My hair is wavy and impossibly thick. It looks pretty benign on the surface, but brushing, styling or highlighting it takes eons. Thick, wavy hair is theoretically great, but in practice it’s totally dependent on the day and whether my natural texture decides to cooperate. Those twee Pinterest tutorials that require a million little braids, or a delicate suspension of bobby pins? Forget about ‘em. I’m always happy to try in earnest, but 99 percent of the time, looks that aren’t specifically designed to have holding power will slide out, sag, or poof within minutes — and nobody wants to be the one at the party neurotically adjusting their headband placement every five seconds! I still haven’t gotten wavy hair care down to an exact science, but I’ve figured out pretty quickly that we wavy- and thick-haired ladies and a misunderstood bunch when it comes to style options. Click through for 10 styles designed to give our texture a little extra oomph!
Remember the lob haircut? That’s what the Institute For Creating Unnecessary Hybrid Words* decided to call a bob haircut that’s on the longer side, i.e. just past the shoulders. Gwyneth Paltrow got lobbed, Jessica Alba got lobbed, I got lobbed. But, guys, the lob is SO 2013. This year is all about the SHOB, a term I am happy to give to the Institute for a modest sum, that refers to bob haircuts that are on the shorter side. (You might be wondering what the hell a regular old bob looks like and I would tell you IT DOESN’T MATTER, this season is all about the SHOB, get on trend, dammit!) Anne Hathaway debuted hers on the red carpet last night and I love it. The shob is a totally versatile style for all hair types and face shapes, can be cut blunt or with layers, and looks rad both flat-ironed, air-dried or curly. Click through to see 13 other celebs currently rocking the shob to see what I mean…
*Not a real institute that I know of.
One of the things I lost when I stopped shampooing and cutting my hair was regular hangouts with my former hairstylist/now friend, Maggie. I met her after several bad experiences at Hair Cuttery and Great Clips, where I’d go for a $20 hair cut, say, “Fuck my hair up!” and the stylist would interpret that as “You want a layered bob.” I did not want a layered bob. I wanted fucked-up hair.
I think I was 22 when I started seeing Maggie on the reg. I decided I’d splurge on a $35 haircut at Regis, one of those slightly-more-upscale mall hair salons where you learn that paying $15 more for your haircut really goes a long way. It was a lot for me at the time when you counted the tip, too, but Maggie made it worth it. I said, “Fuck up my hair!” and she looked at my hair for a minute or so, decided how to artfully fuck it up, and proceeded to do so. Keep reading »
STOP WHAT YOU’RE DOING. I’ve found the best hair product of the year for ladies with limp locks, like myself. I’ve always had pin straight, heavy hair, which means it goes flat within 30 minutes after a blow dry. Not anymore. Before I went out this weekend, a friend of mine told me I needed some “oomph” in my hair, before whipping out a canister of this texturizing & volumizing powder. Let me tell you, it is life changing, my friends. Oh, and the best part is that a portion of the proceeds will go to Look Good Feel Better, a nonprofit dedicated to improving the self-esteem of those undergoing cancer treatment. It’s a win-win. Keep reading »
We’ve seen the craziest beauty trends from New York Fashion Week, and now it’s time for the beauty looks you can actually wear. There were lots of wild looks at NYFW including rainbow brows and words spelled out of hair, but there were plenty of hair and makeup ideas that work off the runway. The best part is, you don’t have to wait until spring to try them out. Grab an eyeliner and some red lipstick and try one of these looks now.
Here are 10 beauty loks from New York Fashion Week that you need to try out! See them all over at The Gloss…
Fun fact about me: I find showering really tedious, boring and annoying. Some days I wake up and I just can’t. That 10 minutes standing in the tub could be spent getting a little extra sleep, or reading Twitter while I drink my coffee, or having a really quick morning masturbation session (truthfully, I’m a before bed masturbator, but you get the point). The only real problem with skipping a shower in the morning is that my hair often looks like a hot mess when I wake up. The roots are greasy, my bangs have a mind of their own and I always have this crazy cowlick/hair bump situation on the left side of my crown. On days like this, I usually pull it back into a haphazard bun, but even that is hit or miss — plus, I’m sick of having the same go-to bad hair day style. With that in mind, I considered the variety of bad hair day problems and found 10 hairstyles to try the next time greasy roots, pesky cowlicks or limp strands threaten to ruin your day.