From the daily archives: "Monday, January 25, 2016"

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These dark cool hues with bright ribbons dancing across their surface are reminiscent of the Northern Lights. Most of the bright pieces are toned with neutral shades while just a few are painted with a kick of vibrant purple to create the feel of dancing illumination. This technique works well on both long and short cuts. It adds depth, but also definition, making it flattering for both dense and wispy textures. Click the notes for professional formulas and tips on application. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →

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Ok gym bunnies, Sunday AM kick-boxing sessions are tough but they’re even worse when you’re worrying about your hair. It’s not enough to get it up and out of your face, it needs to stay in place and not fall down. Burpees are bad enough, but you don’t want to stop every few minutes just to fix your bun or braid. You and your workout will suffer if your hair will not stay in place. So for those of you experiencing droopy locks once you hit your downward dog, click through to the notes and learn how to best keep your hair put and your workouts moving. –– Michelle Rotbart Click for StyleNotes →

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This look combines two big trends for the coming year: curls and bangs. Thick fringe is often paired with curly hairstyles, but usually the bangs themselves are straightened, providing contrast to the loose shape of the coils. Wearing bangs curly gives them a softer, quirky feeling that is more flattering on strong features than a blunt, straight edge. The trick to this style is achieving the right balance between control and organic movement; learn how in the style notes. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →