From the daily archives: "Thursday, July 14, 2016"

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Weddings are beautiful, magical…and stressful. After fifteen years of working behind the scenes with hundreds of brides planning their special day I can tell you that weddings are a lot of work and full of a lot of unpredictable challenges. In the midst of planning guest lists, table settings, and a menu, hair may seem like a small piece of the puzzle, but hairstyle and makeup are actually two of the most important factors in your special day. Get them right and your gorgeous look will hold through hours of hugging, crying, and dancing. Get them wrong and your tumbling strands and smeared lipstick will make every other problem seem worse. Learn all about creating long lasting bridal beauty in the notes. ––  Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →

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Wavy hair feels lighter and softer than straight strands, making it a go-to for summer months. You probably already have a method for adding some bend to your mane, but if you only use one method for making waves, maybe it’s time to try something new. The techniques detailed below will create textures ranging from barely-there undulations to deep, shining s-curves. Click through to the notes for links to videos and step-by-step instructions. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →