From the daily archives: "Thursday, January 21, 2016"

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It appears Kim Kardashian has once again broken the internet this week, by revealing on her website that she only shampoos her hair twice a week. Kim went on to write ”keeping your hair shiny and soft in the winter can be difficult! I only shampoo it twice a week to prevent it from drying out.” Who would have thought she was so low maintenance? Mrs. Kardashian-West does have a good point though, over cleansing can cause dryness especially in this weather.  Now that the winter months are actually here, it’s important to protect your hair from damage that this season can cause. For tips and tricks o keep your hair healthy and gorgeous till spring and beyond, click through. –– Michelle Rotbart  Click for StyleNotes →

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As I watched the red carpet procession at this year’s Golden Globes, I noticed a trend among the Hollywood elite, hair that looked distinctly DIY. From Olivia Wilde’s flat waves to Emilia Clarke’s half-up style, the hair was extremely simple, imprecise, even messy. These informal ‘dos were paired with glamorous, flawless makeup and the usual wardrobe regalia. Sometimes the effect was cool and effortless, others it just felt messy. Generally, I’m a fan of understated elegance, but watching the red carpet I started to wonder if we’ve taken the undone hair trend too far. Is our shabby still chic, or is just messy? Click the notes to see the looks and decide for yourself.  –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →

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Earlier in the season, I called out the conceptual ribbon choker hair at the Mary Katrantzou show for looking especially cool. In ‘90s-inspired nuance, the models more minimalist ribbon chokers around their necks that fastened in the back around their hair. While this look was more runway than street, I suddenly spotted a number of Hollywood it girls rocking the slim bands with low-key hair to match. Kendall Jenner, Hailey Baldwin and Gigi Hadid have  been out wearing chokers with great hair options like chignons, beachy ponytails, and half up waves. I’m certainly ready to wear this look; are you? Click through to style notes to see how your favorite it girls rock this trend. –– Michelle Rotbart Click for StyleNotes →

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Every season certain braids move into the limelight while others are relegated to the periphery. Personally, I’m pretty burned out on intricate waterfalls, basket weaves, and milkmaid braids, but the doesn’t mean I’ve give up on entwines, just that I’m into simpler variations. Tiny braids distributed intermittently throughout the hair work as texture-highlights, adding interest while leaving hair loose. Learn to create the look in the notes. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →