From the daily archives: "Tuesday, November 12, 2013"


Today is Anne Hathaway’s birthday, making it the perfect time to take a look back at some of her most memorable hairstyles. The bushy and flirty ponytail is from 2002 and tells the tale of Hollywood starlet on the rise; with hair swept up and away from the face, it’s a great reminder of her natural beauty. A few years on, her full bangs create a eye-catching, face-framing fringe; a casual yet sexy style for a twenty-something. Playing the, White Queen in Alice in Wonderland, Anne’s platinum blonde had an icy appeal. Finally, post Les Miserables, she sports the elegant, chic crop that has become her signature. To learn how to recreate Anne;s image-defining hairstyles, click style notes.

Pony: Use refinish dry shampoo to add body, grit, and texture to long strands and sweep hair into a pony that sits on the occipital bone.

Full Bangs: Ask your stylist for full, deep set bangs. Use set and style spray and blowdry from side to side, using comb. Then blowdry straight down, creating a full and smooth bang section.

All-White: This color may take several salon visits to achieve. Start by lightening the base and then gradually tone to platinum blonde safely over time.
Pixie: To go pixie-cut short, ask your stylist for a rounded, graduated pixie cut with a sweeping fringe. Style sleek and shiny with pomade; style messy and undone with texture paste.

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Forget the perfect dress, if you want to dazzle this upcoming holiday season, then you can’t attend a party without a hair decoration from Colette Malfouf. She is the IT accessory designer, inspiring all of the high street imitations. Her current collection includes head pieces with floral designs, feathers, intricate beading, and a lot of glamorous attitude. You can find her soiree ready pieces on her website, Henri Bendels, Bergdorf Goodman, or in Soho at the Kissan Concept Store. Click through to check out her amazing pieces, and get party hair inspiration. –– Michelle Rotbart 

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Your hair is part of your identity and the style you chose can say a lot. This long bob with short bangs combines youthful innocence with artsy edginess, for a shape that’s both sweet and powerful. The short dramatic fringe recalls school girls and pinups. The crisp edge of the mid-neck bob adds elegance and toughness. Worn pin straight the look says femme fatale; add a slight bevel and recall a silent film siren; tousle and wave  for a modern take on flirty flapper. Click the style notes for tips on wearing this chameleon cut. –– Laura Martin

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Bright, bold red is fun, delicious and just a bit spicy, like it’s namesake confection. The hue is attention getting and bright, but with its roots in reality, making it less punky than other vivid shades. This delicious candy color is often lusted after, but hard to achieve. Fading, undersaturation and muddiness can leave your reds pinkish, flat or dull. But with a few simple tips and  the right formula, you can have crimson as vibrant as a fire engine. Read on to find out how. –– Laura Martin

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