From the daily archives: "Monday, November 23, 2015"



These days we seem to like our beauty rites and rituals as specialized as possible. Perhaps it’s because beauty editors and brand marketers have, in the search for our undivided attention, created subcategories for every kind of hair type. While there are times when this is helpful, like when you want to tailor a hair cut or cleansing or styling product to your particular needs, the focus on personalized regimens can make us forget that, for great hair every day, there’s certain things pretty much all of us should do the same. Learn 6 big tips in the notes.  Click for StyleNotes →


Photo: Burberry Pre-Fall Collection /

‘Tis the season. . . .of pre-fall, which is hard to believe since it barely feels like autumn.  With the pre-fall collections comes new hair looks, which I always tend to favor because just like the clothes, the pre-fall hair tends to have more longevity and wearability. The Burberry collection looks were just released and I’m loving the great hair styles. There were plenty of center parts, messy and tousled waves, nonchalant flyaway, half tucks, and even the famous street style hair tuck throughout the photos. The casual and cool attitude of the tendrils certainly pushed the ’70s slant of the clothes forward. I’m excited to see more of this attitude in the hair for the upcoming season. To see some my favorite looks from the Burberry collection, click through to the notes. –– Michelle Rotbart Click for StyleNotes →



Cool colors are understated and chic but they don’t reflect much light. As a result they often appear dull. But blending silvery platinum with bits of soft violet and taupe adds both shine and depth, for a color reminiscent of a fine pearl. Get tips and formula for creating the look in the style notes. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →

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Guillermo del Toro’s latest film Crimson Peak is equal parts horror and gothic romance. The collapsing mansion, oozing red clay, and extravagant costumes lend each shot an air of macabre decadence. The hairstyles reflect both glamour and decay. Early in the film we see polished updos like the one pictured top right, but as the story’s protagonist, Edith, becomes more lost and frightened her hairstyles loosen and fall. By the end of the film her long blonde tresses come completely undone and hang about her shoulder in tangled waves. Learn to add gothic glamour to your own fall style in the notes. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →