From the daily archives: "Wednesday, July 17, 2013"

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Famous fashion blogger Keiko Lynn has an inspiring sense of style –– a clever combination of the whimsical, the beatnik, and the chic. Right now, we’re loving her hairstyle. A short and choppy shag with lots of textured layers all through the front, top, sides and back it promotes a soft, cascading, carefree style, perfect for the modern girl about town –– the one who prefers to wash and wear than to blow-dry the day away.  Keiko, a ravishing raven-head, likes her hair color natural, but if you enjoy adding hue to your locks, a blend of high and low lights around the bangs is a great way to soften features and draw attention towards the eyes. For our tips on achieving and maintaining a similar look, click style notes.

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Faded patterns, threadbare softness, tarnished hardware –– the wear and tear that old things accrue is part of why we love them. It makes sense that our hair and makeup should reflect the same well-worn quality. Marcel waves styled in the fashion of old Hollywood starlets take on a new character when finished with a matte surface and a few flyaway wisps. The slightly distressed finish is especially pretty when paired with equally soft makeup; try smudgy liner and an antiqued pink lip. Read on for tips on creating lived-in glamour. –– Laura Martin

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What’s not to love about summer? The warm weather, the sun, the long days, the Holiday weekends, the perfect beach waves –– amazing ingredients for good times. Your locks, however, don’t feel so good. Elements like heat and humidity, and things common in summer, like chlorine, salt water, and UV rays combine to cause dullness, brittle texture, faded color, frizz and flyways. Not to worry, nowadays there are many products that will help you enjoy the sunny season and maintain your shiny beautiful hair. Click through to style notes for my favorite products for enjoying the summer months without sacrificing your locks. –– Michelle Rotbart 

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This particular color was inspired by one of the students here at Arrojo Cosmetology School who recently had her hair dyed this ethereal verdigris shade. The popularity of pastel strands is an established trend, but each season new variations take center stage. This summer, extra-pale transparent hues bring whimsy and softness to pastels, taking them even lighter and softer than what we’ve seen in previous seasons. This delicate, barely-there, spring green is a perfect example; read on for the formula and tips to achieving this and other diaphanous hues. –– Laura Martin

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