From the daily archives: "Thursday, November 20, 2014"

albalake

Known for her soft, sexy, always perfectly placed waves Veronica Lake’s glamorous hairstyle has been copied on every red carpet since she first stole Hollywood’s heart with her signature look. Even the biggest stars of Tinsel Town have struggled to match her enviable old world beauty and mystique. But Jessica Alba gives it a good run. What she lacks in seductive gaze, she makes up for in beautiful tumbling ‘S’ shaped swirls, an eye-catching asymmetrical face-frame, and cheery sensibility. Surprisingly, this kind of style is easy to replicate at home. Click notes to get your glam on…

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hat hair

 

We love a great cable knit beanie or fedora––they’re stylish and essential during the cold weather months. However, with hats also comes hat hair, which is something we’re not so excited about. And it also leaves us with the limited options of either freezing our ears off or dealing with sad flat hair. But no more, we found several tips and tricks on how to avoid hat hair and still enjoy some stylish headgear. Click through to style notes to get the know-how. –– Michelle Rotbart

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Babylights –– the thin, subtle highlights that have replaced ombre as the go-to color placement –– offer the perfect solution for work-appropriate pastels by incorporating gelato shades in tiny threads. The bright bits diffuse into the surrounding hair for a look that appears natural from a distance but, up close, reveals a fashion-forward twist. Babylights are about accentuating your natural color and adding pastel can add intensity to the undertones in your hair. Try blue babylights in ash blonde shades, peach in natural copper, or coral with honey blonde. Click the style notes to learn more about this trend. –– Laura Martin

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With all the colored spray and chalks on the market these days, it’s easy to create textures, shapes and patterns on your strands, transforming a normally conservative look into a high fashion statement. Make your own cut-outs for customized patterns, buy stencils from a craft store, or use lace, fishnet, or other fabrics to create intricately texture shapes. Learn the steps for stenciling on your strands in the style notes. –Laura Martin 

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