From the daily archives: "Tuesday, February 10, 2015"

great curls

Stan Lee may have had Spiderman in mind when he wrote “with great power comes great responsibility,” but, really, he should have said this to us curly haired girls. Anyone with texture knows that kinky swirls have the capacity to captivate at every turn. To fully enjoy this power, however, requires responsibility: Finding the right stylist, using the right products, and the right styling techniques, are all more important for us curlies, lest we end up with droopy curls or frizz. Don’t fret. Click through style notes and follow the commandments of curls. –– Michelle Rotbart

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Soft colors and short swingy shapes combine to form a soft spring trend: baby bobs. The look starts with a customized bang—which can be short or long—that blends down seamlessly into ear-grazing length at the sides and tapers in at the neck. The outline is barely longer than a pixie, but a blunt edge and minimal layering give the cut a distinctly bob-like feeling. Delicate pale hues add lightness. Learn more about this trend in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

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Caramel with its lovely sweet flavor, warm smell, and luxurious texture provides the perfect inspiration for this rich dark blonde. This shade works on almost any skin tone, light or dark, warm or cool. Solid colors are a big trend for the coming year, and this shade is complex enough to hold up beautifully on its own. Click the style notes for the professional formulation. –– Laura Martin

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brunette woman is not happy with her fragile hair

Summer can be harsh on your hair; the constant sun, salt water, chlorine are all factors that can lead to damage. Believe it or not, it’s nothing compared to winter. The low humidity conditions makes the hair fragile and prone to breakage. So, when you heat style in winter, you are virtually guaranteeing damage. Learning how to make hair look better when air-drying will help you break away from constant heat styling, and it will also prepare you for frizz free summer tresses. Click the notes for more. —Kelly Rowe

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