From the daily archives: "Friday, May 24, 2013"

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If you’re anything like us, you hit the snooze button one too many times in the morning, and then you get a spontaneous invitation to a evening soiree for which you must look good. Because we haven’t got time for time-consuming beauty routines, we’ve learned to be prepared. Knowing the right techniques and having the proper tools within reach is essential to quick and easy beautifying. For our tips on getting a wow-factor look in five minutes flat, click style notes. — Michelle Rotbart 

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You can thank –– or blame –– Sienna Miller or Kate Moss, but it’s time to accept that bangs are the season’s trendiest look. Fringes have been popular through fashion timelines as both men and women can wear them with a number of hairstyles. Influential bang wearers include silent film star, Louise Brooks, fetish model, Bettie Page, original boy band, the Beatles, rock-star girlfriend, Anita Pallenberg, and fashionable model, Alexa Chung. We especially love Alexa’s lighter fringe for the summer; it’s sexy and chic and won’t be plastered on our foreheads come noon. To learn how to get the best bangs for your bucks, click through to style notes. — Michelle Rotbart 

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A bouffant puffs out into a smooth, rounded, and full shape. One of the first styles women wore to give that desirable illusion of volume, it is a vintage, retro look that is swinging back into fashion thanks to its bold and sassy character. Embodying women’s new focus on themselves, the bouffant shows off sexuality and femininity, which makes it great for date night. Putting it together is easy if you know how; for our tips, click style notes.

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