From the daily archives: "Wednesday, July 10, 2013"


Spotted at the Parisian premiere of her new movie The Bling Ring, Emma Watson continues her magical rise to the top of the style stakes. Once a bushy-haired witch, the British Actress sparkled in a shiny and stylish, sleek and classic bun that hugs her delicate and feminine head shape. But the best bit may be the color. A coppery, strawberry-like tone it helps her porcelain complexion glow, and makes a perfect match for her scintillating eyes. For tips on shaping a similar look, click style notes.

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The best of times, the worst of times; the season of natural highlights, the season of fading to dull; the epoch of beach waves, the epoch of frizz; the summer. Warm weather brings out the best and worst in our hair. We love how humidity enhances our curl, but hate the accompanying frizz. We love getting subtle, sun kissed highlights, but hate overall fading and brassiness. We love rough, salt water texture, but hate dryness. Thankfully the right products can transform summer dichotomies into warm weather wonders. Read on to learn the secrets. –– Laura Martin 

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fine hair

Light and delicate, fine hair can look almost angelic. But it can also be frustrating because it’s prone to being limp, falling flat, and failing to hold styles from day to night. The right product combinations and styling techniques are the key to making fine locks look thicker and fuller, while staying vibrant all day and all night. To get our tips on how to easily achieve luxurious hair full of body and volume, click style notes. –– Michelle Rotbart 


Years ago, I took a cooking class called flavor dynamics, and in four hours, it taught me the fundamentals of taste. I learned about varieties of salt, how to use delicate and resinous herbs, and the difference between warm and cool spices. Warm spices, the instructor said, were ones that would taste good in an oatmeal raisin cookie: cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg, and cloves. Easily combined for enticing combinations, these spices come in a palette of earthy tones perfect for creating natural, complex dark blondes, just as tempting as fresh baked pastries. Read on for tips on creating spice inspired hues, and for my professional formulations. –– Laura Martin 

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