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Less than a decade ago, trends in beauty remained relatively consistent for seasons at a time. Now, however, beauty inspiration doesn’t only come from runway and celebrities. Everyday we’re privy to the personal lives of social media personalities and starlets which helps influence our hair color and style options. Online platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube have given birth to plenty of the moment looks and are at times the most influential. Don’t believe me? Click through to the notes to see the looks that produced all the likes and are trending in real life. –– Michelle Rotbart Click for StyleNotes →

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When I was a little girl I was completely enchanted with The Little Mermaid. I was taken with the idea of having a bright shimmering tail, long flowing hair, and the ability to breathe underwater. I’ve since come to terms with living on land, and no longer want hair that extends to my waist, but I do still find mermaids appealing. This look which features a subtle splash of sea-colored brights and panels of sparkling silver for water-like shine, offers a sophisticated take on the mermaid theme. Click the notes for tips on getting the look. –– Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →

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Mid summer is the perfect time to try out a wild shade you have been dying to wear. When summer is in full swing bright colors are totally acceptable and they go great with golden tans. The extended hours spent outside also help with fading the colors quick, making them less committal. Click the notes for summer shades to try. –– Kelly Rowe

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It’s time to pack up your ombre and head home. Over the last few years, women and girls have not only adopted the multi-toned color trend, they’ve gone for ever brighter and bolder combinations in an effort to be fairest ombre of them all. All that’s irrelevant now because The Hair Color Expert recently posted this picture of herself wearing an unbeatable color melt that takes in tones from dark purple to lavender to turquoise. Aside from the remarkable application, we love how these tones bring warmth to the skin, making it dewy and vibrant. Including the color formula, there’s an explanation of how this was done, and some before and after pictures, in the notes.

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The elusive water whip shot also known as the mermaid shot can be extremely difficult to get. Trying to snap a picture at just the right time can be impossible and getting all of your hair to stand up and spread out may not turn out exactly how you want. This photo is all about the “whip” technique, depth of water, and how you take the pic. Click the notes to get all the details, and learn to make your Facebook friends mad with jealousy. –– Kelly Rowe


Step: You need to be in water no deeper than your low hip. You need all the force of your upper body to get your hair to stand up, not just flick your head up, and if the water is too deep you can’t get that. For added effect do it at sunrise or sunset depending on which coast you are on to get an image like the one in this post.

Step: Bend forward and dip your hair in the water, make sure everything but the roots is wet. You need them to be able to move so your hair will separate and move when you mermaid flip it.


Step: Now your photographer has two options for getting the perfect shot

Option A: Set the camera to video and record, later selecting the frame with the best shot.

Option B: If your camera has the option to take multiple photos simply by holding down the picture taking button, you can do that.

Step: The whip. Tell you photographer to start filming/snapping. Now whip you hair up with force using the strength of your upper body, not your neck. Try to get to a perfectly straight standing position and freeze, this is what will make your hair separate and create the cool waterfall effect.


By Kelly Rowe. Kelly Rowe is a professional hair stylist in NYC and a regular contributer to Style Noted.