From the daily archives: "Wednesday, September 3, 2014"

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The trends we see on the runway don’t always translate to real life, but when it comes to celebrities like Rihanna, rules don’t apply. The fashionable it-girl was spotted in NYC last weekend rocking short-shorts and an extra-long ponytail similar to the ones we saw at Bottega Veneta, Kenzo, and Chanel. Singer Selena Gomez tried the trend on too, rocking a slick ponytail with a simple black ribbon at the Teen Choice Awards. We’re guessing some faux locks helped put together both looks, so anyone with long length, or a penchant for clip-in extensions, can rock this trend. Click through to style notes to get the details on how to get this look. –– Michelle Rotbart

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The term “vintage waves” gets attached to styles ranging from head-hugging undulations to voluminous curls. While it’s true that both of these looks come from the past, lumping them into one category downplays the variety of looks you can steal from previous decades. Understanding the transformations that occurred from one era to the next can open lots of new styling possibilities. Click the style notes to learn more. –– Laura Martin

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This color is adapted from the rose-gold hues that were popular this summer. By deepening and brightening the shade slightly, it can be easily transitioned into fall. This color has a much stronger golden base than the peachy version that reigned this summer, giving it a metallic luster and rich tone reminiscent of sunsets. Read on for the formula and tips on application. –– Laura Martin

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For autumn the bright color trend is shifting from full-head pastels to small flashes of brightness. Rich, cool base shades are punctuate with panels of jewel tone, creating a glossy, shimmering surface. Placing a vibrant accent in bright strips across the fringe gives hair the effect of a colored reflection. Learn more about this emerging trend in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

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