I’m currently wearing two sweaters and my skin is so dry it feels like it’s going to fall off, which is why I’m staring wistfully at this funky, heart-print headwrap and yearning for the greasy roots and boho fashions of summer. I am so ready to ditch my beanies and thick scarves in favor of funky headwraps and cutoffs. SO ready. [$18, ThreeBirdNest]
If a mullet is best described as “business in the front, party in the back,” then this week’s OMG hairstyle is best described as “rock ‘n roll on top, classy French actress in back.” Yep, from this angle that sky-high pouf is all attitude, but when that model turns around, you’ll find a surprisingly elegant layered updo. And somehow, it all works. Check out the photos in this step-by-step tutorial for proof, and to try this style for yourself!
I came across this hairstyle on a model in the Nasty Gal lookbook, and it struck me as a great cut for spring. When the sun finally comes out and you’re ready to shed the dry, split ends of winter and debut a new look, give this shoulder-length bob a spin. It’s light, fun, and the choppy texture and blunt bangs give it a bit of an edge. Perfect contrast for all the frilly, floral sundresses you’ll be wearing with it. Sigh. Spring really can’t get here fast enough.
Over the course of a woman’s life, she will make many decisions about her hair, for many reasons, few of which are actually about hair. And even though some of the hairstyles we chose were pretty awful, it’s hard to regret even our most cliche coif decisions, especially when we consider our reasons for making them. We can’t help but feel a pang of nostalgia for that pink streak we got in art school to assert our individuality, or the time we experimented with bleach because we were depressed and convinced that being blonde would fix our life. In fact, if we had it to do all over again, we probably wouldn’t change any of our hair history (even though we still have split ends from that peroxide incident of ’07). Here’s a retrospective of 15 hairstyles every woman has tried at some point in her life, along with our motives and regrets. If you’re ready to reminisce about the pros and cons of a midnight Manic Panic dye job, click on through to the gallery!
When I was in middle school, I was totally that kid who used every holiday as an opportunity to spray-paint my hair with that temporary aerosol dye they sold at Halloween stores. St. Patricks Day? Green tips! Christmas? Red tips! It bled onto everything and left plenty of my favorite T-shirts covered in residual dye. But I thought I looked incredibly stylish.
When the hair chalk trend started to surface on my Pinterest feed, it seemed like the grown-up version of the spray I used to love. When The Body Shop sent us bright blue hair chalk, called Falling For Blue, it seemed like a good bet. I gave it a try and guess what? I loved it. Keep reading »
In honor of the heart-centric holiday coming up next week, today we celebrate the most literal of Valentine’s Day hairstyles: the heart bun. Because why wear your heart on your sleeve — or your elbow patch, more specifically — when you can wear it in your hair? Check out the full tutorial over at The Beauty Department.
When it comes to fancy hairstyles, it doesn’t get much better than a glammed up ponytail, does it? They’re fun, flirty, and infinitely easier to execute than a complex braid or artfully draped chignon. This cool criss-cross ponytail, for example, looks like some kind of crazy braided creation, but is really just a few sections of hair pinned across each other, making it possible for even the most hopeless braider – *raises hand* – to recreate. Check out the 5-step tutorial here, and rock this look at whatever parties you have on your itinerary this weekend.
I’ve always had a thing for numbers and math was one of my best subjects in school. Seven is technically my favorite number, but I have a soft spot in my heart for infinity. But I mean, who doesn’t, right? That’s why I got super excited when I saw a tutorial on Lauren Conrad’s website The Beauty Department for the Infinity Bun which, duh, looks like the infinity symbol. I don’t have long enough hair to try it out, but it looks super simple to execute for a bun inspired by a concept that’s kind of hard to grasp. Nerdiest bun ever! See the full tutorial after the jump. [The Beauty Department] Keep reading »
Pigtails are often relegated to the “little girl’s hairstyle” category, and while they certainly can have a Pippi Longstocking vibe, there are ways to make them look and feel decidedly more grown-up. With a unique braiding style, a cool texture, or a purposefully messy vibe, pigtails can suddenly be chic and — dare I say it? — sexy. Click through to check out 15 gorgeous pigtails for grown-ups!
Last week, I urged you to reconsider the humble bobby pin as a hair doodad that should be exposed instead of hidden. But sometimes any ol’ bobby pin won’t do — there are occasions when a fun, fancy or funny bobby pin is in order. Here are 13 special bobby pins (sold in packs, pairs, or individually) to add to your collection. Just try hard not to lose these…