From the daily archives: "Friday, June 14, 2013"


A bouffant puffs out into a rounded shape. One of the first styles women wore to give that vital illusion of volume and fullness, it is a vintage, retro look made popular again by TV shows like Mad Men, and by a general drift back to the trends of the sixties. Here we see why it’s such a timeless look. Worn with cascading tousle, this buxom bouffant shows off sexuality and femininity by exposing features like shoulders and neck, while elevating the profile of cheekbones and chin. If you have a posh brunch date, or are planning a night on the town, you can impress your friends with this winning style. Fr our tips to making it yours, click style notes.

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shades-javier-pablo2 remains a go-to sight for editorial inspiration, and if the weather near you is anything like it is here in New York, you’ll need reminding that we’re in the heady days of summer. So it’s the perfect time to take a look at their recent Shades of Summer collection. Aside from the bright color palettes, we can’t get enough of the full and billowing shape of the model’s perfectly tousled locks. To take styling stimulus from the full spread, click style notes.

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The strength of this braid is that it helps to create an asymmetrical, short to long ‘do, which is a brilliant, beautifying way to open the face frame. Twines remain on the vanguard for their disheveled elegance, and the beatnik tousled élan of this style is perfect for outdoor summer parties. Styling is simply a matter of creating a strong side-part and then, on the short side, gathering hair into fairly streamlined braid that goes into the back. To learn how, click style notes.

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From Fashion Week to editorial spreads to girls about town, the last year has seen a new wave of crimped hairstyles –– but not as we know them. These are not the eighties-inspired corrugated waves that soon turned everybody off; these are softer, more tailored looks that enhance texture, add drama. If you’re fearing the crimper, there’s no need. Like most trends, it’s back with a modern twist. With narrower, shallower ridges, today’s crimpers are more versatile and can be used for a hint of crimp that keeps you looking cool. So it’s time to put crimping in your arsenal with these easy style notes….