From the daily archives: "Tuesday, September 8, 2015"

top knot

At first the topknot seemed like a passing fad. It was cute, but the original version—super tight, yet bumpy, oddly proportioned—was hard to imagine as a lasting style. But, through reinvention, the topknot has shown surprising longevity. New variations featured glossy sleekness, messy loops, and intricately textured braids. The topknot has become a classic. The current variation features a polished, but not slick, surface and a slightly wider knot. Learn to create it in the style notes. —Laura Martin 

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alexa 1

It ‘s finally September, but we all know that the first cool days are still a few weeks off. But even the high temperature didn’t stop Alexa Chung from getting ahead on fall style last week. Alexa was spotted rocking an updated do of artfully blended layers, and neatly trimmed ends. Her hair was a great blend of beach wave and windswept texture, a glorious style for September. Also emphasizing her great fall appeal was her fuzzy sweater / maxi skirt combo and her makeup, a great pairing of neutral shadows and rosy nude lipstick. So while you still have to wait a few more weeks to rock your turtlenecks, it’s a great time to experiment with autumn hair and warm color palettes. For more great style inspiration from Alexa, click through to style notes. –Michelle Rotbart 

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hair shedding

One of the most common concerns I hear about hair is how much is lost on a daily basis. A clogged drain or congested hair brush can lead to panic. How much hair is it normal to loose in a day? When should you feel concerned? Is there anything you can do to prevent shedding? Get the answers to these questions and more in the style notes. –Laura Martin 

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pastel hair

Hairstyle trend-setter Jared Leto showed up at the MTV Music Awards with candy pink strands, proving that the pastel trend has crossed the gender divide. Pink, violet and baby blue aren’t colors traditionally favored by men, but the fashion industry is shifting away from gender-distinct trends. The Pantone color palette for fall 2015 is, for the first time in the company’s history, a single list of androgynous hues instead of a pair of gender divided palettes. Is the move toward gender neutral fashion a passing trend or is it here to stay? How does it apply to hair? Learn more in the style notes.

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