From the daily archives: "Tuesday, November 4, 2014"

cowashing

Co-washing, a term used to describe washing your hair with conditioner as opposed to shampoo, has become topical on lots of curly hair blogs and forums lately. Supporters of the process prefer it to traditional cleansing because they believe it’s more gentle on curls and doesn’t strip hair of natural oils. As the technique becomes increasingly trendy, there’s a big discussion going on with regard to its actual benefits. Is it just a fad or is there clout behind this trend? We decided to do a little digging. Click through to style notes to discover the word of the street. –– Michelle Rotbart

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Short cuts take on the character of their wearer, defined as much by the head shape, texture, and personality of the person they adorn as they are by the methods used to sculpt them. From bold and geometric to elfin-like and delicate, above-the-chin cuts come in a variety of flavors. If your looking for a unique take on a short shape, click the style notes for 9 more inspiring examples. –– Laura Martin

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Fashion has been trending toward simplicity lately with statements that are minimal and unfussy. This cut exemplifies the trend, exploring a variety of possibilities with only two lines. Whether you choose a crisp chin-length bob with a geometric fringe or long mermaid waves with a rounded bang, the elimination of graduation and layering takes the complexity out of choosing a hairstyle, focusing instead on the points of interesting. Two lines, endless possibilities. If you’re ready to streamline your look, click the style notes to learn more. –– Laura Martin

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red_hair

Pet peeves of hair stylists may never have been known till now. Surprisingly or not, stylists find some of the things that their clients do irritating. But they would never let the client know because they wouldn’t want to upset them. These pet peeves don’t make you a bad client, everyone has their foibles. But avoiding the most recurring and maddening quirks can make your salon appointment a lot more enjoyable and relaxed for everyone. Click the notes for the details. –– Kelly Rowe 

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