From the daily archives: "Monday, January 4, 2016"



This creative, graphic shape features heavy emphasis on the bangs and a strong, face-framing outline. A mid-length layer cut with layers beginning around the cheekbones, it’s a great cut to update your look for 2016, especially if your hair is fine or thin as these kinds of styles help to create an illusion of fullness. Layers also create space which gives texture room to work, meaning it’s easy to create a trendy, soft and natural-looking wave. Loose and shaggy through the back and sides, the heavy beans emphasize the eyes, adding boldness to the style.

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Hair products are usually marketed to a specific hair type: straight, wavy, curly, colored. But these distinctions often have very little to do with what hair actually needs. Some curly hair is fine, some coarse. Some chemically treated hair is still oily, some dry. Following your hair type in product selection can get you into trouble. So how do you find the products that will make your hair look its best? Click the notes to find out. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →

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Pantone calls their Rose Quartz shade calming, persuasive and gentle. It’s certainly soft, but when applied to hair fibers instead of cloth, it feels a bit more playful and fashion forward. It’s a very feminine hue and I love the way it contrasts the bold geometry of the cut pictured above. If you’re looking for a hue that’s soft, feminine, and fashion forward, this soft pink is an excellent choice. Get the professional formula in the notes. — Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →