From the daily archives: "Monday, January 12, 2015"

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The wet look keeps showing up in fashion magazines and on runways, but it’s still a rarity on the streets. Wet strands are a bold statement and pulling it off requires guts, or a little help from the classics. A deep side part and a sleek chignon or pleat transform wet look strands from edgy to elegant. It’s fashion forward, but fool proof. Learn to create this chic ‘do in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

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new ombre

It’s 2015, so it’s time to say good-bye to your ombré and move on to a new hot hair color trend. Ecaille (or le ecaille, which means tortoiseshell in French), is a softer take on the stark two-tone ombré and gives locks a shiny, multi-tonal look. Think golden highlights paired with darker, rich caramel tones. It’s already saturating the heads of Hollywood’s elite like Scarlett Johansson, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, and Jessica Alba, so it must be a do. So if you’re in the mood for a moodier look, click through to style notes for tips and tricks on making this style work for you. –– Michelle Rotbart

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This softly warm hue is the supple shade of untreated leather. It’s touchable and sunny, but not brassy. The subdued golden tone is perfect for illuminating pale sun-deprived skin, and it has just a touch of strawberry blonde for added interest and shine. Click the style notes for the formula and tips on application. –– Laura Martin

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A good conditioner can perform miracles, but even the richest and most hydrating products are only as effective as the person using them. Investing in a high quality conditioner designed for your particular hair type is a great start, but if you’re not applying it correctly you won’t get all the benefits. To maximize results from your favorite moisturizer, click the style notes for our best conditioning tricks. –– Laura Martin

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