Strands: Fresh Crop

Strands: Fresh Crop
ESSENCE.COM Aug, 27, 2008

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Long layers and a sweeping bang provide plenty of body for this lengthy bob. Stylist Leona Wilson of the Oscar Blandi Salon in New York City spiced things up with honey highlights around the face. For great movement and a soft hold, try Motions Hair and Scalp Light Hold Working Spritz.

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Go for the gold with warm blond highlights that aren’t too brassy. Leatrice Carter of the Time Salon in Brooklyn loves to pair stunning color with simple cuts. This short bob works beautifully with Mizani Beyond-Conditioning Crème Permanent Haircolor in Lightest Warm Gold Blonde (11GO). Don’t forget to keep your color well conditioned. We like: Matrix Color Smart Protective Luminating System Intensive Hair Masque.

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A long highlighted bang gives great sass to any look. Giselle Modeste shaped a colorful human-hair pi

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Janice Brown of the Tarbaby Salon in Brooklyn shows us how versatile locks can be with this asymmetrical cut. “Layers are a great way to add volume and shape, and color creates dimension,” says Brown, who gives this look a boost with Clairol Beautiful Collection Honey Brown B11W semipermanent color. Blond, burgundy and auburn lock extensions are woven in for highlights.

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Giselle Modeste of Textures by GM, Inc., in New York City brought this old-school mushroom back in a softer curl and more precise shape. Shine is crucial to this look, so bring it on with Neutrogena Triple Moisture Healing Shine Serum.

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This choppy razor cut by Juliet Fisher of the Indra Salon in New York City is perfect for women on the go—no curling iron required. And the multiple layers look fantastic as they grow out. Use minimal styling products to keep the body. TIGI Bed Head HeadRush sheen spray is a great lightweight choice.

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