From the daily archives: "Tuesday, March 11, 2014"

dual hair texture

Going from runway to everyday doesn’t always work, but if you’re willing to take a risk you can use the inspiration for a rewarding style. The dual texture trend –– slick on top and wavy and matte through the lengths –– may look a little extreme but it was a runway staple this season, offering a modern take on old Hollywood glamor. Great if you’ve got straight hair and fancy a fashionable change up, click through to style notes to learn how to get the look. –– Michelle Rotbart

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Swept back, easy styles were a big trend at last week’s Academy Awards. The Quiff often looks too severe, but these fresh takes on the shape were anything but somber. Natural texture, separation and minimal volume kept the the red carpet looks feminine and soft. Wearing hair away from the face feels youthful, fresh and unfussy, perfect for softening a glamorous gown or beautifying a casual ensemble. Click the style notes for step-by-step instructions to creating the look. –– Laura Martin

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The appeal of short cuts has a lot to do with their ability to blend seemingly disparate aesthetics. They can be simultaneously edgy and pretty, tough and feminine. A delicate pastel hue or translucent blonde enhances both the softness and spunkiness, blending edges and enhancing texture. Start your spring off right with this captivating, fashionable style; learn how in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

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