From the daily archives: "Monday, October 7, 2013"

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It seems there’s a theme emerging for fall hair colors. Usually at this time of year it’s time to transition to a darker hue, but we’ve already noted Ashley Green flouting that trend, and now the head of the Hollywood nouveau, Chloe Grace Moretz, has traded in her mousey brown locks for a barrel full of strawberry blonde swirls. Following the fashion for darker roots and brighter ends, the color graduates from a rusty red-brown at the roots to flaxen and pinky-red in the middle to golden tones on the ends. Best of all, we love how Chloe has spotlighted the scintillating color tones with an artful cascade of curls. Want a similar look this season? For our tips on attaining this style, click notes…  Click for StyleNotes →

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This style feels flirty and playful with a touch of formality, perhaps due to its cocked placement which evokes a small decorative hat. The shape is easily customized with variations in texture. Enhance the sleek sides and back with a silky loop or add some contrast with a tousled knot. Jazzed up or played down this quirky shape is sure to become a quick favorite. Read on for simple steps to creating it at home. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →

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Rockstars epitomize cool. They don’t care about following fads or take themselves too seriously, which is precisely what makes them so appealing. The ladies above are known to be magnetic on stage, donning elaborate costumes and belting out high notes. But it’s their day-to-day look that gives us style envy; and even if we can’t play an instrument, sing on pitch, or move swiftly through choreography, we can achieve rockstar style. Click through to style notes to learn how to imitate the look of the rock elite. –– Michelle Rotbart  Click for StyleNotes →

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Hair chalking is a great way to get temporary color effects, but it has some down sides. It can be messy to apply, it dries out your strands, and can stain pale shades for longer than expected. New bumble and bumble spray chalk offers a great alternative. The product comes in an easy-to-use aerosol spray. It thickens and adds matte for a low sheen finish that doesn’t dehydrate your locks, and it promises to be gone in one shampoo, making it perfect for a night on the town. Read on for tips on using this exciting new product. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →