From the daily archives: "Wednesday, March 27, 2013"

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The prohibition era is having a big impact on spring fashion, spurred by the upcoming big screen adaptation of Fitzgerald’s classic novel, The Great Gatsby. Last week, we gave you an overview of ‘20s inspired design, as interpreted by current trendsetters; this week, we’re bringing you a step-by-step to creating the look. Flappers evoke a carefree spirit that has appealed to generations of young women, but recreating carved curls and finger waves can be challenging. On the other hand, the pictured looks add a contemporary twist and are much easier to create than the classics, while still retaining the feeling of the roaring ‘20s. Click the style notes for detailed instructions. –– Laura Martin 

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With captivating eyes, wide smile, and rosy glow Victoria Justice looked like a seraph at last weekend’s Kids’ Choice Awards. It is her gorgeous hair, however, that creates the frame for her features to shine. A shoulder-length style, made featherweight with lots and lots of artful layering, it’s soft and loose and easy for everyday ‘wash and wear’ –– yet can be easily turned into a special occasion ‘do. If you feel your tresses are fine and lack oomph, layered, face-framing mid-lengths are great to add structure and volume, which will make daily styling easier. For tips on attaining and working with similar looks, click style notes.

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This style changes everything. That’s the great thing about having a statement cut and color –– it gives a new feeling to your entire wardrobe. This look makes a simple t-shirt and jeans combo into a rock and roll ensemble; it gives a classic sheath dress a futuristic edge; it elevates anything you dare pair it with. The disconnected lengths, short on the sides, long on top, are accentuated by contrasting colors and swept up in gravity defying peaks. The look is androgynous and versatile, merging pompadour, mohawk, and pixie. The tall shape elongates and lifts the face getting you the right kind of attention. Click the style notes for tips and professional color formulations. –– Laura Martin

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