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Long gone are my middle school days of Manic Panic and Kool-Aid experimentations. But, when I went to the salon last week, I found myself insanely jealous of the girl in the chair next to me who was getting her long locks dyed an ombre magenta. Then my stylist took out a wondrous, magic tool: Kevin Murphy’s Color.Bug. Available in three colors — purple, pink, and orange — the little capsules dispense wash-out pigments to your hair. All you need do is apply a product to dampen the hair first (so color sticks to it), and rub the Bug into your strands. Washes out after one night. If I had longer hair, I’d definitely be into this. For short-haired gals, it might be overpowering. What do you think? [Kevin Murphy]
At various points in our lives, we all have to reckon with who we are and what we really want. For some of us, this lesson comes in the form of a dream job that we wind up hating. For others, it’s a relationship that looks good on paper but doesn’t have the spark we want.
For me, it was in the form of bleach that once made its acquaintance with the hair on my head.
Let me give you a little background. My hair has always been on the blonde side, either by nature or nurture. When I was a kid, it was the color of beach-y, grainy sand. Around middle school, when my locks threatened to veer into the light brown end of the rainbow, I started using a product called Sun-In to lighten them. For all intents and purposes, Sun-In is hydrogen peroxide and water, but what do you want? I was 12. Read more…
Ever since my totally no big deal (!!!) appearance on “The Today Show,” I have been experiencing completely irrational low self-esteem when it comes to my hair. The hairstylist did such an amazing job crafting my thick hair into voluminous waves and I have been desperate to recreate the look on my own. I am embarrassed to admit that I have bought two curling irons (with 1.25-inch and 2-inch barrels) and a whole mess of velcro rollers but have utterly failed at accomplishing anything other than intense frustration. But then a coworker said she had the perfect tool for me to try — the InStyler! And dudes? It’s a life-changer. Keep reading »
“Blonde ambition”: it’s not just the name of a Madonna album. It’s also a phase every lady in Hollywood goes through, whether she was born a blonde and went redheaded for roles or is taking a break from a lifetime as a brunette. Is it because blondes supposedly have more fun? Because every girl wants to feel like Marilyn Monroe for once?
Whatever the reason, hair salons are doing brisk business is the dye department! After the jump, check out 15 celebs gone blonde … for good or for ill…
Getting the perfect bang can be tricky. You’ve got to consider not only your hair texture, but also the shape of your face and your general styling routine. And just because bangs look great on Taylor Swift doesn’t mean you should start chopping. That’s why we’ve assembled this gallery of real girls with real bangs, so you can see what works on a variety of different faces before you go to town with a pair of scissors. Check out the myriad ways you can bang out above!