From the daily archives: "Thursday, August 21, 2014"

edgy

Say “edgy haircut, please” to your stylist and you may leave the salon crying and with only half of your hair left. To some, edgy means safely rebellious; to others, a shaved head and a tattooed face. Knowing just what kind of edgy you really mean and what suits you best can make all the difference to your hair happiness. The details of these pictured styles are great if you want to punch up your look a bit.  Find our suggestions for addingsome spark to your appearance in the notes. –– Kelly Rowe

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“Bed Head” entered the lexicon thanks to one hair care brands dedication to the deconstructed and distressed and deliberately untidy styles that started to come into fashion from the late ‘90s on. But a gorgeously lush, perfectly imperfect bed head is not made by rolling out of bed; it’s all about styling with just the right amount of wanton abandon. Learn how to do it in the notes.

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job interivew

Scored the dream job interview? Congratulations. We’re sure you’ve prepped your resume and polished your portfolio, but don’t forget to do a little bit of maintenance on yourself before heading to the office. Dress the part and you’ll feel the part. Feel the part and you’ll be confident in yourself and your ability to get the job and advance your career. Just remember, a little goes a long way. Following on from Laura’s look at the suitability of certain hairstyles for interviewing, click through to style notes to get my tips and tricks for head to toe job interview style. –– Michelle Rotbart

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The bobby pin is the humblest of accessories: small, plain, and inexpensive. For years we’ve used them covertly to control our strands, but these days bobby pins are coming out of hiding. Whether you’re controlling flyaways, creating an updo, or pinning back bangs the latest trend is to wear your pins on the outside of the hair, decorating your strands with their simple, elegant lines. Click the style notes for instructions on five ways to wear this stylish look. –– Laura Martin

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Watermelon is a lovely hue that feels both pink and red, warm and cool. It looks as good as a watermelon tastes, one of the brightest, punchiest colors in nature. Replicating the shade in hair requires a mixture of scarlet and magenta hues painted over a blonde base. This shade is a perfect way to celebrate the last days of summer. Learn how to achieve it in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

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