From the daily archives: "Wednesday, September 9, 2015"

hair close to face

Curtain bangs, finger waves, and deep side partings all have one thing in common: they bring hair onto the face, creating a close frame around the features. Hair worn against the skin creates a feeling of intimacy and sensuality. Create contouring, softness or emphasis with styles that turn your mane into decorative trim. Learn more in the notes. –Laura Martin

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Young girl and haircare

Damage is one thing we all try to avoid. Damaged strands look good on no one. You may know the signs and symptoms of distressed tresses but did you know you hair may be trying to tell you something and you just aren’t noticing it. The basic signs of damage are breakage and frizz but there are also signs that may not be so apparent.

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olivia wildee

If you’re having a wonky hair day, there is no better way to remedy a subprime hair situation that with a loosely woven plait. Just take note from it-girl Oliva Wilde, who was seen at LAX with her long tendrils crafted into a loose, romantic side braid and tucked under a floppy ‘70s inspired topper. It’s a denim-friendly style that only benefits from texture and looks better with wispy face framing pieces, making it the perfect upgrade for long flights or lazy Sunday brunches. To learn how to get a similar style, click through to style notes. –Michelle Rotbart

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SOFT AND BOUNCY CURLS

Curly hair can be a little needy. It needs moisture, control, and shine. The products that provide these things often sacrifice softness and flexibility, leaving hair stiff and unyielding. Is it possible to have curls that are under control but still touchable? It is, but it takes some strategizing. Learn to achieve the softest, sexiest curls ever in the style notes. –Laura Martin 

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