From the daily archives: "Wednesday, June 17, 2015"

lorder cover

Lorde may be a staunch feminist but that doesn’t make her averse to the casual objectification of a magazine cover shoot. After appearing on the cover of Vogue Australia, she’s quickly followed up with this Force of Nature pose for Dazed’s summer issue. According to the accompanying interview, Lorde’s “sense of self felt too permanent for anyone to fuck with.” We’ll focus on recreating her curls. Beautiful, voluminous, luxurious, you may wonder how you are going to get swirls like that. Find out in the notes.

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HALF UP KNOT COVER

You’ve seen it on the runway, celebrities and even in your favorite editorial, now try it yourself. The half-up top knot is the perfect style for summer, humidity proof and still nonchalant. It’s Gwen Stefani approved and beyond easy, so even if you can’t follow a “hair-how to,” you definitely know how to do this. Seriously this look is fundamentally perfectly imperfect and you should be wearing it now. Need some inspiration, click through to style notes to see my favorite looks. –– Michelle Rotbart

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blonde milk and honey

Some of the best blondes are the ones that appear to be faded or weathered versions of deeper hues. This lovely shade has a touch of warm tea-leaf brown, but it’s diluted and softened with creamy white and honey blonde. The resulting shade is both rich and diluted, like a comforting cup of sweet, milky tea. The effect is achieved by blending two slightly different formulas, a very pale wheat color and a slightly richer oatmeal shade applied around the hairline and through the part. Click the style notes for the formula and tips on application. –Laura Martin 

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shoulder length hair

This simple shape is one of the most flattering styles for girls with fine hair. The length is short enough that you won’t have to struggle to achieve volume at the roots and the blunt edge makes hair appear thicker and fuller. The length, which falls just past the collar bone, softens the line of the shoulders and elongates the neck. Worn straight with a center part as shown here the shape feels classic and unfussy. Dark roots and golden ends add a touch of grunginess. Click the style notes for tips on getting and styling this complimentary look. –– Laura Martin

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