From the daily archives: "Tuesday, July 7, 2015"

dascha polanco

Sleek, damp roots usually give a just-out-of-the shower vibe that’s about looking effortless and athletic. But Dascha’s sculpted waves add glamour while keeping the easy-going vibe of mixed wet and dry textures. Her blend of loose and structured, vintage and contemporary, feels fresh and very cool. Paired with diamond studs and a crisp white jacket this look is a whole new take on Hollywood glamour. Learn to create it in the style notes. –Laura Martin 

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beauty standard

When you go to cosmetology school, design school, art school, makeup school, or any other education where you are dealing with human aesthetic you are taught that certain proportions are “ideal.” The woman pictured above has the “right” proportions, an ideal face. These ratios include the spacing of the eyes, the length of the neck, and the shape of the face. There are dozens of rules, and if you’re an artist learning to sketch a person of the first time they come in handy as a sort of generic template. But using these standards as a way to limit what haircuts or clothing a person should wear, or using them to determine whether or not someone is attractive is problematic at best. Why? Well, first of all because the standards are based a European caucasian idea about what people look like, and second because people are unique with endless variations of feature and form and the rules will always have exceptions. What does this mean for you? Freedom! Learn more about letting go of standard beauty in the notes. –Laura Martin 

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ponytail

I’m all about all I woke up like this hair, because seriously who has the time and I’m into the disheveled look. Lucky for us lazy gals, this look is totally on trend for the summer and it’s easy to achieve. So to inspire your mussy hair game, I have an amazing tutorial on how to get a flawlessly undone pony to rock all summer long. Click through to style notes to get the details. –Michelle Rotabart

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colorist

Being a color client can be tough, especially if you do not have a relationship with your colorist. You are scared that your hair is going to turn out to be some unimaginably odd shade and paying all that money to leave the salon unhappy. I know because I was a color client for a long time before I became a colorist; but after becoming a professional, my perspective changed, and there were a few things I wish I knew before I donned the apron and the gloves. My perspective may help you give your stylist a break every once in a while. Click the notes for more. –– Kelly Rowe

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