From the daily archives: "Thursday, March 20, 2014"
This technical and creative hair cut is the work of Brooke Bowman, stylist at Lucid Salon, Ohio. Taking advantage of our open submissions policy, she wows us with an architectural pixie cut that blends a structured, masculine foundation with soft, playful femininity. Using both scissor and razor cutting to create the shape, this artful style is perfect for girls who love to wear their hair short. To learn firsthand from Brooke how she crafted this cut, click style notes.

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There is no denying it, lived-in hair is sexy. Blending the softness and the romanticism of loose, flowing tresses with the hard edge of the I-just-rolled-out-of-bed-and-don’t-give-a-damn attitude, it’s got the je ne sais quoi. To replicate a style that embodies this spirit, take note of the Michael Kors spring 2014 collection, noted for the carefree and disheveled hair. The messy chignon styles took perfectly imperfect to new levels effortlessness. Great for brunches, strolls in the park, and evening cocktails. To master this look, click through to styles notes. –– Michelle Rotbart

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When we talk about hairstyles from fashion week we’re usually discussing the signature look created for a designer, but this shape, which appeared at the runway presentation for Stella McCartney’s Fall/Winter 2014 show, was the exception, not the rule. The other models in the show sported clean, center-parted ponytails while one lovely beauty, Mica Arganaraz, wore this loose, edgy shape. We can only assume that the designer was as taken with the look as we are. Read on for steps to achieving this runway worthy look. –– Laura Martin

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Candy-colored shades are taking on a tougher edge this spring, blending pastel tones with browns and grays, splashing them on tips or combining them with dark roots. This mix of natural and bright adds grit to the pretty hues. Many trend forecasters were predicting that vibrant shades would disappear this season, but instead these colors have taken on a new personality, one that is both feminine and edgy, delicate and tough. Learn more about this inspiring trend in the style notes.–– Laura Martin

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