While Ciara is sporting her cute short ‘do all over town, her hairstylist is simmering. Shirlena Allen, who says she’s been styling Ciara’s hair for over a year, says pictures of Ciara’s edgy “new” haircut posted on Twitter were totally misleading. According to Allen, the photos were taken over a year ago by Atlanta-based photographer, Derek Blanks. To prove her point, she draws attention to the fact that the photos posted by Ciara and the haircut the pop star is wearing now are “two different styles.” Instead of being happy about the exposure though, Allen is angry because the pop star allegedly has yet to pay her for it! Now, she’s trying to get paid the new-fashioned way: by yapping to blogs about it! She told a gossip site, “I asked for the wig back a year ago, and she says she can’t find it … She has no identity. Still trying to find a look.” We know Ciara’s hairstyle kind of resembles Rihanna’s, but isn’t that a bit harsh? [Bossip] Keep reading »
If Halloween came early this year, we missed the memo. Here, the frightening and creepy creations by artist Nagi Noda. They’re hats made of human hair and molded into animals. This has to be screwing with the food chain somehow. [Nagi Noda via Inventor Spot] Keep reading »
Former first daughter Jenna Bush has gone over to the
dark darker side. Her new brunette ‘do is a big difference from her famously blond locks. Now, we have a few theories as to why she would go there: to curate a more mysterious look, to stand out from her sister, for a change after her recent wedding. Most likely, she read our insanely popular post, “10 Reasons Why Being A Brunette Is Awesome.” Whatever the reason, we like. You? Keep reading »
Full disclosure: We absolutely adore Solange Knowles’ new haircut. Yeah, we hear the snickers about it being an obvious ploy for attention. (And regarding its success, some of you may def beg to differ). Well, we think it works! With one cut, she’s accomplished what her normally over-the-top styling never seemed to do: make her look chic, edgy and radiant. We’ve also noticed that Rihanna, Cassie and even Ciara are all leaders of this new school of short, chic, and recession friendly ‘dos. Because if you think about it, rocking pounds of weave is not only high-maintenance, but expensive. Don’t you wish other stars like Beyonce, Tyra Banks and Britney Spears would take a cue and ditch their hair extensions? Actually, we take that last one back. We all remember Britney’s epic attempt, which resulted in an epic FAIL. Still. Have you done any chopping lately in order to save time and money? Keep reading »
Sometimes inspiration comes when you’re not looking for it. In some of our random fashion browsing on the Internet, when we were looking for clothing-related posts, we found ourselves completely ignoring the goods on the page and were instead entranced by these models’ hairstyles. The styling on each is perhaps perfect—braids complimented by Grecian and knotted accessories. Here’s how to get these two innovative ‘dos… Keep reading »
We heart Lauren Conrad’s sidebraid. From high fashion to the street, its caught on almost as fast as Jennifer Aniston’s Friends bob.
From the Tracy Reese runway braid, the Hill’s LC braid and finally the street hair braid, here’s how to do it:
1. Part hair slightly more than halfway
2. Start a regular braid but grab more hair each time you cross over another strand
3. When you get to halfway through, pin the hair with two bobby pins
Try this if you want some pictures er, illustrations to guide you.
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If you’re like us, you’re no closer to owning a piece of haute couture than you are, say, walking on the moon. But while hand-sewn $50,000 jackets may be a bit out of grasp, certain couture details are actually well within range. One of our favorites is the hair ribbon hair style we spied at French couturier Alexis Mabille’s recent Paris show. Rather than going same-old with a standard bow, Mabille tied long, almost ankle-length ribbons into the models’ hair and let them hang free. (You can sort of see it here, the end peaking out from behind her calf).
Given that getting around town could be, well, a tad hazardous with five feet of ribbon trailing behind you, we’ve modified the look a bit and made it incredibly easy to do. We break it down, after the jump. Keep reading »
I knew it had been way too long since she last changed it up. Check Rihanna out, or should I say, check it out—the new mop-top, completely shaved sides, mohawk-esque ‘do. If you ask me, there’s only one person right now who pulls off the whole shaved half-head trend and it’s this lady, above. It just works—the avant-garde fashion, the shades, the what-the-eff-you-looking-at-beyotch look. Love everything. Especially, when we are all inundated with perfectly turned out stars with their perfect-mussed-up beach curls and perfect Rachel Zoe-styled red carpet clothes. She’s real. (And, speaking of, how great would the hair look paired with some super frothy, ethereal dress—a very yin and yang juxtaposition.) What say you? Keep reading »
During the ascent of the now pervasive male hipster style, we’ve fretted over mustaches gone wild, and hemmed and hawed over Galifianakis-ish hirsuteness. But men who remove all that hair are coming out of the closet, with a little help from grooming marketers, says The New York Times. Will the increasing popularity of manscaping (Diddy and Jay-Z are already converts) foretell the doom of dude body hair as we know it?! Keep reading »
The line between a bob and a bowl cut is a fine one, determined by just a few snips of a hairdresser’s scissors. Do the bangs blend right into the rest of the hair? Are the edges rounded? If so, you’ve got a bowl cut, the style you might have had back when your mom was still deciding how you wore your hair. Keep reading »