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How To Get The Snooki “Pouf”

We’re obsessed with Snooki from MTV’s “Jersey Shore” for innumerable reasons, including her signature hair ‘do. Called “the pouf,” Snooki’s been rocking the look since she was 16 years old. Now she’s explaining how to get your very own (FYI, it takes her an hour and a half to do, but she isn’t the most low-maintenance girl going, so grain of salt): “When I get out of the shower and my hair is wet, I can scrunch it up and put the clip in and it stays forever, just because I have thick hair and it’s naturally straight. If people don’t have hair like mine, I suggest teasing it a lot and then just put hair spray in (product plug: she uses Paul Mitchell hair spray) and a clip. It should stay.” There you go, kids. [In Touch Weekly] Keep reading »

Steal This Super Easy, Casual Hairdo

So, we all have those days—the days where your hair is slightly greaseball, a little bedhead-y and you just don’t want to deal. (And if I had to guess, a few of those downtime-filled days are coming up for everyone? Hopefully.) Instead of just throwing up your hair into a tight ponytail, where it’s pretty obvious you haven’t seen a bottle of shampoo in a day or two, utilize the magical hiding powers of the high bun, like Diane Kruger, above. Loving her casual cool ‘do—and loving even more that it’s a snap to do it yourself. Here’s how… Keep reading »

What—If Anything—Should Moms Teach Their Daughters About Hair Removal?

It was English class, 6th grade, in Miss O’Brien’s class. Two kids sitting across the table from me were looking at me, snickering and pointing, in that way 6th graders do. Paranoid, I asked then what was wrong and they wouldn’t tell me. Finally a girl named Emily took pity on me, leaned over, and told me the other kids were laughing at fuzzies of hair growing out of my little 11-year-old armpits. Hair which, honest to God, I’d never noticed before.

And that was the day I learned most women shaved their legs and armpits. Keep reading »

Sarah Palin Gets A Hair Makeover

While millions spent their time discussing Sarah Palin‘s exorbitant wardrobe “improvements” back during the election, one blogger recently got all Photoshop happy and decided to give her hair a bit of a makeover instead. The choice of models is mostly limited to the political realm, including Hillary Clinton, Arianna Huffington, Nancy Pelosi, Dianne Feinstein, and Katie Couric with Barbra Streisand thrown in for good measure. While none of these ladies are exactly hair mavens like Jennifer Aniston or Katie Holmes, they’re all brand-new ‘dos for Sarah. More after the jump. [Examiner] Keep reading »

Beauty Test Drive: Frederic Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Cream

Winter does horrible things to our hair, so we splurged on some Frederic Fekkai Brilliant Glossing Cream in the hopes that the gods of hair care would favor us with good results if we spent $27. Wishful thinking. While the stuff does, in fact, tame some of the fly-aways and add a bit of shine, it’s a tad more slick and goopy than we’d like it to be, often looking more icky-oily than pretty-shiny. Defeated with an almost-full tube of not-so-Brilliant Glossing Cream in hand, we decided to do the unthinkable and try the drugstore version, instead. Keep reading »

Can You Even Tell Who This Is?

So this is what Devendra Banhart really looks like. The rocker just shaved off his signature face-obscuring beard. Turns out, there’s a cute boy under there. [Purple Diary] Keep reading »

Essence’s Makeover Tool Not So Magical For Natural Women

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.

I did try out the “Makeover Magic” tool. As you can see, I went in a completely different direction with my hair, but I have decided to stick with my locks. [Essence.com] Keep reading »

Bedhead Perfection

JooYoun Paek’s Pillowig—perfect for narcoleptics, or those who wish to take bedhead-chic to the next level. [Racked] Keep reading »

Pauly D’s Blow-Dry Routine Takes Longer Than Ours


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.

Seriously, who decided that it would look cool to make your hair stand straight on end like you stuck your finger in a light socket? [NY Daily News] Keep reading »

Would You Willingly Go Gray? Here’s How …

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 »

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