From the monthly archives: "September 2016"


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Center-parted bangs are top-notch for transitioning from a straight heavy fringe to a side sweep, growing out a short bang, or low maintenance, face-framing options. The middle split and slightly imperfect finish lend a devil-may-care boho vibe to this brow-dusting accent. A fringe can perform many practical functions too, like disguising prominent foreheads and highlighting cheekbones, but many women avoid them for fear of maintenance and styling challenges. The tousled finish of this bang requires little effort and the parting pushes hair to the sides for long-lasting shape that is easy to grow out. Click the style notes for tips on styling and maintaining this fringe. Click for StyleNotes →



This dark violet shade with it’s dappled surface recalls the hue of wild muscadine grapes which grow profusely over the Southeast in summertime. Subdued vibrancy is a big trend this fall. Deep purples, soft rose golds, and dusty pink-blondes take the rainbow hair trend in a more wearable direction. From a distance this shade would appear black, the violet operating more as a reflection than a primary hue. Get the formulas to create this juicy color and tips on applying them in the style notes. –– Laura Martin  Click for StyleNotes →




For the season’s latest hairstyles you don’t have to look much further than your feed.

Less than a decade ago, trends in beauty remained relatively consistent for seasons at a time. Now, however, beauty inspiration doesn’t only come from runway and celebrities. Everyday we’re privy to the personal lives of social media personalities and starlets which helps influence our hair color and style options. Online platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube have given birth to plenty of the moment looks and are at times the most influential. Don’t believe me? Click through to the notes to see the looks that produced all the likes and are trending in real life. –– Michelle Rotbart Click for StyleNotes →




This fiery, smokey red captures the flavor of an intense chipotle pepper. On the spectrum of reds this color falls in between natural and electric with a vibrancy that’s balanced, not overpowering. The depth of the color makes it easier to wear than more vibrant reds but with enough intensity to satisfy the most devoted redheads. Get the professional formula to create this spicy shade in the notes. –– Laura Martin  Click for StyleNotes →



Fashion month is in full swing in New York City and I’m predicting there will be an assortment of changes in fashion and beauty. One thing that’s staying the same? Enviable, looks-complicated-but-isn’t hairstyles. I’ve seen braids and ponytails come and go and have loved most, but I’ve always held on to the knotted ponytail. It’s an easy update to the classic ponytail and requires no hot tools or braiding skills. A win all around. So even if you don’t know what will be in next season quite yet, this look transcends time. Click through to the notes to learn how to get it. –– Michelle Rotbart  Click for StyleNotes →