From the daily archives: "Monday, October 28, 2013"

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Taking hair color cues from the likes of Kim Kardashian is not how we imagined Johnny Depp spending his days. But, like the classy reality star, he’s gone blonde. The actor debuted his new golden locks last weekend at the BFI Long Film Festival. The look, we hope, is only temporary. It’s most likely for his new roles in the film Into the Woods. We’re not totally feeling it, but in our eyes Johnny does no wrong –– besides that Wino Forever tattoo. Thinking about going blonde? There are several factors to consider. Read on to learn how to go blonde the right way. –– Michelle Rotbart Click for StyleNotes →

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Hair color trends tend to follow nature, getting brighter and richer with the change of the seasons, and vivd tones are no exception. Bold hues are becoming more saturated this fall: pink becomes fuchsia, heather turns violet, and sea foam converts to emerald. These more intense shades last longer than their pastel counterparts and look great with other trendy shades like golden blonde, cinnamon red, and walnut brown. Read on for tips on wearing these bright and beautiful colors. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →

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Growing up I used to love to watch the show I Dream of Jeannie on Nick at Nite. Jeannie’s antics as she vied for the attention of Tony were always laughable and I watched every week to see what crazy situation would happen next. More so than the comedy, I loved Jeanie’s signature red and pink outfit and her bouncy ponytail. This year for Halloween, I decided to indulge my childhood fantasies and dress as her. Sourcing the crop top and harem pants was easy and I even found this awesome I Dream of Jeannie inspired hair tutorial demonstrated by Dulce Candy Ruiz, a California based blogger. Dulce’s video made it easy for me to recreate the look and I had a lot of fun pretending I was Barbara Eden. Due to my dark locks, I ended up looking like Jeannie’s evil twin sister Jeannie ||, which I happily didn’t protest. Now I just have to master that fold of the arms, nod of the head and double blink routine. To learn to recreate Jeannie’s signature pony, click here–– Michelle Rotbart

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For long haired ladies a ponytail is an essential staple. This loosely tied back version has the flirty charm of an oversized sweater falling off a shoulder; it feels like it’s about to slip loose. The silhouette is soft, romantic and neat, with a touch of naughtiness. This sexy style is perfect for a date or any time you want to look effortlessly beautiful. Get the simple, stylish shape in a few simple steps. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →