From the daily archives: "Friday, August 23, 2013"

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Something for the weekend? It’s the last days of summer –– make the most of them by going out in this fancy and fabulous ‘do. A style made famous by the film stars of the forties, the glamorous, neck-grazing waves and deep, stylistic side-part are as sexy and as sophisticated as they ever were. Nowadays, though, instead of having to roller-set hair over several hours, or even overnight, you can use hot-tools to create this look as quick as a flash. Learn the steps in the style notes…

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Anyone with long hair, feeling the need for an autumnal change, will do well to recreate the beautiful wonder of this style. The dark and gritty blonde fits great with the model’s creamy complexion, while the center-part opens like curtains, offering a tantalizing peek at the face-frame. Draped alluringly off the shoulder, cascading waves give the style a modern and feminine finish. The beauty of this shape is this: Anyone with long hair and a few layers can create a similar silhouette with ten minutes at the vanity table. For our tips, click style notes.

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After more than a year of flashing us her long flaxen locks, Ciara turned to Instagram to announce she’s “Back 2 My Black…Oh How I Missed U…” Whatever the impetus for the change, the look is a great fit for Fall. The sultrily dark tone benefits from a few caramel blonde highlights around the face, which keeps Ciara emblazoned with the rock and roll spirit. Going from blonde to brunette is more difficult than you may think, and is best achieved with a steady change of color over time. So if you want to go back to your darker roots this autumn, click style notes for our professional tips.

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