From the daily archives: "Thursday, January 7, 2016"

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Photo: US Magazine

Say what you want about Olivia Palermo, but you can never say the girl doesn’t have great hair. As I was looking for some beauty inspiration for an upcoming event, I came across her photo at the Lincoln Center Corporate Fund Gala. Her style was so chic and yet so easy to recreate, even a total hair rookie could do it. It’s perfect for any evening event and utilizes two of my favorite hair things: braids and headbands. So if you want to kick off the new year looking fabulous, click through to the notes to learn how to emulate this style. –– Michelle Rotbart Click for StyleNotes →

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We throw the word icon around rather loosely these days, draping it over those that takes are fancy. But there are few people who are actually synonymous with style, who epitomize the look of a specific era, and become essence of a particular movement. Bardot is one of the few. Her fashion sense has inspired decades of imitation and countless riffs and variations. This is true of her clothing, her makeup, and, most importantly, her hair. Her bouncy, tousled blonde tresses still inspire envy; they’ve also inspired many of the current trends. Click the notes to learn more. –– Laura Martin

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(David Arnal)

The natural brightening that results from hair’s exposure to the sun is the inspiration for most modern color techniques. Ombre, balayage, and babylights are all artistic takes on sun-kissed strands. This season, a new method involving blocked placement is taking a super-subtle approach to replicating natural color variation. It’s fast to apply, looks super natural and works on any hair color. Learn more about this emerging technique in the notes. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →