From the daily archives: "Tuesday, May 5, 2015"

Design

Great hair, like most things in life, is about balance. Combining disparate elements makes for the most intriguing result. Pairing a highly texture cut, wild styling, and bright color makes for an unstructured mess; a blunt shape, severe shade and smooth styling make an inflexible helmet. This look achieves equilibrium by combining a tousled, low-glow finish with a classically structured cut and an understated smokey brown. The result is easy, polished, and edgy. Learn to strike the perfect balance in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

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There are lots of products that fight humidity, but a truly rainy day is hard to do battle with. Instead of fighting, embrace spring showers! You might just end up loving wet weather. This style softens wet look texture by adding volume, creating a stylish look that reminds us of ‘90s supermodels. It’s easy to create and will only look better if it encounters bad weather. Learn to create it in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

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roasted peach

The pastel trend is easy to adopt if you have blonde strands, but for dark haired women it can be harder to pull off. Natural brunettes look washed out with pale hair, and lightening dramatically takes a big toll. This shade has a pastel feel, but doesn’t require a platinum base. It looks great with dark roots and has a complex, toasted finished. Click the style notes for the formula and tips on application. –– Laura Martin

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kentucky derby hats
The Kentucky Derby is known for its huge display of southern belle charm and large and extreme hats. Ranging from exquisite designs of floral and wide brims to funny derby inspirations with horses, the fashions never fail to impress. They are also great to take as inspiration for your hair accessories as summer rolls around. Click the notes to see our favorite looks from 141st running at Churchill Downs. –– Kelly Rowe