From the daily archives: "Thursday, October 8, 2015"

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Earlier in the week we took at look at a dip-dyed Balmain pony; now, in a season in which the brand is bringing fierce femininity to everything it does, we take a look at their runway versions of the look. Designer Olivier Rousteing primped his girl army with matching, uniformly slick, high ponytails. The look was smooth, long and super straight, creating a sexy warrior style. You too could rock a power pony: Work styling whip into hair and pull into a ponytail. Then make sure to wrap a section of hair around the elastic to conceal it organically and fashionably. Top it all off with some attitude and you’re set. To see more inspirational looks from the Balmain collection, click through to style notes. –– Michelle Rotbart

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depth rich

Two words thrown around a lot in the world of hair color are depth and richness. What do these oblique words even mean? As a client sitting unsure in the chair you may find yourself agreeing to something that you don’t really want just because it sounds nice. You may feel these two words are interchangeable, but they aren’t. Click the notes get the lowdown. –– Kelly Rowe

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Men with braids isn’t exactly a new thing. In fact braids were originally worn by men, by warriors and pirates and vikings. There was a time when entwines were considered the height of manliness. But in recent years the only braid style men have worn is cornrows, and lets be honest, not everyone can pull those off. The new masculine braid uses cornrow technique but on thicker sections for a structured but casual effect that provides a stylish alternative to the man bun. Click the notes for illustrated step-by-step instructions. ––  Laura Martin 

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gilded looks

A dash of burnished yellow gold gives red, brown and caramel hues a healthy glowing finish. Warm metallic manes balance the cool earthy toned ensembles of this season beautifully. Even if warm colors aren’t the best for your skin you can embrace the trend by topping your cool blonde or chocolate brown with a dash of tawny brightness. Learn more about incorporating warm metallics into your hair palette in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

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