Never a fan of the middle ground, Tilda Swinton‘s been something of a sartorial surprise for years. She’s back at the gender bending in next month’s V. We’re big fans of her supernatural ability to play it both ways, and can’t settle on a favorite. What about you? Long ladylike locks or One Of The Boys? [Fashion Copious] Keep reading »
The Tribeca Film Festival comes to an end this weekend, and among the scores of movies shown during the 12-day film fest, I’m looking forward to the hair documentary “Vidal Sassoon: The Movie.” You might know the name Vidal Sassoon from the haircare commercials with the tagline, “If You Don’t Look Good, We Don’t Look Good,” but the story begins way before the celebrity hairstylist had a line of products.
Vidal grew up in a Jewish orphanage in London, served in the Israeli army, and became one of the first stars of the hair world in the ’60s, developing a new geometric technique for cutting hair (the “five-point”) and making news when he cut Mia Farrow’s hair for “Rosemary’s Baby.” I love how documentaries give an insider-y view of aspects of glamorous industries we don’t normally see (i.e., “The September Issue“) so I’ve already added “Vidal Sassoon: The Movie” to my Netflix queue. Keep reading »
Heidi Klum stepped out the other evening in Los Angeles rocking the “wet” look with her sleeked-back super-gelled hair. No doubt Klum isn’t afraid to take fashion risks, but do you think this is a “do” or a “do not ever try again”? [via New York Magazine] Keep reading »
The following is an excerpt from Getting the Pretty Back: Friendship, Family, and Finding the Perfect Lipstick by Molly Ringwald — yes, THAT Molly Ringwald — which is on stands today.
When I was seven years old, I was a tall leggy kid with short shaggy hair and permanently stubbed toes, and for a good deal of time I sported a woman’s stocking (my mother’s) attached to the top of my head with two precisely crisscrossed bobby pins. This seemed to be, in my seven-year-old brain, the best solution as to how to exist in California in the seventies with a gorgeous blue-eyed older sister with long blond hair. I was sure that she knew how it tortured me as I lay on the bed and watched her brush her long straight tresses, and then flip it back over to have it land on her back, as if in slow motion. I was mesmerized by the perfection of it. It was the perfect color, the perfect weight. It even smelled nice. (Farrah Fawcett Shampoo, which I’m pretty sure was just Herbal Essences with a picture of Farrah stuck on the bottle.) I asked my mother if I could grow my hair out like my sister’s. Keep reading »
OK, this is just absurd: Nicole Nagington, a 12-year-old resident of Telford, England, admits that she’s used to being teased for having red hair. But this school year, the bullying escalated to the point where the girl, who also wears a hearing aid, was forced to drop out of school and be tutored at home. A gang of girls not only physically and mentally tormented her on a regular basis, but they have sent her a total of seven death threats, all because of the color of her hair. The distraught girl even dyed it blond in an attempt to escape the harassment, to which these lovely young ladies responded via a note: “You’re still a ginger b****. All gingers should die.” Where do kids get these crazy ideas? And how is there no law that prohibits this kind of torture? We wish these terrifying girl-on-girl bullying stories would end. [Daily Mail] Keep reading »
We’re noticing a trend lately. As the temperature heats up across the country, celebrities are taking scissors to their hair. We already told you about Heidi Klum’s new bob that’s about six or seven inches shorter than her previous style. And model Agyness Deyn started rocking a boyish buzz cut recently. Surprisingly, Hayden Panettiere also shortened her hair to a Sharon Stone-esque cut that gives her an edgier look in the sea of blondes in Hollywood. Renee Zellweger took her chin-length bob to a choppier cropped ‘do, too.
As someone with waist-length hair, I can understand the appeal of going shorter in the summer months. But can’t these women simply put their hair in a bun or ponytail when it’s too hot? Maybe the desire for a change was more of a motivation than the temperature. We’ll never know, but the more important question is: Do you cut your hair for the summer? Keep reading »
Heidi Klum debuted a new hairdo in West Hollywood yesterday. Her formerly long locks had been shortened into a bob with bangs. While Heidi looks gorgeous no matter what, we’re not sure how we feel about the cut itself; something about it (the way the bangs curl under?) reminds us of Florence Henderson. What do you think? Keep reading »
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 »