From the daily archives: "Tuesday, September 2, 2014"

lilyandolivia

We have to admit we have a number of celebrity hair crushes. From Olivia Palermo’s shiny center-parted waves to Lily Aldridge’s flowing ombré locks, Hollywood puts out some great hair. And even though summer’s over, we’re still lusting after celebrity-worthy long locks. Even after styling and coloring, the it-girls of Hollywood seem to have damage-free and thick hair. We know there are often hair extensions involved but there has to be something they’re doing right. Want to know the secrets of dream hair? Click through to style notes to find out. –Michelle Rotbart 

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damaged hair

Hair damage can occur for several types of reasons, and unfortunately many of them are due to our own neglect. Whether your subjecting yourself to constant heat styling or rounds of color changes, often the steps we take to make our hair look nice in the short term is making it worse in the long term. And that just stinks. So before chopping off our tresses we’re going to attempt to give them some revival. We’re putting down the flat irons and working on restoring our tresses by avoiding five common causes for breakage and dryness. Click through to style notes to find out our routine. –Michelle Rotbart 

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Combining vintage waves with a feminine scarf blends old hollywood glamour with a touch of boho softness for a look that’s understated, elegant, and a great cure for bad hair days. The head-hugging scarf keeps curls in place, prevents flyways and disguises roots. It’s an ingenious way to get an extra day out of your curls. Learn how to achieve this look in the style notes. –Laura Martin 

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This fall’s trendiest shades are silvery and cool: icy blondes, blue-based reds, and ash browns. Giving yourself a seasonal update is a great way to keep your look current whether you opt for a simple tonal shift or a full-on color makeover. If considering a dramatic change, do so gradually over a few salon visits to minimize damage and give yourself time to adapt to your new shade. Learn more about this season’s hair color trends in the style notes. –Laura Martin

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