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Hair Dos: Spring Brunette Inspiration From The Stars

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We have been having some beautifully, apocalyptically warm weather in New York the past few days, and I am feeling it. I’m like a completely different person from winter to summer — seriously though, aren’t we all? — and the sunshine feels so good. In fact, it makes me want to buy things.

I may be unique, though, in that the first thing that crosses my mind as something I must get in anticipation of the season is not sundresses or even sandals. It’s highlights. My extremely dark, cool-toned hair in its natural state serves me just fine in the fall and winter, but man, does spring call for some lightening up. I haven’t dyed my hair in over a year since a near-catastrophic incident involving a box of bleach and a blowdryer held too close (shout out to my dad for being there to shove my head under the faucet!), so I’m going to have to get reacquainted with hanging out in a stylist’s chair with foils on my head, but I think I’m ready.

The best kind of highlights, the kind I covet, are glossy, healthy, and expensive-looking, regardless of how much they actually cost. I like to enter the salon with photographic reference, perhaps even annotated, so who better to field hair color inspiration from than these famous brunette beauties? The real question is: will I go the traditional route or opt for ombre? Decisions, decisions…

Real Girls, Real Hair: Beautiful Braids

Even when I had long hair, I was terrible at braiding it, so I’m in complete awe of girls who have good braiding skills. We’ve assembled this gallery of real girls with awesome braiding skills, showing off their cool fishtails, Frenchies and everything in between. Check ‘em out and get inspired!

Study: Redheads Feel Pain Differently

Redheads! They’re so different! So special, so rare! And the same recessive genes that give them their ginger locks also cause them to feel pain in a different way than the rest of us. A study done at Aalborg University in Denmark found that while redheads are better able to handle spicier foods, their bodies are less adept at handling a variety of other sensory experiences, such as extreme cold and dental pain. Annnnnnd gingers are also more inclined to have problems such as endometriosis and sclerosis.

But the good news?

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One Man’s Opinion On The Sock Bun

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I recently because rather obsessed with the Sock Bun, a method of styling your hair into a bun that, yes, involves a sock. Basically, you snip off the toe of an old sock and then roll the sock into a donut shape. Then you put your hair in a ponytail, slip the tail through the center of the sock donut, and roll and tuck your hair over and under the donut until it’s at your crown. (Here’s a good tutorial.) It basically makes your bun look a whole lot fatter and, I’ll admit, pretty damn good. I’ve been practicing the sock bun on my own hair with decent results; this technique gives a bun a certain refinement that twisting it up with an elastic just doesn’t. Which is strange because you have an old sock in my hair. Generally, though, no one knows that. It’s your and your sock bun’s little secret. But then it occurred to me that the sock bun would not be the ideal hairdo for a date/makeout session. Seriously, what a dude do if a moment of passion was interrupted by him finding an old sock in your hair? So I went to the guy I always ask ridiculous questions like these, John DeVore. Here is what he had to say. Keep reading »

Evening Quickies: Ke$ha, What Did You Do To Your Hair?

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  • Ke$ha put metal studs in the shaved part of her hair. Please discuss.  Also tell us if we should call this … phenomenon … scalp-jazzling or Ke$hazzling. [PopCrush]
  • Sources say Adele and her boyfriend Simon Konecki are secretly engaged and she’s planning to get married at her giant ass English countryside mansion. [Hollywood Life]
  • Wiz Khalifa and Amber Rose are engaged. Mazel tov! [Clutch Magazine]
  • The trailer for “The Pauly D Project” is here, y’all. You thought those “Jersey Shore” kids were going to leave you alone, didn’t you? [Gossip Cop]  
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Morning Quickies: Rihanna Spends $24K On Her Hair

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Wendy Wiliams said Viola Davis's hair made her look like a man. Read More »
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  • Rihanna paid $24,000 to fly her hair stylist Ursula Stephen from L.A. to London after she ruined her ‘do in a hotel pool, steam room and sauna. I so relate to these types of problems. [New York Post]
  • Happy 18th birthday, Justin Bieber! His manager surprised him on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” with a “highly coveted, ultra-exclusive plug-in hybrid luxury sports sedan” called a Fisker Karma. That must be a luxury car, because we have never heard of it. [People]
  • Actual headline on Us Weekly‘s web site: “Beyoncé Breastfeeds Blue Ivy In Public.” [Us Weekly]
  • Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck named their newborn son Samuel Garner Affleck. Finally, a “normal” baby name in Hollywood. [The Celebrity Cafe]
  • The imagined life of the baby that might be swimming around Snooki’s uterus. [Modern Man] Keep reading »
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