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“Men With Fancy Lady Hair” Is Pretty Much The Best Thing Ever

Writer Jessica Saia thought it was really unfair that women get to style their long locks into all manner of complicated buns, braids, and updos, while long-haired men “spend years getting their manes all long and for what? To be occasionally bundled into a low ponytail?” To remedy this injustice, she brought 8 men to a swanky hair salon to get “fancy lady hair” and the results are amazing. Check out a few more examples after the jump, and see the whole group of well-tressed men over at Bold Italic Keep reading »

Beauty Test Drive: Neutrogena Anti-Residue Shampoo Vs. Apple Cider Vinegar

BTD: Lush Henna Dye
Rachel tried a hair dye called "Poop Brown Mom." Read More »
BTD: Argan Lotion
Winona is in love with this Moroccan oil lotion for winter. Read More »
BTD: Clarisonic Mia
Jessica loves sandblasting her dry skin with the Clarisonic Mia 2. Read More »
Beauty Test Drive: Neutrogena Anti-Residue Shampoo Vs. Apple Cider Vinegar

At the risk of giving you way too much information about the intimate workings of my scalp, let’s just say that something about the water (or humidity? or sweet tea?) in Nashville does not agree with my hair. Ever since moving here, my scalp has been super dry and itchy while my hair seems constantly greasy. Whatever I do, my hair never feels truly clean. It’s gross. In my quest for a solution, I’ve scoured blogs, haircare forums, and DIY Pinterest boards. Two options quickly caught my eye, because they came highly recommended, used similar methods, and promised similar results: one was Neutrogena’s Anti-Residue Shampoo, the other was apple cider vinegar. I tried both. Here’s how they stacked up: Keep reading »

Thanks, I Made It Myself: 8 Awesome DIY Hair Accessories

Want to do something crafty but hesitant to take on a huge project that will have your kitchen table covered in hot glue for weeks? Try a DIY hair accessory. Not only are they super cute and pretty simple to make, but you literally get to wear the fruits of your labor on your head, which leads to ample “Thanks, I made it myself!” moments. I rounded up 8 fabulous DIY hair clips, combs, headbands, and elastics that will have the compliments rolling in in no time. Click on the photo above to check ‘em out!

Etsy: Wedding Hair Accessories
Bridal Hair Accessories
12 gorgeous bridal hair pieces for $50 or less! Read More »

Oh My God I Love Your Hair: The Celtic Knot

OMG Hair: Simple Tuck
tuck hairstyle tutorial
This elegant style is TRULY easy and so pretty. Read More »
OMG Hair: Beachy Waves
Beachy Waves Hairstyle
For every wannabe surfer girl. Read More »
OMG Hair: Scarf With Volume
Hair Tutorial For Natural Hair
This asymmetrical style is perfect for summer. Read More »
Celtic Knot Hair Tutorial

I feel fairly confident that I will never be able to replicate this hairstyle on myself. Yes, the step-by-step tutorial is surprisingly straightforward, but as someone who can barely tie a slip knot out of a single piece of yarn when it’s right in front of me (to the chagrin of my father, who insisted my lack of knot-tying skills would surely cost me my life in the apocalypse), I’m pretty sure tying a knot out of unwieldy hair in the back of my head would never work. Despite my lack of confidence, I thought this style still deserved an “OMG!” shoutout because, well, look at it! It’s a lovely and impressive feat, and I encourage anyone with better fine motor skills to give it a try. [Twist Me Pretty]

Beyonce Ditches Her Pixie Cut For A Blonde Bob

Beyonce Ditches Her Pixie Cut For A Blonde Bob

Color me confused. Last week, the world exploded because Beyonce seemingly chopped off all her hair (or removed her wig/weave? I don’t know) into a cute pixie cut. But today there are pictures of Beyonce with a blonde bob. What is Beyonce’s real hair like?! Does Beyonce have a room full of heads with different hairdos, just like Mombi in “Return to Oz”? (I always wanted a room full of heads like Mombi, by the way. So awesome.) [Photos: Splash News]

Beyonce's Crop!
beyonce has super short hair now
Beyonce has super short hair now. We likey! Read More »

5 Reasons You Need To Start Dating A Ginger Now

Admit it: When you think of gingers, you think of them as being pale and freckle-faced goofballs. Your mind automatically goes to famously freckled faces like Carrot Top, Pippi Longstocking or Alfred E. Newman of MAD Magazine. It’s become something of a running joke in the dating scene that redheads are unattractive. Don’t believe me? There’s an actual documentary on being ginger and how much it sucks (and the fact that there’s this weird fascination with gingers as medical anomalies probably doesn’t help). Read more at Your Tango…

Frisky Life Coach: Everything You Need For A Great First Date

First-Date Fears
Common first date fears you don't really need to worry about. Read More »
First Date Mistakes
Here are 10 ways NOT to make a good impression. Read More »
First Date Questions
first date questions
We wish we could ask these questions, but we know we can't. Read More »

First dates can be great, but you’ve gotta make sure you’re in the right headspace, and armed with the right style tools, to make the most of ‘em. Never fear: the Frisky Life Coach team has everything you need to totally ace a first date, and have a great time doing it. Remember, this stuff is supposed to be fun, right?

That’s why we’ve thought of everything — from hair, to makeup, to what to wear and how to psyche yourself up to hang out with someone new. (Plus, how to gracefully escape if your date is a walking, talking No Fun Zone.) Click on through for our helpful guide.

Got a special event or life milestone you’d like some help with? Drop us a line!

Short Stories: Our Top 10 Favorite Celeb Pixie Cuts

I love a long, flowing mane as much as the next girl who aspires to be a mermaid, but there’s something to be said for the playful vibe and freedom of a pixie cut. I mean, I think you must have to feel really confident about the presentability of your face to go for a cropped look, and that’s something I really admire. And with none other than Beyonce as the latest celeb to join Team Tiny Hair, these 10 other ladies are in very good company.

Emma On Short Hair
She felt most confident with short hair. Read More »

Reader Poll: How Do You Choose A Hair Salon?

Hairdresser Secrets
11 things they really want you to know. Read More »
Horrible Haircuts
How these very bad haircuts went down. Read More »
Vintage Hair Salon

It sounds so dumb now, but one of the things that freaked me out the most about moving across the country was leaving my longtime hairdresser, Regan. She had done my hair for at least five or six years, and she intimately understood both my blonde waves and my complete inability to use any hair styling product more complicated than a hair dryer. As someone who has experienced their share of nightmarish haircuts, finding a reliable stylist was such a relief. But alas, I decided to move, and flying back to Oregon every 3 months to get my hair cut and highlighted is not exactly in my budget. Keep reading »

The Soapbox: Natural Hair, Like Recycling, Is Not A Lifestyle Choice For Everyone

Oprah's Afro
O magazine Oprah's afro
Check out Oprah's huge-ass Afro on the cover of O Magazine. Read More »
"I Love My Hair"
Watch "Sesame Street" school black girls on the beauty of their hair. Read More »
On Black Hair And Exercise
bad hair days
One woman's thoughts on black hair and working out. Read More »
The Soapbox: Natural Hair, Like Recycling, Is Not A Lifestyle Choice For Everyone

For the last several years, natural hair “trends” have been on the rise for African-American and other women in the U.S. Just last week, Oprah graced the cover of O Magazine donning an enormous Afro, much bigger than the one she wore in the late ’70s when she first started on primetime. Oprah’s gesture pays tribute to the millions of women who have tossed relaxers and weaves to the side and embraced their own hair — their natural hair.

As I wrote last spring, women of African decent, and some others too, sometimes use a product called a perm to make their hair “more manageable.” These began as a trend in the 1920s so blacks (both men and women) could more readily assimilate into white culture and evade the detriments of racism. If you’ve ever read or watched The Autobiography of Malcolm X, you’ll remember the scene in which he dunked his head in a toilet bowl to find reprieve from the smoldering “conk” (what a perm used to be called) he was using to straighten his hair.

Oprah’s hair was a wig designed by lock guru Andre Walker but the idea of it still persists – Afros, and other natural hairstyles are here to stay … or are they? Keep reading »

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