From the monthly archives: "April 2016"

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Photo: Eva Helene Skarvig by Ruben Vega for Vanidad

Is it summer yet? Because I’m ready to bypass spring and pull out my cut off denim and start wearing bohemian-inspired braids. For me the ideal look is part free-spirited and part mis-shapen, a perfect style for laid-back off duty days or even a glamorous event if you know how to work it. Lucky for all of us, I spotted the quintessential braid while perusing a magazine. It’s braided, looped, pinched, and super easy to emulate. To get the look, click through to the notes. –– Michelle Rotbart  Click for StyleNotes →

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I’m not a huge TV watcher, but every once in a while I’ll start watching a show and become completely obsessed. The positive attributes of The Good Wife are too numerous to do any justice to in a singe post, so let me just talk about the hair, specifically Alicia’s hair. Julianna Margulies, the actor who plays Alicia Florrick has thick curly hair, so her character on the show wears wigs; every season she gets a new one. It would be tempting when working with hair pieces to go the extremes, picking radically different cuts or colors each season, but what the show’s stylists have done is much smarter. They’ve gradually evolved her hair in ways that relate to the development of her character. Click the notes to learn about the look from each season. ––  Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →

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The MTV movie awards are known for playfulness and controversy, and the red carpet tends to be a place for celebs to wear their edgiest looks. This year Cara Delevingne took the bold vibe to her hair, which was an usual shade of dirty golden blonde, that had a very cool 90s grunge vibe, especially when paired with a dark, matte lip. Click the notes for a copycat formula and tips on application. –– Laura Martin  Click for StyleNotes →

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Last week the New York Post asked me to give them the inside scoop on hair fragrance and perfumes. The new obsession with hair fragrance is driven by more than just the desire for having nice smelling tendrils. These aromatic hair mists are designed to liven up and even refresh your locks, similar to a dry shampoo. And who doesn’t want their hair smelling like their favorite cleanser long after they’ve left the shower? Now I know you may think, why can’t I just spray my favorite perfume on my hair instead of buying a whole new product? Well unlike regular fragrance, many mists contain multi-benefit vitamins and health giving hair properties. Furthermore, doesn’t hair perfume sound exotic and cool? So as this trending beauty item hits the mainstream, let’s take a look at what it can do for you! Click through to the notes for more info. –– Michelle Rotbart Click for StyleNotes →