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Less frequent hair washing is great for curls, color, and saving money on shampoo, but it does mean that your hair is, well, dirtier. The oils and styling product residue that aren’t getting shampooed away hang out on your strands and they get transferred to your accessories, your styling tools, and brushes. The same oils that give your hair shine and volume can cause all sorts of problems once they leave your head. Dirty clips and headbands can slip or cause breakouts; grimy heat tools don’t work as well and leave an unpleasant residue; soiled brushes can flake or cause static. Learn how and when to clean your hair implements in the notes. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →

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Unlike clothing and makeup, changes to your haircut or color are fairly permanent, which means that while you may be able to change other parts of your look fairly easily to fit your mood or activities, it’s trickier to have hair that looks tame by day and wild by night, but it can be achieved with the right placement. The secret is placing the daring undercut or vibrant color on the underside of the hair so that it hides in natural fall and gets exposed with more dramatic styling. Learn more about this trend in the notes. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →


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Though we haven’t seen it in the main stream for a while, I’ve suddenly noticed an uptick of ombré strands amongst the celebrity crowd.  There are lots of trends that come and go but I think ombré may just pick up again. It’s flattering yet subtle and there’s a variation for almost every hair length, color, and texture. And as with all dyed hair, there are some great and some not so great options. So if you’re ready to revisit ombré next time you see your colorist, take note of the tips through the notes. –– Michelle Rotbart Click for StyleNotes →


All four of the hair colors above could be described as “red” or “copper” but beyond that, it’s hard to differentiate verbally between the different shades. Sure most people can see the differences, but how do you describe them? You could call the top right color “bright copper” but then you might end up with the hue pictured top left. Some people might see the lower left shade as “natural” while others might argue for the lower right. Language is subjective and confusing. Pictures are much clearer. Learn how to communicate with photos to get your perfect hair color in the style notes. –– Laura Martin

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