From the daily archives: "Wednesday, October 22, 2014"

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As illustrated in the collage above, the headband –– though small, simple, and oft forgotten about –– is attractive, stylish, adds character, and suits and supports a range of looks. Headbands come in different forms, from fine and elegant to big and bejeweled. All can contribute to the image you portray, while accenting your best features. Take a closer look in the notes.

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Where I live in Georgia it’s just started getting cool—don’t hate me—which means I can finally have real bangs again. I love bangs. I love how they make me hair look thicker, my eyes look bigger, my cut look more structured. But in summer humidity I have to forgo the crisp fringe I prefer, opting for a more sweat-friendly piecey side-sweep. But now it’s bang season. If you’re ready for some fringe click the style notes for more inspirational images. –– Laura Martin

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Looking beautiful is good; looking effortlessly beautiful is better. As much as we may praise perfect blowouts and designer gowns we most admire those women who look sexy and polished in jeans and messy ponytails (we’re thinking of you, Kate Moss). There’s just something gorgeous about wildness, easiness. For one thing, imperfect cuts and styles don’t draw attention to your imperfections. They look confident, and carefree, and minimize asymmetry in the features. Whether you want to try this look for a day with a wild updo or embrace it full time with a jagged, asymmetric cut, click the style notes for tips on making unpolished look fabulous. –– Laura Martin
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valentino hair

 

We love any styles that emphasize a soft and carefree attitude. Which is why we’re especially into the easy waves adorned with an ethereal gold headband and adornments at the Valentino 2015 show. Highly romantic and delicately imperfect this style conjures our favorite memories of sun and sea. It’s a lovely deconstructed flowing style that’s easy to recreate and can be easily worn all year long. To learn how to emulate this ethereal style, click through to style notes. –– Michelle Rotbart

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