From the daily archives: "Thursday, January 28, 2016"

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(Maxyme Gagne on fashionserved.com)

An ear cuff seems like a daring accessory, something that feels rebellious and a little wild, but the adornment also lends itself well to more classic looks. As shown above, a cuff with a simple radial design adds a modern touch to old Hollywood waves. An ear cuff can make a simple updo look chic and fashion forward or give some drama to a casual side-part. Click the notes to see more examples of this trending accessory in action. –– Laura Martin 

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J.F. couture copy

Photo: http://theimpression.com

The Paris couture shows are currently underway, and there is some seriously great hair. On one end there are twists and updos via Chanel and Dior, and on the other, to-die-for voluminous waves at Julien Fournie. The large barrel curls at this show embodied everything ‘70s glamour and for me were the real stars of the catwalk. I also loved the continued idea of tiaras at Elie Saab and the golden metal serpents slithering through the models tendrils at Valentino. Plenty of inspiration to last all season! So while some may think that couture is out-dated and has no place for the modern world…they haven’t seen this season’s collection or the don’t know great hair.  If you’re ready to find your next ‘do, click through to the notes to see some of my favorite styles from the Paris couture shows. –– Michelle Rotbart  Click for StyleNotes →

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(Richard Miles on professionalhairdresser.co.uk)

This hue is inspired by half of the color duo Pantone chose for 2016’s color of the year: Rose Quartz & Serenity. (You can find the Rose Quartz Formulation here. This shade isn’t an exactly replica of Pantone’s color swatch, which is more sky-blue than periwinkle. Rather, this shade brings the feeling which that color captures, a calming, transcendent emotion that connects us with the sky. In clothing, a pastel blue evokes this mood, but in hair a cloud-like violet silver seems closer to the mark. Get the professional formula in the notes. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →