From the daily archives: "Tuesday, January 28, 2014"

brittinred

Sent to us by Adam Federico, Creative Director and Owner of AJF Sacramento, one of the West Coast’s top-rated salons, our latest editorial submission shows the simple, elegant, and classic beauty of a short hair cut. A side-swept pixie with lots of body and sultry texture, this is a perfect everyday look for the girl about town. As well as the image, Adam also sent in styling techniques and conceptual inspirations. To find out how Adam created this look, click style notes.

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Last weekend’s New York Times Magazine featured a letter regarding haircut discrimination to The Ethicist, a column offering advice on reader’s ethical dilemmas. The reader was frustrated because at her salon she was charged more for a short, boyish cut than a man with a similar style. For women concerned about escaping the female ghetto these sorts of practices are considered antiquated. Is basing haircut rates on gender considered discrimination or just the way things are? Click through to find out. –– Michelle Rotbart 

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The bun is often associated with severe school teachers and strict librarians, but it doesn’t have to be harsh. In fact, soft shaping and a few loose wisps can transform the look from no-nonsense to fanciful. Unlike the sock buns that were popular last fall, the key to this shape is embracing imperfection: let bits fall loose, wear the bun slightly to one side, create a slightly asymmetric shape. For tips on creating this graceful, undone look, click the style notes. –– Laura Martin 

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Vibrant cheery red and cropped lengths are stunning on their own, but combined they provide fierceness, femininity and drama. The bright tone reflects lots of light, making hair look shiny and emphasizing texture. The short shape keeps the attention focused around the face, maximizing the hue’s impact. For tips on pulling off this dazzling combination, click the style notes. –– Laura Martin 

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