From the daily archives: "Monday, November 11, 2013"
scarf
Headscarves give vintage flair to simple ensembles. Popular in the 1960s, kerchiefs have an ageless quality and, since being spotted on this season’s runways, are back to being a fashionable way to keep your head both stylish and warm. They’re great for disguising dark roots, unruly bangs, or flyaways. The width and fabric of the scarf used can make this accessory casual or dressy. Read style notes for more tips on wearing this adornment.

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wind proof your hair
This may be my favorite time of year; the scenery is beautiful, the air is crisp, there is no humidity. On the down side, cold, windy days are wreaking havoc on my locks. Just as I thought I’d kiss my hair woes goodbye, the tempestuous days of autumn whipped my hair into a ruckus. Fear not, you can avoid icy wind induced bad-hair days with a few easy tips and tricks. Click through to style notes to wind-proof your locks. –– Michelle Rotbart 

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For a feminine, romantic, and regal effect this pretty look combines a softly braided halo and a tumble of length. Updos often pull hair back, away from the face, but this shape hugs the features with loopy texture and an over the shoulder cascade, for a look that is soft, not severe. Pair it with long earrings and strong brows for a sensual, sultry look. Learn how to recreate the shape in the style notes. –– Laura Martin 

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The first time we saw splash-lights we knew they had potential, but the version we showed you earlier this fall, with a bright blonde streak cutting through the center of dark strands, was not for the faint of heart. Now the technique has evolved we’re seeing softer versions of the trendy placement that blend dark shades at roots and ends, with lighter areas toward the center. The softer version is a fresh, wearable twist on ombre that feels much more approachable. For tips on getting this trendy color placement, click the notes. –– Laura Martin

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