From the daily archives: "Tuesday, May 12, 2015"

princess plait

Always poised and pampered and posh, Olivia Palermo looked like a modern-day fairytale princess at the New York City Ballet Spring 2015 gala. She stepped out in a flowing Valentino gown which she paired with a beautiful four-strand French braid. The entwine would make Rapunzel jealous. Besides the princess reference, this braid looks cool because it’s voluminous and airy and totally free-flowing. Certainly a look perfect for the summer. Care to try on this style? Click through to style notes to get the know-how.

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warm summer shades

Gold, copper and warm brown shades reflect the sunlight best, making them the perfect choice for the longer, brighter days of summer. Whether you prefer peachy blonde, ginger red or bright lemon yellow, adding warmth will soften and brighten your look for the season. How do you know which shade is right for you? Click the style notes to find out. –– Laura Martin

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ponytail

Ponytails can be a hairstyle, but often they’re more of an un-style. Ponytails happen when we’re going to the gym, or get tousled about by the wind, or are bent over a book. And it’s reasonable that sometimes we just need to get our hair out of the way. But what about when you want that other kind of ponytail, the one that’s actually a style? How do you transform throw-it-up to wear-it out? Click the style notes to find out. –– Laura Martin

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blunt cut

Everyone is always looking for new trends but the trend that is happening right now is just heading back to basics and going all blunt. Blunt haircuts can be harder to wear than most people think, especially if you have very thick hair. Click the notes for tips to follow to be on the blunt hair trend. –– Kelly Rowe

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