From the daily archives: "Monday, September 15, 2014"

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It was just a matter of time until the festival trend appeared on the runway. Though we’ve seen it on the street and on every summer holiday this past season, festival hadn’t hit the catwalk hard until this past week. Our favorite take on the trend? The undone braids we saw within multiple designer collections. At Vera Wang, we loved the baby bohemian theme, pulled together with crafted, almost dread-lock like braids coming in from the under layers of models hair. And at Michael Kors, the beauty team paired messy textured braids with the feminine and classic silhouettes. So no matter if you’re rocking the neo-hippie look this season or are more minimalist, a little bit of braiding will tie your look together. To learn how to emulate this runway look, click through to style notes.

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Sleek and slick strands remain a beauty staple on the the runways of New York Fashion Week. We saw this urban it-girl look at Thakoon, Alexander Wang, and Proenza Schouler, which means it’s a definite do for next spring. We know the wet hair look is a bit tricky to pull of, but if done right it get you impressive results. And while it may not be for the office, unless you’re a creative type, it’s great for a night out. We like it because not only does it keep your hair off your face but it allows your to show off your best makeup beauty look. So don’t wait until next spring. Try this look on now! For our tips and tricks for trying this look on, click through to style notes. –– Michelle Rotbart

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A beautiful hair color is as much about the person wearing it as a the shade itself. No matter how shiny, dimensional, or unique a color is, if it’s placed against the wrong skin tone it’s just going to look awful. Still, season after season, certain colors get more popular and others die away. It can be a tough balance to keep up with fashion without going for trends that don’t work for you. This shade offers a solution to the platinum blonde trend for those who don’t look their best in white. The honey tone is flattering to warm and neutral skin but it’s light enough and cool enough to feel on-trend. Click the style notes for application tips and the professional formula. –– Laura Martin

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