From the daily archives: "Wednesday, October 21, 2015"

pumpkin spice cover

Red alert! Pumpkin spice hair is a thing! The eye-catching trend has already hit mass, dominating Trader Joe’s merchandizing , cereal boxes, even water bottles. In the beauty space the hue has become a pretty and popular hair color choice; it is an artful and individual way to celebrate autumn, especially if you’re feeling the sexy redhead vibe. Though marketers like us to think they invented the piquant punch of pumpkin, the shade was in salons long before we were sipping the coffee shop tipple: We’ve been writing about this trend for a few seasons; find further reading, formulas, and some inspirational examples of the color, in the notes. –– Michelle Rotbart

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holly

Truman Capote’s quirky character Holly Golightly became a national treasure when she was brought to life by Audrey Hebburn in the movie adaptation of the novella, Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Aside from her breezy positively, what captured the imagination was her elegant, effortless style: little black dresses, gorgeous necklaces, and beautiful swept updos. It was the epitome of the free-spirited poise and panache of the hopeful 1960s girl. More than 50 years on, her updo can still make you the queen of society. Learn how to get it in the notes.

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bangs

Bangs are trending. Kate Middleton is wearing them, and they were all over the catwalks at New York Fashion Week. The fringe of the moment is long, thick and piecey. It’s that sexy eyelash-dusting length that makes it virtually impossible not to (sultrily) sweep them off your face a hundred times a day, which means these bangs — aside from getting you lots of attention — are bound to get oily from your forehead and your fingertips. What’s a girl to do? Click the notes to find out. –– Laura Martin

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fine hair

For those of us with thin, fine strands getting plump, voluminous hair is a challenge. Our delicate fibers are susceptible to heat damage, easily weighed down by styling products, and prone to collapsing in inclement weather. Despite these challenges it is possible to get full, fluffy strands with even the finest of hair textures. Learn the secrets in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

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