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I was really excited when I learned Essence.com had launched a makeover tool, “Makeover Magic,” because I thought it would give me some options for styling my locks. Boy, was I wrong! Not only does the tool not have hairstyles for dreadlocks, but it doesn’t feature any natural hairstyles. Most of the looks are ones black celebrities have rocked in the past or are currently sporting, but I recognize some from the pages of Essence. While I’m disappointed that Essence.com chose to ignore a large segment of its demographic with this new tool, I can’t say I’m surprised. The magazine very rarely features photos of natural hairstyles, especially locks, and if it does, the styles all look the same. This is probably a reflection of what’s popular in mainstream black culture, but it isn’t an excuse. Essence.com could have combed through its photo archive and used natural styles that were featured in the magazine, like it did for the “Party Coifs” section of the tool, which contains photos of models, rather than celebs.
Forget everything you ever knew about getting the perfect blow-out. In this video, Pauly D of MTV’s “Jersey Shore” beauty schools you in how to get the perfect guido blow-out—which includes techniques you’d probably never even fathom trying. His routine, which takes almost a half hour, starts off with a jumbo-sized lump of gel, which he explains might be “a little white, so just rub out the white.” Next comes a spray product, which Pauly explains is a moldah and a shapuh (a molder and shaper), which he applies for a full 15 seconds.
Most people try their hardest to mask unwanted grays, preoccupying themselves with salon visits in a desperate attempt to keep their roots a secret. But fashion trendsetters like designers Giles Deacon and Gareth Pugh sent silver foxes down their runways, and models and socialites like Kristen McMenamy and Pixie Geldof have embraced the gray look for reasons ranging from punk to empowerment (see “Why I Love My Gray Hair“). Think it looks as cool as we do? After the jump we explain how to get the look. Keep reading »
“I’ve been pregnant and nursing for the past two years, and I really haven’t been able to do a lot with my hair color — I haven’t had time. I was sick of being blonde, so we just decided to dye it brown. I feel smarter already.”
SandraRose.com featured this sad story of a mother (her name was kept anonymous, probably better for her safety) who got really sick and tired of her baby being so … bald. “It’s never too early for my baby to start looking glamorous like Beyonce!” said the mother. What did she decide to do about the problem? She gave her kid some long, luxurious locks, natch. Don’t worry, she didn’t get her a weave, which could be painful and dangerous for baby’s head. She got her a less dangerous, yet still fiercely fashionable, lace front wig. “I wouldn’t be caught dead without my lace front and my baby won’t either,” this doting mother explained. OK. I’m not laughing anymore. Does this scare the crap out of anyone else? I don’t know whether to cry or call Child Protective Services. What if this trend catches on? Then what’s next? Thong diapers? [SandraRose.com] Keep reading »