From the daily archives: "Friday, July 29, 2016"

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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 →