From the daily archives: "Monday, July 22, 2013"

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It’s often the case that we have a signature style that we love, and that always seems to look good, but when it comes to making a change, something fancy, fun, or hip, perhaps for a night on the town, we struggle to create. Yet if you use the right products and tools, or can keep a few good tips and tricks in you back pocket, you can positively change your style, quick as a flash. So let’s round off Monday with style notes on ways you can make your hair trendy and new for those day to night change-ups…

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The delicate boning in fishtail braids gives them an elegant construction reminiscent of corset laces. The fine structure brings intricacy to girlish pigtails, transforming them into something simultaneously elaborate and simple. The style is chic enough for a night on the town and effortless enough for a day at the beach. Read on for steps to this laced up look. –– Laura Martin

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best celeb looks of the week

It’s all smiles and great summer hair among the stylish celebrities this week. Popular trends continue to evolve as celebrities customize for perfect personal style. My favorite looks include Gabrielle’s sleek bun Lively’s cascade of wave, Karlie’s choppy bob, and Gwyneth Paltrow with bend on the ends.  To learn how to emulate these looks, click through to style notes. –– Michelle Rotbart 

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Mahogany brown is a perfect warm weather option for raven haired ladies. The rich, dimensional hue works well on most skin tones because it contains hints of both warm copper and cool eggplant within a burnished golden base. In bright summer sun these tones will sparkle and dance, for a luminous effect. It fades less than more vibrant reds, and pairs well with a variety of other colors, so it’s easy to highlight or lowlight when you’re ready for a change. Read on for the formula and expert tips to getting the shade. –– Laura Martin 

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