From the daily archives: "Thursday, August 22, 2013"

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This is an interesting one from actress, Bella Thorne. Out and about to attend the Imagen Awards in Beverly Hills, one could call her hairstyle an artful combination of two trends in one; or, such is the difference betwixt the two sides, it could be seen as having trouble deciding which one of two hairstyles to choose. There’s a lot of multi-texture in New York right now, so we’re inclined to give Bella the benefit of the doubt, especially as the combination of bouncy side-swept curls on one side and a bunch of itsy-bitsy braids on the other creates a beautiful, asymmetrical face-frame within a surprising, hybrid style. Easier to recreate than what you might think, find out styling tips in style notes…

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curls

I recently heard some forecasters say that curls, waves, and texture are on their way out. My thought: Put down the cellphone and take a good look around. Every time I flip through an editorial, catch a new collection, or get a glimpse of a celebrity, I see one unifying trend –– textured hair. More and more women are embracing their hair’s natural texture and working with it, not against it. Even women with straight hair are now wanting movement and kinks in their locks. And what’s not to love about curls and waves? They can make a dramatic statement or be effortlessly nonchalant. Are you part of the texture revolution? Click through to style notes to learn about my favorite products and tools for achieving the best twists, kicks, and waves. –– Michelle Rotbart 

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The modern goth movement exhibits influence from gothic literature, horror films, rock culture, and pinup fashion. It combines rough edges with romance and macabre for a look that is both pretty and hip. Add gothic influence to your fall style with dark saturated hair colors, sleek texture, and loose waves. Read on for tips on giving your hair vampish appeal. –– Laura Martin

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This cut combines short hair playfulness with long hair sexiness, framing the face with a piecey fringe and face framing layers. Unlike most shorter shapes, which tend to expose the ears and neck completely, this cut gives some coverage for a wider variety of styling options and a soft, whimsical feeling. The shape is a great transition cut if your growing out a shorter style or a not-too-shocking intro to the world of cropped styles. Read on for steps to getting this delightful, flirty shape. –– Laura Martin  

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