From the daily archives: "Thursday, August 13, 2015"

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Inspired by the swinging NorthWest’s raucous contribution to music and fashion, NocturnalLina Arrojo’s latest editorial pulls apart the archetypal grunge aesthetic, replacing thrift with couture. Lensed by fashion photographer Cody Lidtke, the intimate composition of the images hints at the alienation, apathy, confinement, and angst-ridden teen spirit found in the sludgy sounds of grunge. See all the images and read Lina’s thoughts on the collection in the notes.

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at home hair color

Colorists always cringe at the thought of clients using at home hair color. With home coloring so popular and the products available in every grocery store and drugstore the temptation to try at home may be too much to avoid, but I’m here to tell you avoid it! Don’t even go down the aisle that has the color in it. What’s that you say? You’ve had good results in the past? The key word is “had” that does not mean that you will have good results every time. Click the notes for why you need to avoid coloring at home. –– Kelly Rowe

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styling curly hair

Sometimes I think my hair has a mind of its own. It takes ages to air dry, frizzes at the mention of humidity, and sometimes ends up looking more Lion King then big-haired bombshell. Pretty much it’s high maintenance, which totally is not my M.O. when it comes to great hair. After much consulting of friends who know great hair, I’ve come up with my own little tutorial on styling fine curly hair. It’s not too complicated and easy to follow, and will surely help you get beautiful curls. Click through to style notes to get the details. –– Michelle Rotbart

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blonde suede

This plush shade of dark blonde reminds of the nap of an expensive suede. It has the same subtle sheen, the same mixture of gold and cool taupe hues. There’s something almost pelt-like in the hue. It’s a shade that looks completely believable, a welcome change from bright platinum. If you’re ready to try the softer, more luxurious side of blonde click the notes for the professional formula.

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