From the daily archives: "Friday, March 7, 2014"


If you saw our first post today, (New Hair Color Trends: Frosted Matte) you’ll be all clued up on the candy-coated, pastel-gelato color palettes that are infusing fashion and beauty trends with rare chromatic beauty. Emphasizing the point, this shoot by Ellen von Unwerth for Numéro Tokyo stars Vlada Roslyakova in a series of pop-art inspired shots that surprise and delight. A vivid portrayal of the emotional power of color, view the full spread in the style notes.

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Katy Perry’s recent outings feature this beautifully geometric bob, which conjures memories of Elizabeth Taylor as Cleopatra in the epic film from 1963. Her jet-black locks, blunt arcs, and tough micro fringe creates a structured frame that draws attention to Katy’s piercing eyes, shapely cheeks, and radiant smile. The line of the bob sits on the shoulders, helping to elongate the neck and create width underneath the jaw, which enhances the delicate, feminine feeling of this look. Good enough for a Nile Queen, a Hollywood icon, and a pop star steal this style with our tips, found in the notes…

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Whatever way fashion swings, a red lip and a bob will always look good. Attending the Vanity Fair Oscar Party, Emma Roberts took this tack for her darling ‘do. More like a whisper in the ear than a cat call, it may be understated, but it is also beautiful. A modern, jaw-length bob with soft and gentle layers promotes the illusion of extra thickness and volume while the soft lines and shape help to show off the health of her hair. The side-swept bangs showcase classic style and it’s a great way to elongate the features of the face, drawing attention to a big smile. For tips on styling similar looks, click style notes.

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This image is from the new Frosted Matte collection by Lina Arrojo. A virtuoso modern razor-cut with artful deconstruction of shape, the multicolored hue is on the vanguard of fashion and beauty trends. By choosing to work with pastel, concrete, and dusty colors––rather than more traditional tones like red and brown––by tailoring the color application to the shape of cut, and by using innovative foiling and hand-painting techniques that blend tones seamlessly, this style features a luminous, optical phenomenon––colors change when seen from different angles, or when styled in a new way. Inspired by candy-coated, pastel-gelato color palettes, learn more about Lina’s vision of beauty’s new zeitgeist in the style notes.