Rihanna certainly isn’t the first celebrity to sport dyed grey hair — Kelly Osbourne‘s got her beat on that one by a long shot — but she is the latest, and inarguably the most high-profile. RiRi’s past beauty ventures, from gravity-defying mohawks and shaved sides with long, side-swept bangs to her signature bold red lip color, have inspired countless copycats, so who’s to say her new “ice grey” shade, which she wasted no time in flaunting on Instagram, won’t take off just the same? I love a well-executed unnatural hair color, and I think Rihanna’s totally pulling this one off … but doesn’t she somehow pull everything off?
Hair is so linked to how we feel and everyone goes for something radical after a break-up, but my advice if you’ve just suffered heartbreak or you’ve broken up with someone, is to not touch your hair. It’s the first thing women do, but you’re not in a fit state to make decisions that are long-term — you’ll have to spend the next four years growing it out. Don’t have a fringe cut. Don’t bleach it. Don’t do anything, because you will regret it. Buy a lipstick instead. Go and kiss loads of other people, but don’t f***ing touch your hair, as you’ll still feel sad — and you’ll have weird hair.
— The relationship between breakups (or breakdowns, for that matter) and bad, often self-inflicted haircuts is indisputable. Negative feelings seem to beget the compulsion to reach for a pair of scissors like nothing else in the world. So listen to Alexa Chung when she says just don’t fucking do it, if for no other reason than that she has excellent hair and that she’s also 100 percent accurate when she says that you won’t feel any different but your hair will definitely look shittier. I know it’s tempting. Abstain. [Stylist.co.uk]
Salma Hayek’s been out and about lately promoting “Grown Ups 2,” which I’d rather not talk about, but I do want to discuss her amazing, beautiful, gorgeous, flawless hair. I mean, look at those luscious curls! I love that she’s rocking a ton of volume, even in the summer, and if I ever find out her anti-frizz secret (I’m guessing it involves some really, really expensive products and a team of Parisian hairstylists), I’ll be sure to let you know. [Photo: Splash News]
As the owner of some seriously fine, straight hair, and therefore the executor of many fruitless attempts at bouncy, luscious waves, I’ve always been envious of the effortlessly wavy and curly-haired. “Millionaire Matchmaker” Patti Stanger’s insistence that women should straighten their hair to find a partner? Insane. These 10 celebs may not necessarily be naturally curly (in fact, I’m willing to bet that even if they are, the curls they’re sporting on the red carpet are manufactured), but they’re definitely gorgeous, and they’ll have you wanting to pick up the curling iron even in the dead heat…
There are many things about Selena Gomez that I do not aspire to. (See: pop stardom, capricious relationship with the escaped asylum patient previously known as Justin Bieber.) Her hair, on the other hand? Yup, Selena Gomez is currently wearing my long, thick, voluminous, unkempt yet glossy dream hair. I would steal that shit straight off her head any day. [Photo: WENN]
Fashion loves a good cat (see: exhibits A, B, C, D, E, the Choupette phenomenon in its entirety, and so on and so forth), but it seems to me like Jean-Paul Gaultier took a good long look at the fashion world at large and declared, “NOPE, STILL NEEDS MORE LEOPARD PRINT.” Which is presumably how a handful of the models, along with all of the clothes, at his Paris Haute Couture show ended up with the ubiquitous speckled print right on their heads. Not a look that will translate particularly well off the runway, to be sure, but it certainly is cool to look at…
As much as we can all appreciate a beautifully layered braid or a pair of structured twists, sometimes — especially in the disgustingly hot summer months — you just want to pull your hair back with a few bobby pins and call it a day. I love the idea of using multiple bobby pins in different bright colors, as shown here by the lovely Katharine McPhee. Suddenly your desperate attempt to get your bangs off your face becomes a bona fide hairstyle! Another bonus? This style is doable for literally any hair length or type — short, long, straight, curly, and anything in between. Try these Scunci no slip bobby pins, which come in a rainbow of summery colors, to get the look for yourself.
Until recently, I had owned exactly two hair dryers in my life. The first was a travel-sized generic brand model my grandma gave to me that I used until a malfunction turned it into a miniature flame thrower (that was an exciting morning!). The second was a basic Conair dryer that I got to replace the flame thrower, and it gave me a solid seven years of nearly daily use until it finally crapped out last month.
When it came time to replace it, I considered buying one of those super expensive hair dryers that claim to leave your locks perfectly dry and super shiny in 3 minutes flat. I looked into a number of different models that ranged in price from $100 to $300. I was willing to pay top dollar for a high quality product, but in the back of my mind I felt a nagging loyalty to Conair (the hair products brand, not the movie, although I feel a strong emotional allegiance to both). Since my previous hair dryer had lasted SO LONG and not given me any problems, I felt I owed it to Conair to at least read up on their current offerings. I found some good reviews of the Conair Infiniti Pro, and for less than $40, the price couldn’t be beat. I decided to scrap the idea of a spendy hair dryer and went to Walgreens and got an Infiniti Pro instead. Did I make the right call? Read on to find out! Keep reading »
Our affection for rare, gorgeous natural red hair is well-documented, and our love for celebrity redheads knows no bounds. Whether they’re natural-born gingers like Jessica Chastain and Isla Fisher or artificially-enhanced like Riley Keough and Christina Hendricks makes no difference to us — we’ll take ‘em all. Here are 10 of our favorite celebrity shades of red…
Looking for a simple way to dress up your hair (and get it up off your neck) during these sweltering summer months? This asymmetrical style from hair and beauty blogger Half Naked Curls is so pretty, and I love how it makes use of a colorful scarf. Check out her video tutorial (video starts automatically, just FYI) for the steps to get this fabulous summer look for yourself!