From the daily archives: "Wednesday, May 27, 2015"

asymmetric hair

We tend to associate long hair with a softer, more conservative aesthetic and short hair with drama and edginess. But the bob trend has turned our ideas about short hair on their head. We’ve seen above the shoulder cuts that are just as pretty, understated and feminine as their long counterparts. This cut explores the opposite principle, bringing edge and asymmetry to a below the shoulder length. Steep angles and delicately tapered points keep the geometric lines of this cut from feeling blocky, and the short fringe gives structure and balance to the angled length. Learn more about edgy long shapes in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

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hat cover

Headed off on a trip? Lighten the load –– forget packing hot tools and top off your bedhead with a cool hat. Hats are nearly impossible to pack in your luggage, and you’ll look super glamorous arriving to your final destination in a Panama topper (did someone say upgrade). Not to mention, wearing a hat will protect your hair and your skin from harmful UV rays. The only thing I do suggest is packing a TSA-friendly dry shampoo like refinish, so you can bring some rumple back into your waves. Need some inspiration on what type of headgear to rock? Click through to style notes to see some of my favorite looks. –– Michelle Rotbart

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braids

This look combines the sweet femininity of milkmaid braids with the toughness of cornrows for a style that’s both edgy and girly. Soft makeup and floral accents add playfulness. It’s a great way to add a little balance to your flirty summer ensembles. Click the style notes for step-by-step instructions. –– Laura Martin

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Hairstyles are part of our identity. Some people prefer to stick to a signature look while others like to switch up their style often. Whether you prefer a new ‘do every season or only opt of a big change once a decade there are a few looks that should be on your hairdo bucket list. These styles are an experience; they’ll change the way you see yourself, and the way the world sees you. Click the notes too see the top five styles every woman should try. –– Laura Martin

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