From the daily archives: "Thursday, September 5, 2013"


In our beauty routines, we love luxury. Precious ingredients and delicious fragrances are all part of that experience. In hair care, however, these things often seem like an after-thought, with many drug store brands using unwholesome formulas and ingredients. So it’s nice to see prestige haircare upping the ante. Brands like ARROJO are using intricate aromas to attract consumers and add something more personal to the haircare experience. I love a light fragrance in my hair products. So long as it isn’t domineering, it gives me a point of difference. Want to add a soft fragrant punch to your tresses? Click through to style notes to see my favorite hair product scents. –– Michelle Rotbart 

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The perfect modern updo should maintain a delicate balance between feeling secure and looking loose. Crimped texture is a beautiful way to soften the surface while adding grip, making it the perfect solution for creating long lasting styles that feel ethereal. The corrugated surface bulks up strands and creates weightless volume, expanding classic shapes into delicate high-fashion designs. Read on for tips on making the most of this inspiring texture. –– Laura Martin

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Anyone who has seen the 1987 film The Princess Bride will remember Robin Wright as the spirited Princess Buttercup. Her waist-length, wavy, golden locks flutter behind her on horseback, are adorned with no less than four different crown, and are the envy of countless women. Warm blondes have a natural, sunlit quality that is soft and shimmery, making hair look touchable and soft. Now you can steal this legendary shade; click the style notes for the professional formulation. –– Laura Martin

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