From the daily archives: "Tuesday, August 5, 2014"

hair tapestry

Last week’s introduction to the new trend for hair tapestries brought a lot of excitement and interest. For those into summer festivals and other free-spirited pastimes, they offer an individual touch of flair that goes beyond feathery accessories, hair chalk, and flowered wreaths. Confirming its rising popularity, it’s now offered by Bleach London Salon at outdoor events in the British capital. Soon it will be a staple, with multi-colored versions and threads woven into ethnic designs set to be the most popular styles. You can beat fashionistas by trying it now. So here’s a DIY version you can try at home. Grab an artsy friend and click through to style notes to get the details. –– Michelle Rotbart

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Products can be confusing, but they are also the foundation and structure of any great hair design. Curly haired girls would never be able to keep their strands frizz free after a blowout without products. So why are so many people afraid of using product? Many people are misinformed on what products actually do, and do not know the correct way to be using them. Click the notes for all the details –Kelly Rowe 

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Side parts have gone from deep to deeper the last few seasons, dropping below the round of the head to form some seriously asymmetric looks. Worn sleek, the fashion combover creates a peekaboo effect by sweeping hair across the forehead in a dramatic faux bang, but with added height the shape takes on a new, wistful glamour. This part adds root lift and the appearance of more layers creating a tumbling, waterfall of hair. Click the style notes to learn more about achieving the look. –– Laura Martin

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This pretty look, created by stylist Elysia Purnell, features bold details, shyly placed, creating a coy and surprisingly delicate look. A classic bob outline and clever color placement  minimize the high-contrast color and disconnection. Soft copper is contrasted by a rich violet placed in the naturally shadow of the roots. Short bangs and nape are softened by a classic a-line shape and side swept bang overlay. The result is funky, fashionable, and classic. Click the style notes for tips on recreating the look. –– Laura Martin

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Braids are in; the trend isn’t fading. Every time we think we might be getting tired of the twine, a new version pops us to grab our attention. Right now, the addition of accessories to our plaits, especially fabric, is keeping the look hot and oh-so-boho-chic. This integrated look has gained massive traction and knowing how to do it keeps you ahead of the style pack. Click the notes for details. –– By Kelly Rowe

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