From the daily archives: "Wednesday, October 23, 2013"


Voluptuous songstress Katy Perry takes center-stage on the cover of W Magazine’s November Global Style Issue. Posing for a series of sultry shots her bouncing, cascading hairstyle is reminiscent of the Golden Age of Hollywood glamor, and suits her womanly ways. To see the full spread, click style notes.  Click for StyleNotes →


From Fashion Week to editorial spreads to girls about town, we’ve seen a lot of texture in hairstyles over the past 12-18 months. Revving this trend up a notch, we are now seeing a new era of crimped hairstyles. Unlike the eighties, where crimps looked corrugated and tough, new modern crimps are softer and more fluid, and are used to add texture, volume, or visual interest. They also work with a bun or a twist. With narrower, shallower ridges, today’s crimpers are helping the aesthetic evolution. They are more versatile and can be used for soft and tailored looks. For tips on adding crimping to your own beauty routines, click style notes. Click for StyleNotes →

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A side braid that falls over one shoulder is a big trend for fall. The look is simple to achieve, and easy to personalize. These braided looks take the style further. Incorporating twines in innovative new ways, creating customized shapes and textures above the jawline that taper to a single entwine. Small plaits adorn the area around the face, in headbands, mohawks, and textured ribbons, for looks that range from boho to rocker. Create your own individualized side braid in a few simple steps. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →

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Layers of deep carmine and burgundy give this rich dark red a lustrous complexity. Combining similar shades in layered blocks gives the appearance of a single hue, but adds shine and dimension for a faceted effect. The result is luminous, blended, and lush, especially in saturated hues like this wine-colored palette. Read on for tips on application and professional formulations. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →