From the daily archives: "Sunday, April 21, 2013"

This color and cut and style is incredibly beautifying. Multiple face-framing layers are a great way to add definition to the bone structure, while the shiny sideswept bangs make it impossible not to look into those alluring clear blue eyes. Overall it is a clever choice because Cameron’s hair is relatively fine, and comes with a soft natural wave. This organic movement plays into the cascading shape of the cut; meanwhile, the loose, free-flowing design also means that she doesn’t have to worry about her style holding its structure, which can be a problem for finer hair types who go for overly structured styles. Multi-dimensional golden blonde highlighting adds final touches of glister, shimmer, and shine.

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Now that summer is coming, long hair can be hot when you trot. So it’s a good idea to have some styles that allow you to pull hair up –– without turning your hairstyle into an occasion updo –– to keep you looking, feeling cool. These four styles are a perfect fit. Olivia Palermo’s dual French-braids and twisted bun is a fashionable woven look. With her messy fishtail, Emmy Rossum makes braids her hot accessory. Queen Kardashian goes all in with not one, but two plaits, pulled back into an undone bun. Finally, Jennifer Morrison keeps it beatnik and pretty with a waterfall braid that goes around the head. Of course, length, shape and style determines the kinds of braids we can create on our crowns, but all braided looks succeed or fail on the alter of preparation. For professional tips on prepping for plaits, click style notes.

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