From the daily archives: "Tuesday, August 16, 2016"

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This vibrant shade takes the peach trend up a notch, adding brightness without sacrificing softness. Subtly dimensional, this color is actually made of two formulas applied in interlocking blocks. The result is punchy and bright but not too loud. Click the notes for the formulas and tips on application. –– Laura Martin 
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If you’re considering going blonde you probably know that it’s a commitment. Blonde hair requires frequent salon visits, special home care, and protection from the elements. What you may not know is that going lighter actually changes the structure of your hair, making it look, feel, and behave in new ways. Click the notes to learn more. ––  Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →

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When people are growing their hair out from a pixie cut they usually hate the first few months while they wait for the length of the sides and top to catch up with the back, but this is also the time when they’ll get the most complements. As the front grows, if you continue to cut the back length (which will otherwise turn into a mullet) the result is a crisp bob-like line in the nape with piecey sides, a long bang, and lots of texture. Its fun, feminine, and carefree. But you don’t have to go pixie-short first to achieve this look, learn more in the notes. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →