From the daily archives: "Wednesday, July 30, 2014"

blondes

Few things are more certain than the fact that every women, at some point in her life, dreams about strutting her stuff with an eye-catching, attention-grabbing, knee-weakening blonde bombshell look. The summer is the time to seize the moment. The warmer weather adds color to our complexions, making blonde more compatible with those that have naturally fair skin. And there’s more than just golden or platinum to choose from; light hair colors work for almost anyone, so long as you pick the right tone, be it strawberry, rose, ash, or another. The pictured celebs illustrate what we mean; they may not be perfectly suited to all kinds of blonde, but by picking the right tone, they create a wow-factor look. Learn more about them in the notes.

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hair plop

In the city that never sleeps we’ll take extra Zs however we can get them. Prepping hair the night before is the best way to make our mornings run smoothly, meaning you can allow yourself a few more hits of the snooze button. So when we discovered the “plopping method,” developed by the Naturally Curly community, we were intrigued. The technique involves sleeping with your hair in a “plop” so that curls are held in place and won’t get frizzy and crazy if you roll around in your sleep. Anything that promises better curls and more sleep is a keeper for us. To learn more about this technique, click through to style notes. –– Michelle Rotbart

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When done right, beards are manly, sexy, and fashionable. They work like male makeup, highlighting and refining the features, emphasizing eyes and bone structure. But one beard doesn’t fit all; facial hair needs to match its wearer’s features, haircut, and sense of style. Learn more about getting your best beard in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

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Supple and soft, distressed leather has a uniquely rugged luxuriousness that translates perfectly to hair. To achieve subtle variations within strands, a blend of khaki and caramel tones are combined with a rich chocolate base. Color melting provides a seamless blend between shades. Click the style notes to get the professional formulas and application for a gorgeous, luxe brown. –– Laura Martin

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