From the monthly archives: "July 2016"

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Photo: brit.co

There’s a certain softness to pastels created by the effects of the sun, the hues of old barns, well-worn deck chairs, weathered wood. Sun-bleached colors aren’t just light, they’re also warm and soft, like this delicate shade of red-blonde. More subtle than a typical strawberry, this barely-red shade in flattering on most skin tones, and won’t clash with jewel toned dresses or your favorite red lipstick. Click the notes for the professional formulation and tips on application. –– Laura Martin  Click for StyleNotes →

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Photo: hji.co.uk

Rose gold has became such a hair color buzz word that its used to refer to any pinkish or peachy blonde, but this look actually resembles its namesake metal. The meld of rosy fawn, metallic pink, and pale peachy gold creates a rich shimmering effect. With a mixture of highlights and hand painting, this look is achieved in a simple 2-step process. Click the notes to get the application technique and professional formulations.  –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →

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Photo: Vogue China

You walked out of the salon with beautiful blond strands that could rival Kate Bosworth, and for a few weeks you do believe the old adage of blondes have more fun. It’s all wonderful, until you realize your hair is brassy, fried, or worse…green. Sound familiar? I feel your pain. Blonde is known to be difficult to maintain, and if you’re not using the write products or taking the right steps you could unknowingly be ruining your golden mane. But don’t fret, with a few tweaks to your routine, you can have your blonde and wear it all summer long! Click through to the notes to learn what you need to add to your blonde hair arsenal. –– Michelle Rotbart Click for StyleNotes →

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Photo: hairbrained.me

When I was a little girl I was completely enchanted with The Little Mermaid. I was taken with the idea of having a bright shimmering tail, long flowing hair, and the ability to breathe underwater. I’ve since come to terms with living on land, and no longer want hair that extends to my waist, but I do still find mermaids appealing. This look which features a subtle splash of sea-colored brights and panels of sparkling silver for water-like shine, offers a sophisticated take on the mermaid theme. Click the notes for tips on getting the look. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →

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Photos: (clockwise from left) hairbrained.me, modernsalon.com, www.j-h-a.com

The award-winning styles at NAHA (North American Hairstyling Awards), most popular photos on industry sites like Modernsalon.com, and the yearly collections released by industry giants like Goldwell reveal a side of hairdressing that is rarely seen on the streets. Strong geometric cuts, wild disconnection, bold colors and gravity-defying shapes may impress other stylists, but what do they have to do with real girl trends? Is there any connection between avant garde hairstyles and real world cuts and colors? Absolutely, but you may need a little guidance to see the link. Click the notes to learn more. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →