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Beauty Test Drive: Swim Cap By Philip Kingsley

If you have sensitive or colored hair, you know that pools are your nemesis, making discoloration and brittle ends inevitable. This may no longer be the case thanks to hair genius Philip Kingsley’s Swim Cap, $33, a deep conditioner that actually waterproofs your strands. The idea is you apply the cream under your swimming cap pre-dip, and your hair absorbs the protective formula first and guards against the harsh effects of chlorine. It’s also a good option for beach-goers looking for protection against sun, wind, and salt water. As a regular swimmer, I’ve found that the product hasn’t tampered at all with my blond hue, and even leaves my hair softer and shinier after I rinse and blow-dry it. I’d recommend Swim Cap for non-swimmers as well looking for a good weekly hair conditioning treatment. Keep reading »

Do Your Hair for Under $20

Bargain shopping for makeup is easy, but it can be a challenge to spend under $20 on traditionally spendy hair products. We tried and tress-ted (ha, sorry) a few little numbers and found a few that make the grade — whether you’re going for high volume or stick straight — but won’t make your wallet cry. Keep reading »

Quick Pic: Beyonce Rocks (?) Curly Bangs

We noticed our good friend Courtney Dunlop over at the Stylelist blog posted this rather disturbing pic of Beyonce out on the town wearing one of the most questionable hairdos of all time, the curly bang. (Although maybe she just needs to read our post about how not to look a hot mess?) It seems like even a star of her caliber is having trubs pulling this look off, leading us to pose the question: Can curangs ever look good? [Stylelist] Keep reading »

It’s Baaaccckkkk: How To Style The French Twist

Just when you thought ’70s and ’80s hair was dead and gone, the fall 2009 runways up and resurrect those looks. Spotted on the Brian Reyes runway was the one and only French Twist! But, before you skip the rest of this post and head on to the next, hear me out: This fall’s version is not what you’re thinking. Reyes’ version was sleek from the front and adorably retro in the back, making it the perfect complement to this fall’s classically shaped dresses and short hemlines. Here’s how to pull it off yourself. Keep reading »

Quick Pic: Lighten Up, Kim!

Kim Kardashian made her post-break up hair appointment and is a blond now. It’s so true! You really gotta wash that man right outta our hair. Lookin’ good, girl! [Los Angeles, 8/11/09] Keep reading »

Quick Pic: Lady Gaga Misses Her Rainbow Brite Doll

Lady Gaga steps out with pink and purple hair. Think she got her inspiration from Rainbow Brite? [Tokyo, 8/8/09] Keep reading »

We Are Agog Over Lady Gaga’s Hairpiece

Has Lady Gaga been taking style inspiration from The Frisky? Maybe! The wacky fashion-loving pop star went on a Japanese television show to perform an acoustic version of “Poker Face” while wearing this elephant-shaped hair sculpture. We recognized it instantly as one of the Nagi Noda creations that we discovered a few weeks ago. The Japanese artist (who died last year) made, among other pop-art pieces, these animal-shaped headpieces molded out of human hair. Should have known that something so bizarre would turn up in Lady Gaga’s wardrobe, naturally. [NY Mag, TheFrisky] Keep reading »

Would You Put Bull Semen In Your Hair?

Well, would ya? What if it made your hair look as shiny and lustrous as Brooke Shields’ hair circa 1982? The sperm, uh, “facial” recently exploded (sorry, can’t help it) on to the skincare scene with products like SkinScience‘s “Spermine For Professionals”–again, the jokes just write themselves here–and CMEN Beauty Now. We could’ve guessed that next the sticky suspects would end up in our hair. Super-fancy London salon Hari’s is offering the Aberdeen Organic Bull Semen Treatment, and the owner couldn’t be more chuffed, as they say in Jolly Old: “I have been searching for an organic product with a lot of protein because that is what hair is made of and that is what it lacks when it is dry,” says salon owner Hari Salem. “The semen is refrigerated before use and doesn’t smell. It leaves your hair looking wonderfully soft and thick.” He claims he prefers it over more traditional, fatty, protein-enriched products like avocados and truffle oil. Huh. How ’bout that?

Eh, I’m not the precious type. I’d totally go for it. You? [Allure and Naturally Curly Hair] Keep reading »

How To (Extreme) Part Your Hair

In the last 12 to 24 hours or so, two celebs have appeared on separate red carpets with two very similar deep side parts, and I sort of love it—check out Milla and Sienna, above. This marks a clear shift: For, well forever it seems, every celeb rocked the middle part (think Demi Moore and Jennifer Aniston to name a few). But this new development is actually great for 80 percent of the population with hair on their heads. Side-parts are way more flattering on way more people and I for one, love the romantic feeling the look invokes. Wanna know how to get one? Read on… Keep reading »

Curly Or Straight? Tell Us Which You Prefer & Win Hair Products, Too

Decisions, decisions. We love how voluptuous and sexy curls look (a la Amy Adams, here at the New York premiere of “Julie and Julia“), but we’re also suckers for slick, straight hair. For these particular events, her hair guru, Matrix celeb stylist Mark Townsend, made the style decisions above based on the clothes and um, just a “feeling.” For the NYC event, he wanted her hair to look modern and glamorous to match her ritzy Carolina Herrera gown. “I’ve been very inspired lately by hairstyles from the ’80s with lots of volume,” he said. But for the more slick look in LA, he was inspired by “beauty shots from the ’80s that I’ve collected over the years, very Carol Alt,” he says, referring to the supermodel who reigned supreme back in the day.

We’re torn. Which do you prefer?

Oh, and P.S. We just happen to have a few bottles of the Biolage Shine Endure Spritz that Mark used on Amy laying around the office. It’s good for shine, protection and both straight and curly hair. It costs about $14 in stores, but we’re willing to part with three bottles for our favorite comments regarding woman’s greatest mystery, that very serious conundrum: curly or straight? Keep reading »

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