From the daily archives: "Monday, December 1, 2014"

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These luxurious-looking styles offer a dramatic counterpoint to the avalanche of updos and tousled and romantic looks that most women and girls go for during the Holiday season of social occasions. Straight and long is a great shape for drawing attention to cheekbones, so if yours are formidable, this could be just the ticket. With modern products and tools, this style is also easy to achieve. Click notes for tips.

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We know you don’t typically like to hear the words “hair” and “oil” in the same sentence. Often this word combination conjured up memories of bad, greasy and unstylable hair that we all try to avoid. But almost like magic, when you put the words “hair” and “oil” together, you just may find the missing link your hair needs. And while you may have been cautious of them before, it’s time to reconsider. Click through to stylenotes to learn the benefits of hair oil, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it before. –– Michelle Rotbart

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Muted versions of bright hues are an intriguing choice for cold weather fashions. The hair colors shown here feature a tarnished overlay of dark pearlescence which lends an air of mystery. Choose from cool rosy brown, deep crimson or blackened sea green. These rich shades are sure to impress. Click the style notes for the professional formulations. –Laura Martin

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When hairdressers say “big hair” they usually mean perfectly quaffed blowouts or over the top roller sets. This is something else: wild, unruly, bouncy coils, the kind that come from nature…or a wet set. Heat styling tends to create uniform, polished curls, but wet sets give a more natural look. When wrapping hair wet slight changes in tension, dampness, and section size give curls different shapes and amounts of spring, creating a soft, natural-looking curl that people will think you were born with. Click the style notes for step-by-step instructions. –– Laura Martin

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