From the daily archives: "Tuesday, October 21, 2014"

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The difference between butterscotch and caramel is a difference in complexity. Caramel is made from white (refined) sugar while butterscotch is made from brown (less refined) sugar that had molasses in it. The flavors in butterscotch are more complex: sweet, bitter, nutty, buttery. All that complexity comes through in this color which blends copper, gold, brown, and a touch of silver for a sweet shade you’ll want to sink your teeth into. Click the style notes for formulas and tips on application. –– Laura Martin

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bobby pins

The bobby pins are coming out. Though once looked at as purely functional hair need meant to be disguised, there’s no need to hide those pins anymore. Made much more stylish on the Spring 2015 runways, bobby pins went from a necessity to the must have accessory. Fashionable gals are using them as a simple way to elevate looks. We’re loving the new take on an old favorite and we’ve got three cools styles to help you pin this trend in place. Click through to style notes for the details. –– Michelle Rotbart

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Add an edgy touch to your look by blending natural tones with a splash of vibrance. These off colors, which fall somewhere in-between neutral shades and fashion tones, provide a wearable alternative to pastels and brights. Violet brown, silver gray, and other off-color shades provide a touch of punk influence without feeling over the top. The understated take on fashion tones will add interest to your ensembles without demanding to become the focal point. Learn how to achieve this unusual hues in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

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Air-drying is one of the best things that you can do for your hair. Reducing how much heat you are using on your strands can help them return to shiny strong locks sooner than later. However, as the weather cools down the idea of walking out the door waiting for you hair to dry can seem like a chilly task you aren’t ready to tackle. So how can you air dry in cooler temperatures? Click the notes for the details. –Kelly Rowe

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