From the daily archives: "Monday, July 8, 2013"


One thing making Style Noted special is that we invite any stylist with a creative spark to submit their work to us; this makes our blog a place where any hairdresser, anywhere in the world, can get their work published. Christophe Lambenne, with many of his images posted on our site, has made the most of our egalitarian attitude. His latest submission –– Feathers –– is another avant-garde tour de force. A swirling mass of a fuzzy, crimped texture combined with a feathery accessory, this look featured in Ellements Magazine, July 2013 issue, book 3. For Christophe’s own styling tips, click notes.

First I made a bun at the back of the head but I kept free a thin section of hair around the face. I covered the hair with purple braided hair (extensions) in order to manage a sort of a braid crown at the top, except the thin section around the face. I used bobby pins and a flat iron to create an Afro-inspired texture in the front. I added real dyed bird’s feathers at the back. Last I used a deep purple hairband on the underneath to hold up the style and finish the look. 

Hair: Christophe Lambenne
Photographer: Stanislaw Jagiello
MUA: Florence Bracaval
Model: Jessica from Jill Models Agency

faux barette

Warm weather can be a tough time for long-haired ladies. We love to let our tresses down, but in the heat, flowing strands can be unruly, frizzy, and downright stifling. But wearing hair up every day is boring, which is why half-up looks are so essential. They’re cooler and more controlled than leaving locks free, but softer and sexier than ponytails and chignons. This trompe l’oeil style uses braids to create the illusion of an ornate clip, keeping strands off the face with an artful, unique and surprisingly easy trick. Read on for detailed steps on how to create this heat-defying style. –– Laura Martin

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celeb looks

A wonderful long weekend celebrating Independence Day gave favorite A-Listers the chance to get in the spirit of holiday fun by rocking carefree summer hair and putting a fashionable take on red, white, and blue. We think Reese, Khloe, Emmy, and Molly showed some of the best examples of how to dress appropriately for the occasion while expressing their personal style through their beauty looks and savvy outfits.  Click through to style notes to zoom in on the best celebrity looks of the week. –– Michelle Rotbart 

Image 7-7-13 at 2.06 PM

Strawberry isn’t one specific color, it’s a range that includes tones from light golden copper to muted silver-red. Playing around with subtle variations is a great way to personalize trends, and make clients happy. This slightly metallic, shimmery variation gives a sophisticated twist to light red-blonde, and adapts it for clients with ruddy skin who may not look their best in warm shades. The mix of warm and cool hues also works well paired with fair highlights or adds seasonal sparkle to light browns. Read on for tips and the professional formulation. –– Laura Martin

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