From the daily archives: "Wednesday, December 31, 2014"

chignon with knot

If you are out on the razzle this New Year’s Eve, an Updo is great way to showcase a pretty set of new earrings and a beautiful neckline. But don’t get stuck with an old plain Jane look when you can easily create a unique up sweep in a matter of seconds. We’re really feeling the messy chignon with a braid or a knot for a twist. It says classic with a bit of modern fun. Click through to style notes to learn how to recreate this great holiday hairstyle. –– Michelle Rotbart

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We all have different aspects to our personalities. You may be a mixture of boho and punk, preppy and girly, or athletic and romantic. Whatever your specific combination, the interplay of disparate aspects can make for stunning looks. These styles pair different hues on opposite sides of the head, emphasizing contrast. Wear them parted in the center to play up the placement, or simply sweep hair to one side for a softer, blended look. Learn more about this emerging trend in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

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For the last few years color trends have moved away from distinctive highs and lows to blended looks that blur and fade one shade into the next. But in the coming year, we expect to see traditional highlights making a comeback. We’ll be seeing more delicate placements of finely interwoven hues that flow from roots to ends. This doesn’t mean that ombre is over, in fact we expect to see lots of looks that blend the two techniques. Find out more about highlights big comeback in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

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