From the daily archives: "Thursday, July 3, 2014"

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According to Oscar Wilde, “Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.” He never saw this hairdo. Blending red, white, and blue with fluffy, ethereal curls, it is an airy and light and beautiful way to blend flag-waving traditions with your fashion and beauty look. It may appear out of this world, but there’s more than one way to make your hair a patriotic three-toned hue for the weekend. Get some pointers in the style notes.

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Natalie Dormer, the British actress making a name for herself as Margaery Tyrell in the Game of Thrones, stepped out in London this week; it looks like the show is influencing her own style choices. Wearing a half up, half down ‘do with wavy locks reminiscent of a blushing medieval maiden, she makes a vintage style look effortlessly modern. For those with long hair, going half up, half down can give you the benefits of both guises: you can create an illusion of lift for cheekbones and chin while enjoying the classic romantic allure of hair cascading down the neck and shoulders. Get steps for shaping this style in the notes.

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Sometimes the most beautiful things are the simplest. Michelle Dockery’s classic updo, worn at the Non-Stop premiere in Paris, is pure elegance. Soft texture, height around the face, and a simple pleated back perfectly complement her minimal makeup and understated black dress. The look is Parisian perfection. Click the style notes to learn to recreate it. –– Laura Martin

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