First dates can be great, but you’ve gotta make sure you’re in the right headspace, and armed with the right style tools, to make the most of ‘em. Never fear: the Frisky Life Coach team has everything you need to totally ace a first date, and have a great time doing it. Remember, this stuff is supposed to be fun, right?
That’s why we’ve thought of everything — from hair, to makeup, to what to wear and how to psyche yourself up to hang out with someone new. (Plus, how to gracefully escape if your date is a walking, talking No Fun Zone.) Click on through for our helpful guide.
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I love a long, flowing mane as much as the next girl who aspires to be a mermaid, but there’s something to be said for the playful vibe and freedom of a pixie cut. I mean, I think you must have to feel really confident about the presentability of your face to go for a cropped look, and that’s something I really admire. And with none other than Beyonce as the latest celeb to join Team Tiny Hair, these 10 other ladies are in very good company.
It sounds so dumb now, but one of the things that freaked me out the most about moving across the country was leaving my longtime hairdresser, Regan. She had done my hair for at least five or six years, and she intimately understood both my blonde waves and my complete inability to use any hair styling product more complicated than a hair dryer. As someone who has experienced their share of nightmarish haircuts, finding a reliable stylist was such a relief. But alas, I decided to move, and flying back to Oregon every 3 months to get my hair cut and highlighted is not exactly in my budget. Keep reading »
For the last several years, natural hair “trends” have been on the rise for African-American and other women in the U.S. Just last week, Oprah graced the cover of O Magazine donning an enormous Afro, much bigger than the one she wore in the late ’70s when she first started on primetime. Oprah’s gesture pays tribute to the millions of women who have tossed relaxers and weaves to the side and embraced their own hair — their natural hair.
As I wrote last spring, women of African decent, and some others too, sometimes use a product called a perm to make their hair “more manageable.” These began as a trend in the 1920s so blacks (both men and women) could more readily assimilate into white culture and evade the detriments of racism. If you’ve ever read or watched The Autobiography of Malcolm X, you’ll remember the scene in which he dunked his head in a toilet bowl to find reprieve from the smoldering “conk” (what a perm used to be called) he was using to straighten his hair.
Oprah’s hair was a wig designed by lock guru Andre Walker but the idea of it still persists – Afros, and other natural hairstyles are here to stay … or are they? Keep reading »
This is our first Rachel McAdams In Public sighting in, like, forever, and we are delighted to find that she’s still looking just as lovely as she did in her Hollywood heyday circa “The Notebook.” Yep, her hair is orange, but somehow — somehow — magical McAdams is working it. But just one thing: what is with that reflective belt? An interesting choice, indeed.
Venezuelans now need to worry about their hair.
Women in the city of Maracaibo in Venezuela should be careful when wearing their hair down. According to local news sources, a group known as “piranhas” are now stealing women’s hair — and they prefer it straight.
The robbers will hold women at gunpoint in malls and tell them to tie their hair into a ponytail so that they can then cut it off and sell it to beauty salons as hair extensions, according to Venezuelan digital newspaper Informe 21. Read more at Huffington Post…
Fishtail braids are eye-catching and pretty on their own, but a fishtail braid with brightly colored yarn woven into it? That’s like a friendship bracelet for your hair, and I am into it. Check out the step-by-step photo tutorial for this funky style here, and if you need me, I’ll be at the craft store stocking up on neon pink yarn. [A Beautiful Mess]
Beyonce: Kind of perfect in every way. She can do long hair, and, as evidenced by these new pics of her just up on her Instagram feed, she can rock a short pixie cut, too. What makes Beyonce so good at everything? We’re guessing she must have made some kind of deal with the devil. Like, maybe what nobody tells you about Bey is that she farts all the time. Like, constantly. Sure, those farts probably smell like Champagne and roses, but still.
Anyway! We are digging her new super-short ‘do. What do you think? And how quickly before Miley Cyrus declares responsibility for it?
Another pick of Bey’s short locks after the jump! Keep reading »
When it comes to hairstyles, my ultimate goal is always “find a way to make a basic ponytail look cooler,” because basic ponytails are easy, quick, and flattering, but — let’s face it — a bit boring. This gorgeous twisted ponytail is exactly what I’m talking about: not much more complicated than a basic ponytail, but it looks infinitely more polished and chic. Check out more pics and a video tutorial over at Love Maegan!