From the daily archives: "Monday, January 20, 2014"

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Hair Painting has emerged as the burning trend in salon hair color. For clients it is as economical as it is fashionable because it doesn’t leave strong lines of demarcation or re-growth; for colorists it is an artisan technique that allows each hue to be tailored stroke by stroke, with greater control and artistry. This plum-toned ombre, sent to us by Barton Miller, colorist at the world-renowned ARROJO NYC, exemplifies the new vanguard of in-salon hair color. Not only did Barton share the image, he sent us detailed instructions for achieving the look. So whether you are a girl about town intent on a similar style (in which case take the steps to your professional), or a colorist who would love to try the technique, you can learn how it is done in the style notes.

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Though she didn’t win her nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Cast, Jennifer Garner was a beauty all-star on the red carpet during the 20th Annual SAG Awards. The actress was picture perfect in a strapless, navy Max Mara gown paired with Brian Atwood shoes and David Webb jewelry. Jennifer completed the look with an airy, romantic updo that was swept off the face and showed off her neck, collarbone, and earrings. Care for a similar beautifully twisted do? Click through to style notes for details. –– Michelle Rotbart

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There were some inspiring looks on the red carpet at last week’s Golden Globe Awards, and it wasn’t just the ladies. Johnny Depp wore his newly blond locks in a youthful, center-parted style. Jared Leto pulled off a sleek version of the man-bun. Bradley Cooper accentuated his handsome features with a short, textured cut and barely-there stubble. Both Leto and Cooper wore tuxedos with bow ties, looking every bit as polished and stylish as the ladies. Read on for tips on stealing their award-winning. –– Laura Martin

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Around this time of year, when the cold seems as if it will never end, I always find myself wearing brighter colors. This vibrant violet-pink is the perfect pick-me-up. Magenta was a favorite hue of Gauguin and Matisse, used to brighten landscapes and adorn portraits of beautiful women. It feels both light and intense, bold and feminine. Try it painted on ends, or running through lengths in bright ribbons. Read on for tips on how to wear it and a professional formulation. –– Laura Martin 

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