: "Monday, March 25, 2013"

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Khloé Kardashian knows which side her bread’s buttered on. The reality TV star joined celebrities like Katy Perry and Victoria Justice at the Kids’ Choice Awards, concerned, undoubtedly, about their critique of her modern fable, Khloé & Lamar. Whatever that verdict, her hair looks good. These fabulous face-framing ombre highlights in a posh mocha-to-caramel-blonde tone spotlights the variation in texture as the hair starts to tousle and flow. An on-trend long layer with center-part, this is a classic, pretty and feminine way to wear tresses. If you go for a similar style, use a curling iron or wand on the ends to create the soft ‘S’ shaped motion that makes the dynamic difference to this look. For more styling tips and tricks, click style notes.

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Katy Perry is known for her wild, outlandish hair colors, but she’s toned it down of late, and looked perfectly appropriate wearing this sultry raven hue at Nickelodeon’s Kids’ Choice Awards. The color has shine and dimension, and the cut is great, too. A long, modern bob with soft and gentle layers promotes the illusion of extra thickness and volume while the clean lines and soft shape help to show off the health of her hair. The side-swept bangs showcase simple classic style and it’s a great way to elongate the features of the face, just like it’s done for Katy. For tips on styling a similar look, click style notes.

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Now that it’s officially spring (the vernal equinox was last week) the time has come to put away your winter neutrals and embrace bright, fun, hair color. We’ve posted before about the magic of hair chalk, but now getting, temporary, do-it-yourself shades is easier and more affordable than ever. You can buy a complete palette of shades for less than $30! (A set is $28 and Free People, $14 at Urban Outfitters, there are also kits available on Amazon.) These convenient sets allow for maximum color experimentation without searching through an art supply store, and with so many colors at hand, making your own custom blends is a snap. Read on for tips and tricks to using this fun product. –– Laura Martin

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