From the daily archives: "Thursday, November 21, 2013"

disheveled

Now a staple of fashion and beauty aficionados, disheveled, rolled-out-of-bed locks offer the perfect blend of undone but done. With both rebellious and ethereal qualities, the aesthetic matches our turbulent times, and fits the chaotic lives of girls about town. Though it may seem easy to do, creating the shabby chic look requires the right balance of perfect and imperfect. To learn how to make it, click style notes.

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holiday hair

The holidays are right around the corner and I’m starting to gather my essential products for attention-grabbing looks. This season I want voluminous, shiny and bouncy hair that will take me from cookies to cocktails. Want to see what I’m gathering in my arsenal? Click through to styles notes and learn about all of the holiday hair essentials. –– Michelle Rotbart

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The silhouette of a mohawk is synonymous with edge. It’s a shape that will add a rock ‘n roll element to any look. But changing the surface quality of the style complicates the feeling, adding new dimensions. Disheveled curls and a chunky braid incorporate an earthy aspect; wet texture applies a bit of nonchalance; micro crimps give it a playful feathery quality. Try these fun variations, or combine the techniques for a look that’s all your own. Learn how in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

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Fashion trends this season have tended toward glamour and decadence, gothic influence, florals, feathers, but hairstyles have been rather subdued. The bob continues to reign as the go to shape, bringing sophistication and sleek elegance. But bobs, as pretty as they look worn natural and soft, also offer a great base for flounce, curl and volume. Expanded and elevated bobs are sexy and glamorous, transforming the shape from understated to dramatic. Learn how to amp up your bob in a few simple steps. –– Laura Martin

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