From the daily archives: "Tuesday, March 18, 2014"


We’ve seen some blunt bangs in our time but Jena Malone catches fire for this edgeless look. Paired with a low pony that keeps her bob well out of the way, her short, wide and incredibly blunt fringe becomes the star of the style, with the square nature of their cut bringing strong definition to her eyes, cheekbones and chin. Such a severe shape may not be for everyone, but there is a good bang out there for us all, so long as we know what to look for. Learn what a geometric fringe can do for you in the style notes…

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Spring is officially here. The season of new life is finally upon us which means new hair, or at least a rejuvenation of your current tresses. Since the severely cold weather left your mane dry, lacking shine and often frizzy, it’ll need a little love and care. Thankfully, there are techniques that can soften locks and revitalize shine. They’re so good, you’ll forget all about your bad hair days caused by the polar vortex. Click through to style notes to get the details. –– Michelle Rotbart

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Volume is shifting this season from wide 70s inspired shapes to the higher styles of the 60s. Teased crowns look great with disheveled waves and half-up styles; make it modern by keeping it minimal, with moderate height instead of exaggerated volume. The shape has a sexy, slept-in feeling that reminds us of Bridgette Bardot. For even more vintage charm, consider adding a big floppy bow. Learn more about adding vintage poof in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

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It may not be nice to say, “I told you so,” but we just can’t resist! We’ve been predicting a rise in the popularity of purple hues for quite some time, and we’re so excited to see Nicole Richie and Ireland Baldwin wearing lavender locks! We wonder if they’ll get as attached to the color as Kelly Osborne, who’s been showing off her silver-lilac strands for over three years. Get the formula for these ladies’ signature shades in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

Kelly Osborne’s Silvered Heather: Goldwell Elumen 40ML AB@9 1ML VV@all 1ML AB@6 2 ML Bl@all

Nicole Ritchie’s Periwinkle Lilac: Goldwell Elumen 40ML AB@9 1ML VV@all 1ML BB@all

Ireland Baldwin’s Bold Violet: Goldwell Elumen 20ML AB@9 10ML Bl@all 10ML VV@all

Special thanks to Laura Martin for this post. Laura is a professional hair stylist, former senior educator at ARROJO cosmetology school, and a creative non-fiction MFA student at Georgia College, Milledgeville, GA