Happy St. Patrick’s Day, Style Noters! Ever wondered why we associate St. Patrick’s Day with the color green? There are quite a few reasons, actually!
First and foremost, Ireland’s nickname is “The Emerald Isle.” The green in the flag and in the clover St. Patrick used in his teachings about Catholicism also played a big role as to why people wear green on this day. Some people still follow this tradition in Ireland. Catholics wear green and Protestants wear orange, representing the two colors in the flag while the white in the middle represents the peace between the two.
My long bob suffers from what I call “Mary Tyler Moore Syndrome.” Despite my best efforts, it flips out at the ends instead of under. Not a cute flick, but a full-on semi-circle of curve across the entire bottom edge. It drives me crazy, and I’ve seen many of my clients fight the same thing. When I cut an un-layered shoulder-length shape I usually start with a caution: Warning! Hair may flip! But this problem never seems to happen to celebrities, for one simple reason, their lobs are all A-line. Cutting hair shorter in the back, so that it sits on top of the shoulders, makes it want to kick under instead of out. It’s a trick embraced by Chrissy Teigen, Jennifer Lawrence, and Jennifer Aniston, just to name a few. Is this trick right for you? Click the notes to find out. –– Laura MartinClick for StyleNotes →
This year we’ve seen an abundance of new hair terminology. Some of these terms correspond with fresh techniques while others are existing styles repackaged. Some are hybrid words (like lob and bronde), others stolen from the art world (painting) and others are purely invention (plopping). Click the notes for a recap of this years most important beauty terms and their meanings. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →
After a year of awkward growing stages I’ve finally found a hairstyle I love. It’s flattering, easy to style, and versatile. It’s a combination of three current hair trends: long bobs, tousled waves, and bangs. Combined, these elements make something that feels new and fresh. It has elements of grungy, boho, and mod, but it’s also something new, a perfect balance between polished and carefree. Learn more about my new favorite shape in the notes. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →