From the daily archives: "Thursday, October 15, 2015"
The girl with pale skin and purple hair in the form of a vampire. Insta color.
Halloween is a super fun holiday but it is also notoriously bad for your hair color. Putting the finishing touches on a costume can result in you running to your colorist on November 1st. So how can you avoid these hair disasters and still have the perfect ‘do to match your costume? Click the notes. –– Kelly Rowe

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COVER RUNWAY

With the rise of “no makeup” makeup on the catwalk, runway hair started to look a bit more conceptual than realistic. Case in point two-texture hair. . .wet on the top, dry on the bottom. It may have looked great on a model but simply didn’t work on real girls. This season, however, a glorious trend of simple but sweet hair started appearing all over the shows. Undone, effortless, and natural were definite buzz words and “it should look like the models did it themselves” became the it phrase backstage. Low-key everything, tousled looks, and even a little frizz became the norm across all four cities. It’s the age of “don’t care hair.” And who knew there were so many variations. To see some of my favorites, click through to style notes. — Michelle Rotbart

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hairfur

We refer to the stuff that grows from our heads as hair, and the material that covers our pets as fur, but have you ever wondered if there’s really a difference? The answer is, not really. In most ways, hair and fur are the same. They’re both made of the same protein (keratin) but so are skin and nails. The differences have to do with the microstructures of which hair/fur is composed. Some animals have a protective coating that is nearly impenetrable. This is why it’s so hard to dye some types of fur. Some kinds of fur are more coarse or fine, but human hair falls within the middle of the spectrum. There’s a range of variation among fur, and human hair is simply one of these variants. See photographic proof in the notes. –– Laura Martin

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