From the daily archives: "Tuesday, September 16, 2014"

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We all feel invincible after our stylist has blown out our hair. A blow-out always boosts our mood and helps us strut like a celebrity star, even if it is only for a while. So it’s sad when it comes to an end; we stop feeling like a glamazon the moment our hair gets stringy. Luckily we have five amazing tips and tricks on making your blow out last for the entire week. Click through to style notes to get the know-how. –– Michelle Rotbart

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Fall fashions are exhibiting a heavy sixties influence, which can mean a lot of different things. During the 1960s fashion went through a huge transformations from conservative suits to bold prints and daring hemlines. Hairstyles ranged from beehives to precision cuts to long sleek strands. This particular look feels reminiscent of the midpoint of the decade, replicating the swinging shape of the short dresses popular at the time. It’s a fun, flirty cut that takes the bob trend in a whole new direction. Learn more about the look in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

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Much of the hair on last week’s New York Fashion Week runways was classic and simple: loose waves, center parts, clean plaits. But a few designers took natural inspiration in a different direction, mimicking the textures of the natural world instead of leaving strands to their natural texture. The organic twines seen at Baja East and Mara Hoffman have the texture of wild vines or tangled branches. These braids are a great way to take natural inspiration to a new level. Click the style notes to learn to create them at home. –– Laura Martin

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missamerica

Sunday night was the annual Miss America pageant and Miss New York Kira Kazantsev was crowned as the new queen for the next year. Pageant hair is always perfect; sure, it may be slightly over coifed, but there is never a strand out of place, and there’s still something beautiful and glamorous about that. A little known fact about Miss America is that while they can have makeup artists and hair stylists in preliminaries, the day of the big show they are on their own and its up to them to style their perfect pageant hair. Click the notes for tips Miss America hopefuls live by.  –– Kelly Rowe

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