From the daily archives: "Monday, July 18, 2016"

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There is a lot of misinformation about ingredients in beauty products, which ones are dangerous or damaging and which ones are healthy or helpful. Alcohol in particular receives a bad wrap as a supposedly drying and damaging ingredient. But the truth is alcohol is essential to the effectiveness of many hair products and in some cases can actually add moisture to your strands. Sound crazy? Click the style notes to learn more.  ––  Laura Martin  Click for StyleNotes →

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The bun is a style chameleon capable of looking romantic, casual, or avant garde. It’s perfect for keeping you cool, more stylish than a ponytail, and so easy that literally anyone can master the technique. Click the notes for step-by-step instructions to creating each of the looks pictured above and you’ll have a bun repertoire to envy. –– Laura Martin  Click for StyleNotes →