From the daily archives: "Wednesday, May 29, 2013"

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Icy blonde is high maintenance and hard to achieve, but get the color right and it’s a showstopper. Pale hair gives skin a natural flush and creates softness, making features look more feminine and de-emphasizing imperfections. Crystal clear, sparkling blonde is glamorous and luxuriant, and never goes out of style. Getting the shade is a two step process and requires absolute precision and patience, with a spectacular payoff. Read the style notes for tips and the formulations. — Laura Martin

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Angels are symbols of perfection, a quality captured perfectly in this glossy, flawless bob. Sleek, immaculate and bold, this cut takes a current trend and pushes it into the future. The short shape shows off bone structure with a bold form that mixes 60’s influence with futuristic fantasy. The blunt edge and unbroken surface maximize shine and project confidence. The shape is easy to style, and provides a flawless surface for bold colors. Get the look in a few simple steps. — Laura Martin

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Braids are a fun and trendy way to change your style in spring and summer and, as a bonus, they often help to show off dimension in hair color. Halo braids, fishtail braids, and braids that accent the face-frame are some of the most popular renditions in recent years, yet the inventive and original examples pictured above show you how can build on the trend to create a one-of-a-kind, memorable look. For tips and tricks to help your twines be the best around, click style notes.

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Hitchcock may have loved blonde leading ladies and Reese Witherspoon may enjoy flaxen locks, but Stylenoted favorite, Anne Hathaway, loves being a brunette. Only weeks after appearing as a golden honey blonde at the Met Gala, the actress was seen yesterday roaming New York City in her signature dark shade, her pixie cut styled off her face. Our inside sources say the change is due to an upcoming role in the film Song One. No matter what color her locks, Anne is a style chameleon and trendsetter. To see an evolution of Anne’s hair and style, click through to stylenotes.

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