From the daily archives: "Wednesday, August 21, 2013"

"Breakfast At Tiffany's" Broadway Opening Night - After Party

The Game of Thrones actress, Emilia Clarke is hitting the big time. After reprising the role of iconic protagonist Holly Golightly in the Broadway run of Breakfast at Tiffany’s,you’ll soon be seeing her in two upcoming Hollywood productions, Dom Hemingway and Garden of Last Days. So no wonder she’s working on cultivating a memorable image. For now, with this tousled take on a chignon and a sheer Dolce & Gabbana dress, she’s going for upmarket rocker-chic. We love this off the face look for her, especially with the ruffled, distressed texture artfully placed all through the sides and top of the style. It’s something anyone can do, and works best on days in-between hair washings. For our tips to making it yours, click style notes.

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There are reasons why women prefer to wear their hair in a particular style. Whether it is for fashion or function, the crowning glory says a lot about a person’s individual tastes, and of the trends of the time.  The bob recently made a resurgence among celebrities, and others in the fashionable, on-trend crowd. Now the trend is trickling down, and this classic style is popular again. If fact, women have been so quick to re-adopt the bob, it got me thinking: what is it about this chic shape that makes women and girls keep coming back for more? To learn why it’s the most sought after hairstyle right now, click through to style notes. –– Michelle Rotbart

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When I began my styling career in the late 90s hair was defined in terms cut and color. But in the years since, texture has slowly returned, spawning a new vocabulary designed to address the long forgotten importance of surface quality. Beach waves, vintage waves, micro-crimps, coils, and fallen waves, each provide a different take on the third component of hair composition. New variations on wave and curl emerge as stylists experiment with this long forgotten element of design. The texture shown here has a defined, ridged quality that falls somewhere between kink and ripple, with an undulating movement and slight ridge. The shape can be worn sleek or ruffled, creating looks from glamourous to edgy. Read on for tips on creating these fascinating textures. –– Laura Martin

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What’s great about this cut is that it’s not too much of anything. Just past shoulder length with layers that fall at the chin and a slightly messy center part, this pretty shape has easy, everyday appeal. Worn in loose, barely there waves, it has a grungy understated glamour that works for anyone with straight to wavy hair. Soft edges play down strong features, making this shape especially flattering for exotic faces and sharp bone structure. Slightly imperfect symmetry minimizes imperfections, and width at the sides provides balance for long faces and high foreheads. Read on for steps to achieving hair equilibrium. –– Laura Martin 

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