From the daily archives: "Wednesday, September 2, 2015"

rihanna

No more than a week after our esteemed blogger, Laura Martin, boldly predicted that the 80s are back does Rihanna step out in a look so 80s that we feel like putting Whitney’s “I Wanna Dance with Somebody” on the walkman and bounce that curly pony like we just don’t care. We can’t get you the Vivienne Westwood dress, Christian Louboutin shoes, or the Mikimot Jewelry Ri-Ri wore for her fragrance launch, but this hairstyle is right up our alley. Learn how to create it in the notes.

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buzz 1

For decades long hair was the default for new models; that is until the early ‘90s, when Eve Salvail appeared on the runway with a shaved head. Her locks, or lack there of, were in direct contrast of the ultra feminine styles of the era’s supermodels like Cindy Crawford and Stephanie Seymour and sent shock waves through the industry. Over twenty years later models with personality are on the rise and many are following the path of individuals like Evel. Catwalkers like Grace Bol and Herieth Paul have been wearing their hair cropped for years, but only recently have their peers followed suit. Rising stars Ruth Bell, Kris Gottschalk, and Tamy Glauser have all embraced the buzz cut—and seen their careers blow up. Close-cropped cuts are a sign of rebellion, so in an era of individuality, short hair can grab models cooler clients and set them apart from hundreds of others on the scene. So if a crop could do wonders for models, think about what it can do for you. For more model inspiration, click through to style notes. –– Michelle Rotbart

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blonde

A change of season is a perfect excuse to make a change with your hair color, and for fall the usual choice is to go darker. It’s tempting to opt for a dramatic change—trading in your sunny highlights for a chocolate hue—but the result is rarely pleasing. But by shifting your hair a single level you’ll get a new look without the maintenance or emotional shock of a big change. Still need convincing? Click the notes. –– Laura Martin

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laura

With the exception of a single year I’ve had short hair since I was 15. I’ve always thought that short hair made me look more fashionable and confident, but now that I’m in my mid thirties it has a different vibe. Women around my age often cut off their hair because they don’t want to mess with styling it anymore. Suddenly my short hair feels frumpy to me instead of trendy. I’m single, in good shape, and I want to feel pretty, and youthful. So I’m growing my hair out, not to my derriere, but past my shoulders, because I’m ready for a change and because at this point long hair feels more like rebellion than my short cut did. I simply refuse to see myself as too old for long hair. Click the notes to learn more about pulling off long hair after 30. –– Laura Martin

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