Ballroom dancer extraordinaire and “Dancing With the Stars” alum Karina Smirnoff just stepped out of Mr. Chow with a freshly chopped bob, and judging from her Cheshire grin, looks like she’s totally feeling it. We are too, actually. Her long hair was pretty, but this is kind of unexpected and looks so fresh, right? (Chic even, a word we might never have associated with Karina Smirnoff.) To get the look, ask for slightly layered bangs and a semi-blunt cut with softer edges. [Los Angeles, 3/2/10] Keep reading »
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If you plan on pulling a 360- going from black to blond or vice versa- we recommend consulting a professional. But for a standard single process, skip the salon (and its bill) and do your own dye-job.
Recently, Catherine Zeta-Jones wore a scrunchie. In public.
I have to admit, I thought scrunchies were just a distant memory of decades past — one that most of us would like to forget, for that matter. So I expressed the general consensus — to my fellow stylish office mates — that scrunchies are over.
But then something happened. A great scrunchie debate ensued, as comments from our readers poured in, declaring things like “Who are you to approve or disapprove of scrunchies,” “You are so wrong. The scrunchie was the perfect thing to wear,” and “She can put her hair up with anything she wants.” Keep reading »
Ever wonder what two seconds of footage of Lily Donaldson whipping her long blond head of hair, while simultaneously being hit with four wind machines, and slowed down to 1,000 frames per second, would look like? Yeah? Maybe? This is your lucky day, my friend. Check out Lily’s flying hair. Is it just me, or is it seriously mesmerizing? “Using the super-high definition Phantom Gold HD—a camera initially developed for monitoring missile flights—Donaldson distills a hyper-real tranquility.” Tranquility, indeed. [Nowness] Keep reading »
Selma Blair was spotted at The Gap yesterday with a brand-new haircut. Look quickly and it appears to be a very Anna Wintour-esque bob. But if you look a bit closer, her hair is reminiscent of Agyness Deyn‘s bowl cut, too. I’m nicknaming it the “bowl-bob.” Check out the fringe cut down the front sides; her bangs are gradually blending into the length of her hair with a series of layers or fringe. Feeling her look? Ask your stylist for a bob with a thick bang and long layers for movement and to decrease the weight on your hair so it doesn’t fall flat. Then tell him/her you want to blend your bangs into the rest of the do—ask him to cut front fringe à la a bowl cut. Keep reading »
Turns out Kirsten Dunst is also a fan of Moroccan Oil, one of our must-have beauty products. Except, apparently, she’s into the cream version. They make a cream? Little did we know that there’s a whole range of products—shampoos, hair masks, and styling aids, made from the magical ingredient of argan oil, which adds shine and restores health to your locks. For the moment, we think we’ll be sticking to the traditional oil formula, seeing as we’re experiencing some winter dryness here, but come spring, we’ll take a cue from Dunst for a lighter cream. [SleekHair.com, Refinery29 Twitter] Keep reading »
Nicole Richie has got herself some seriously long bangs—I have to think those get into her line of vision and bother her eyes, no? I can feel it now, every single blink is labored because your eyelashes have to disentangle themselves from your hair! Bang-wearers, what’s too long? Granted, too-short bangs have their own ugly issues so I suppose to err on the side of long is the way to go, no? I’ll say, though, that for someone with long bangs Nicole is styling them smartly: As a (very) general rule of thumb, when your bangs reach your brows, you’ve got to get control of ‘em. If you’ve got coarse or wavy hair, you need a little pomade to weigh hair down. Fine-haired folk should use a dime-size amount of gel (look for one that’s got some alcohol in it) to shape and tame fly-aways. And once your bangs have reached the bridge of your nose (Nicole, pay attention!), apply a styling lotion and curl the fringe up and back with a round brush. It sounds like an ’80s styling technique, but gravity coupled with the weight of your bangs will help the hair fall into a pretty wave. How do you guys handle too-long bangs? Keep reading »
We all have a bit of roots showing—well, those of us who aren’t naturally this blond or redheaded or sun-kissed brunette. Mostly, I don’t really mind the look. I think it gives hair dimension, makes you look real (as opposed to the Playboy bunny all-bleached-all-the-time-look—ahem, Heidi Montag) and it sends a message that, hey, you’ve got better things to do with your life (and wallet) than sit in a colorist’s chair every two weeks. All that being said, I’m not so sure about light roots. Check out Lindsay‘s scalp. Since her hair is a natural red/light brown color and she’s rocking the black lately, she inevitably gets roots like the rest of us, but hers are lighter … sort of like the reverse root! Not long ago, Fergie sported a similar look as a “style” and pulled it off, because, she’s Fergie and it looked like she meant to do the two-tone thing. Here, I’m not convinced (oh, ignore the wonky makeup, that’s a whole ‘nother debate)—what do you think? Keep reading »
Backstage at Zac Posen, Odile Gilbert (seriously, one of the most amazing hairstylists of our time) performed a feat by combining urban long hair chic with Posen’s ’40s-inspired collection. “We wanted to create a simple yet sexy look this season that is very wearable,” Odile said. “Zac and I talked about how influential the downtown scene is and it felt like a great fit with his clothes to have long wavy hair with some body to it. The results were really beautiful hair that bounced as the models walked the runway.” But it’s not just a runway-friendly look; it’s also perfect for a night out. Here’s how to get the look. Keep reading »
Though we here at The Frisky are staunch Carey Mulligan fans, we can’t help being a little perplexed about her new hair color. In a world full of long-haired starlets looking more or less the same, Mulligan’s cropped cut is fresh and edgy, but the new blond hue washed the young actress out at yesterday’s Academy Awards Nominees’ Luncheon. British Elle points out that the shiny blond color “will compliment that golden statuette very nicely if she wins” on March 7, and there’s no arguing with that. Unfortunately, we don’t think it complements Mulligan herself all that much.
What do you think of the new color? Crazy cool or ill-advised? Keep reading »