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Beauty Test Drive: Aveda Firmata Hairspray

I’ve got the stick-straight sort of hair that refuses to curl, regardless of how much I try to coerce it. I’ve tried curling irons, rollers, all different hair sprays and nothing works. Hell, I used to hair model for a salon that charges something like $300 for styling and even the sassy dude who did my hair there couldn’t get the curls to hang around for more than an hour or two. Boredom will do funny things to a girl though, and I went at it again the other day, grabbing my friend’s hairspray without even looking at it. Much to my surprise, we returned from dinner hours after the curling iron had cooled and my hair was still curly. All through the following day, the volume remained. I have Aveda Firmata spray to thank for the unprecedented staying power. As is Aveda’s way, the spray is all-natural, doesn’t smell like a test tube and isn’t sticky or helmet-like. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go curl my hair. [$13, Aveda] Keep reading »

Only Erykah Badu Could Get Away With This ‘Do

I’m really hoping Erykah Badu‘s Rick James-inspired, braided and beaded hairdo is a wig because, if not, then it could have taken upwards of 12 hours to complete. And an entertainer like Erykah has better things to do, like promote her latest album, New Amerykah Part Two (Return of the Ankh). Though, I gotta say I really love the look! [NYC, 3/25/10] Keep reading »

Wait, Balmain Does Hair Extensions?

Forget everything you thought you knew about Balmain. The luxury design house, which is well known for their sexy creations by Christophe Decarnin, has officially launched into the beauty world, and now boasts hair extensions!? Already Sarah Jessica Parker, Demi Moore, Madonna, Rihanna, and Beyonce are fans of the Balmain “Doublehair” extension system. But these are hardly the cheap options you’d find in drug stores … these are designer hair extensions. They’re made of 100% human-hair, require only 35 minute to, uh, install, are reusable up to three times, and include a six month quality guarantee. Each piece will set you back $18.60-$29.85, depending on the length. Good news for those based in NYC: you can head to the Francky L’Official salon on the Upper East Side for your own designer set of hair. [Balmain via Racked] Keep reading »

Style Stealer: Preen’s Easy Runway ‘Do


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One of our favorite trends from the fall 2010 runways was the plethora of easy-going hairstyles. The epic, totally un-doable up-do was an unusual sight as high-maintenance hair faded into the distant fashion past. Even the most complicated styles rarely involved more than a little mousse and a rubber band! Check out the video above for a five-minute hairstyle stolen straight from Preen’s runway show and explained by stylist Luke Hersheson, the dude who first thought of the look. [Modelinia] Keep reading »

Jennifer Love Hewitt Achieves Post-Breakup Bob Perfection

With a breakup comes the inevitable life changes: distancing yourself from all the old memories, reinstating girls’ night, and even changing apartments. In order to move on, you’ve got to emerge with the new, improved version of yourself, right? (If not to make yourself feel better, then just to show the boy what he’s losing in the breakup.) Jennifer Love Hewitt wasted no time after her split with Jamie Kennedy and immediately chopped off her long brown hair. [I can endorse this personally! -- Editor Amelia] Where she once had long layers and a dark mane, she’s now bouncing around with soft curls and shoulder-length locks. What do you think of her new hair ‘do? Personally, I wish I were bold enough to go short like her. [People Style Watch]

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Uh, Is Naomi Campbell Balding?

It seems a lifetime of wearing weaves and wigs has really damaged Naomi Campbell‘s hairline, possibly beyond repair. [Eh, maybe she's just getting into the shaved head trend. -- Editor Erin] [NYC, 3/18/10] Keep reading »

Kim Kardashian Can’t Decide If She’s A Blonde Or A Brunette

You know that phrase, “blondes have more fun”? Well, Kim Kardashian is testing the theory. For her 2011 calendar shoot, the reality star decided she just couldn’t pick a singular hair look, so instead of sticking with her current color, she chose to split up the months and give the world double the Kim — as a blonde and a brunette. She worked with photographer Nick Saglimbeni to capture a sassy honey-hued Kim alongside a mysterious raven-haired version of herself. What do you think? Better as a blonde or brunette? [OK!] Keep reading »

Hair Model Citizen: Angelina Has New Bangs!

Angie and Johnny are already filming “The Tourist” in Venice, and it looks like the film’s hairdresser has decided to snip some bangs (and added fresh highlights?) on Miss Jolie’s ‘do. Do we like? Those big, curled bangs are awfully hard to pull off, even if you’re one of the most beautiful women in the world. Then again, they’re more flattering than, say, a blunt little Dutch boy style. To get the look, ask a stylist to cut bangs that frame your face, and use a large barreled curling iron and a bit of hairspray to piece them into place. Just like ya did in junior high. Keep reading »

Celebs Continue To Shave Their Heads

Seriously, what is up with this new trend of shaved heads and bald ladies? Have we all decided that a head full of hair is just too boring and plain Jane? Celebrities all over are embracing the trend, including Cassie, who went with a half-shaved head and left the rest of her hair hanging down as normal, and my girl Rihanna. But the newest convert to the shorn scalp is Mel B. Unlike Britney Spears, Mel chose to ease into the look in stages, first buzzing the side of her head to match her daughter’s, then going bold and ridding her scalp of all hair in a square patch on the one side. What do you think? Has this trend become a thing, and more importantly, would you shave your head? [Us Weekly] Keep reading »

And The Oscar For Best Hair Goes To …

Has your hair dresser been knighted by the Queen of England? No? Well, how embarrassing for both of you. Vidal Sassoon, founder of the legendary eponymous teaching institute and, some would argue, the modern haircut, is a knight. He also survived being an orphan in London and a stint in the Israeli army to go on to be one of the most famous names in the history of hair. The story of his life and career is currently being turned into a film that will debut at the 2010 Tribeca Film Festival because, let’s face it, his life story could kick your stylists’ life story’s arse. At any rate, we have a feeling it’s going to filled with some pretty covetable ‘dos. [ELLE UK] Keep reading »

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