From the daily archives: "Monday, March 10, 2014"

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This ethereal modern take on a braided updo is as delicate and as pretty as a cherub, yet surprisingly easy to do, offering a great change up for anyone with mid-length or long hair. Being lived-in and undone means there’s no need to worry about a perfect copy, just a recreation of the general shape and feeling. So long as you can manage a two-strand braid and a bun, this angelic look will be a dynamic edition to your styling arsenal. For our styling tips, click notes.

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We’re all guilty of falling asleep with wet hair and waking up with rumpled bed head. But with just a little effort, nap time can become part of your beauty routine. There are various tips and tricks you can do while you sleep that will make your hair the envy of your friends, letting you catch Zzzzs as you prettify. Grab your pillow and click through to style notes to learn the best techniques on styling while you sleep. –– Michelle Rotbart

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This cut is the definition of beautiful simplicity: no layers, no texture, no fuss. The clean edge feels polished and neat whether hair is worn wavy or straight. The length, which should fall just past the clavicle, is long enough not to flip and gives the hair a pretty, vertical line without weighing down the features. This is an especially flattering shape for thin and fine textures; the geometric edge adds visual density. Click the style notes for tips on getting this elegant look and notes on how to style it at home. –– Laura Martin

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This creamy light brown has smoker richness and a violet shimmer layered on a caramel-toned base. The color is cool and opaque with pearlescent luster. It’s a great option if you’re thinking about going lighter for spring while staying comfortable within the range of brunette. The shade is especially stunning with blue eyes which will benefit from the periwinkle undertone. Read on to get the professional formula and tips on application. –– Laura Martin

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