From the daily archives: "Wednesday, August 12, 2015"

emma watson

In-between campaigning for gender equality, Emma Watson loves to get dolled up like a princess. Her dutiful stylists did her proud for this shot, featured in Vogue UK’s September issue. The warm reddish brown has homespun appeal that feels perfect for fall, and for Emma’s eye color and freckly complexion, while her lengthly locks are beautifully and fashionably styled. The deep side-part creates drama and encourages your eyes to drift across hers, while the low-volume, head-hugging styling blends imperfect waves and flyways for windswept allure, like a mermaid rising from the sea. In the notes, learn how to put together a similar style.

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braided bun

It may have cooled down this weekend but there is still a month of summer to go, which means there will be lots more days when it will be best to keep your hair off your neck. While there are multiple options like pony, topknots, and braids to try out, I’m feeling the braided bun. It’s a combination of two styles that I love and will certainly keep you feeling cool and looking hot. For a more wearable interpretation of the photo above, click through to style notes. –– Michelle Rotbart

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ffall hair

Even since the ombre trend began in the early 2010s hair color has been moving in the direction of subtlety. Variation has become more blended, contrast more subtle as ombre turned to sombre and foils were replaced with hand painting. But this fall we’re seeing a swing back toward boldness. Ebony roots with ivory ends, and honey blonde shadowed with jet. If you’re ready for something bold and new, consider taking your color to extremes. Learn more in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

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