Looking for ways to change up the style of your wash-and-go bob? I loooooove this tutorial for getting textured waves (especially the slightly feathered out bangs — be still my Farrah Fawcett-worshiping heart!), and it’s tailored specifically to short hair. So cute for a date night or a concert, right? Check out the link for step-by-step photos! [Keiko Lynn]
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For the past several months I’ve been more dissatisfied with the way I look than usual. Sorry to say, but I’ve never been particularly good at practicing radical self-love and acceptance, preferring instead to vacillate between mild self-criticism to severe self-loathing. Of late, that’s been of the physical nature — my body issues are well-documented, but oh my God, lately? I’ve been hating on my face.
My faaaaaaaace. It’s so big! There’s so much cheek! I have a huge blockhead, what the fuck? For the past six months or so, my facial self-criticism has been really especially bad. I’d look in the mirror and have weird moments of disconnection. That’s not my face? Do I really look like that? My face doesn’t make sense in its current configuration. What is that about?
But! This week, I finally solved the Great Face Caper of 2013. Keep reading »
You know that recurring “Saturday Night Live” skit “The Californians”? It’s one of my faves. This YouTube video of a man — who refers to himself as “The Illusion” — giving himself a sweet bowl cut seems to have jumped right out of that world. “The Illusion” lives in Malibu, California (natch) — “somewhere on spaceship Earth” — and enjoys three things: 1) A sweet bowl cut, 2) hot rock jams, as evidenced by the music playing in the background as he gives himself a haircut, and 3) referring to himself in the third person.
Anyway, I’ve watched “The Illusion”‘s instructional video more than a few times, and have culled the following tips on giving yourself his signature look… Keep reading »
Hair tutorials for curly-haired ladies are few and far between, but the stellar site Hair Romance has tons of them, including this gorgeous creation of twisted and pinned French rolls. It’s somehow elegant and a bit badass, isn’t it? Check out the step-by-step tutorial to give it a try, and prepare for a flood of compliments!
Writer Jessica Saia thought it was really unfair that women get to style their long locks into all manner of complicated buns, braids, and updos, while long-haired men “spend years getting their manes all long and for what? To be occasionally bundled into a low ponytail?” To remedy this injustice, she brought 8 men to a swanky hair salon to get “fancy lady hair” and the results are amazing. Check out a few more examples after the jump, and see the whole group of well-tressed men over at Bold Italic… Keep reading »
At the risk of giving you way too much information about the intimate workings of my scalp, let’s just say that something about the water (or humidity? or sweet tea?) in Nashville does not agree with my hair. Ever since moving here, my scalp has been super dry and itchy while my hair seems constantly greasy. Whatever I do, my hair never feels truly clean. It’s gross. In my quest for a solution, I’ve scoured blogs, haircare forums, and DIY Pinterest boards. Two options quickly caught my eye, because they came highly recommended, used similar methods, and promised similar results: one was Neutrogena’s Anti-Residue Shampoo, the other was apple cider vinegar. I tried both. Here’s how they stacked up: Keep reading »
Want to do something crafty but hesitant to take on a huge project that will have your kitchen table covered in hot glue for weeks? Try a DIY hair accessory. Not only are they super cute and pretty simple to make, but you literally get to wear the fruits of your labor on your head, which leads to ample “Thanks, I made it myself!” moments. I rounded up 8 fabulous DIY hair clips, combs, headbands, and elastics that will have the compliments rolling in in no time. Click on the photo above to check ‘em out!
I feel fairly confident that I will never be able to replicate this hairstyle on myself. Yes, the step-by-step tutorial is surprisingly straightforward, but as someone who can barely tie a slip knot out of a single piece of yarn when it’s right in front of me (to the chagrin of my father, who insisted my lack of knot-tying skills would surely cost me my life in the apocalypse), I’m pretty sure tying a knot out of unwieldy hair in the back of my head would never work. Despite my lack of confidence, I thought this style still deserved an “OMG!” shoutout because, well, look at it! It’s a lovely and impressive feat, and I encourage anyone with better fine motor skills to give it a try. [Twist Me Pretty]
Color me confused. Last week, the world exploded because Beyonce seemingly chopped off all her hair (or removed her wig/weave? I don’t know) into a cute pixie cut. But today there are pictures of Beyonce with a blonde bob. What is Beyonce’s real hair like?! Does Beyonce have a room full of heads with different hairdos, just like Mombi in “Return to Oz”? (I always wanted a room full of heads like Mombi, by the way. So awesome.) [Photos: Splash News]
Admit it: When you think of gingers, you think of them as being pale and freckle-faced goofballs. Your mind automatically goes to famously freckled faces like Carrot Top, Pippi Longstocking or Alfred E. Newman of MAD Magazine. It’s become something of a running joke in the dating scene that redheads are unattractive. Don’t believe me? There’s an actual documentary on being ginger and how much it sucks (and the fact that there’s this weird fascination with gingers as medical anomalies probably doesn’t help). Read more at Your Tango…