Think Lace
After a 2013 during which the openwork fabric ruled the runways, the streets and the red carpet alike, the lace trend bears a new level of sophistication for 2014, increasing its timeless beauty just when you’d think it can’t possibly get any better.

Whether used as a feminine accent, or sported as an overall look, lace is ready to lend your wardrobe with some of its undisputed elegance this season. From tops, to skirts and sophisticated gowns everything points to a regained sense of femininity.

Alongside its timeless quality, the spring 2014 fashion trends bet on lace’s enriched versatility, having designers in pursuit of an enticing color palette, spread across a long line of refined silhouettes and cuts. Envisioned for a smooth transition between day and night, the lace garments became even more irresistible this spring. Learn how the trend progressed and how to make it work for you after the break.

When it comes down to it, there are basically two kinds of blowouts: stick-straight or bouncy-wavy. This in-between style combines the best of both. Sleek from the crown to midlength with a pretty sweep at the ends, it’s polished but not too perfect. To get it, blow-dry hair straight with a boar-bristle paddle brush, then follow with a flatiron, turning it away from the face at the bottom to create soft bends. “That hint of wave gives the look an easy, effortless appeal.

hiaircraftersjanuary2010You’re not completely wetting your hair pre-shampoo…

Without enough water, shampoo doesn’t lather—and you may be inclined to compensate by using more product (stripping your hair and your wallet). Stand under the shower spray for an extra minute before sudsing up.

You always begin by applying your shampoo to the same spot on your scalp (usually at the crown)…

You might notice that the top of your scalp is dry or flaky. Try alternating your routine by starting your shampoo at the nape of your neck and distributing the lather onto your hair before moving toward the top of your head, says Russo.

You’re creating too much friction…

To avoid damaging hair, massage your scalp with your fingertips rather than your fingernails or palms.