From the daily archives: "Tuesday, May 26, 2015"

mens tapered look

The men’s look that’s dominated the trends for the last few years has been a prohibition-era inspired disconnected shape: super short sides and back, longer disconnected top. What’s kept the look fresh season after season is variations in styling. We’ve seen it slicked back, brushed to the side, tousled, and now elevated. Gelled or waxed, roots lifted and ends flicked back, creating shape that adds a little eighties influence to the twenties inspiration for a look that’s part dapper and part skater. Pair it with a denim jacket or a fitted suit. –– Laura Martin

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joan smalls copy

It’s award and gala season again, and the warm weather is driving a cool new look among models: an easy slick back. Prim yet not stuffy, this frizz-be-gone style proved to be essential on the red carpet for models like Kendall Jenner and Joan Smalls. You don’t have to be a model to rock this look, it’s a perfect option for all your summer weddings and events. To learn how to emulate this style, click through to style notes. –– Michelle Rotbart

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rusted blonde

The French prefer subtlety to boldness; they see platinum blonde as garish and somewhat risqué, preferring shades that appear natural whether they’re create in a salon or not. French costars of Blue IS the Warmest Color, Lea Seydoux and Adele Exarchopoulos, wear their hair just at the edge of blonde and brown. This shade has weathered patina that is reminiscent of natural lightening due to sun and water. Get the formula and tips on application in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

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TOUSLED BOB

Blunt sleek hair, blood red lips and pale skin looks sexy in January, but in June it just looks scary. Warm weather fashion needs to be a little easier, a little more effortless. A deep side part, flicked and tousled ends and hand painted highlights transform a sleek brunette bob into something lighter, softer and perfect for summer. Pair it with a little bronzer and some lip gloss and you’ve got a perfect summer look. Click the style notes for step-by-step instructions.

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