From the daily archives: "Monday, March 24, 2014"


The latest in a line of fine submissions from Adam Federico, owner of the renowned salon and education space, AJF, this inventive pixie cut uses round graduation and undercutting to create a unique shape, augmented with an airy-light texture and platinum blonde color. Fresh, youthful, even a little cheeky, this style is perfect for combining a short cut with naturally textured tresses and stark color. Adam sent us his steps to achieving this style. To get the scoop, click style notes.

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Hair accessories are great to have as part of your wardrobe. They get the random strands of hair off your face or pull your locks off your neck when it’s too hot. And while I love them for their utilitarian purposes, sometimes their too sweet designs leave you feeling like a little girl instead of a chic girl about town. Luckily, hair accessories got a touch of toughness this season. Biker-inspired designs include studs and spikes that kill the sweetness, giving you the spirit of rebellion. To adopt the look into your style routine, click through to style notes. –– Michelle Rotbart

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In her latest role as Claire Underwood, the shrewd politician’s wife on House of Cards, Robin Wright wears minimalist, perfectly tailored dresses, flawless natural makeup and this stunning short cut. The tapered shape is both serious and sexy. Its flawless polish plays up her statuesque frame and stunning features. The combination of dark, tapered sides and back with lightness and sides-swept length on top adds subtle drama to the shape, drawing attention to her long neck, and stunning baby blues. Click the style notes for steps to stealing her look. –– Laura Martin

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Adding bits of deep saturated color to the lower layers of a blonde hairstyle is a great way to accentuate your cut and make stands look thicker and shinier. The technique looks great with any a variety of accent shades from chocolate brown to vivid copper. Use it to draw attention to a heavy fringe, the crisp outline of a bob, or a dramatic side part. It’s a simple and sophisticated way to add emphasis and contrast. Click the style notes for application tips and suggested formulations. ––Laura Martin

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