From the daily archives: "Thursday, March 27, 2014"

blackhead bands

My favorite gym accessory is an extra wide black headband. It’s soft, breathable, comfortable. It keeps my hair in place and lets me tackle my most intensive workouts. I’ve even worn my minimalist band on non-gym days, a trend that is suddenly catching on. Recently seen on the runways at Victoria Beckham and Vera Wang, stretchy headbands were used to polish hairstyles and showcase model’s high cheekbones. The benefits are endless: no flyways, no hair falling into your eyes, and you’ll look sleek and with-it in two seconds. To learn how to rock this chic look, click through to style notes. –– Michelle Rotbart

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Longstronghair

Mirror-like shine and Rapunzel lengths can be achieved with a little effort. Reflective hair is a sign of health and vitality, but if your tresses have been processed through coloring or other chemical services you may have lost some of your natural luster and strength. The right products and treatments can help get it back. Reinforcing hair with moisture and protein will prevent breakage, which gives you a chance to get the long lengths you are longing for. For some easy, health-giving tips, click style notes.

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Teased volume and pulled apart texture transform girlish braids into a playfully sexy style that feels anything but childish. This look is a great way to make the most of second day hair, or to add some bedhead sexiness to a sweet ensemble. Best of all, you can pull it together in five minutes, making it a great go-to for last minute dates and a quick correction for unruly hair days. Click the style notes for step-by-step instructions. –– Laura Martin

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Deep side parts take on a new aesthetic when the hair is swept up and back, adding disheveled asymmetry and grungy glamour. Extreme partings are often paired with retro waves and sleek roots for understated elegance with an old Hollywood vibe. Adding height, rough texture, and a matte surface gives the look an alternative feeling that is both alluring and tough. Pair this style with strong brows and matte lips to enhance it’s grungy vibe. Click the style notes for step-by-step instructions.–– Laura Martin

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