From the daily archives: "Tuesday, September 3, 2013"

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Life is all about balance, and hairstyles are no exception. Long loose waves are fabulous and sexy, but can become a frustration when you’re on the go. Unless you get clever with the right accessory. Scarves are a great way to tame your mane without pinning it up, so you can have the appearance of free-flowing strands without the hassle. Scarves are a soft, sexy, luxurious way to control a flyaway mane. Read on for tips on selecting and utilizing this fabulous accessory. –– Laura Martin

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Whether she’s breaking hearts or belting out a country ballad, Rayna James, protagonist of hit TV series, Nashville, rocks some amazing Tennessee tresses. Her award-winning waves are always soft and full of bouncy volume. I love that she wears the style on stage or when spending time with her family –– proving the glamorous versatility of the woman and the style. If you want to be a Nashville star, or look like the reigning Queen, click through to style notes. –– Michelle Rotbart

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There’s a new men’s cut it town; we’re calling it the collar duster. It’s a little bit old school, a little rock n’ roll. Wear it pushed back and it feels rebellious, like a modern take on the classic James Dean; push it forward and has a sexy, heart throb quality; tousle it to invoke a rugged woodsman. The loosely textured but precisely constructed shape walks the like between short and long for easy transformations and endless possibilities. Read on for tips on what to ask for and how to style it at home. –– Laura Martin 

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A high gloss vermillion surface and symmetric rounded lines invoke the beauty of classic Chinese lacquerware in this stunning look. Like a lot of great design, the simplicity of this shape is highly crafted. The face-framing arch carves delicately around the cheekbones and rises above the brows for an open, wide-eyed feeling. A dark plum is dusted with ruby shimmer for a glossy finish. A highly textured interior collapses the shape, for a flattering, head hugging curvature that blends the tones and makes it easy to muss. The resulting look is a little bit Eastern, a little bit deco, a little bit beatnik, and very charming. Read on for steps to getting the shape. –– Laura Martin 

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