From the daily archives: "Friday, November 1, 2013"

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We’re so excited for the amazing collaboration between Isabel Marant and fast-fashion power house H&M coming out in November. We’ve finally gotten a peek at the entire collection and could not be more inspired. The campaign features such beauties as Daria Werbowy, Alek Wek, Devon Aoki, Milla Jovovich and Sam Rollinson. We’re loving the easy looks Marant is known for, especially the easy hair. It’s a great compliment to the highly anticipated line. Click style notes to check out the look book and get your hair ready for boho casual fashions.–– Michelle Rotbart

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When I first chopped my hair into a bob, I loved the freedom it gave me. It was quick and easy to style and always looked super chic. The only part I struggled with was the right evening updo. Luckily, I found the above video tutorial by Theodore Leaf, Glamour Magazine’s Beauty Editor-at-Large, offering quick and easy tips on how to style cropped hair into a French Twist. Always in vogue, it’s the perfect nighttime look for all you sassy short-haired girls. –– Michelle Rotbart

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The newest collection from our favorite style site, Fashion Gone Rogue, is a sixties inspired editorial by Mariya Pepelanova. Marie Sander and Mie Ber don the hottest outwear styles from top designers mixed with other essential autumn pieces. The short choppy bobs were our favorite part of the spread. The hair styles gave the looks a Twiggy vibe while keeping them fresh and modern. Click style notes for inspiration from this exclusive trending editorial. –– Michelle Rotbart

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Coca Rocha showed off her new cropped do in a gorgeous editorial inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s To Catch a Thief, in last month’s issue of Stylist Magazine. The top model revived retro beauty, capturing the elegance of a 40’s film noir star. Coco’s curly crop coupled with vintage-inspired looks from Burberry and Louis Vuitton make for the perfect autumn style. Click through to style notes to see a modern mix fit for a cinematic star.–– Michelle Rotbart

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According the the American Hair Loss Association, an organization dedicated to educating the public on the disease of hair loss, 40 percent of people who lose their hair are now women. Other studies suggest that over 30 million women suffer from premature hair loss and that it can be caused by anything from genetics or stress. Others blame day-to-day excessive styling. And while bald can be beautiful and super short crops rock, none of us want to knowingly damage our hair. Too much coloring, high temperature heat styling, over brushing and shampooing and even ponytails and braids that are too tight are possible causes for making hair weak and fragile. Fear not, however, there are solutions to undoing the mess and getting rid of that head of straw…–– Michelle Rotbart
1. Cut off the damage
The easiest way to get rid of damage is to cut it off. It can be hard to let go of long locks, but just remember it will grow back. Talk with your stylist and come up with a plan for your hair. You’ll get a fresh new hair cut and your hair will look much better.
2. Be smart about heat styling 
Repeat after me, “I will use a thermal protector whenever I heat style my hair; I will not hold hot tool on my hair for more than seven seconds.” That’s all you need to remember.
3. Deep condition
You can hit up the salon every few months to get a deep conditioning treatment, or you can DIY with super rich and super deep conditioners like whipped treatment. Use weekly to give your locks a special treat. It’s color-saving, and gives hair shine, luster and is good to needy hair.

 

4. Be Patient
Repairing hair takes time. Keep it healthy by getting regular trims every 4 to 6 weeks. This will help prevent split ends, breakage, and the appearance of thinning hair.