From the daily archives: "Wednesday, September 25, 2013"


Avon’s iconic trio of fragrances, “Today. Tomorrow. Always,” have got a new face. “Wilde’s timeless allure makes her the ideal face of this classic, yet modern collection,” says a statement from Avon. This smoldering pic confirms her beguiling aesthetic. A flowing, waving center-part in rich caramel brown, her long-layered hairstyle is the perfect fit for her come-hither glare. To learn how to create it, click style notes.

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Combining warm and cool blondes produces a flattering, dimensional result without adding lowlights. The use of multiple tones has a balancing effect on the skin that emphasizes rosiness while minimizing uneven pigmentation. Tonal variation also magnifies shape and texture, enhancing the complexities of your cut. Read on for tips to achieving this look and professional formulations. –– Laura Martin

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Glamorous hair took many forms during Spring 2014 New York Fashion Week: big curls, sleek wet looks, and luxury accents. Gold leaf, metal extensions, and feather wefts added an air of opulence to the collections of Lela Rose, Marchesa, and Fallon. Thin fronds of navy feathers gave fluffy texture vintage glamour; metallic filaments added length and sparkle to soft waves; bits of gold leaf illuminated cloud-like buns. Incorporating unusual textures and exotic materials into your hairstyle is a unique way to elevate your fall look. Read on for tips on stealing these elegant styles. –– Laura Martin

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What does it mean to be a man? Studies that hunt down Man’s traditional role, fictional characters like Don Draper, and even cultural shifts like South Korea’s flower boys (men who love to beautify) have created blurred lines. The social norms of manliness and grooming are changing. Slate tech columnist Farhad Manjoo, a regular guy, recently wrote an article on his experimentation with foundation. After trying several products and techniques, he found he enjoyed makeup when he wanted to feel more put together. It gave him the same confidence that putting on a dress shirt, jacket and tie usually grants. If the new man feels confident wearing makeup, how does he take care of his hair…