From the daily archives: "Wednesday, March 5, 2014"

hair

We love how these ombre colors drift from gritty dirty blondes into beautifying golden tones through the mid-lengths and ends. Dynamic hues like this are great for spotlighting tumbling spirals and loose textures. This was one of last summer’s hottest color trends, yet is it such a beautiful, alluring and client-friendly look we are predicting its continued popularity in 2014. For tips on making it yours, click style notes.

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isabel marant waves

Back in October, as the Spring 2014 Ready-To-Wear shows came to a close, Isabel Marant was having a moment. Her line was deemed a favorite among the fashionable crowd, and her collection for H&M sold out within days. The clothes were great and the hair was even better. On the runway and on the the street, the Marant girls wore mussy waves. The new collection, shown last week in Paris, was comfortable, functional, and even polar vortex appropriate. The models wore easy and sexy, undulating hair, a nice pairing to the cool-vibe of the clothes. Clearly this style has staying power and is turning into it’s own classic. For a similar look, click through to style notes. –– Michelle Rotbart

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Classic styles like the milkmaid braid transition easily from season to season, but even the most timeless looks can use an update from time to time. Soft roots, wispy edges, and looser plaiting add breezy lightness, giving the shape a romantic feeling. Higher placement makes the style feel more wreath-like while exposed ends add a deconstructed element. Click the style notes for step-by step instructions to creating the current variation of this classic look. –– Laura Martin

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Most of us color our hair these days. For some of us it’s a fashion choice, for others it’s a way to look younger. Whatever the reason for dying our strands, we all find ourselves, occasionally, with the root problem. When your unable to see your stylist, it may be tempting to take matters into your own hands and reach for a box of hair dye at the grocery store. But the quick fix isn’t worth a potential corrective color. So what’s a girl to do? Click the style notes for five quick and effective solutions. –– Laura Martin

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