From the daily archives: "Tuesday, April 7, 2015"

hairspray
We collect dry shampoos, wave mists, and luxe oils in abundance, but hairspray rarely makes it into our treasure trove of styling products. Unfortunately, recently, hairspray has had a bad rep. Once the only option for strong hold, too many hairsprays smelled bad and turned soft silky locks into crunchy and sticky helmet hair. But no good editorial stylist leaves home without a hairspray or three. And the product is now becoming popular again. Hairspray’s return to the top has all to do with improved formulations. Lightweight and non-crunchy, with a scent you’ll enjoy –– these are the hairsprays of today. Use them to finish off your look, reset your style, or even to create volume. Click through to style notes to see some of my favorites. –– Michelle Rotbart

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I’ve loved Tori Amos ever since I first heard her song “Winter” during my sophomore year in high school. She’s an amazing pianist and song writer with a sense of style to match. She’s know for quirky outfits, cat eye glasses and bright red hair. Over the years the specific shade has changed, but I love this variation best: rich auburn with a copper gleam. Get the professional formula and tips on application in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

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Prom is a formal event for young girls who don’t know much about being formal. Often, this means an odd pairing of trendy clothes with stuffy hairstyles. The looks pictured here are dressy, but not too rigid. They’re perfect for a special occasion, but convey a youthful, easy feeling. Get step-by-step instructions for all four looks in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

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PARRUCCHIERA

We put a lot of trust in the hands of our stylists. We are trusting them with our outward appearance to the world and that can be scary. Making sure your stylist hears what you are saying and what you want exactly is the key to making sure you have a happy outcome. Sometimes however we can get into a bit of a mess if your stylist is not hearing you or is simply not listening. Click the notes for the 4 ways to tell if your stylist is not hearing you. –– Kelly Rowe

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