From the daily archives: "Wednesday, January 13, 2016"

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Image: Vogue Spain

Lily Aldridge offers a harbinger of a great year in fashion and beauty with her cover story for the January issue of Vogue Spain. Sporting contemporary interpretations of seventies style, the glossy images features the top model in flowing waves of brunette tresses, sexy, skin-revealing dresses, and bewitching fur coats. See it all, below.  Click for StyleNotes →

hair trends

All Photos: Imaxtree

2015 was dominated by the half-knot, pink hair, and ornate braids. Now that into the new year, it’s time to think about what 2016 will hold for our locks. My follicle forecasting sensors are telling me that this year will be an epoch of individuality, one that calls for nonconformist approaches and free-spirited attitudes. Think strong statements and lots of self-expression. It’s going to be a great year of hair-watching, on and off the street. To see my thoughts on what 2016 will hold, click through to style notes. –– Michelle Rotbart Click for StyleNotes →

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(Peter Nguyen, hairbrained.me)

When it comes to hair color and coffee, people often assume that darker is better. Who wants a weak brew or a diluted hue? But darker doesn’t necessarily mean better tasting or more beautiful. Dark roasted coffee beans can be overly bitter and super rich hair color can be harsh and stark looking. A light touch can actually lead to greater complexity. Light roast beans have a bright, fruity taste and lighter brown colors are shinier and reveal tertiary and quaternary tones. The shade pictured here has violet, gold, and silver undertones for a cool, pearlescent finish. Get the formula and application tips in the notes. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →

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Images: Getty, IMAXtree

After many seasons of beachy waves and tousled textures, straight hair is making a comeback. The SS2016 runways were full of smooth sleek strands. Super-straight hair is polished and elegant. But if you get the texture using a straightening iron, your glossy finish could do serious damage to your strands. Thankfully, with contemporary styling tools you can achieve this trending texture without relying a straightening iron. Learn how in the notes. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →