From the daily archives: "Sunday, August 18, 2013"

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It’s almost August and summer is starting to wind down. Signs for back to schools sales and sweaters are starting to appear in stores. Of course, we still have weeks of sunshine to enjoy, barbecues to attend, and beach excursions to revel in, but if you want a new shape for fall, it’s a great time to start collecting inspiration. Whether you went short for the summer or are contemplating a chic crop for autumn, this bob-pixie hybrid is the perfect choice. Length up top with short sides and back is a great transition shape whether you’re going longer or shorter. A rich caramel base with lighter lengths around the face gives summer blonde a subtle push toward autumn. Read on for simple steps to getting the look. –– Laura Martin 

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In a time of changing hair color trends, we’ve seen the rise of ombre, and more recently pastel-colors have been on everyone’s radar. Now actress Vanessa Hudgens is opting for an edgier hue, debuting dark purple tips as accent to her classic raven. Katy Perry is the queen of the whole head of Tyrian, but we love Vanessa’s more wearable look. This is a great way for brunettes to try out the colored hair trend without sacrificing their dark locks. Would you be brave enough to put on purple tips?

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