From the daily archives: "Friday, July 5, 2013"
long hair dont care

Summer is officially here and it’s time to start dreaming about a vacation. Unfortunately, many of the best travel destinations are prone to high humidity –– a no-no for great hair. And it’s beyond frustrating to want to relax yet be worried about exposing hair to too much sun and chlorine. It’s important to pack the appropriate haircare products and accessories to have great hair from day one –– after all, you’re going on vacation to relax, not worry about your hair. For recommendations on what to pack for a long hair don’t care trip, click through to style notes. –– Michelle Rotbart 

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male hair

In modern times long men’s styles are often associated with counter culture movements; hippies, rockers and skaters have worn long locks as a point of difference  from the mainstream. But thanks to vintage influence, long hair for men is a growing trend. We’ve seen lots of pompadour styles with tight sides and disconnected length up top, but in the last few months these looks have begun to transition to looser, less structured shapes. The newest long cuts have a more relaxed feeling, with sides that dust the top of the ears and blend seamlessly into brow length fringe. The style is charming and princely, recalling bygone eras of chivalry with a perfect hybrid of rugged mountain toughness and buttoned up chicness. Read on for steps to getting tailored, masculine length. –– Laura Martin 

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second day

Just because you partied a little too hard last night doesn’t meant your tendrils have to suffer from a hair hangover. Second day hair is the best. Your locks get a little more gritty, a bit more textured, and much more sexy. And while some fear oily hair, it can work to your advantage when preening –– your scalp, at least, will thank you for not over-cleansing. For quick and easy solutions to get the best second hair day styles, click through to style notes. –– Michelle Rotbart 

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black

There are days when your hair cannot be trusted, when your usual styling methods produce only flyaways and frizz; when your ends refuse to bend in the same direction; when even a ponytail looks out of control. But not to fear, this style can rescue you from even the most severe hair trauma. Sleek and controlled, the look will tame any texture, even at it’s most unruly moments. The looped coils are polished, soft, and worry free, for perfect, easy summer style. Read on for steps to creating the look. –– Laura Martin 

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