From the daily archives: "Monday, June 29, 2015"

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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mens curls 1

As I mentioned last week, Fashion Week gave us guys with great texture and soft, less structured styles. This week the runway confirmed my observation: the men are taking notes from the ladies. Looking through the shows, plenty of boys are rocking ringlets. At Valentino and Saint Laurent, a majority of the models were rocking texture, from a tousled crop to a full head of curls. And the men at Prada were equally playful, pairing their youthful curls with their cartoony attire. Men deserve sexy tendrils too, so watch your wave mist ladies. To see some of my favorite looks click through to style notes. –– Michelle Rotbart

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dimensional brunette

Dimension is the term colorists use to describe hair color placements that mimic light and shadow by juxtaposing different colors on one head of hair. This includes hand-painting, foiled highlights, and blocked coloring. For brunettes, adding visible dimension can be challenging. Too much contrast can look harsh and fake, too little and it’s barely visible. The trick is using different tones and working in thick sections. Learn all the dos and don’ts in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

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jazz ageIn New York, twice a year the Jazz Age Lawn Party transforms Governors Island into a prohibition-era wonderland. Attendees dance the Charleston, listen to jazz, and pose for photos in cloches and flapper gowns. Faux bobs, jeweled headbands and vintage waves top the looks. These throwback styles are ripe for reappropiation. Pair them with your favorite contemporary gowns for your own summer events and take your look to the next level. Learn to create vintage waves and faux bobs in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

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