Don’t you hate it when one of your favorite hunks opens his mouth and says something boneheaded? Old Spice Guy Isaiah Mustafa got in trubs this weekend when he made offensive comments about black hair. He was chatting with Guiliana Rancic on E! News about his new show, “Charlie’s Angels,” and she lobbed him a softball question about what he looks for in a woman. Mustafa then asked if she had taken a look at his hair, implying it looked bad, and how he wants someone to make him look better. Rancic then asked if he wanted a woman with “real hair” and he replied:
“Yes, it does have to be real hair. I want my kids to have nice hair so she better have good hair. Cause, I don’t know if you’ve checked my hair out lately. Aside from today it’s normally nice. Today it’s slightly nappy.”
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The scene: 3 p.m. on a Thursday, Walgreens (or similar well-stocked pharmacy).
OK, I’m here for one thing and one thing only: anti-frizz serum. This early fall humidity is making me look like Phil Spector at his murder trial and that is not good for my social life. It’s time to take action. It’s time to smooth things out. Ooh, but maybe hairspray would be better? I think my hairstylist said hairspray is better than serum. Or maybe she said mousse is better than styling wax. Actually I think she said she didn’t really “get” the Borat movie. Yeah. That was it.
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Throughout my entire life my mother stressed natural beauty. She never let me experiment when it came to hair trends: no dyes –- temporary or permanent, and no unconventional cuts. The worst was every September, while the other girls got their back-to-school highlights, I stuck to the same boring style.
Now in my early twenties, I adhered to my mother’s rules, until I met Aura Friedman.
A petite hairstylist with spunk to spare, Aura is a very in-demand hair colorist who has coiffed many a celebrity. From Lady Gaga to M.I.A., she has even colored entire runway shows including Alexander McQueen. Which brings me to my recent hair makeover. Read more…
I’m about three months late on getting my hair cut. My bangs are cowlick-ing funny, the ends are kind of fried, and the shape could best be described as “poofy.” Even though I always love what my hairstylist Jay — hey, girl! — does to it, I kind of dread getting even just a trim. Why? Because while I’m stoked on what I see when I’m sitting in the chair, blown out to a glossy high shine, there’s that terrible period afterwards at home, when I struggle to recreate the perfection on my own. This doodle is sadly true, for me at least, but luckily it’s temporary. I always come around to loving a haircut, whether it’s subtle or drastic. How about you? Do you usually hate your hair post-cut?
Forget the clothes; the hair at fashion week is often just as memorable. And while fashion editors are busying predicting the trends for the next season, beauty editors are keeping an eye on how the models’ hair for the very same reason. Click on through this gallery of hair styles seen at NY Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2011 and recognize that this can be a good or very, very bad thing.
Michele Bachmann‘s Tea Party politics are not to everyone’s taste. Her hair? That’s another story. Women getting their hair did are supposedly asking for her chic, political ‘do, which is a rich brown with caramel highlights. “A lot of clients have asked for Sarah Palin hair in the past four years, and now, it’s Bachmann,” a stylist at a hair salon in Los Angeles told The New York Daily News. Added a stylist at a salon in New York City, Bachmann’s hair is “safe, but not soccer mom. It’s sexy.” Keep reading »