From the daily archives: "Tuesday, October 6, 2015"

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Dior made a big beauty statement during its collection—ponytails and statement jewelry. In an interesting twist on a classic, the Dior beauty team created a look that was a blend of hair and jewelry. The conceptual style was created by pulling length back into a ponytail and then making a break in the hair at ear level allowing the fashion house’s oversize jewelry pieces to peek through. The tail was then caught under a colorful piece of fabric that tied loosely around the neck and was topped off with a choker. While it’s certainly not for everyday this little detail does complete the ensemble. For more inspirational photos from the collection, click through to style notes. –– Michelle Rotbart

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toffee

Toffee is like caramel’s sophisticated cousin: sweet but also smoky, buttery, and crunchy. This toffee hue has a caramel base, but it’s twined with buttery highlights and smokey lowlights for a rich dimensional gold. The shade is especially striking when paired with blue eyes. Read on for the professional formulation. –– Laura Martin

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bangs and waves

Beachy waves are easygoing and feminine, a perfect go-to style. But loose undulations don’t offer much in terms of structure. A blunt bang is their perfect counterpoint. Wear this style with the wide athletic headbands that were rampant on Spring 2016 runways or add some whimsy with an oversized clip. This cut stands on its own but the clean lines also form the perfect backdrop for creative styling. Learn more about the shape in the notes. –– Laura Martin

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center part

Lately I have been seeing the center part trending again, but believe it or not this is one of the hardest styles to wear. The center part is notorious for highlighting imperfections in the face and can be incredibly unflattering. So, how can you adapt this trend to your own features? Click the notes. –– Kelly Rowe

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