From the monthly archives: "April 2014"

Rock n' Roll Romantic Braids

 

You could change your hairstyle every day until next year with all the inspiration from the fall shows––the ponytails alone could star at brunches and cocktail parties for weeks. Still, my favorite look was the deconstructed braids seen at the Emilio Pucci Runway presentation. They’re the perfect mix of rock n’ roll and romantic. The style was created for a “chic bohemian” girl and is super simple and exceptionally cool. It looks amazing with couture or with a beaten-in leather jacket. Care to try this rebellious style on? Click through to style notes to get the details. –– Michelle Rotbart

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Vintage inspiration has lead to strong, sculpted mens looks for the last few seasons. Tightly tapered sides, long tops and slick styling gave hair a dapper finish that was cool and polished if a little uptight. The shapes this season keep the vintage vibe but give it a softer interpretation. Neat sides are a bit longer. Textured tops are a bit shorter. Strands are still worn away from the face, but with a more natural finish. Its the perfect blend of retro and relaxed. Learn how to bring your look up to date in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

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The new Vogue hit the stands tomorrow, but we couldn’t wait to gush about Emma Stone’s cover look. Her soft strawberry blonde color is the perfect balance between her two favorite shades: auburn and pale gold. Her mid-length hair is a few inches shorter than we’re used to, with minimal layers and blunt ends. The crisp cut pairs perfectly with her sleek finish, a striking change from the usual waves. A deep side part and red lips give the minimal look just the right touch of glamour. Click the style notes to learn how to create Emma’s polished look at home. –– Laura Martin

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Cut by Corrinn at ARROJO NYC, this side profile view of razor-cut long layers offers a close up look at one of the most popular hairstyles for women. Because it maintains length, is easy to style, and offers graceful sophistication within a shape that naturally creates youthfulness and beauty, it’s the kind of look that guilds the lily of even the prettiest flower. It also suits all hair types. Long layers create an illusion of thickness for fine hair, and help thick, coarse locks become easier to manage and control, especially when cut with a razor, as this tool is great for taking out weight. Alongside the image, Corrinn also sent in insightful styling tips. So to learn how the pros like to tailor the shape of long layers, click style notes.

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Bikini season is all the motivation we need to get in an extra session at the gym. Trendy sports apparel can help us feel cuter while sweating but gym hair is definitely not making us feel any more attractive. Typically we’ll throw our hair haphazardly back into a ponytail to keep it out of our face, but this often leaves our heads tender, our hair with an elastic imprint and our demeanor…unhappy. The worst part is then deciding if we should shampoo post-workout, if we can even lift our arms. Lucky for us I’ve discovered tips and tricks for gym-proofing tresses, so we’ll never again have to choose between defined muscles or great hair. –– Michelle Rotbart

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