From the daily archives: "Thursday, October 22, 2015"

face shape

Bangs, if you have them, make up only a small part of your hairstyle. But it’s where you can accentuate cheekbones and eyes and hide any imperfections, making them a key feature of the style. They’re also on trend for fall, sure to be one of the season’s coolest looks. If you’re on this train, tailoring the fringe for your face shape is the best way to make your bangs the best. Whether your face shape is round, long, oval, square, or heart there’s tips for bespoke bangs in the notes.

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perfect blowout

Blowouts are great but they are also a lot of work or pretty pricey if you are getting them done in salons or blowout bars. I love a good blowout just as much as the next girl but I can also be bit lazy when it comes to my hairstyling routine. The thought of having to blow dry my hair carefully in sections to get that polished look is very unappealing. Let me teach you how to get the bombshell blowout without the blow dryer. Click the notes. –Kelly Rowe

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balamain cover

The fashion world is a buzzing with the anticipation of the newest Balmain x H&M that’s launching November 5th. Balmain is a storied Parisian couture house known for its womanly silhouettes and rich embellishments, and now with designer Olivier Rousteing at the helm it’s definitely for the insta-generation. The look book for the collection, released last week, already has fashionistas swooning. Beyond the amazing clothing, the hair was also stand out. One of the models sported brushed back tendrils with lots of volume. A super glamorous look. And if Balmain does it, then it’s instantly cool. So grab your paddle brush, snap a selfie and click through to the notes for more photographic evidence. –– Michelle Rotbart

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6 hairstyles

Have you picked out your Halloween costume yet? You could go as a sexy cat woman for the fourth year in a row, or you could try something a little more sophisticated and go as your favorite female celebrity. Whether you’re inspired by the sultry beauty of Marilyn Monroe or want to pay tribute to your favorite presidential candidate, getting the hairstyle right is key. Click the style notes for steps to creating the signature looks of five inspirational women, and take your halloween look up a notch. –– Laura Martin

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