From the daily archives: "Wednesday, March 19, 2014"

beach waves

Spring Break brings fun and frolicking by the beach. You need your hairstyle to complement this laid-back vibe. Beach waves –– a textural wave cascade that begins about halfway down the hair shaft –– continues to be the most sought-after style for the bohemian feeling, and the look is perfect for your early season getaway. The trick is to get strands to spiral into tumbles of texture, offering romantic tousle and a great way to spotlight colorful effects in your style. This look doesn’t need to be too perfect, so it’s also super easy to achieve. For our tips, click style notes.

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Styles on the runway set trends for the season, especially for hair. Nonchalant and care-free looks continue to be a favorite among designers, it-girls, and beauty followers. The hair at the Bottega Veneta presentation was equal parts modern and sophisticated, creating newness for spring. It’s a style that’s easy to recreate and completely contemporary, perfect for the girl about town. Whether your rocking a simple achromatic look or going for something more ornate this style will enhance any outfit. Click through to style notes to get the look. –– Michelle Rotbart

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I’ve always loved French actress/model Clemence Poesy’s sexy, understated style. She looks great in hats, has an enviable collection of chic outerwear, and never exhibits more than a hint of makeup. She usually wears her wavy locks long, loose and parted just off center, but her recent chop has taken her already enviable style to a whole new level. The chic, tousled shape somehow feels both more playful and more put together. Clemence wears the shape with her signature bed-head texture, a bit of wave and lots of volume, putting a unique spin on the trending shape. Read on for steps to creating her style at home. –– Laura Martin

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The latest fashion colors blend earth tones with vibrant shades for hues that are unique and multi-faceted. This shimmering violet brown hue is a perfect example: rich, intense, and unusual. Blending a neutral base with a vibrant reflection is a beautiful way to incorporate the trend toward vibrancy in a way that’s subtle and sophisticated. Click the style notes for the professional formulation for this unusual color and tips on application. –– Laura Martin

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