From the daily archives: "Thursday, April 11, 2013"

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This faded pastel-rose tone embraces the trend for candy-coated hair color, yet in a refined, muted hue. For anyone that has gone bright in recent seasons, this is a great, fashion-forward way to tone down your look with the hazy combination of lilac, purple and pink. It would also be an excellent way to offset an early onset of grey. With a vintage, antique feeling, it is more beatnik than professional, ideal for floral dresses and otherworldly accessories. For tips on attaining a similar tint, click style notes.

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We can’t get enough of this flattering and easy, futuristic take on a vintage style. The look reminds us of both pinup sexiness and Rosy the Riveter toughness. Who wouldn’t want to feel sultry and strong simultaneously? But there’s more here than just vintage appeal; the twisted side and crisply designed line of the part add a futuristic edge. The bold lip and dark glasses hint at a balance between intelligence and sexuality, propelling the model into a progressive ideal of feminine potency. Get this style and channel the balanced energy of the strong and the beautiful; click the notes to see how. –– Laura Martin 

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Fiery Scot and star of the dynastic epic, Game of Thrones, Rose Leslie made bobby-pinned updos every girls burning fantasy at the recent third season premiere of the HBO hit. The front is swept back, yet softly disheveled in the modern fashion, while the pretty pattern in the back creates the visual interest that makes it memorable. Updos are great for occasions as they expose and highlight the face, as they simultaneously elongate and enhance features –– perfect! Creating Leslie’s look is easier than it may appear; so long as you prep and section hair correctly, it’s achievable for all. To learn how, click style notes.

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This pretty mess of pink hair combines girlish color with a grown up cut for a look that is playful but chic. Paired with perfectly matched lips and dewy skin, this carnation crop is fresh and free. Styling away from the face with a damp, low volume finish adds a grown-up feeling to the youthful look. Steal the cool grown out crop, the sexy humid texture, the vivid pastel tone, or all three; to find out how, click the style notes. –– Laura Martin

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