From the daily archives: "Wednesday, April 24, 2013"

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Braids are everywhere, and we just can’t get enough! They are feminine and flirty, fashionable and fun  –– and they play into the modern trend for a disheveled, lived-in look. The halo braid is one our favorites. A natural take on the headband, it’s a chic option any time you don’t have the time or inclination to blowdry, and want to keep hair off the face in a casual style. Many celebrities have worn halos over the last few months, so you can use the images above for inspiration; and for an expert tutorial, click style notes.

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Redheads face challenges with wardrobe and makeup. Blondes and brunettes rarely think about their locks when coordinating outfits, but the copper-haired know their strands are a permanent part of their palette.  Some of this knowledge comes from experience; the first time I went red I had to trash a favorite mauve top. But red hair also comes with rules, often spouted by well-meaning friends and beauty professionals. One of the oldest and most familiar edicts is to avoid wearing red, especially on the lips. But like many tired axioms, this one is made to be broken. Emma Stone, Christina Hendricks, and Florence Welch rock the look, and you can too. Find out how in the style notes. –– Laura Martin 

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"The Iceman"  - Los Angeles Premiere

Teen cutie, Bella Thorne, always looks radiant. Her flowing red hair and youthful enthusiasm give her a healthy glow; yet she is now showing she’s destined to be a star of style, as well as film. A modern interpretation of a bouffant, Bella’s sixties-inspired look features a long fringe and ‘C’ shaped waves around the face-frame, but it is the height at the crown, accented with a delicious, flirty bow that steals our eyes, adds the magic. With long hair, this style is achievable for all. To learn how to, click style notes.

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This simple, flattering style adds just enough height while keeping hair out of your face. It will control a half-grown-out fringe, add natural-looking lift to limp straight locks, or balance bouncy waves. Keep the look soft and effortless with an easy finish and moderate volume. Pin hair this way before donning your beach cap to prevent hat hair, or use it as a refreshing alternative to tucking your face frame behind your ears. Click the style notes for tips and product recommendations. –– Laura Martin

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