From the daily archives: "Wednesday, January 20, 2016"

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Image: www.arrojonyc.com

This image is taken from Inter-Mixture, a new collection imagined by Lina Arrojo. Using American Wave, a pioneering, ammonia-free, ionic permanent waving system that enables stylists to create wavy and curly and beachy textures to go with modern classic colors and signature scissor and razor cuts, we love the soft and springy spirals that define this style. Learn how to steal the look in the notes.  Click for StyleNotes →

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Image: www.missbloom.gr

Chamomile tea is an ancient, gentle way to gently lighten strands. The delicate flowers leave subtle golden tones in the hair and the slight astringency amplifies the natural lightening caused by the sun. This lovely and subtly dimensional shade gives the same softly gold, gently brightened effect. It’s a touch of summer just when we need it most. Click the notes for the professional formula and tips on application. ––  Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →

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Boxer braids are a hybrid of pigtails, french braids, and cornrows, and they carry a bit of the energy of each of these styles. They’re athletic, girlish, and classic. Kim has adopted the look as her post-baby go to—she’s literally worn it every day since giving birth—and surprisingly it never seems out of place. When dressing up she pins the ends into a bun while on casual days she lets the braids hang loose. Both ways, the style is winner. Learn to create it in the notes. –– Laura Martin  Click for StyleNotes →

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Photo: Net-a-Porter.com (Swarovski crystal and enamel headband by Gucci)

Leave your broken pins and stretched out scrunchies at home. Spring 2016 was the season of some serious statement hair accessories, from the tiaras at Saint Laurent to the retro headbands at Dolce & Gabbana. Well-placed ribbons at Oscar De La Renta channeled a lady-like vibe and could have easily complemented the Victorian trend see at Alexander McQueen and Givenchy. Even the little barrettes at Marc Jacobs, paired with lived-in 1940s styles, proved that the tiniest detail can bring a whole look together. So if you want to dive hair first into this trend, opt for a hair tie with a textured accent or an embellished leather headband. This season there is no excuse to neglect your head. To see some of my favorite hair accessories, click through to the notes. –– Michelle Rotbart  Click for StyleNotes →