From the daily archives: "Tuesday, August 13, 2013"

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There must be something in the air over in celebrity-ville. During the last few years, we’ve seen everyone from Miley Cyrus to Emma Watson to Michelle Williams to Anne Hathaway snipping off luscious and long, feminine locks in favor of stronger and tougher, shorter shapes. Perhaps somebody told them a new hairdo is still the best way to get yourself noticed? Whatever the reason, the spate continued last week with the bootylicious one. Now celebrity fashion models are getting in on the act. Taking her flowing auburn tresses into a punk-inspired pixie cut, Coco Rocha’s new look is a striking beauty makeover. With lots of length in the top section to create a wispy and light short to long feel, the shape features piece-y-ness and movement with soft edges; the side-parting sweeps elegantly over the face, drawing attention to the eyes. A fun, flirty, and easy way to wear the hair –– learn how to create it in the style notes…

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What do the cool kids have that we all want? According to beauty maven Emily Weiss, blogger for InTo the Gloss, it’s The Swoosh. A nonchalant and sexy do, the swoosh is a side-swept voluminous style that went from the runways to the street, and is now adorned by the hippest crowds in Hollywood. Think Lea Michele, Daria Werbowy, and Ms Weiss; think of hair moving to the sound of the swoosh. It’s a great style on any length of hair and an instant invitation to sit with the cool crowd. To make this look yours, click through to style notes. –– Michelle Rotbart  

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Wreaths are ancient symbols of fertility, honor and virtue. Traditionally woven from flowers and leaves, a wreath can also be constructed from the strands of your hair. After all, a woman’s hair is often called her crowning glory. Styling yours into a festive circlet creates a beautiful shape that keeps you cool and controls flyaway tendrils with youthful, classic style. The looks pictured above offer four lovely variations on a garland motif. Click the style notes for tips on creating these fantastic looks. –– Laura Martin

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Late summer feels easy and light. Long days and warm weather have brightened skin and lightened hair. Bright colors abound as people pack onto every strip of beach and sidewalk cafe chair in an effort to absorb the last days of the season. This style speaks to that feeling; shoulder dusting length gives hair bounce and reveals tanned skin, tousled waves invoke saltwater breezes and a deep side part tumbles hair across the face with heedless sensuality. Read on for steps to achieving endless summer style. –– Laura Martin

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