From the daily archives: "Tuesday, May 28, 2013"

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A classic ballerina bun makes a graceful statement that brings polish and poise to any ensemble. Earlier this season we were seeing lots of high volume versions that felt almost like hats, but as summer approaches, the style is taking on a deconstructed vibe. Lower volume, and a slightly imperfect shape soften the elegant design looking perfectly thrown together rather than immaculately constructed. Try it with a simple sheath dress and your favorite accessories for timeless, effortless elegance. Read on for simple steps to creating the look. — Laura Martin  

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Since it’s about to be swimsuit season, gyms are getting hit hard. Cardio, yoga, and pilates are great for body and mind, but make hair sweaty and lifeless. So if you are out for sculpted arms and a lifted seat, yet still want a beautiful style, it’s important to know how to maintain hair after sweaty workouts, especially if there isn’t time to blowdry. Click through to style notes for tips on how to sweat it out and still have great hair afterwards. — Michelle Rotbart

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With hair dyes featured in Rebel InkInside Inked, and Allure magazines, Barton Miller, colorist at ARROJO NYC, is well-positioned to define the latest trends. Titled ‘Sundancer,’ and inspired by Gustav Klimt, this series captures the current drift towards new interpretations of red hair colors, especially those made in the spectrum of blonde, which gives a lighter, airier feeling to red’s bold and vivid tones. Klimt’s work was renowned for an overt eroticism and Barton’s blushes, from vibrant to rusty, offer a similar breed of fiery animal magnetism. To create these hues, pioneering hair color techniques were used. To read Barton’s first hand account, click style notes.

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Curl is in, and while for some of us that means trying to scrunch in a beach wave, for others it means freedom to embrace natural texture. Curly hair is both coveted and feared, a beautiful but specialized hair type that requires unique attention and treatment. Loose, elongated shapes with shiny defined coils, balance bouncy texture by providing structure. Read the style notes for tips on cuts, products, and styling techniques for highly textured hair. — Laura Martin

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