From the daily archives: "Wednesday, September 7, 2016"




A change of seasons is a great excuse for changing up your color, something often easier said than done for brunettes. Darker shades reflect less light, so changes in tone aren’t as noticeable. As a result, most brunettes tend to stick with their signature hue, maybe adding a few caramel highlights in the summer. This look switches it up and creates dimension with ribbons of navy blue painted through the lower layers. The shade is subtle enough not to upset your boss, and trendy enough to take your autumn style to another level. Click the notes to learn more about this trending color placement. –– Laura Martin  Click for StyleNotes →




Everyone says spring is the season of renewal but, beyond the natural world, I really think it’s actually autumn. There’s plenty of change in the air and it’s a great time to learn a new beauty skill. You know I’ve never met a braid I didn’t like, but I’ve especially always loved the fishtail braid. It looks intricate and intimidating but its’ actually an easy plait to master. All you need is second day hair, your hands, a little bit of product, and a hair tie. Get braiding ladies, I’m predicting this will be the it accessory to match your fall fashions. Click through to the notes to get started. –– Michelle Rotbart 

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Most of us are our own worst critics. I often hear women complain that they dislike the roundness of their face or the fullness of their cheekbones, but usually what they’re perceiving is an illusion created by their hairstyle. Many trendy looks—center parts, geometric bobs, and long bangs just to name a few—can foreshorten or square off the face while other styles will lengthen and elongate. Click the note to learn how to style your hair for a longer, leaner look. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →