From the daily archives: "Friday, June 7, 2013"

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Everyone loves a fishtail! And the weekend is a great time to make one. You can use it to impress your friends with the vintage and feminine style of a decorative entwine. Braids remain on trend; and it’s a great way to keep hair off the face in hot and humid weather. Though it may appear complicated, it’s not much more difficult than your usual three-strand braid. For our styling tips to this romantic and fashionable look, click style notes.

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This hair is thick, long, and luscious with a nice natural wave. That’s a great way to be, but it is also important that looks like this don’t get weighed down with all the density. Shape and styling is critical, and this is how to tailor it perfectly to carefree summer days. Long and loose layers give space and freedom, movement and softness, while keeping length. The side-parting and full bangs combined with the disheveled elegance of the blowsy, windswept tousle of the sultry waves creates the quintessential shabby chic ‘do. Whether your hair is naturally textured or not, in a few easy steps, this look is achievable for anyone with long layers; for our styling tips, click notes.

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Ombre –– the graduation of color from dark to light –– offers a sensational melting effect of multi-tone shading.  This image of Jessica Alba is a great example of using ombre to add depth and dimension, and to spotlight the tousle of texture. A classic long length with caramel to blonde ombre, it’s pretty, vivid, dynamic and attractive. In general, use to brighten features while spotlighting enhanced cascades for a perfect modern style. Learn more about ombre in the style notes.

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