From the daily archives: "Monday, February 9, 2015"

hannah davis

The internet is buzzing over Hannah Davis — the alluring cover girl on this year’s Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue. And while many are talking about her ultra—ahem—low bikini, I’m more interested in her amazing beachy hair. Her sun-kissed locks and tousled waves are definitely inviting spring to get here early. Ready to shed your winter woes for a natural, summery shine like Hannah’s –– even in winter? Click through to style notes to learn how. –– Michelle Rotbart

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Dark, cocoa-hued brown may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think about spring hair color, but the deep shade is gorgeous paired with pastels. A rich dark brown is a great way to add shine to your strands, to make them appear thicker, and to give your hair a rest before you start adding summer highlights. Get the formula for this gorgeous shade and tips on application in the style notes. –– Laura Martin 

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Beauty doesn’t have to mean delicacy. Strength and confidence are gorgeous, just like these tough, ropey braids. These tight twines are thicker than cornrows but have the same head-hugging silhouette. The looks are strong, but not severe. Try these powerful braids paired with a sporty dress or wear them to your kickboxing class; they’ll add confidence to any look. Click the style notes for step-by-step instructions. –– Laura Martin

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