From the daily archives: "Monday, November 25, 2013"
The spawn of a Rock Star, and now a sartorial critic, who better to champion the spiky stud hair accessory trend than British tearaway, Kelly Osbourne. Over the past few seasons studs have invaded our bags and belts and boots, but now they’re heading for our crowning glories; we can thank Kelly for showing us what we were missing. Spotted on the red carpet of the American Music Awards, her signature lavender candy-coat was covered in rows of gold studs, which amble down the head shape parallel to twin French braids. The plaits come together in a bun in the back, and this braided bun features an artful decoration of even more spiky studs. An attention-grabbing look that signals a new wave of punk-inspired beauty trends, you can learn more about wearing this unusual accessory in the style notes.

sylvain le hen

Recently back from a shopping spree at Colette, my chic girlfriend gifted me a gorgeous sculptural barrette from designer, Sylvain Le Hen. “All the beauty editors and Parisian girls wear them,” she cooed. I’d heard about the minimalistic accessory before but it wasn’t until I saw them at the Jason Wu show that I decided I needed at least three. The pins come in a variety of sizes and colors; they are a perfect easy addition to a formal dress, and a great way to add class to any outfit. With the holiday festivities starting this week you can add them to your signature ‘do. Click through to style notes to see how to include them into your look. –– Michelle Rotabart

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I will always love classic chignons and big sexy blowouts, but there’s something so refreshing about the growing trend toward natural looking, unstyled hair. This movement started in the nineties, when hot rollers and flat irons replaced perms and back combing, and since then it’s grown, from natural looking to actually natural. The styles pictured above require only a few minutes each day to look their best because they work with, not against, your hair’s natural inclinations. Read on for steps to looking effortlessly, perfectly imperfect. –– Laura Martin

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Spun sugar is actually tiny threads of caramel, swirled in thin wisps to form a cloud of glimmering, sweet tendrils. The warm golden hue and sparkling surface provide the perfect inspiration for this luscious shade. The vibrant strawberry tone willis sparkling and elegant, prefect for chasing away cold weather doldrums and brightening pale skin. Read on for application tips and the professional formulation. –– Laura Martin

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