From the daily archives: "Wednesday, November 19, 2014"

beachwaves

With record low temperatures stretching across the country these past two days your winter depression may be starting to set in. Icy chills early in the season can make you reach for a blanket, ready to hibernate for the winter. But we have something that may give you a little cheer and a way to bring warm memories of summer into your day. Click the notes for how to hone perfect winter beachy waves. –– Kelly Rowe

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drying hair

We know you’re a gal on-the-go who wants to look good without all the extra time and effort spent styling. And we’re all about any quick fix that will help speed up the process, especially when it comes to drying our hair. So when we discovered a few essential products and tools that could help us get it done faster we were super excited. So the next time you find yourself racing to get out the door with wet hair, just remember the following four things. Click through to style notes to get the details. –– Michelle Rotbart

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In New Orleans chicory is blended with coffee to make a sweet, flavorful morning drink that’s rich and fruity. The hints of cool red in this deep brown shade have a similar effect, enhancing the shine and richness of coffee-colored brown. The effect is achieved by pairing to slightly different shades. Blend them in blocks, panels, or melted sections; there’s no wrong way to combine them. Click the style notes for the formulas and tips on application. –– Laura Martin

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Short layers and choppy bangs transform chin-length looks from demure to daring. Disconnected lengths—short on top and longer underneath—have a bold, punk-influenced feel. The top layers removes bulk from the sides and can be worn sleek, tousled, or even spiked into a mohawk. The shape opens up the face, accentuating the eyes and cheekbones for a flattering, edgy variation on the bob. Learn what to ask for and how to rock it in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

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