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Most blondes have two, seemingly irreconcilable, goals: brightness and dimension. A blonde that achieves both is worth celebrating, like the icy shade recently adopted by Rachel McAdams. Her shade achieves it all by using a full spectrum of tones while staying within the same color level. In hair terms, this means alternating sections of cool platinum with beige, gold, and violet gray, all at a level 9 or 10. If done well the result is faceted like a crystal, expressing an overall cool tone flecked with reflective accents of other hues. Learn more about creating this crystalline effect in the style notes. –– Laura Martin  Click for StyleNotes →

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The Oscars are fairly conservative in regards to hair and makeup, which allows the gowns to shine. Unlike fashion week, most of the styles seen at award shows are wearable in real life. It’s a good place to get a sense of the trends for the coming year. Many of the styles confirmed established trends: beach waves (seen on Margot Robbie and Kate Winslet), old Hollywood glamour (on Lady Gaga and Emily Blunt) and pretty ponytails (on Amy Adams and Sofia Varagara). But there were also some surprises that signaled exciting things to come. Brie Larson’s embellished half up style, Rooney Mara’s sleek twisted updo and Rachel McAdams wet-look pleat were standouts. Click the notes to learn more about each look. ––  Laura Martin Click for StyleNotes →


Pink hair has become surprisingly mainstream; from Rachel McAdams to January Jones to Helen Mirren, celebrities have embraced the delicate shade, and all across the country, women are following suit. But wearing this trend may be tough if you’re over thirty or have a day job. Pink tones make skin look flushed and provide a gorgeous contrast to pale eyes, yet the color has a certain stigma –– it just doesn’t seem very mature. But we’ve found a whole new way to wear this shade; in filmy wisps layered with copper blond the tone goes from fantasy to reality. The warm background and barely-there placement looks sophisticated and sexy with just a hint of playfulness. Read on for the application technique and a professional salon formulation. –– Laura Martin

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J’ adore? We do! This soft A-line, long layered bob features an indiscriminate parting with golden blonde color and accents of pink. The combination of a sensual and pretty look with an edgy punk retro feel gives the style a piquant punch. If you fancy adding a pastel accent to a block color, but are unsure of the commitment, there’s a new trend called ‘chalking’ that anyone can do. All you do is take soft pastel chalk from an art store and apply as desired. This has the triple benefit of instant gratification, making you feel creative, and getting to try it without the finality.

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Rachel McAdams’ has a timeless beauty thanks to her dimpled cheeks, flawless skin and classic bone structure. Ranging from a shaggy chocolate bob to a blonde and pink shag to coppered long layers, she takes full advantage of her features by experimenting with a variety of cuts and colors. We style noted her latest look last week , but her hue is getting so much attention, I wanted to give you a formulation that can make it happen. A bright, light copper that perfectly accents porcelain complexions and turquoise eyes, read on to get the steps to this beautiful color, as well as tips to make it work for you… –– Laura Martin 

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