From the daily archives: "Tuesday, October 13, 2015"

cover accessories

Great outfits are often made by their accessories, and the same goes for great hair. For the Spring 2016 season designers from Dolce & Gabbana to Rodarte showcased that a well-placed ribbon or gleaming crown is the essential detail to update waves, ponys, and twists. In all four cities, there was great use of fabric strips and ribbons, particularly at the Oscar de La Renta show where black satin strands gave a simple pony a black-tie appeal. At Dior and Mary Katrantzou, chokers were used to create conceptual looks sure to be copied through the rest of the season. And Saint Laurent topped off each rock ’n’ roll cat walker with a tiara fit for a queen. This season proves that good hair becomes great with just a simple detail. To see some of my favorite hair accessories from the runway, click through to style notes. –– Michelle Rotbart 

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According to color theory red and green are opposites, but in the natural world copper and jade often mingle. We see chartreuse grass sprouting from red clay, nasturtium blossoms topping mint green stalks, and the lovely verdigris tarnish on aged copper. When translated to hair the combination of warm red brown and vibrant green is bold and beautiful. Click the notes for suggested formulas and tips on application. –– Laura Martin

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hot rollers

When I was a little girl I had hair that fell to my waist. Every time there was a special event my mom would wrap it carefully around hot rollers and in a few minutes my straight strands were transformed into bouncy curls. It was magic! The curls lasted all day, even after repeated tugging and twirling. But when I started styling my own hair I bought a curling iron, and over the years I forgot about the magical coils of hot rollers. When I recently rediscovered them I was delighted to find that they create just as sturdy and beautiful of a result as I remembered. Learn more in the notes. –– Laura Martin

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