From the daily archives: "Tuesday, February 3, 2015"

dior

The overall theme of the Christian Dior Spring 2015 Couture show was David Bowie––a blending of the coolest attributes of the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s into an explosion of color. And while the clothes made a unique, futuristic statement, the key to it all was a psychedelic ponytail. According to Style.com, models had their hair slicked back into hair loops and then a colorful or metallic ring was attached, along with a long faux ponytail. No your eyes aren’t playing tricks on you, that is an extension. Though I don’t recommend replicating this look in its entirety, there’s definitely an opportunity to step your hair game up with a few choice accessories for the spring. Click through to style notes to see more looks from the show. –– Michelle Rotbart

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There is something clean and beautiful about a wide flat headband in a pale, earthy hue. It looks a little vintage, a little sporty, and a little spa-day. It feels controlled, but in a soft, feminine way. It’s a great way to give your favorite braid, updo, or cropped cut a new finish. It hides greasy roots, calms flyaways, and hides the fact that you need a retouch. Its pretty much the perfect solution to every hair problem. Learn more about this trending accessory in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

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Whether you get your hair colored by a professional or do it yourself in your bathroom chances are that on occasion the results will come out less than perfect. Hair color relies on complicated chemical processes, and it’s hard to talk about (just think about how many shades of red there are). Sometimes a new color just takes some getting used to, but if a few days pass and you still feel dissatisfied try one of these simple home solutions. –– Laura Martin

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Do you clean your hair brushes? You should. While you might clean the hair out, few people properly clean their brushes. Cleaning hair out of the brush is only the first step to clean hair tools. Clean brushes produce shinier hair, better blowouts, and easier styling. Just think about this: All of the products you use, and all of your natural sebum oils, go onto the brush. If you never clean it you keep putting the build up back into your hair. Click the notes for how to get brushes like new. –– Kelly Rowe

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