From the daily archives: "Wednesday, August 27, 2014"

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With the VMAs and the Emmys it’s been a busy week on the red carpet, giving us a chance to swoon over our favorite celebs. Understated yet beautifying, January Jones’ Renaissance-inspired ‘do was one of the under-appreciated looks; we find it appealing as it is easy and everyday appropriate, while the low bun and full fringe combine to lift and frame the cheekbones and eyes, creating a focal point and adding bold beauty to the style. Learn to do this red carpet look in the notes.

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Some styles that look great on the runway are tough to pull off in real life. Case in point: cornrows. They look so cool, so warrior-like, but they can also be hard to achieve, and difficult to pair with clothes and makeup. Difficult, but doable with the right tips and tricks, and well worth the effort. Click the style notes to learn more. –– Laura Martin

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We’re constantly looking for hair inspiration and recently came across a cool style called the cotton candy bun. It’s a great alternative to a regular topknot and, hey, we’re all braided out (until next week). And what better way to start the new season than with a totally cool new do? Click through to style notes to get the details of how to do this fun and flirty look. –– Michelle Rotbart

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Concrete gray tinged with bits of taupe, cream, and gold takes on the silver hair trend in an understated way. This blonde shade is fashionable, but wearable, with more pigment than many platinum hues. The dimensional result is achieved by mixing a variety of toners. The result is a cool, dulled iridescence that looks both edgy and elegant. Click the style notes for the professional formula and tips on application. –– Laura Martin

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