From the daily archives: "Thursday, October 10, 2013"
We’re delighted submissions continue to roll in from professionals all over the country because, after-all, it’s working stylists who are on the pulse of new trends, and are hearing first hand how the people want to dress their hair. This sensational knock-out look, sent in by world-renowned master stylist, Adam Federico, owner of the esteemed Sacramento-based salon, AJF, powers home the point. A bombshell long layer shape with swooshing and dramatic side-part and hints of autumnal ombre effects on the ends, what long-haired raven-head wouldn’t want to wear a gorgeous style like this? It’s beautiful yet cool; flirtatious, yet classy; textured, yet polished. For Adam’s own account of shaping this look, click style notes….  Click for StyleNotes →


Last week we brought you Las Bandidas, a short film starring Cara Delvinge and the scrunchie, proving the notorious hair accessory was back from the dead. This week we learn that famous design houses have taken notice and are retailing luxury versions. Missoni, known for opulent knits, has a $95 option, available on e-commerce site Net-A-Porter. It’s comprised of mint satin with a white and red crochet knit overlay. Also available on the site is a printed twill scrunchie from Marc by Marc Jacobs. If you’re looking for something more elegant try the L. Erickson offerings, made from silk. The “quick and simple styling solution” is described as a “modern take on an old favorite.” Could the scrunchie really be the new hot trend for the season? That’s up to you –– for now, take a look at more designer scrunchie looks in the style notes….  Click for StyleNotes →


A soft shape and a touch of pastel color give definition and lightness to strong, bouncy curls. The shoulder length cut has a strong outline and long layers that create a slender, playful silhouette. Short pieces around the brow frame the face and eliminate the need for a part. The highlighted tips, applied to individual coils, create separation and show off texture. Click the style notes for simple steps to getting this vibrant, flouncy look. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →


Image 10-6-13 at 9.05 AMThe beauty of fall is patina, a quality of age and experience, a richness that comes with age. Autumn fashion reflects this feeling with robust colors, dense fabrics, and layered ensembles. This hairstyle evokes the same feeling. Richly texture lengths, a heavy fringe with a lightly frayed edge, a rusted hue, and matte tousled texture give the look a mature, tarnished quality. Get this atmospheric style in a few simple steps. –– Laura Martin  Click for StyleNotes →