From the daily archives: "Wednesday, April 1, 2015"




As we enter the spring season, thoughts drift to Prom night and other special occasions. The trouble is, classic updos –– the staple style for a glamorous event for decades –– now feel too formal and old-fashioned and forced. But you can’t put on a fancy gown and pair it with beach waves (or can you?), so what’s a girl to do? This style, sported by saucy actress Elizabeth Banks, is an elegant choice. It keeps hair off the face, neck and shoulders, so you can expose your delicate, feminine frame, and has an asymmetrical short to long effect that is perfect for framing the face softly and beautifully. Learn to create this look in the notes.

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rose colored hair

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Rose-colored hair is appearing in unexpected places this season. We saw it first at Gucci’s fall ’15 ready-to-wear collection and then at the Louis Vuitton show; now it is popping up all over street style blogs. Though I’ve seen many celebrities and models making big color changes (blonde to black and back, anyone?), pink strands have been the most refreshing transition––model Fernanda Hin Lin Ly has made it her signature color. Are you ready for some cotton-candy hair? Click through to style notes to see some of my favorite looks from the spring season of rosy-pink. –– Michelle Rotbart

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You’re probably read this title and thought: yeah right. You’ve been down this road before. You know all about how pixies become mullets, crops become helmets. You’ve carried around a purse full of bobby pins and worn your hair in a ponytail for months on end. No awkward stages, your thinking, come on! But you really can transition gracefully from short to long just like your favorite celebrities. And I can tell you how. Really. Just click the notes. –– Laura Martin

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Have you ever wondered why your hair is naturally curly, wavy, or straight? You may know where your hair came from, which family member passed on the trait, but how does it come out of your scalp that way? It’s actually a bit of a scientific mystery. Learn what the experts say in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

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