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Our eyes perceive red and orange hues best in bright light, but we see blue and violet shades most clearly when it is almost dark. This may be why these colors have an ethereal, otherworldly quality. Adding a dusting of periwinkle or violet to the ends of brunette strands feels whimsical. The effect is soft and delicate. Get the formulas for these fairy tale hues and tips on applying them in the notes. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →



I often struggle with figuring out the best and easiest ways to adorn my hair. Usually I like to just let it go loose and wavy, but there are times that I need to put it up. I like to use barrettes at the base of my ponytail but I kept finding that they would constantly become unfastened. This became really annoying until I figured out how to actually get one to stay in. It’s a quick and easy trick and will definitely ensure your pony stays clipped. To learn my trick, click through to style notes. –– Michelle Rotbart  Click for StyleNotes →

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It’s a given that any music festival is going to involve braids, messy ponytails, and flower crowns, but at Coachella, those familiar looks are only the beginning. This major music festival is a big scene for emerging fashion. From tiara’s to vintage updos to faux-undercuts we’ve got the scoop on the surfacing hair trends for spring and summer. Click the notes to learn more. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →

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Is it summer yet? Because I’m ready to bypass spring and pull out my cut off denim and start wearing bohemian-inspired braids. For me the ideal look is part free-spirited and part mis-shapen, a perfect style for laid-back off duty days or even a glamorous event if you know how to work it. Lucky for all of us, I spotted the quintessential braid while perusing a magazine. It’s braided, looped, pinched, and super easy to emulate. To get the look, click through to the notes. –– Michelle Rotbart  Click for StyleNotes →

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I’m not a huge TV watcher, but every once in a while I’ll start watching a show and become completely obsessed. The positive attributes of The Good Wife are too numerous to do any justice to in a singe post, so let me just talk about the hair, specifically Alicia’s hair. Julianna Margulies, the actor who plays Alicia Florrick has thick curly hair, so her character on the show wears wigs; every season she gets a new one. It would be tempting when working with hair pieces to go the extremes, picking radically different cuts or colors each season, but what the show’s stylists have done is much smarter. They’ve gradually evolved her hair in ways that relate to the development of her character. Click the notes to learn about the look from each season. ––  Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →