Yesterday, we asked you about bringing in photos to your hairstylist to get the perfect cut. Today, we’re looking at what happens when you don’t get what you want. A telephone poll conducted by ShopSmart shows that a bad hair day can put 44 percent of women in a crappy mood and that 26 percent of us ladies cry in response to a bad haircut. This is news? Frankly, we’re surprised these numbers aren’t higher. How can having a bad hair day not make you upset?
At least there’s some happier data to reflect on—only 4 percent of the polled group “hated” their hair while 41 percent said they “liked it.” What’s the worst that’s happened to you after a horrific haircut or a bad hair day? [USA Today] Keep reading »
Supermodels … so not like us. Is there anything more delicious than a gorgeous fashion story that also happens to feature tons of cool, transformational hairdos too? We’re obsessing over this story in May’s Vogue, styled by our favorite creative director, Grace Coddington, shot by living legend Steven Meisel, and featuring the superest of all supers, Amber Valletta, posing as the consummate American philanthropist in eight different personas. Hairstylist Guido did the hair, which consists of different headpieces that completely change our subject’s look from shot to shot. Don’t you wish you had a closet full of crazy wigs so you could play around like this? Or just loads of money so you could be, um, a fabulous-looking charity icon? Ah, fashion fantasy! Check it out. [Fashion Gone Rogue] Keep reading »
Whether you’re going to a new hairdresser or trying out a drastically different hairstyle, communicating your vision to a hairstylist isn’t always the easiest thing to do. There are two ways to go into this—bring a picture of a celeb with exactly the look you want (and hope they can execute it accurately) or describe the idea as best you can, letting the stylist adopt an interpretation of your description.
I’ve had pretty short hair for a while, but in the past few months I had let myself go, and my hair had gotten to the point where it was almost long enough to form a stubby ponytail. I knew exactly how I wanted my hair to be, and found this picture of Jean Seberg in “Breathless” to show my new hairdresser. “I want this,” I explained to him, “But just a teensy tiny bit longer. Maybe just a half inch.” Keep reading »
By now you know we can be kind of lazy when it comes to, oh, showering and stuff around here. We’re way too busy blogging to spend precious hours on piddling details such as personal hygiene. (Just kidding, we don’t, like, stink or anything. Also, we’re saving the planet, gah!) But especially if you have long hair, you know that you really can spend a whole evening washing it, and those with really fine hair have to shampoo more often than most of us because it gets greasy faster, and it’s just a great big time suck. Enter the miraculous beauty product that is dry shampoo. Keep reading »
This ginormous braided wig would give Marie Antoinette, or Snooki, a run for her money any day. [HighSnobette] Keep reading »
Brought to you by Adia Kibur: the hair clip for giants. [Shopbop.com] Keep reading »
What do you think of Tila Tequila‘s new platinum blond mane? [L.A., 4/7/10] Keep reading »
Sure, great hair is priceless. Just ask any of the celebs named in our “Top 10 Best Heads of Hair in Hollywood” roundup. That said, you’d be hard-pressed to find a star that ponies up this much for mane maintenance. New Yorker Brandi Irwin, 28, has some very interesting financial priorities. The “former-model-turned-foot-model and photographer” spends $10,000 on her long extensions three times a year, plus cuts, color and blowouts. Apparently, her parents made some pretty sweet stock market investments back in the day and now she is determined to use that money wisely. (Also, favorite detail of this story: she has the word “Posh” tattooed all punk rock-style on her knuckles. Amazing!) But Brandi is not alone, oh no. Makeup artist Kate Bazazian cops to getting the fancy extensions (made by a company called Great Lengths), and uses a combination of her savings and credit cards to finance her fix. Another woman spoke on condition of anonymity–after all, she didn’t want to seem, like, high-maintenance or anything: “Don’t get me wrong — I have to budget. But I think it’s a plausible investment that I don’t mind making.” Totally. Normal. [NY Post] Keep reading »
You know the saying. Well, now it seems blondes not only have more fun, but they’re paid better, too. Researchers found that brunettes and redheads make seven percent less than blondes do, though the reasoning simply cannot be determined. Olga Uskova, president of the International Blondes Association, explains it by saying,”We also do better in the workplace because when we make a mistake we can say, ‘Oh, sorry about that, it’s because I’m blonde’ and get away with it.” While ditziness can hardly be a reason for an inflated rate of pay, you have to wonder why those yellow-haired ladies are earning more. Should we all go into job interviews with fake blonde wigs and then return to our regular roots after the contract and salary has been determined? And if this tidbit of research is true, what’s with all the actresses giving up their blonde locks and going brunette recently? [Telegraph] Keep reading »
We’re not sure how we managed to stumble upon this Craigslist ad for a “Used Beard,” but boy are we glad we did. How did the internet know that was exactly what we were looking for?! Magic! For those interested, $50 will get you the freshly shorn whiskers of one Chatham, New Jersey man, who says that his beard has been, “Conditioned regularly with my girlfriend’s Garnier Fructis for that long lasting, deep rich burl.” He writes:
“For sale: one sweet beard, used. Looking for that burly hipster look? Don’t have the time to press out your own? Pick up this one for a song. Maybe your neck is chilly or perhaps you are trying to distance yourself from your father’s babyface/weenie genes. Maybe your moustache is growing weary of being alone. A gnarly face friend could be the answer.”
As for compatibility, you’re on your own: “Check your owner’s manual for fitment with your application.” This is a joke, right? Well, the advertisement does state “serious inquiries only.” Seriously deranged, you mean? [Craigslist] Keep reading »