From the daily archives: "Monday, May 20, 2013"

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These bobs give a classic cut a playful twist by combining the sleek shape with a bright pop of color. A great mix of flapper and pop art, this look combines prohibition glamour with futuristic kitsch. Both flirty and chic, the bold color and clean shape have an artistic, fashion forward vibe. To give the look prohibition era appeal try a chin length version with soft waves; for a mod adaptation add some straight-across bangs. The vibrant shade of your choosing can be had for a day with temporary methods like hair chalking or locked in with permanent color. Find out more about creating the look in the style notes. — Laura Martin

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Reese Witherspoon has improved her poor behavior and reformed ––back to blonde. Two weeks ago the Legally Blonde actress and husband Jim Toth were arrested for disorderly conduct and DUI. Since then, Reese apologized for her behavior on Good Morning America and then reappeared as a blonde. The transformation raised the question: does being brunette bring out our darker side? Not really –– there are as many stereotypes about earthy and natural brunettes as there are about wild raven-heads –– although a big change in any direction may hint at a person trying to mask their known self, so a more deviant (or compliant) version of their personality can appear. Such things remind us what a powerful tool of transformation hair can be. And color makeovers are especially dynamic. For decades now, celebrities have used hair color as a  catalyst for new life, new character traits. So, to take inspiration from some Hollywood’s most recognizable light to dark color changes, click style notes. — Michelle Rotbart 

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Cheryl Fazio, master stylist at ARROJO studio, is an expert of occasion hair styling.  Happily, she’s sending us images and notes for some of her latest work, and this messy bun caught our attention for its whimsical point of difference. The tousled tresses feel carefree and casual, and the billowing texture captures the modern fashion for shape and movement. Designed for girls heading to spring time brunches and lunches, click style notes to learn from Cheryl how-to make it yours.

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We all know the versatile charm of a little black dress; this is the accessory version. A classic black bow goes with everything. It’s perfect for every mood and occasion. It can look girlish or sultry, sexy or sweet. Pin it to the side of a faux bob for school girl charm or fasten it around a bouffant for a hint of alluring coquettishness. However you wear it, this understated accessory will give the perfect finishing touch without overpowering your look. Read the style notes for tips on wearing this enchanting accessory. — Laura Martin 

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