Sweet and low

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The classic ponytail is a great look, but worn low on the nape of the neck, it takes on an aura of sophistication not associated with the high cheerleader style.

This lower ponytail is also more versatile as it can be looser and works well with curly or wavy hair as well as ironed straight tresses. Another aspect of the low ponytail that is more versatile than its higher, tighter sister is how you fasten it. Whereas the high ponytail demands a strong elastic band to keep it in place, the low, loose ponytail can be held in place with nothing more than a ribbon tied in a pretty bow or an unusual and fashionable hair clip.

Lower ponytails also make it easier to allow flirtatious tendrils to fall forward framing the face, however steer clear of heavy fringes as the gap between the fringe and the back of the neck can look too severe next to all but the highest cheekbones.

When blow drying your hair for a low ponytail, be sure to use plenty of mousse as this will give the clip or band something to grip onto, as well as ensuring that the style stays in place all day.

A low ponytail is a minimum fuss style – it appears professional, but not stuffy and easygoing without seeming lazy. And best of all, you can try out all those cute hair accessories – a sparkly clip on the side of the head can be an eye-catching focal point, especially if you prefer not to wear too much jewelry.

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Ravishing raven

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Dark hair has a certain mystery about it – especially long, dark hair. It says “I am more grown up than my girlie blond sisters?. Traditionally of course, darker brunettes and raven haired ladies have been thought to be cleverer than blondes too.

Dark hair gives off a much greater shine than blonde hair, this is because more light is reflected. To make the most of your luscious brunette locks use a shine boosting shampoo and conditioner for dark hair.

Pure black hair is also extremely stylish and works well long or short – think of the gorgeous 1920s black bobs like the style worn by our model. And black need not be boring – with a wash-in color you can subtly alter the sheen and shade of black hair. A navy bluish tint is very ‘now’ and perfect for cooler skin tones. While a ruby red tint can lift brighter complexions… the last thing you want from your striking raven tresses is a funereal style, the Corpse Bride is not a great look in the real world.

When you decide to go for darker hair, check with your stylist how often you will need to freshen up your color. Some shades fade faster than others and while pure black might look stunning, ask yourself whether you are prepared to commit the time and money to keeping it looking good.

Fortunately, help is at hand, many shampoos and conditioners are now designed especially to prevent fading, so forget that old adage about who has more fun!

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Classic and Retro

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Here’s a his and her look that’s fresh and vibrant yet a haunt from the past.  She sports the trendy hair color of the season in a classic bob cut.   Her berry red strands are straight and precisely cut short.   It’s a look that can be casual, formal and everything in between.   Maintenance is simple, tender, loving care as is for all hair.  Plus, of course, regular trims to maintain the straight, sleek lines of the "bob" which was very popular in the ’60’s.  For this particular style, she will have to have her color rejuvenated periodically as it will fade and naturally grow out.  Definitely will stand out in a crowd though!

He has that classic ‘Beatle look’, that’s retro revamped from the ’60’s era as well.  Prior to guys growing their hair out in the back to an all over long-haired 1970’s look, they wore it heavy, long and in their eyes, cut straight over the ears.  What a great combined look.

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