From the daily archives: "Thursday, September 26, 2013"

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ARROJO Expo offers a trailblazing closeup look at the coming trends and techniques in hairdressing; Style Noted had to be there. One of the most fascinating things we found was a presentation called High-Wire. Using American Wave to create fabulous and full, quirky waves and curls brimming with personality, this new era of spiraling corkscrews is sure to make the timeless, elegance beauty and grace of texture the most sought-after style on the street. Using expanded shapes to create an ordered chaos within each style, we love how these looks feel vintage and modern at the same time. For tips on American Wave and other ways to get these styles, click style notes.

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A popular part of the sporty urban aesthetic of the 1990s, the ponytail cuff is returning to our crowning glories. After slowly coming back into fashion over the last couple of seasons, this month’s New York Fashion Week saw a sea of new cuffs, glamorous, feminine, and mostly metallic. Great for refining features in a strict and unyielding, dramatic high ponytail, it’s a smart way to get hair out off your face, and is as easy to do as any other pony. A perfect statement beauty accessory for parties, learn how to use the ponytail cuff for a chic new look via the style notes.

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When the weather transitions, my allergies kick my butt. Sneezing, coughing, and sinus pressure ruins the beginning of autumn for me. To help in my recovery I rely on honey –– a treatment for allergies, a yummy treat from nature’s candy shop, and now a popular staple in the beauty industry.  With a continuing movement toward natural and organic beauty ingredients, honey is an easy multi-tasking component to use in formulas. The sugars in honey act like a humectant, pulling water into skin and hair, making it a great for hydrating and moisturizing. The sweet food is appearing in high quality products such as lotion, lip balm, shampoos and conditioners. Ready to try the delicious sticky goo without the sting? Click through to style notes to see my favorite honey infused products. –– Michelle Rotbart 

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We’ve been seeing a lot of new color palettes in hair over the last year; pastels, vibrant jewel tones, silver and deeply tarnished metallics have come to the fore. This fall, the color spectrum is shifting into shades that reflect the season, like deep burnished copper, rich browns, and this lovely, forest green. Green hair usually looks punk-inspired and florescent, but this dark, blue based hue is soft, subtle and blends beautifully with other earth tones. Read on for tips on how to wear this trending shade. –– Laura Martin

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