From the monthly archives: "June 2015"

blonde

Every girl should try being blonde at least once in their lives. While the old adage “blondes have more fun” is more cliche than truism, going blonde is an enjoyable experience for most. Before you go skipping into your colorist’s chair and request flaxen locks, be aware that blondes can quickly become brassy, especially on naturally dark hair that’s been lightened. When you’ve already spent much of your summer in the salon chair, you don’t want to have to go back to fix brassy tones. But avoiding the orange is easy if you know how. Click through to style notes to get the details. –– Michelle Rotbart

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plum sangria

The reds that have been trending for the spring and summer have been mostly warm: copper, rose gold, and coral. Deep purples and rich velvet hues feel too saturated, too serious for the warmer months, like trying to drink merlot in July. But this shade, like a glass of sangria, lightens and brightens the intensity of wine red. It’s plummy, but light, balancing violet tones with vibrant pink and cherry red. Get the professional formula for this summer blend in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

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bobs

Bobs are cut to hang over the ears and dust across the edges of the face. The result is pretty, and feminine, but in hot weather, a curtain of hair hanging on your face can be unbearable. Which means in the summer bobs end up braided, pinned, or simply tucked behind the ears. When done correctly, a tucked bob can look sleek, soft and elegant. When done incorrectly it can look messy, dated, or unbalanced. Learn how to get it right in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

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gigi crimp

Crimping can be scary for some people; horror pictures from the 80s may come to mind. The truth is it should be one of the looks you to go to; it changes things up and stands out from the sea of beachy waves most girls are sporting right now. Click the notes for all tips about crimping for summer. –– Kelly Rowe

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beach wavesIndependence Day is for fun and frolics by the beach or the BBQ. The laid back vibes and the timing of the Holiday give you a chance to let your hair down, and wear a style that complements these easy-going times. With the fashion for beachy looks, lived-in perfectly imperfect textural wave cascades offer a free-wheeling style to celebrate your independence. Get ready for the weekend with the quick how-to in the notes below.

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