From the daily archives: "Wednesday, June 15, 2016"


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Last week was CFDA Awards time. In the fashion industry, the CFDA (Council Of Fashion Designers of America) celebrates the achievements of established designers and indie new comers. The award night celebrates creativity and style, so of course all your favorite fashion designers and their model and celebrity friends were in attendance.  Similar to fashion’s other big nights, the guests at the CFDA Awards go all out when it comes to fashion and beauty. The night basically kicks off the summer season and is perfect for your glam summer beauty inspiration. Click through to the notes to see some of my favorite looks. –– Michelle Rotbart Click for StyleNotes →

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Red is a color that human eyes see very well, making it possible for us to distinguish between dozens of shades ranging from burgundy, to crimson, to copper. But to create a red that is just “red” without appearing either orange or violet tinged, is one of the hardest things to do with hair color. The reason is that hair color pigments (the ones in semi, demi, and permanent dye) don’t come in red. They only exist in red-orange and red-violet. To create a pure red, one must blend and layer. If you examine the image above you’ll notice that what at first appears to be a primary hue is actually a blend of two different colors, a cool red at the edges and a warmer one on the interior, but the difference is just subtle enough that the finished effect reads are a pure, saturated hue. Learn to create this seemingly simple shade in the notes. ––  Laura Martin  Click for StyleNotes →