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your look ● hairstyles By Yulia Konstantinova-Riebman PHOTO BY TED WEST It’s Mermaid Season Winter is a time when natural and messy meets whimsy, and together they create that boho feel that is super feminine and fresh A s we move deeper into this time of care-free hairstyle trends, what can be better news for all of us fashionistas than a hairstyle that combines some of the greatest and most popular fashion statements? It’s high time that we take advan- tage of something that offers the simplicity of a middle part and the style of tasseled, bohemian waves, all while being very simple to achieve. You won’t have to spend a ton of time and effort with this mermaid inspired style to look perfect. This is your chance to be magical and unique— think Ariel the Little Mermaid—and there’s no reason you shouldn’t be able to achieve this look on your own. You will be able to wear this look for practically any oc- casion, whether you are grabbing coffee at the local café with friends, or attending an important social event, and even at a Christmas or New Year party. Plain and simple— this look is appropriate for all of it. This style could be achieved on bob-length hair, even with bangs, which hap- pen to be two of the top stylists’ picks of trends this excit- ing winter season. To keep you updated on the latest winter styles, we can’t forget about the overall dominance of texture that comes in many shapes and forms, from braids and cornrows (that are coming back in style at the speed of light) to the slightly- teased unpolished locks, as well as wet and sleek straight hair. This time the Pageantry Beauty Team is being assisted by the talented Aveda Team with a pure mission to share 30 PAGEANTRY Sofia Alonso was the winner of IMTA NY’s Miss IMTA award. She is also a featured model in the Pageantry & PromTime 2015 Fashion Showcase. the best of the industry’s knowledge and hair care tips. To demonstrate this technique, we chose beautiful Sofia with her gorgeous and long, thick hair, and we broke the process down into a few easy steps: MOISTURIZE THAT MANE This is the most important step that you need to keep in mind throughout the whole winter season. Due to cold weather and the overall lack of humidity, your hair may tend to become dry and brittle, which means that moistur- izing is crucial. Our Aveda team recommends that you wash your hair less frequently and treat it with masks at least once a week. Aveda Dry-Remedy daily moisturizing oil, when applied on wet mid-to-ends hair, will keep your hair healthy and full of life, and it will shine without weigh- ing down even the finest of hair. LARGE SECTIONS ARE THE KEY After thoroughly brushing your hair until it is nothing