From the daily archives: "Tuesday, December 30, 2014"

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The best short haircuts achieve a balance between tailored and soft. If things get too fringy, short cuts can feel fussy; if they are too neat they can feel masculine. These cuts are tight and clean at the sides and back but soft and piecey on top and through the fringe. The thick, textured bangs draw attention to the eyes and give the otherwise serious cut a flirty feeling. Click the style notes for steps to achieving the shape. –– Laura Martin

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The end of the year is a great time to look back at your accomplishments and to set new goals for your future. You aspirations may include traveling more, advancing your career, or starting a family, but you’ve probably forgotten all about your hair. Imagine how much better your year would be if you had pretty, shiny strands that were the envy of all of your friends. Sounds pretty good right? It’s easier than you think. With just a few small changes you can see big improvements in the health and beauty of your mane. Click the style notes for 3 ways you can give your hair a great year. –– Laura Martin

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blowout

Knowing when to pick a ceramic brush over a boar bristle or vice versa can make your styling and blowout sessions a much happier experience. Both of these round brushes, believe it or not, can produce fairly similar results in basic styling. But when it comes down to specific and special ‘dos you want to achieve, each has their own unique qualities. Find out more below. –– Kelly Rowe

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