Fishtail braids are eye-catching and pretty on their own, but a fishtail braid with brightly colored yarn woven into it? That’s like a friendship bracelet for your hair, and I am into it. Check out the step-by-step photo tutorial for this funky style here, and if you need me, I’ll be at the craft store stocking up on neon pink yarn. [A Beautiful Mess]
Beyonce: Kind of perfect in every way. She can do long hair, and, as evidenced by these new pics of her just up on her Instagram feed, she can rock a short pixie cut, too. What makes Beyonce so good at everything? We’re guessing she must have made some kind of deal with the devil. Like, maybe what nobody tells you about Bey is that she farts all the time. Like, constantly. Sure, those farts probably smell like Champagne and roses, but still.
Anyway! We are digging her new super-short ‘do. What do you think? And how quickly before Miley Cyrus declares responsibility for it?
Another pick of Bey’s short locks after the jump! Keep reading »
When it comes to hairstyles, my ultimate goal is always “find a way to make a basic ponytail look cooler,” because basic ponytails are easy, quick, and flattering, but — let’s face it — a bit boring. This gorgeous twisted ponytail is exactly what I’m talking about: not much more complicated than a basic ponytail, but it looks infinitely more polished and chic. Check out more pics and a video tutorial over at Love Maegan!
Affordable haircare brand Sexy Hair just unveiled its fall ad campaign, and it turns out the new face of the company isn’t exactly new. It’s Marilyn Monroe. Sexy Hair purchased the rights to images and quotes from Monroe’s estate to create ads for its Spray & Play hairspray, which Monroe herself obviously never used (a partnership with Aqua Net probably would have been more accurate). The ads, which employ the tagline “Styles change. Sexy is forever.” are definitely eye-catching, and Sexy Hair is far from the first company to use Monroe’s image to shill products: MAC released a Monroe-inspired collection last year, and the year before that, Dior used some high-tech trickery to have Monroe star alongside Charlize Theron in a TV commercial. Not to mention the endless celebs who take it upon themselves to impersonate the Hollywood legend (with varying degrees of success).
So what do you guys think of these new ads? At first I thought the whole thing was a little weird/inappropriate, but as a slightly obsessive Marilyn fan with very little will power, I must admit after looking at the photos for a few minutes, I found myself wanting to buy a can of this hair spray (I’m a sheep, I know). Share your thoughts in the comments! [Huffington Post]
Doesn’t this tucked hairstyle look beautiful and totally put together? Would you believe it literally takes less than a minute to create, and all you need (and the word “need” is used loosely here) is a hair tie? Check out this quick video tutorial to get this fabulous — and super easy — look for yourself! [S.T.E.L.]
If you were hoping to catch a glimpse of Kate Middleton leaving the hospital the day after giving birth looking anything but Duchess of Cambridge-caliber fresh, you, mon amie, are out of luck. Lest we forget that the new mother is truly no mere mortal, Kate’s got her personal hairdresser on deck, prepping the Duchess’s royal locks for the inevitable gawking to come upon her exit. I mean, it may sound egregious, but when you really think about it… who won’t be looking at Kate today? Nobody, that’s who, and when you’re a public figure celebrated for (among other things, of course) your perfect hair, I can’t blame her for wanting to bring it. [Fashionista]
Curls are lovely on their own, and braids are always awesome, but like peanut butter and jelly or Britney Spears and Justin Timberlake (what? I’m still hoping they’ll dig out the matching denim outfits and get back together!), curls and braids are even better together. If you’re after some major texture this summer, check out Fashionedible’s easy tutorial for adding multiple mini braids to voluminous curly hair. Gorgeous.
Rihanna certainly isn’t the first celebrity to sport dyed grey hair — Kelly Osbourne‘s got her beat on that one by a long shot — but she is the latest, and inarguably the most high-profile. RiRi’s past beauty ventures, from gravity-defying mohawks and shaved sides with long, side-swept bangs to her signature bold red lip color, have inspired countless copycats, so who’s to say her new “ice grey” shade, which she wasted no time in flaunting on Instagram, won’t take off just the same? I love a well-executed unnatural hair color, and I think Rihanna’s totally pulling this one off … but doesn’t she somehow pull everything off?
Hair is so linked to how we feel and everyone goes for something radical after a break-up, but my advice if you’ve just suffered heartbreak or you’ve broken up with someone, is to not touch your hair. It’s the first thing women do, but you’re not in a fit state to make decisions that are long-term — you’ll have to spend the next four years growing it out. Don’t have a fringe cut. Don’t bleach it. Don’t do anything, because you will regret it. Buy a lipstick instead. Go and kiss loads of other people, but don’t f***ing touch your hair, as you’ll still feel sad — and you’ll have weird hair.
— The relationship between breakups (or breakdowns, for that matter) and bad, often self-inflicted haircuts is indisputable. Negative feelings seem to beget the compulsion to reach for a pair of scissors like nothing else in the world. So listen to Alexa Chung when she says just don’t fucking do it, if for no other reason than that she has excellent hair and that she’s also 100 percent accurate when she says that you won’t feel any different but your hair will definitely look shittier. I know it’s tempting. Abstain. [Stylist.co.uk]