From the daily archives: "Thursday, August 15, 2013"


In days of summer, we all love tousled, rolled out of bed, carefree hair. But as the beach parties wrap, and we prepare for the Back to School season, we need some prim and proper looks for our professional engagements. Lily Collins captures the demure spirit with this obedient, sleek and polished side-part. The scalp-hugging shape accents the beautiful, feminine curvature of her head while the scintillating shine brings out the sparkle in her unusual eyes. An easy style for anyone with mid-to-long length to recreate; find our tips in the style notes.

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hair care

It’s time to get excited for the autumn days ahead –– chunky sweaters, the rustle of the leaves, back to brunette.  As I cheerfully peruse the autumn collections and pull out my leather jackets, one stubborn fact remains: I’m still suffering from July and August’s heat, and so is my hair. It’s been to the beach. It’s been put in a bun. I love to tousle and wand and wave. My braids have gone from micro to macro. One day I felt the ‘80s revival, so out came the crimper. My hair needs some end of summer love. This week I’ve been busy with the best products to give my tresses nourishment and luster as I prepare for my fall debut. If your hair could use some love, too, click style notes to see my favorite products for end of summer hair repair. –– Michelle Rotbart 

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Rachel McAdams’ has a timeless beauty thanks to her dimpled cheeks, flawless skin and classic bone structure. Ranging from a shaggy chocolate bob to a blonde and pink shag to coppered long layers, she takes full advantage of her features by experimenting with a variety of cuts and colors. We style noted her latest look last week , but her hue is getting so much attention, I wanted to give you a formulation that can make it happen. A bright, light copper that perfectly accents porcelain complexions and turquoise eyes, read on to get the steps to this beautiful color, as well as tips to make it work for you… –– Laura Martin 

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