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If You Could Get Away With It, Would You Wash Your Hair Less?

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 »

And You Thought Marie Antoinette Had A Headache

This ginormous braided wig would give Marie Antoinette, or Snooki, a run for her money any day. [HighSnobette] Keep reading »

Want To Super Size That?

Brought to you by Adia Kibur: the hair clip for giants. [Shopbop.com] Keep reading »

Tila Tequila Goes Platinum

What do you think of Tila Tequila‘s new platinum blond mane? [L.A., 4/7/10] Keep reading »

Insane Woman Spends $47,000 Per Year On Her Hair

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 »

Blondes Have More Fun, And More Money

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 »

From The Dregs Of Craigslist: Used Beard, $50

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 »

Hair Model Citizen: The Messiest Bob Ever

Whilst perusing Paper magazine’s “Beautiful People” issue (which by-the-by should be called “Beautiful People You Have Never Heard Of”), one particular genetically gifted soul caught our eye: Sure, Belgian model Hanne Gaby Odiele is a looker, but it’s her haircut we’re seriously obsessed with. The zig-zagged part, the trippy ends, that perfect shade of honey and the overall dishevelment gets an A-plus in our book. Getting the look, however, is not a cinch, as I have tried for years to get this hair color shade and numerous colorists have insisted it’s God-given and damn near impossible to re-create and that I should move on with my life. Whatever. But you could ask a stylist to cut a jagged bob, right? Then rub a dollop of Redken Rough Paste between your palms and work it into the ends. Tousle and go. [Paper Mag] Keep reading »

How Much Money Do You Spend On Your Hair?

Yikes! A survey by Tresemme shows that women spend $50,000 (on average) on their hair upkeep in a lifetime. That might seem like a scary figure, but when we did some calculations, our stomachs twisted even tighter because we realized that for some of us Frisky staffers, 50k might be a freakin’ modest sum. Think about it — just a few salon visits a year adds up, as does the stuff you buy for your coif, from shampoo to bobby pins. Even the most low-maintenance ladies among us still shell out cash on a regular basis for a variety of things.

So—rough estimates from you guys? Does 50k seem like a too-high number? Or do you pay for hair maintenance the same way you do for health care? [Stylelist] Keep reading »

How To Curl Un-Curlable Hair

I’m a self-loathing, straight-haired girl. I tried to hide it for years, but having recently found a hairspray that allows me to maintain some curl, I’ve come out of the closet. For the rest of you straight-haired ladies suffering in silence, take the jump for tips on how to curl your relentlessly flat locks. You won’t have ringlets all night, but there should be a definite sense of body and shape, even at the end of a long evening. Keep reading »

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