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I grew up in the nineties and I still have a soft spot for grunge, which probably explains why I’m a sucker for olive, moss, dusky rose, and all the other muted, muddy shades that were cool then. And while Kelly green isn’t really a color that looks good on anyone, this deep mossy hue is actually quite flattering. You get all the edge of wearing a crayon box shade without the limitations on clothing and makeup. Plus, less vivd hues tend to last longer. This plush shade reminds of both moss and crushed velvet. Get the formula and tips on application in the notes. ––  Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →

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The beauty industry has been fawning over glossy hair lately, waxing poetic about the return of the flat iron and the best products for gem-like shimmer. But as I’ve been reviewing the styles from fashion weeks around the world I’ve noticed a wide range of textures and finishes. Designers like Oscar De La Renta went for high class glamour, but others—Adam Selman, Michael Kors—chose the opposite extreme: rough, matte finishes. These rugged wooly textures put a cool grungy vibe into their shows. Create this texture at home and it can do the same for you. Learn how in the notes. –– Laura Martin

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Inspired by the swinging NorthWest’s raucous contribution to music and fashion, NocturnalLina Arrojo’s latest editorial pulls apart the archetypal grunge aesthetic, replacing thrift with couture. Lensed by fashion photographer Cody Lidtke, the intimate composition of the images hints at the alienation, apathy, confinement, and angst-ridden teen spirit found in the sludgy sounds of grunge. See all the images and read Lina’s thoughts on the collection in the notes.

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Sent to us by Alex Efstratiou, stylist at ARROJO NYC, this look was created for the ARROJO Underground Trend Forecast Show. Inspired by the clash between glamor and grunge that melds into New York’s street-inspired styles, Alex used a clever combination of scissor and razor cutting to create this style. Read Alex’s own thoughts in the notes.

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There are two basic ways to use styling product: 1) to add protect, condition and support the hair in preparation for styling. 2) To refine texture and add hold after styling. Most people are fairly familiar with the first type of product. We feel comfortable with gels, volumizers, thermal protectors, and leave in conditioners. But with the exception of hairspray, and possible dry shampoo, most people have little experience with finishing products, sometimes called texturizers. These products can add separation, volume, and a range of finishes from matte to high-gloss and everything in between. Using a combination of the two types of products produces the best possible results. My favorite combinations are in the style notes. –Laura Martin

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