From the daily archives: "Wednesday, August 26, 2015"

 

fall bangs

With September about to swing back round, most of us will be planning a new look for fall –– something a little more polished and sophisticated than our laid-back summer styles. A great, easy way to change it up is with bangs. Bangs don’t have many takers in the summer, when it’s too hot and sticky to enjoy hair on your forehead, but fashionable fall is the perfect time for a fringe. To help you choose, the collage above shows some of our favorite bang placements; find an exposition on these looks in the notes.

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kendall blonde

Ring the alarm, another Kardashian goes blonde. Kendall Jenner, (perhaps the most credible of the gang) recently posted two sleepy, full-on blonde photos on her feed. A closer analysis reveals that Kendall’s new do is probably a wig. While Kendall does have potential to go lighter, tones other than golden blonde will be more complementary for her skin tone. Thinking about going blonde yourself? Click through to style notes to learn the five top things to consider when lightning your locks. –– Michelle Rotbart

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80s cover

The eighties are working their way back into the world of fashion, especially in hair and makeup. Orange lipstick, blue eyeshadow, and intentional frizz are just a few of the re-emerging trends. The latest incarnation of these looks is more streamlined than the originals while maintaining the glamour and playfulness than defined eighties style. When it comes to hair the eighties gave us wet-look texture, tousled curls, big volume, and side-swept parts. Click the notes for eighties inspiration and tips on contemporary adaptation. –– Laura Martin

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pixel hair

Some trends—like ombre—get revisited and remixed until they’re played-out like a bad pop song. Others appear only briefly before disappearing like a one-hit-wonder. Pixelated color had a brief burst of popularity that seems to be dying away, but is it fading into oblivion or evolving into something sustainable? Learn more in the style notes. –– Laura Martin 

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