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Shoulder-length hairstyles are usually styled sleek and smooth, or allowed to air dry for the natural texture of a wash and wear style. But adding bouncy volume is another great option. Extra oomph is always sexy, especially when paired with tousled waves. The image above is a great example. The off -center center part creates soft asymmetry for fulsome waves to hang deliciously off of the shoulder. This style works best on minimally layered cuts that sit on – or just above or below – the shoulder. Click through the style notes for tips on getting lots of body in mid-length hairstyles. Click for StyleNotes →




It’s a new year and with it many of us make resolutions to look better and do better. However, we all know that drastic ambitions and promises tend to fail fairly quickly. So this year, we’re suggesting we all take little steps to improve and make our great hair resolutions actually doable. It’s far more productive to make small adjustments everyday rather than drastic quick fixes. You’ll be more likely to stick to your new plan and you’ll end up with the hair of your dreams. Ready to get started? Click through to style notes to get the know-how. Here’s to a year of great hair.

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Tidings! The Holiday Season brings parties, socializing, awkward relatives, and lots and lots of things to drink, like hot toddy’s, spiked eggnog and mulled wine. If you’ve ever drank way too much, you’ll  know that alongside the headache, the shakes and the fear, symptoms also include the skin feeling deflated and dry. You may not notice it much with all the other aches and pains but alcohol’s proclivity for creating dryness extends to your hair, leaving it brittle. Hair needs constant nourishment and your follicles rely on zinc and folic acid to maintain strength. Alcohol can affect these nutrient levels, which can even cause loss and breakage. Obviously the best solution to keep hair healthy is to drink in moderation, but since that’s not a choice many make over the Holidays, pick up a few other healthy hair habits instead. Get details below.  Click for StyleNotes →


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Dark, cocoa-hued brown seems so fitting for Fall. A rich, lustrous dark tone adds shine to your strands and pairs well with pale skin. Since we all look a little paler in winter than we do in summer, and a bit of sparkle brightens the way we feel on dark wintry nights, it’s no surprise that shades of this ilk are amongst the most popular of the season. Discover our favorite formula for chocolate brown hair color in the notes.  Click for StyleNotes →



Thanks to a certain coffee retailer, pumpkin spice has attained almost mythical status as a drink, as a scent, as a color, even as an abstract ideal of the fall season.  If you are not pumpkin’d out yet, you can put the trend on top of you head!  Pumpkin spice hair colors feature warm butternut tones with hints of cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg. Just like the blend of Thanksgiving seasonings, this color is a perfect balance, bright but natural, neither strawberry nor auburn. Neutral makeup looks beautiful with this sultry shade, especially if you have a contrasting eye color. Click through the style notes for tips on achieving luscious pumpkin.  Click for StyleNotes →