From the daily archives: "Thursday, August 11, 2016"

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As a gal who mostly had long hair all her life, I understand the notion of waking up too late and simply throwing your hair up into a mussy bun. Now that I have a bob haircut I have a harder time accomplishing this look. I beyond love my bob, but now it’s definitely harder to just throw my tendrils up and back. The good news is that it is still possible to rock a messy bun, or at least a great alternative of a half up messy topknot.  Just grab your refinish, pins, and hair ties and you’re good to go. Best part is that this look will take you less than five minutes to complete, so snooze away short-haired sisters! Click through to the notes to get the look. –– Michelle Rotbart  Click for StyleNotes →

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Photo: hairbrained.me

You probably know that some haircuts flatter your face while others don’t pair well with your specific features, but what’s less obvious is why a certain cut works. The shape of your hair, like the shape of your clothing, creates a visual illusion. Your cut adds width or elongates, sharpens or softens. It can also draw attention to—or minimize—specific features, like your cheekbones. Click the notes to find out how your hair can give your bone structure a boost. –– Laura Martin 

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August blooms, bountiful farmers markets, and luminous sunsets fill the last weeks of summer with warm, rich hues, providing a multitude of color inspiration. My favorite hair colors this time of year are rich and saturated, but softened with a dusting of lighter pieces in the same color family, for sun-kissed dimension. These looks, inspired by summery desserts, offer a mix of freshness and richness that’s perfect for the bountiful days of late summer. Click the notes to learn more about late summer palettes and suggested formulas. –– Laura Martin  Click for StyleNotes →