From the daily archives: "Monday, December 8, 2014"

winter hair

Our skin isn’t the only victim of the cold and windy weather; our hair also ends up being a casualty if we don’t take care of it. Dry strands, static and frizz are only the appetizer of winter hair issues that are sure to leave us feeling the frazzle of a bad hair day. But with a few expert tips, we all can prep and defend our lovely locks against the cold winds of winter. Click through to style notes to learn five tips to get you through to the end of March. –– Michelle Rotbart

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The bob is a classic. Sometimes, though, it can feel a little boring for a special occasion. To create distinction, vintage styling creates all the difference. The softly tousled, romantic and whimsical shape pictured here reminds us of the finger-waving flappers of the 1920s, but it is also explicitly modern. The deep, artfully curled side sweep creates a brow-dusting and open face-frame for a style that is chic, classy, and sexy. For steps on putting your own spin on a classic, click style notes.

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The Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood was a group of painters who argued for a return to classical techniques, bright colors and meticulous, detailed technique. They tended to paint eroticized medieval scenes heavy with atmosphere. This shade of vivid but natural copper invokes mystery, sensuality, and the age of chivalry. Pair it with loose waves and waist-grazing length and you’ll look just like a Arthurian princess. Read on for the formula and tips on application. –– Laura Martin

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Lorde may be only eighteen but she’s already having a big impact on both music and fashion. Her dark lips, wild hair and chunky boots give her a unique look. Her style provides a distinct counterpoint to the looks worn by other pop stars. Click the style notes to learn more about Lorde’s fashion impact. –– Laura Martin

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