From the daily archives: "Monday, April 29, 2013"


Scary Movie 5 may be giving people the creeps, but Ashley Tisdale’s classic long, side-parted layer cut has the scintillating color that inspirits the heart. A mocha to dirty blonde ombre, combined with sultry dark eyes and tan complexion, it gives Ashley an Amazonian quality –– strong and sexy and powerful. Modern highlighting patterns and freehand hair painting can both achieve this look; the most important thing is to get tones that suit you. For professional tips, click style notes.

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This is a great way to wrap the headscarf around the top of the head to create luxurious bohemian style. Worn with softly tousled waves, use headscarves to add beatnik spirit to your spring and summer looks.  A benefit of headscarves: they protect hair from elements like sunshine, heat and humidity, so they are a splendid fit for summer. If you want to wear a headscarf, flowery patterns provide hippy chic; plain, bold colors offer poise and panache. For tips on wearing them right, click style notes.

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For some women, seasonal change means a complete makeover, cutting inches off their length or going from brunette to blonde; for others, it means adding some highlights or a few more layers to provide an understated metamorphosis. If you’re the second type, this natural light brown is a great choice. This woodsy tone looks natural on its own and pairs perfectly with other brunette shades for a seamless, sun kissed effect that grows out softly. Light browns look great with bright lips and sun kissed skin, giving a minimal, but noticeable update. Read on for the formula and application tips. Looking for something bolder? Check back tomorrow for a more dramatic seasonal inspiration. –– Laura Martin

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