From the daily archives: "Friday, March 14, 2014"

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Emma Watson is doing a stellar job of distancing herself from the typecast of a nagging, bushy-haired sorceress. First, she cut off all her locks––a classic celebrity trick for attention-grabbing––and then she remodeled herself as a fashion and beauty icon, in the process gaining a slew of new movie roles. Her latest is Noah and the erstwhile witch is wowing crowds with her fashion and beauty looks on its European Premiere tour. Her slicked back hair is the star of this ensemble, bringing vampish vanguard drama to her look. If you too need a kick of left-field glam this weekend, learn how to create a similar hairstyle in the style notes.

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This image of perfectly imperfect beachy blonde bombshell hair is taken from ‘Ride the Wide,” a new collection from ARROJO master stylist, Amanda Jenkins. Nabbing inspiration from the 1990s surfer girl aesthetic, the hairstyle boasts an easy-going, wavy texture full of personality; the portrait reflects the laid-back attitude, fun and fashions of all-American surfer girls. Appropriately then, the look was made with American Wave, the modern way to put the beauty and grace of texture and tousle into tresses. Amanda also shared her inspiration for this look; for her thoughts, click notes…

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Editorial stylist Christophe Lambenne continues to surprise and delight with his range of artistic and inspirational submissions. His latest,“Her 70s Show,” features in the March issue of Superior Magazine March issue and is characterized by a remarkable weave, which perfectly illustrates the free and easy aesthetic of the seventies. Learn how Christophe created this hip, chic look in the style notes.

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During this year’s Oscars, Kerry Washington drew a plethora of plaudits for her pregnancy-appropriate ensemble. Her couture dress and diamond earrings may be out of reach, but if you wear long hair, Kerry’s elegant take on the archetypal half up, half down hair ‘do can be yours with a few products and tools, tips and tricks. The beauty of this style is that it keeps your locks off the face, yet retains the feminine appeal of tresses tumbling down the back. Plus it’s formal enough for special events, casual enough for brunches and lunches. For styling tips, click notes.

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