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Looking beautiful is good; looking effortlessly beautiful is better. As much as we may praise perfect blowouts and designer gowns we most admire those women who look sexy and polished in jeans and messy ponytails (we’re thinking of you, Kate Moss). There’s just something gorgeous about wildness, easiness. For one thing, imperfect cuts and styles don’t draw attention to your imperfections. They look confident, and carefree, and minimize asymmetry in the features. Whether you want to try this look for a day with a wild updo or embrace it full time with a jagged, asymmetric cut, click the style notes for tips on making unpolished look fabulous. –– Laura Martin
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valentino hair

 

We love any styles that emphasize a soft and carefree attitude. Which is why we’re especially into the easy waves adorned with an ethereal gold headband and adornments at the Valentino 2015 show. Highly romantic and delicately imperfect this style conjures our favorite memories of sun and sea. It’s a lovely deconstructed flowing style that’s easy to recreate and can be easily worn all year long. To learn how to emulate this ethereal style, click through to style notes. –– Michelle Rotbart

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The difference between butterscotch and caramel is a difference in complexity. Caramel is made from white (refined) sugar while butterscotch is made from brown (less refined) sugar that had molasses in it. The flavors in butterscotch are more complex: sweet, bitter, nutty, buttery. All that complexity comes through in this color which blends copper, gold, brown, and a touch of silver for a sweet shade you’ll want to sink your teeth into. Click the style notes for formulas and tips on application. –– Laura Martin

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bobby pins

The bobby pins are coming out. Though once looked at as purely functional hair need meant to be disguised, there’s no need to hide those pins anymore. Made much more stylish on the Spring 2015 runways, bobby pins went from a necessity to the must have accessory. Fashionable gals are using them as a simple way to elevate looks. We’re loving the new take on an old favorite and we’ve got three cools styles to help you pin this trend in place. Click through to style notes for the details. –– Michelle Rotbart

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Add an edgy touch to your look by blending natural tones with a splash of vibrance. These off colors, which fall somewhere in-between neutral shades and fashion tones, provide a wearable alternative to pastels and brights. Violet brown, silver gray, and other off-color shades provide a touch of punk influence without feeling over the top. The understated take on fashion tones will add interest to your ensembles without demanding to become the focal point. Learn how to achieve this unusual hues in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

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