From the daily archives: "Wednesday, March 26, 2014"

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With bob-length cuts currently on the vanguard of beauty trends, the trick to staying a step ahead is to wear yours with individuality. Caitlin Fitzgerald shows the way with this one-length bob, cut to the collarbone. With a narrow side-part, beachy waves, and an undone feeling the style archetypes modern insouciant chic, while the length and the parting frame and elongate the face for a look that is as beautifying as it is stylish. To learn how to achieve a similar shape, click style notes.

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cool 70s hair

The celebrities of the 1970s were recognized for their glamorous yet unforced beauty; the era continues to inspire, with spring runways replicating that aesthetic. At the Hermes 2014 fall ready-to-wear show 1970s hairstyles were reinterpreted with a simple contemporary twist. The look is soft and easy, almost quietly cool––perfect for today’s modern woman. Read style notes for steps on creating this hairstyle for yourself. –– Michelle Rotbart

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We all remember the last revival of the mohawk, pioneered by David Beckham in the early 2000s (emerging around the time that people were using the term “metrosexual”). The spiky shape, which featured pointy tips and blended lengths, felt more boy-band than punk rock. Thankfully, this reinvention is both classier and more daring than the faux-hawk. Disconnected lengths keep the shape a bit edgy while natural styling adds debonair touch-ability. Wear on your Harley, or at the office. Read on for step-by-step instructions for achieving the style. –– Laura Martin

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This juicy shade is reminiscent of the bright sweetness of strawberries, the first fruit of spring. The rosy hue is lighter than magenta but brighter than pink, for a perfect balance between intensity and softness. The demi-permanent formula is semi-opaque and will incorporate a touch of your natural pigment. The images above show the tone over ash blonde, light red, and strawberry blonde bases. Try it on your own shade using the formulation and application in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

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