Picking at split end has kept us amused during many boring meetings, dull classes, and unbearable family car rides. Unfortunately, these bad boys are also responsible for dry and damaged looking hair, killing the ends of your strands, and can only be removed by a good snip. So, how do we prevent split ends and eliminate the problem altogether? We are glad you asked…
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Let’s be honest, a bad hair cut is enough to ruin your look until it grows out. We are not saying your should restyle your ‘do all on your own, but for a quick trim or a touch up when you can’t make it to your stylist, take these tips into the bathroom with a pair of trimming scissors and chop-chop.
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Round barrels, handles, and bristles, oh my! One walk down the hairbrush isle at any drugstore and our heads are spinning at the site of so many tools. But which ones will give you the perfect blow out without tangles, and which will add shine when you pull back your pony? Picking the perfect brush is easier than you think.
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A guy might look dapper with his salt-and-pepper hair, but a woman just looks like she missed a vital dye appointment. If you don’t have time to pay the salon a visit (or just don’t want to pay the salon) color yourself younger in your own home.
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“I usually get up at 3 am. I don’t require a lot of sleep and if I get tired, I’ll take a power nap during the day. When my [husband] Carl is awake, I’ll put on my makeup and roll my hair a little, because I don’t want to look bad for him, do I?”
— Dolly Parton, who makes the rest of us lazy girls look more sane [Contact Music] Keep reading »
How freakin’ cute does Kylie’s sister’s hair look on the cover of U.K. Glamour? It’s a little bit Marilyn with a whole lot of Jackie mixed in, all updated for 2010. How to get the look? It’s basically a really short, asymmetrical bob that’s been curled to flip at the ends and teased for volume. We think it’s a fresh way to stand out from all the extension-addled starlets out there. [Glamour] Keep reading »
After posting yesterday’s sleek Grammy hair photos, I noticed something when I zoomed in on Beyonce‘s hair—it had sparkly strands running through it! Now, after much tireless hair research, I’ve finally ascertained that 1) I’m not seeing things that don’t exist, and 2) Her hairstylist did, in fact, pump up her hair with loads of bling. According to Kimberly Kimble, the stylist who created the hair look, there were strands of Bella Via Hair Glitz woven into her ‘do. (Apparently, they were coordinating with her Minx mani.) Keep reading »
A few months ago, I decided to lop off all my hair and get a short pixie cut. I knew going into it that I’d have to get my hair cut more often to keep up the shape. What I didn’t consider as much was my color (I’ve been highlighting my hair blond forever). I soon came to see the dilemma of having a short haircut and dyed hair—your roots become noticeable very quickly. I began to wonder what would be best for maintaining my look that wouldn’t cost a fortune.
After getting my color done at New York City’s Eva Scrivo salon, I got some helpful answers from my stylist. Avoid a single process. Your roots will be completely uniform (almost like a stripe coming out of your head), and while a single process may cost less in the salon, the upkeep is every four weeks. You’ll still want highlights, but the best thing is to make them chunky. You can go for much longer in between salon visits, your hair will look a bit more natural as it grows out, and it will allow you to rock the roots-showing style for a while, without looking a mess. And there you have it. Keep reading »
It’s always a bit of a shame when a ravishing brunette highlights her hair. While we get that there’s a lot of pressure to lighten up in Hollywood and all, there’s nothing more striking than a true raven-haired beauty who is fully pulling it off. But real talk: Penelope Cruz is seriously rocking this rather subtle approach, beginning with the effortless-looking casual way her hair is styled. To get the look, the key word is “caramel,” and we probably wouldn’t attempt this at home, as it’s clearly the handiwork of a master colorist excelling at the hard-to-DIY balayage technique, which produces amazingly natural results. Getting just the right amount of tousled is fairly easy though: Just blow-dry, then shake your hair out and rake a product like Garnier Fructis Style Sleek & Shine Anti-Humidity Styling Cream through with your fingers. [Los Angeles, 1/29/10] Keep reading »
Here’s a beauty riddle for you: How can you get a wavy hairstyle using a straightening iron as your main tool? (Cue “Jeopardy” music.)
Stumped? Look to Diane von Furstenberg‘s runway hairstylist Orlando Pita, who created this romantic, wavy-crimped ‘do for her spring 2010 show. The process is surprisingly easy. Using a mister to slightly dampen the model’s locks, Pita made cornrows (but to make it easier, we’d recommend just making several long braids of varying thickness), then clamped them down with a straightening iron, which both set the style and sped up drying time. Another surprise: Pita recommends leaving the wavy hair completely natural, nixing any product additions for an extra “soft” look. [Elle.com] Keep reading »