From the daily archives: "Friday, August 16, 2013"

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Recently, we’re seen enough ethereal, light-red-brown hues to be sure it is an emerging trend. If a tone from copper to terracotta is something you’d like to try as we approach the autumn season, use this gorgeous hue as inspiration. Typically, red heads are perceived as a fiery breed. Yet modern versions of bronzed colors have a delicate and light, whimsical feel –– perfect for the urbane girl about town. For our tips on achieving a similar shade, click style notes.

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Last week Vanessa Hudgens opted for a chocolate brown to honey blonde ombre color change, and now her undone crown of braids shows an artful way to use dark to light colors for inventive styling options. Her lighter tips are made into a chunky plait and piled onto top, from below the crown up to the forehead. If hair is your crowning glory, this is the ultimate gilded diadem. Want to get the color and style? Click notes for our tips…

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Regular readers will know about our connection to ARROJO NYC, and today we’re able to bring you an exciting, exclusive opportunity to attend their signature show, Expo. Featuring Nick Arrojo and a cast of all-star stylists, “Style Council” is a trailblazing, high-octane 45-minute presentation highlighting progressive and fashion-forward styles from New York’s vanguard. When the presentation ends, there’s a DJ set and a two-hour open bar to inspire a good time boogie get down in honor of the hairdressing craft. This special evening event is open to hairdressers and non hairdressers. To win tickets, click style notes for (easy) entry details…

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As the sun sets on summer, one thing to look forward to is Fall fashions. September brings the new season’s collections and aesthetics into focus, letting us take inspirations for our autumn and winter wardrobes and beauty routines. With a twisted retro vibe, this Coach story, featured in Elle Japan’s September issue, hints at a new season of chromatic color blocking and an artful combination of the the sleek and the tousled. To see the full spread, click style notes.