We’re kind of obsessed with U.K. news source The Daily Mail, but, turns out, even their classy, crackerjack team of the world’s top investigative journalists get their facts wrong every now and then. Take this headline on today’s paper: “Hair dye disaster for Kate Moss as she reveals greying locks at handbag launch!” Shocking indeed! After enduring our own bout of endless speculation, we think we’re getting a little closer to the truth about what happened at that Longchamp press event today. Consider these facts: Shades of gray and pastel for both hair and clothing are the absolutely fresh jam in the fashion world right now. All the cool kids are doing it. Moss is perhaps best known as the coolest kid in the entire fashion world. Now let’s put all those abstract ideas together. Ah! Could it be that maybe, just slightly possibly, she meant to do her hair like that? Nah, probably not. [Daily Mail] Keep reading »
The young French couturier Alexis Mabille sent models with hair color blocked to match his dresses down the runway. The question is, would this work on the realway? We just don’t have the answer. [The Telegraph] Keep reading »
Models at Chanel‘s haute couture show yesterday had their hair styled in heart-shaped bouffants. Just in time to inspire our Valentine’s Day ‘dos! [Paris, 1/27/2010] Keep reading »
Or maybe we should just say brunettes are richer. It’s pretty safe to assume that when a recession hits, people are going to cut corners financially, and for plenty of women, salon visits get crossed off the list immediately. After all, an afternoon of cut and color can easily run you $100-$500 (or more, depending on your location). Recently, Nicole Richie may have chosen to darken her hair to “feel smarter” or whatever, but when sun-worshipping women in Florida are sacrificing their beloved highlights against their will, you know the economy is bad. Apparently, stylists in Jacksonville have noticed that women are going darker to save money, because maintaining the blonde is just plain more expensive. Makes sense. We’d also argue that going to the salon for a few hours every four to six weeks for root touch-ups and other blonde upkeep is costly in terms of time, and we all know what that’s worth. Eh, we’d urge poor Floridians, and any other women who are cooling it out in the dark-haired zone, to look at the bright side: You’re also doing way less damage to your hair. Going back to your roots is sorta like getting a conditioning treatment! Sorta … [News4Jax] Keep reading »
Goopy hair products are universally icky. We shouldn’t have to compromise the texture of our hair for the ability to style it, but it’s actually pretty difficult to find styling products that aren’t too heavy, sticky or just generally useless. Solve the problem with Aveda‘s Light Elements Styling Wax, which is unusually light and creamy for a wax and won’t stiffen your hair to the point where it feels like it’s going to break off in pieces. The stuff is airy enough that it can be used both for actual styling and to tame fly-away locks, inducing that sleek shininess that we’re all so fond of. [$24, Aveda] Keep reading »
As we get further and further into 2010, hairstyles are shifting to the side. (Examples: The ubiquitous side-swept hair at the SAG Awards this past weekend and all the side-updos and hairstyles at the spring 2010 fashion shows, especially at a certain Mr. Alexander Wang’s show.) Now French street photographer and illustrator Garance Dore is finding women with a genius and very easy way to DIY the trend: side braids. Simply braid your hair to one side of your head and let it rest on your shoulder. The more unfussy and mussed-up, the better. This is my new morning go-to hair. And you don’t have to have insane-o long hair (à la the chic girl, above)—this looks cute on shoulder-length hair, too! [Garance Dore]
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Researchers do all kinds of dumb studies but the latest dumb study gets kind of meta: it’s about why men tell “dumb blonde” jokes. According to the journal Society, men crack wise about “dumb blondes” because they’re intimidated by their perceived sexiness. You know, all those mystical, magical sexy-powers blondes keep in their hair!
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Today at Dior‘s spring 2010 couture collection, John Galliano channeled an exaggerated version of the Gibson Girls (not to be confused with those ladies of the Golden variety). By the look of model Kasia Struss, there was a touch of “Bride Of Frankenstein” thrown in the mix. We can only speculate what the rest of this ‘do looks like, but it definitely goes along with the gray hair trend that’s so hot right now. Getting the white hot mess look–even just streaks–is no easy task though. First, hair needs to be as blond as possible. Then you need to tone the hell out of it with a product like Manic Panic Virgin Snow White Toner Mixer, $13. Maintenance is a beyotch, and don’t come cryin’ to me if your strands feel like dry straw. Good luck with that. But yeah, it can look rad. P.S. If you have succeeded at this hair surgery, please, for the love of God, send us a pic at email@example.com. [The Guardian] Keep reading »
This hair tip might not be anything too innovative, but it’s something so basic that it’s easily forgotten. If your hair has been looking dull and colorless lately, switch your shampoo! This applies especially to people with dyed hair or highlights, as buildup from your old shampoo will darken your locks and make you feel sad about the state of your roots. Changing shampoos helps to remove this buildup and can magically make your hair seem a shade lighter. Added advice: during times when your roots are growing out, avoid straightening serums or other greasy products that will encourage dark, oily residue.
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