From the daily archives: "Friday, June 17, 2016"


Whether you want to call it resort, cruise, or even pre-spring, the designer collections that debut in May and June are full of excellent clothes and overall looks. No longer designated for only the uber wealthy headed on holiday, these are the outfits that become fashion house mainstays throughout the year. I particularly enjoy this season because of the great hair and makeup looks and the summery laid-back attitude to the fashion.  And as the seasons blur even more, my favorite beauty looks including big curls, crops, and hair scarves, feel already perfect for summer. To my picks of easy hair and fresh-faces click through to the notes. No visas or passports required. –– Michelle Rotbart  Click for StyleNotes →

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We tend to think about hair color in simple terms: single process, highlights, lowlights. But this basic terminology doesn’t cover the potential effects that color can create or the reasons we want dimension. Singing more than one color can emphasize texture in a cut, add shine, make hair look fuller or sleeker. The streaks of copper running through this rich brunette aren’t just about lightening, they create a glow that makes hair and skin appear luminous. Get the formula and tips on application in the style notes. –– Laura Martin  Click for StyleNotes →

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When you have a busy schedule, self-care often gets pushed to the bottom of the list. We get it; it’s hard to prioritize a conditioning treatment over a work deadline or cooking a healthy dinner. That’s why we’ve come up with a list of ways for you to sneak some pampering into your life without readjusting your schedule. Learn the secrets to quick and easy treatments on the style notes. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →