From the daily archives: "Wednesday, September 18, 2013"

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AJF Sacramento is one of the most revered hairdressing brands on the West Coast. So it’s quite the treat to receive this editorial submission from their salon owner and master stylist, Adam Federico. Titled Noir the style features strong geometric lines and a beautiful silhouette. Inspired by the era of dark and stylized Hollywood films, the artful composition of this style puts forward the feeling of femme fatale. If you like the idea of being a mysterious and seductive siren, click style notes for Adam’s own insight on creating this look.

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Autumn is my favorite time of the year, but after catching all the Spring Ready-to-Wear shows, wouldn’t i be nice if it was warm again. My feelings sprang up after seeing all of the cool beach hair worn at the contemporary shows. The interpretations of modern beach hair ranged from too crunchy wave to too wet wave to just right wave––making me feel like Goldilocks. The just right wave was done at J.Crew, a favorite among fashionistas, cool moms, and corporate types. The hair had the perfect amount of texture, but was easy enough to be worn everyday without trying too hard. You may have to run over to 5th Avenue to get the wardrobe, but you can start wearing the waves now. Click through to style notes to read a step-by-step guide on looking like you just stepped out of a J.Crew catalog. –– Michelle Rotbart 

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The bounty of autumn provides a wealth of color inspiration. Gold, copper, and deep red adorn pumpkins, leaves, and apples. Dark colors make hair look thicker and shinier, especially when combined with pinpoint tendrils of brightness. Microfine highlights in bright copper or rich gold give the classic shade a metallic shimmer, for a rich, luxurious finish. Read on for tips on achieving this burnished shade and professional formulas. –– Laura Martin

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Pink hair is pretty and fun, but carnation hues aren’t for everyone. These shades often a softer version, adding a rosy reflection onto a natural toned base. The tint adds sparkle and interest to beige, brown and copper, transforming neutral hues to fashion shades. Click the style notes for tips and formulations for adding a touch of blush to your favorite tone. –– Laura Martin 

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