Yesterday the new, creepy-looking movie “The Box” premiered in N.Y.C., and whether you’re anti or not, you have to admit its star, Cameron Diaz, looked really fresh and cute. Gorgeous gold necklace, classy oyster-colored silk dress, pitch-perfect makeup and a messy topknot as a hair styling finale for the ensemble. Maybe her hairstylist was inspired by all the spring 2010 shows where models strolled down the runway sporting the look (like this more extreme version at Marc Jacobs, right). Personally, I’m torn. I’m a huge proponent of messy hair paired with more formal attire — it looks wicked modern and is so much more interesting than your standard stale blowout. At the same time, this is how I wear my hair every day in yoga class, so I have a hard time enthusing over the look. The topknot is definitely a trend we’ll be seeing more of, like, erm, the all-pervasive bowl cut. So, is it working for you? I’ll give it this: It’s one updo that’s certainly easy to recreate at home. Keep reading »
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“You have curly hair?!” shrieked my friend of one year, Milena, when I told her the truth about my locks. “Yeah. It’s true. I totally do. I just straighten it all the time,” I said with a sigh. For the most part, I’m an open book, but the one thing people tend to not know about me is that the Leonora with the sleek, angled bob is, in fact, a curly-haired freak. It’s not like I purposefully keep it secret; it’s just that I never wear my hair that way. Ever.
Don’t get me wrong, I adore women who rock the curls like Blake Lively, with her loose, goddess-like waves, and Taylor Swift, with those cute ringlets. Unfortunately, my natural mane looks nothing like this … not even close. Keep reading »
Was your neighborhood overrun with Lady Gaga impersonators this Halloween? For all those crazy fans out there, the wig-wearing diva is giving up a strand of her real hair to make their dreams come true. She’s selling a deluxe box set — complete with the book of Gaga, “The Fame” album, eight new songs, 3D glasses, and to top it all off, a lock of her hair. The price tag on this Gaga-licious item is $114.98. No word on where the money is going, but we’re pretty sure it’ll be added to the funds for her crazy costumes. We say this is way creepy. It was weird enough when Elvis sold his hair, but oh wait, he was dead already and he is also the King. Thoughts? [Mirror] Keep reading »
So, what are your feelings on Alexa Chung and Cameron Diaz‘s two-toned hair in these photos? Personally, I’m digging it—I love that Cam rocked the bubble-gum pink Chanel with the un-did hair. She’s not taking her look too seriously, which I love. And, well, Alexa can rock most any look and still come off as seriously cool. Apparently, they didn’t just grow out their blond highlights to achieve the look; they paid money for it—it’s called uplighting. A stylist only places highlights on the bottom bits of your hair. Actually, according to the Daily Mail, sections of hair are backcombed and then bleached at the end. The roots are left dark and the ends are lightened. But, got to say, it’s one thing to like a look on a celeb and quite another to attempt it on yourself. What are we feeling? Yay or nay to uplighting? [Daily Mail] Keep reading »
So, last night I had a date with a guy who showed up with mutton chops. Three weeks ago he did not have them. And now he does.* Sigh.
The man who can pull off exaggerated sideburns is a rare breed, but it seems, guys really like to go for it several times in their life. Looking back, I recall with dismay two boyfriends who decided to grow mutton chops, plus a handful of male friends who had surprised me with new facial ‘dos after not seeing them for a while. Commenting on it, of course, is inevitable, and always met by the question, “Yeah, do you like it?” “Ummm … interesting.” In a way, you can’t blame them. Girls have so many more styling options, and if I were a guy, I’d probably get bored and frustrated with my look. I’m just not sure I’d turn myself into Colonel Mustard. You know how in women’s fashion, we always talk about “dressing for guys” and “dressing for girls”? Is this the male equivalent? Do any ladies find mutton chops hot?
*For the record, the date was splendid—disliking a guy’s facial hair situation wouldn’t change the way I really feel about him. Keep reading »
OK, here it is: I am dying, dy-ing for super shiny hair. Maybe it’s because the weather’s turning cold and depressing and it’s only October, maybe it’s because I’m not feeling all that purdy these days, or perhaps it’s because I just came across this photo of Courteney Cox and can’t stop obsessing over her freaking super-glossy hair. (Um, not to mention Charlize Theron’s hair these days—yeah, perfection.) I don’t know. But what I do know is I want. I need. How do I get? Let’s see… Keep reading »
Maybe it was the triumphant return of formerly long-haired supermodel Irina Lazareanu (above) to the spring 2010 runway alongside other bowled-over mannequins, actresses like Kelly Osbourne sporting the look, or just numerous hip, beautiful young things roaming around N.Y.C. and L.A. … but we can ignore this insidious haircut no longer. It seemingly knows no gender bounds, and it’s personal to those of us who suffered this traumatizing fate back in the day: Once upon a time, your mom got sick of chasing you around to detangle your scraggly hair so, exasperated, she plopped a cereal bowl on your head, trimmed your glorious locks around the edges, and, yes, you still had to go to school the next day. (Shudder.) Of course, the look is far more chic if you meant for it to look that way. But we have to wonder if only models, rock stars (Karen O. always manages to make it work) and the most stylish of the fashionable set among us can pull it off? Are you feeling it, or does it just remind you of rather unpleasant childhood memories? Keep reading »
The days of dyeing your hair to hide the gray might be gone for good, thanks to L’Oreal. They’ve invested over $900 million dollars (whoa) last year alone into research regarding hair color, to most recently find that it’s quite possible gray hairs could be a thing of the past. Basically, in non-scientific terms, hair loses its color because of the disappearance of melanocytes. But a treatment could be developed to re-pigment the hair before all of the melanocytes are gone, through pills and hair care products. The treatment is still quite a while off – about ten years – but there’s hope! In the meantime, they’ve developed a new colorant called INOA (Innovation No Ammonia) that is so gentle on hair it’s actually good for it and could restore it to its virginal state. We’re certainly not getting any younger, but it sounds like our hair is. [Daily Mail] Keep reading »