From the monthly archives: "July 2015"

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With seasonal trends the hot topic, September is a big month for the Fashion Mags. Harpers Bazaar has stolen a march on its rivals with the online release of an inspired collection of images slated for their September issue. Featuring the likes of Oprah Winfrey, Mariah Carey, Katy Perry, and many more besides, dressed and styled as legendary women, both fictional and real –– think Glinda the Good Witch, Joan of Arc, Coco Chanel –– it’s a visionary editorial pointing to the powerful beauty of iconic females. See all the pictures in the notes.

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Unless you have a crew cut or a shaved head, product can and will make a great difference to styling. Without product, clean hair is definitely less style-able. But you don’t need a hatful of products to make it work. Of course, you can have fun trying lots of products and experimenting with what works best for your hair, but you only really need a small selection of products that work well for you. Here’s six tips to help you get the most bang for your buck with hair stylers.

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Amanda Seyfried long blonde locks reminded us of the golden days of tinsel town –– but not any more. The star of Ted 2 and Lovelace went to similarly polar opposites for her new look, eschewing timeless long flowing, feminine waves for a trendy shoulder-grazing lob. Lightly layered and bang-less, the shape feels effortless and slouchy. Read on for steps to achieving this chic, easy style.

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Conditioning treatments are sold in every salon as in-salon treatments and take home products; there are many home recipes and so-called “miracle” ingredients, but how beneficial are these products really? Conflicting reports about what products to use and how often can have you wondering if these treatments are really beneficial at all. Click the notes for the pro lowdown. –– Kelly Rowe

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Image 7-30-15 at 2.04 PMNo matter where you come from, if fashion runs in your blood then the sartorial sensibilities of Europeans surely tops your style inspiration boards. Europe is peerless in the world of fashion. Some of histories biggest trends –– power dressing, well-tailored and structured suits, mod, punk, ornate hair pieces –– had their debut on this turbulent continent. And still today, fashionistas from around the globe look to London and Paris Fashion Week runways for cues on couture and beauty fads. If you aspire to European flair and verve, here are five hairstyles that make the cut this season, and always.–– Karishma Sehgal 

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