From the daily archives: "Tuesday, October 1, 2013"

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My look maybe feminine but I’m always trying to borrow from the boys. I like beaten up canvas bags, military-inspired pea coats, and wrist watches. I even shop in the J.Crew men’s section –– they have the best sweaters. So when my normal arsenal of hair products wasn’t working, I tried out this strange guy product called pomade. I was a little hesitant at first, but found pomade to be versatile and easy to use. Want some manly inspiration? Click through to style notes to learn cool tricks you can do with this mysterious, shiny magic. –– Michelle Rotbart 

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Compared to many of her peers Kirsten Dunst is more shrinking violet than Hollywood megastar, preferring to hole up in her apartment in the Big Apple than to waltz to the Hollywood Way. As such, her style choices and changes are often missed by the paparazzi. But this gorgeous bob is begging to be noted. A modern, jaw-length look with soft and gentle layers promoting an illusion of extra thickness and volume, the clean lines and soft shape perfectly frame her strong bone structure, enchanting eyes, and delicate neck. We love the indiscriminately parted bangs too. Made just off-of-center, the they drift gently over the eye-line for a chic yet easygoing style. Styling bobs should be quick, simple, and fun; for our tips, click style notes.

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Fruity undertones steeped in a warm pale brown offer a refreshing and comforting feeling. Natural hues with unusual undertones are a big trend for fall. Pink, peach and and silver tinges offer new dimensions to neutrals. Wear this peachy brown on its own or pair it with strawberry blonde and light copper for a brighter feeling. Read on for application tips and the professional formulation. –– Laura Martin

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As a professional stylist, part of your job is looking great, but that doesn’t mean hairdressers spend a lot of time fussing in the bathroom. In fact, most stylists I know spend less than fifteen minutes a day on their strands. Good hair is all about embracing and enhancing your natural quirks and it can happen with a lot less time and effort than you think. Read my industry insider tips for easy, beautiful hair in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

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