From the daily archives: "Monday, June 3, 2013"

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This is an ultramodern long and layered bob, cut below the collar-bone. There is smooth texture and a soft side-part, which beautifully frames the face, especially with the in-swooping strands. The shape of the cut brings definition to the cheekbones, and is the sort of style women can easily and confidently wear everyday.  A darkish brown base, it gets lighter on the ends, adding a touch of on-trend ombre to the style. A modern shape and hue for stylish and chic looks, while keeping hair low-maintenance. Get styling tips via the style notes.

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As a stylist it’s important to be aware of trends. Celebrities, runway shows, and fashion magazines set the tone for hair, fashion, and makeup looks each season, but they tend to show dramatic versions that are great for the catwalk but too bold for the street. For those of us inside the industry, turning avant-garde to everyday is a big part of our job, but sometimes the translation can be puzzling, especially for people who’s’ sense of style is classic and minimal. To help out, we’re giving you four of this season’s hottest cuts, toned down for the reserved fashionista. Read on for tips on getting each look. — Laura Martin

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Dynamic styling effects are often in the details. The filigree of a button, the matte finish of a lipstick, the way hair is casually half tucked behind the ear. This hair trend started on spring and summer catwalks and, though a small nuance, it reflects the 1960s fashion revival. It’s also well-suited to an emergence of ear jewelry –– especially cuffs and wraps that highlight the upper ear. Easily achievable for all hair lengths, this is a perfectly imperfect nonchalant style for the early days of summer. To see our favorite variations of the half tuck on the runway, click through to style notes. –– Michelle Rotbart 

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Darkly tanned skin has fallen out of vogue as the long term effects of sun damage has become common knowledge. Many people now wear sunscreen even when they’re not going to the beach, and a healthy summer glow is often achieved with bronzer instead of rays. But even though the days of baking in the sun are behind us it’s hard to deny the beauty of a golden, sun-kissed glow. The same holds true for hair; white streaks and harsh highlights can look dated, but softly lightened ends add a warm, natural brightness. The formulas in Style Notes will give rich, blended highlights without brassiness. Read on for tips and formulations. –– Laura Martin 

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