From the daily archives: "Sunday, March 16, 2014"

The twittersphere went berserk this week as news spread of Miley Cyrus’s punky pixie cut. Perhaps she was inspired by our dissemination of Mia Farrow’s iconic crop, how it changed perceptions of beauty and propelled Mia to stardom. Or maybe modern movie stars have shown Miley the way to Hollywood’s heart. The likes of Emma Watson and Ginnifer Goodwin revamped their image by going short; Anne Hathaway got back in the paparazzi gaze with the provocative opposite to her typical cut; and Carey Mulligan became the most recognizable of a new wave of British actresses when a short style uncovered her elfin charm. Read on for notes on making these celebrity styles work for you…

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Pink hair has become surprisingly mainstream; from Rachel McAdams to January Jones to Helen Mirren, celebrities have embraced the delicate shade, and all across the country, women are following suit. But wearing this trend may be tough if you’re over thirty or have a day job. Pink tones make skin look flushed and provide a gorgeous contrast to pale eyes, yet the color has a certain stigma –– it just doesn’t seem very mature. But we’ve found a whole new way to wear this shade; in filmy wisps layered with copper blond the tone goes from fantasy to reality. The warm background and barely-there placement looks sophisticated and sexy with just a hint of playfulness. Read on for the application technique and a professional salon formulation. –– Laura Martin

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