From the daily archives: "Tuesday, December 16, 2014"

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Though we’d love to have our stylists on hand to give us healthy salon shine every morning, sadly, that’s not going to happen any time soon. But we can learn how to emulate the look for ourselves. From dry conditioner to using the right brush, there are plenty of easy tips and tricks that give hair a glossy finish every day. Click through to style notes to learn some of our favorites. –– Michelle Rotbart

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Winter can be a hard season for blondes. Blonde just isn’t usually very cozy, and while it looks great with tanned skin and beachy waves, in the winter it can seem washed-out or bland. This richly spiced bronde shade is the perfect solution. The complex color has a neutral base dusted with hints or warm spice for a gorgeous hue that’s cozy but light, like a fluffy bowl of porridge. Get the formula and tips on applying it in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

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Most of us put a lot of thought, time, and effort into the way we look. When people notice, it feels great, or at least, it can feel great. Compliments are surprisingly tricky: they can make you feel objectified or appreciated, valued or condescended to. It turns out that telling someone you like the way they look isn’t as easy as it seems, and if you get it wrong you can not only fail to make someone feel beautiful, but actually insult them. Want some help? Click the style notes for fool proof steps to a perfect compliment. –– Laura Martin

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Cutting your hair can seem like a great idea but there are a few things to think about before the shears touch your strands, especially if you are considering something drastically shorter. Click the notes for the 5 reasons not to cut your hair. –– Kelly Rowe

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