From the daily archives: "Monday, October 19, 2015"

short bangs

Everyone is wearing long bangs, the piecey, choppy grown out kind. They are super cool and they look great on some people. But, like any beauty trend, they don’t work for everyone. If you’ve embraced the long bang you may find yourself fighting forehead grease, feeling unpolished, or constantly trying to get those wispy strands out of your face. You may think the solution is to grow out your new fringe. But I’ve got a better idea. Go shorter. Yes, really. Click the style notes for a few good reasons. –– Laura Martin

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bridal cover

Sometimes fashion week beauty trends don’t always transfer well into real life; i.e., bedazzled face masks, exotic colors, wild hair accessories. But there’s one runway where many women let their fantasy’s run wild: Bridal Fashion week. The event brings together top weddingwear designers like Naeem Khan, Reem Acra and Lela Rose to showcase everything from sweeping chignons, floral crowns, and even crystal encrusted headphone hairbands. To see some of my favorite looks from the season, click through to style notes. –– Michelle Rotbart  

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yellow

This dark earthy gold hue is an ancient pigment with a deep sunny golden hue. It adds earthy warmth to skin and provides a gorgeous contrast for both light and dark eye colors. It’s a deep blonde, but lighter than bronde, and the warm tone makes it feel brighter than dishwater shades. You may be tempted to add more gold to the formula, but it’s not necessary. The natural remaining pigments from lifting contribute a perfect dose of sunny yellow-gold. Click the style notes for application tips and the professional formulation. –– Laura Martin

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pigtails

Pigtails were probably one of your first hairstyles. This may make them seem childish, but they don’t have to be. They’re an easy, pretty way to keep your hair under control while still getting the face-framing effects of wearing hair down. Brigitte Bardot loved pigtails, so does Alexa Chung, and their paired ponytails certainly don’t immature. So what’s the secret? How do you get pigtails that feel sexy instead of silly? Click the notes for step-by-step instructions. –– Laura Martin

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