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 »
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 »
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!
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]
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]
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…
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.
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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.
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 »
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 »