From the daily archives: "Tuesday, April 23, 2013"

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The trend started two-plus years ago, yet classically feminine long layer cuts with bombshell center-partings and dark to light color graduations are still fashionable, flirty and fun. Here, the brown roots, dirty blonde mid-lengths, and honeycombed ends blend for an ombre with a sexy, lived-in feeling. The deconstructed wavy texture helps to make this style special, but remember that anyone can put texture on the ends with playful hair scrunching, or a few turns of an iron or wand. For tips, click style notes.

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Charlie’s Angel, Minka Kelly, hits the heavens with this hair color makeover. Going from deep, rich chocolate brown to a sandy, golden blonde, she captures the spring feeling for lighter locks, while giving her image a sense of renewal. Showing that even celebrities who get pampered everyday feel the power of the makeover,  she said on Instagram: Fun summer goldierocks. I love it!” The uplifting quality of blonde can also be yours. For our tips to achieving similar shades, click style notes.

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Piecey disheveled texture sits around the eyes and below the jaw in this funky style. Rumpled tips give this cut a carefree, grown out feeling that lends effortless coolness. Paired with oversized sunglasses and natural makeup the cut provides a breezy, urban look that’s perfect for spring. The short layers on top make it an easy grow out from a short shape, and the length, which sits below the collar bone, gives a sense of security if you’re used to longer shapes. Read the style notes for tips on getting this cut, and styling it. –– Laura Martin

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