From the daily archives: "Sunday, November 24, 2013"

Ombre –– the graduation of color from dark to light –– is splitting great hair lovers into two. On the one hand, there are those that love the sensational melting effect of multi-tone shading; on the other, there are those who find it passé (ombre has been in the big cities for a few years now) or unappealing (the more dramatic raven to blonde colors are garish to some). With this debate, we will do well to remember hair is an accessory to enhance your natural charms –– if ombre helps you beautify, do it.  This image is a great example.  A classic long layer with the top pinned back to expose her cheekbones and eyes, the chocolate to caramel ombre is subtle, dynamic, and attractive. It brightens up her features while spotlighting the tousled texture draping down her back.

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For her long, healthy, flowing and wavy locks Kim Kardashian has, perhaps, the most desirable hairstyle in the world. So it’s nice to see she’s not afraid to change it up. This sophisticated and sleek, high ponytail is all about the drama and the lift one gets when pulling hair away from the face. It’s a great nighttime look, and you don’t have to hair like Kim to make it work –– some length and an elastic will do! 

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