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Blondes Don’t (Always) Have More Fun

You know those T-shirts that say “Blondes Have More Fun”? They make me sort of wistful. For a hefty portion of my life, being blonde was a significant part of my identity, one that was hard to give up. I was born blonde and remained naturally so until junior high, when my hair started to darken with puberty. That’s when I took to the bottle — the bottle of peroxide that is. I associated being blonde with being pretty, feminine, and fun. In junior high I did not feel particularly pretty, feminine, OR fun, but I really wanted to be, so dying my hair — lighter … and lighter … and lighter — was my way of grasping for those qualities. Keep reading »

Hair Model Citizen: Chic Hat Head

Actress Monet Mazur is today’s hair model citizen and here is why: There will be days, my loves, when your trusty tresses will, quite honestly, look like s**t. I know, I know, it’s so unfathomable, but true. Whether you have paparazzi following you around while you’re shopping or you’re simply afraid of running into a boyfriend, a bad hair day calls for a smart hat that helps you take back some control in an unpredictable world. To get the look: sweep hair back from your face; place beneath all-encompassing cap. Shew, that was a close one. [London, 10/22/09] Keep reading »

Could Biotin Supplements Work Wonders For Your Hair And Nails?

Ever heard of Biotin? It’s a B-complex vitamin that you probably already have in your system as it’s found in lots of foods including milk, tomatoes, soybeans, carrots … the list goes on. To get all scientific on you for a second, Biotin helps to metabolize amino acids and is also necessary for cell growth. And according to skin guru Mario Badescu’s blog, it also “increases the size of the hair’s cortex to prevent breakage, thickens the cuticle, increases the size of the hair shaft and promotes growth.” It’s believed by some that taking oral supplements can give you fuller hair and stronger nails. Is there truth to the claims?
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Does Your Hair Never Hold A Curl?

Well, have I got a trick for you. If you’re anything like me or, um, Mischa Barton—check her out last night, on the left she’s arriving and, right, she’s headed home from the same party—and wage a war on your stick straight hair when trying to get it to wave or curl, this is a post for you. (Those of you with hair that forms pretty, perfect waves … I’m jealous. Grass is always greener, though, I suppose.) So, it’s actually not that hard a hair trick—it just involves making a different hair tool choice…. Keep reading »

Baby Hair Gel Creeps Us Out

OK, fauxhawks on babies are totally awesome, but this is not: Le Baby hair gel “thickens baby fine hair,” so your little dumplin’ can look just like Gwen Stefani‘s son, Zuma Rossdale. Plus, Le Baby doesn’t contain any of those fragrances and polysyllabic chemicals that fretful mommies hate! Gee, I thought I wanted to be one of those “cool” moms who gives her baby a funky lil’ mohawk. Then I realized I’d be purchasing styling products for someone who still poops his pants. [Le Baby Inc.] Keep reading »

Hair Model Citizen: Not Bad For A Pussycat Doll

I never thought I’d actually say this about a member of The Pussycat Dolls, but Kim Wyatt’s hair is looking kind of rad. The party in the front, business in back show is really working out for her. To get the look, you need some seriously strong hold and having bleached-to-death hair lends the perfect texture. Work a healthy dose of TIGI Catwalk Extra Strong Mousse into your hair, tease the front up to the heavens and comb the sides back. [Manchester, 10/19/09] Keep reading »

Hair Model Citizen: Where’s Ken Paves Now Beyotch?

Jessica Simpson is known for her talent golden locks. Her hairstylist, Ken Paves, is known for his talent ability to manipulate said golden locks into perfect, gleaming platinum curls and bows and whistles via irons and curlers and extensions and lots of hairspray. Today, Simpson, seen checking out of the Ritz-Carlton in Manhattan, looks like she got a much-needed makeunder or something. Welcome to a world where very tan, bleached-out men don’t follow you around with a hairbrush, darling! It’s so freeing, no? To get the look, do nothing. Don’t even brush your hair. Add sunnies. Viola! [NYC, 10/14/09] Keep reading »

6 Ways To Survive That Pesky “Grow-Out” Hair Phase

Ever since Katie Holmes cut her hair super-super short, I’ve been waiting with bated beauty breath for her to start in on that awkward “growing-out” hair phase. Well, that time is finally here, folks, and we can all learn a thing or two from her on the hair front. (And got to hand it to her—unlike every other celeb out there, she has resisted the urge to throw a crapload of extensions on to fix the problem.) Here are six tips on how to grow out your hair chicly, after the jump. Keep reading »

A Sleek (And Sneaky) Way To Use A Bobby Pin

Check out Lo Bosworth‘s hair, above, while filming “The Hills” along with Kristin Cavallari—now, look a little closer, see the bobby pin? Lo is using it to not only keep her hair in place (a great way to fight the hair fight on windy days), but to also give her side parted hair a slight lift. Rather than letting her hair fall limply, the strategically placed bobby pin gives the parted hair a relaxed, soft vibe. Do it yourself, it takes seconds: Take your already parted hair, and section off the top layers. Sweep ‘em back, making sure you do this softly and don’t pull your hair too taught. Then just slide the bobby pin in about halfway down the length of your hair. For a true don’t-look-twice look, buy the bobby pins that most closely match your hair. Love it. Keep reading »

InStyler The Rotating Iron (Win One!)

Tired of your hair getting fried and smashed in a typical flat iron? Then get with the program! Everyone in entertainment, from Kelly Clarkson to Cyndi Lauper to Leona Lewis, has an InStyler rotating hot iron because it uses less heat than traditional heat-based styling tools and delivers better results. The bristles first separate the strands, then smooth, straighten, and style your hair gently, leaving it bouncy, shiny, and full of life. Plus, it works on most hair types! [$119, InStyler]

We’re giving an InStyler to five readers, but you have to work if you want one. The five best commenters for this coming week—from today, Friday, Oct. 9 through Thursday, Oct. 15—will be awarded with one. So, be as clever, smart, and original as you can! Click HERE to read the official rules. Keep reading »

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