From the daily archives: "Wednesday, August 6, 2014"

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We all know beautiful color we when see it, whether it’s vivid streaks or subtle sombre, some colors just work. But choosing your own pallet can be tough, and the wrong choices can lead to disappointing results.  Maybe you’ve asked for subtle highlights and ended up with color so understated you can barely see it, or maybe you’ve wanted bold pieces of blonde, but found the result shockingly garish. Whatever color trauma you’ve experienced in the past, knowing some basic rules about selecting complementary colors can help you pick successful pairings to ensure gorgeous future looks. Click the style notes to learn more. –– Laura Martin

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Short cuts are usually divided into two distinct categories: pixie and bob. This division limits the way we think about short shapes which come in a variety of lengths between head hugging crop and chin-length chop. The unclassifiable cuts are often overlooked, but offer some stunning options. These moderately short shapes often combine blunt and layered surfaces to creating unique and flattering shapes. Learn more about short cuts that defy definition in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

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salon blowout

Unless you are a celebrity, going to the salon is the closest any of us will get to a glam Hollywood makeover. For the the amazing shampoo bowl head massages, deliciously deep conditioning treatments, colors and cuts and voluminous blow outs, not to mention complimentary makeup touch-ups, we’d go to to the salon everyday if we could –– because we feel like a million dollars when we leave. Cognitive of this, on my last salon visit, I peeked around at the foibles us girls display after the feel-good factor of the professional primp. Click through to style notes to read ten definite signs a girl just left the hair salon. –– Michelle Rotbart

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invertedponytail

The classic pony can go high or low, and trendy versions even swing to the side. But what if you want something different and new? The reversed, inside-out pony creates plenty of visual interest in the back, while keeping the front away from the face. Both cool and easy to do, this inverted look can add another layer to your beauty arsenal. Learn how in the style notes.

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