From the daily archives: "Monday, July 14, 2014"

air drying hair

If you’re constantly checking out stylish it-girls like the Olsen twins, you’ll quickly see that they tend to leave the house wearing wet hair. Turns out envy-inducing locks can be achieved sans blow-dryer. Of course there is more to air-drying your hair than just siting around waiting for it to dry. While you could just wash, towel off, and wait, there are tips and tricks to making your hair dry faster and without all that nasty frizz or limpness; if you know what to do you can even encourage texture, wave and curl. Click through to style notes for tips on air-drying your hair successfully––it’s quite the science. –– Michelle Rotbart

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With heritage that includes Indian, Greek and Italian bloodlines one may think Hannah Simone’s impossibly lustrous strands are the birthright of the exotic, while the rest of us battle with frazzled and tangled tresses. But anyone that cares for their hair correctly, and styles efficiently with the right products and tools can jaunt to wherever they want with a jaw-dropping beauty look. From the cut to the finish, find easy tips for recreating Hannah’s hairstyle in the notes.

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A truly great stylist isn’t just gifted with great technique. The best hairdressers are fashionable, intuitive, and passionate about their work. Does yours make the cut? Click the style notes fro a list of qualities that make for an extraordinary hairdresser. –– Laura Martin

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This crisp red bob in shiny crimson is a beautiful balance of classic technique with customized detailing. The cut reverses the expected proportions of a horizontal short side and an A-line longer side. The symmetric, slightly rounded bang is surprising and adds a bit of softness. Brighter red painted into the edge of the shorter side emphasizes the details of the cut without taking away from the clean feeling of a single tone. Click the style notes for steps to achieving this stunning look. –– Laura Martin

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