From the daily archives: "Monday, June 10, 2013"

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With The Great Gatsby lighting up the sliver screen, many of this year’s hair, fashion, and beauty trends relate to the Roaring Twenties, which means it is a great time to try romantic pin curls, especially for special summer occasions. To use this piece of 1920s inspiration, mid-length locks work best. If that’s your style, artfully constructed pin-curls and finger-waves can give you a contemporary version of this classic retro vibe. For our styling tips, click the notes.

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Surrealist Mexican painter Frieda Kahlo was know for many things: her stunning self portraits, her troubled marriage with Diego Rivera, and her unique sense of style. Mixing traditional indigenous garments with brightly colored skirts, bold jewelry and beribboned hair, Frieda’s look encompassed both her artistic taste and her pride in her heritage. Her signature hairdo was a twist on the milkmaid braid in which brightly colored fabric was interwoven into the design. The look is simple and artful, practical and impacting, and feels as current today as it did sixty years ago. Read on for tips on recreating the iconic look. –– Laura Martin 

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The sun is scorching and the temperature continues to climb, which often causes skin to freak-out: Hyper-pigmentation, blemishes, dullness –– Oh My! We’re in need of something fresh. Quick to react to consumer demands, the beauty industry brought toner back to the front of the shelf. An essential part of a skin care routine, toners prep skin to reap the benefits of ingredients applied afterwards. They also exfoliate, brighten, soften and smooth complexions –– leaving skin revitalized. Much like great skin, great hair comes from using the correct prepping products, especially when the elements are taking their toll. Using the right hair care routine saves your strands from damage and stress, and makes managing them easier, so you can style with confidence. To start preparing for your flawless hair day, click through to style notes. –– Michelle Rotbart

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Warm fiery red is the perfect color for summer; it looks great in the sun, is stunning paired with tropical palettes, and gives pale skin a sun-free glow. This vibrant shade sets off all eye colors and works well as both a single color process and a dazzling highlight for brunettes. The mix of titian and tangerine with a hint of burnished depth provides complexity without sacrificing vividness. Read on for the professional formulation and tips for maximizing brilliance and longevity. –– Laura Martin 

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