From the daily archives: "Thursday, August 14, 2014"

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Old time luxury brand Balmain has built its return to relevance by putting their wares on a cast of iconic women of the world. The strategy shows no signs of abating with this shoot for W’s important September Fashion Issue. Starring 1980s and 1990s style darlings Iman and Naomi alongside Rihanna, a contemporary pretender to fashion’s throne, the girls wear military and tribal-inspired designs from the French fashion house. We love the sleek, dramatic hair –– it spotlights the remarkably similar bone structure of three of the most photographed women in the world. See more images in the Style Notes.

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We all know that looking the part is part of getting the job, but how does hair factor in? Do you need to wear it up to look professional? What if you have a short cut? Are curls okay? Does it depend on the job you’re applying for? Click the style notes for answers to all of these questions and tips on looking and feeling your best so you can focus on landing your dream job. –– Laura Martin

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After many years of living in New York, where the palette tends toward cool neutrals, I’m very appreciative of the way southerners wear color. Southern women love bright printed dresses, jewel-toned footwear, and vibrant lipstick. The pastel hair trend is big here, but it takes on a softer, more genteel vibe. Instead of seeing full heads of vivd hues, the tones are blended into natural base tones in pretty highlights, for a bright look that feels feminine, not punk. You don’t have to be a southern belle to wear this trend, just click the style notes. –– Laura Martin

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This is Marissa. Marissa is a budding fashion and beauty blogger who moved to NYC this summer. From the image on your left, you can see she came with a head of extra long, extra thick hair. While she didn’t want to part with such luscious locks, she found she needed something more stylish and refined for all the glamorous fashion shoots and after-parties she is now getting invited to. So she made a beeline to ARROJO NYC to see celebrity stylist, Nick Arrojo. The updated style, pictured on your right, feels so much more lightweight, with so much more freedom and movement, yet the integrity of a long length look is maintained. In the Style Notes, learn how this was done, directly from Nick Arrojo.

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