From the daily archives: "Thursday, October 1, 2015"

complex cover

Lensed for a story for Complex Magazine Demi Lovato goes topless with a retro-inspired hairstyle to show us how her new Confident attitude matches the title of her latest album. Back to all black, her shimmering color is complemented with modern interpretation of a classic pin up style, softer and more flowing and free. See all the images and get an easy how-to for your own pin-up hairstyle in the notes.

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Blonde woman with her damaged dry hair.

To say it simply, I have put my hair through a lot. I used to experiment with cuts, colors, and styles constantly. Now I don’t do much more than a simple retouch every few weeks, a trim once a year, and very light styling from day to day, but when I look back on my hair history there are a few things I wish I never did. Click the notes to see them; they may stop you in your tracks before making a big mistake. –– Kelly Rowe

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shoulder length shag

Grown-out, eye-grazing bangs are one of this season’s biggest trends, but what do you pair them with? This question can be especially challenging if you’re wearing a bob or lob—which is highly probable considering their current popularity. This shape is your solution. It has enough layers to transform your blunt cut into something fresh while making your bangs feel like part of a complete look instead of a tacked-on accessory. Learn more in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

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hard haircuts

Certain shapes like long layers and the lob work on almost everyone, but other cuts are famously hard to pull off: boyish crops, rounded bowl cuts, wide blunt bangs, and mermaid length. Although these shapes are challenging, they can be adopted to suite your own particular features. Learn to transform these tough to pull off cuts into your favorite new look in the notes. –– Laura Martin

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