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You may love the smell of cinnamon rolls and the taste of cinnamon rolls, but have you ever thought about how beautiful they are? The gloss of the buttery icing, the tasty hue of the warm sugar-spice swirl, and the toasted shade of the baked dough provide a gorgeous palette of warm neutrals that’s gorgeous for rooty, bronde look. Get the formulas and tips on application in the notes. Click for StyleNotes →

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I love sleeping, in fact naps are one of my favorite past times. But they have one serious downside: they always mess up my hair. I spread my tresses carefully over the top of my pillow case but I still wake up finding I’ve rolled to one side and destroyed the “bedhead” texture I crafted that morning with wave mist, volume foam, and a diffuser. I’ve tried the whole wash my hair, go to sleep on a silk pillow, and pray for sexy bedhead routine, but I usually wake up with a wild mess, flat on one side, flipped out on the other. Is it possible to sleep on wet strands and wake up with gorgeous hair? Get my take in the style notes. –– Laura Martin  Click for StyleNotes →



These days we seem to like our beauty rites and rituals as specialized as possible. Perhaps it’s because beauty editors and brand marketers have, in the search for our undivided attention, created subcategories for every kind of hair type. While there are times when this is helpful, like when you want to tailor a hair cut or cleansing or styling product to your particular needs, the focus on personalized regimens can make us forget that, for great hair every day, there’s certain things pretty much all of us should do the same. Learn 6 big tips in the notes.  Click for StyleNotes →


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‘Tis the season. . . .of pre-fall, which is hard to believe since it barely feels like autumn.  With the pre-fall collections comes new hair looks, which I always tend to favor because just like the clothes, the pre-fall hair tends to have more longevity and wearability. The Burberry collection looks were just released and I’m loving the great hair styles. There were plenty of center parts, messy and tousled waves, nonchalant flyaway, half tucks, and even the famous street style hair tuck throughout the photos. The casual and cool attitude of the tendrils certainly pushed the ’70s slant of the clothes forward. I’m excited to see more of this attitude in the hair for the upcoming season. To see some my favorite looks from the Burberry collection, click through to the notes. –– Michelle Rotbart Click for StyleNotes →



Cool colors are understated and chic but they don’t reflect much light. As a result they often appear dull. But blending silvery platinum with bits of soft violet and taupe adds both shine and depth, for a color reminiscent of a fine pearl. Get tips and formula for creating the look in the style notes. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →