From the daily archives: "Thursday, September 4, 2014"

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There aren’t many hairstyles that look equally appropriate on a hike and at a wedding, but the braided bun pulls it off. The simple shape looks great messy or sleek. It has lots of nooks to adorn with flowers or pins, and enough texture to look interesting on its own. This look is so simple, anyone can do it, but it looks complicated enough that you’re sure to get compliments. Read on to learn how to create this versatile style. –– Laura Martin

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waves

We love a good cheat sheet for hair. Mostly because we’re lazy beauty enthusiasts who prefer sleeping to primping. That being said, we still love great hair, so we tend to rely on effortless beauty on-the-go. Lucky for us and for you, we recently discovered four awesome cheats for creating amazing waves. Click through to style notes to get the details. –– Michelle Rotbart

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All the blonde bobs and bobby pins I’ve been seeing lately have reminded me of one of my all-time favorite movie characters, fictional fashion icon Margo Tennebaum. With her smudgy eyeliner, striped dresses and fabulous fur coat, Margot had plenty of style to admire. But it was her hair that really made her look. Equal parts child-like and chic, her sleek bob with its bright red clip looks as great to day as it did when the movie was released in 2001. Click the style notes for tips on creating Margot-inspired looks. –– Laura Martin

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Some like it bright and this rich scarlet hue is sure to satisfy. Bold and lush like it’s namesake fruit, this saturated shade has just enough copper undertone to keep the shade from looking pinkish. The touch of warmth in the color helps it last longer and look shinier than cool red shades. Click the style notes for the professional formula and tips on application. –– Laura Martin

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