From the daily archives: "Thursday, January 16, 2014"

We love hair. We love it in waves, curls, and twists. We love it in clips and bows. We love it up. We love it down. We even love it flying around. And we really love the Sesame Street hair anthem posted in the video above. Because you know it’s great if it’s being performed by Muppets. Give it a watch; whether you’re having a good or bad hair day, we’re sure it will give you some cheer. –– Michelle Rotbart 

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Braids are great for adding structure and control, but they don’t have to serve an architectural function. This season, small accent plaits provide a take on twines that is purely aesthetic. Buried in tousled waves, breaking the solid sheet of a sleek mane, or adding interest to a simple up-style, these easy three-strand accents give ensembles romance and charm. Read on for tips on wearing the trend. –– Laura Martin

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If you’ve ever taken art classes you probably know something about warm and cool colors. Cool shades—silver, blue, and violet—have a calm, relaxing feeling. Warm tones—gold, red, yellow— have an energetic, stimulating quality. Color combinations are often kept on one side of the spectrum or the other. But this spring we’ll see palettes that combine warmth and coolness, for a complex, balanced look. Learn more about this emerging trend in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

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