After learning that Brigitte Bardot subscribes to the Paula Deen School of Race Relations, I’ve been hesitant to give her any kind of style shoutout, even though she is an indisputable fashion icon. This hair tutorial is titled the Bardot Bow, for obvious reasons (it was one of her signature looks), and I absolutely love the style, so I’m making an exception. When you try this look for yourself, just try to be extra loving and accepting person, OK? [The Beauty Department]
I receive innumerable beauty and style-related PR emails each day, ranging on the spectrum from the genuinely appealing (well, of course I would like to try this new beauty product!) to the questionable and bizarre. They are usually boring and occasionally troubling (no, I do not wish to attend your “Cellulite Diaries” event, please do not make me go to that), so unless there’s an invitation to reply to or a product I want to call in, I generally just file ‘em away. But every so often I read something that is so baffling, so tone-deaf, SO STRAIGHT-UP FUCKING INCOMPREHENSIBLE, I feel it is my god-given duty as the recipient of this email to share it with the world at large. Like, HOW DID SOMEBODY ALLOW YOU TO SEND THIS? IN WHAT WORLD IS THIS OKAY? I opened one such email today.
My interest was piqued on the spot by the title, “What Your Kids’ Hair Says About You.” Like, what could the style of a child’s hair possibly say about a parent as a person? WELL. Cozy Friedman, “kids hair authority” and owner of Cozy’s Cuts for Kids, insists that the cut and style you choose for your child “speaks volumes” about your own personality. Is that strange and mostly baseless? Yes. Is that DUMB? Absolutely. It is offensive? Nah. HERE’S WHAT IS. Keep reading »
Next week, I’m traveling with my mom to Nicaragua, where we will spend four days lounging on the beach, swimming, reading, bonding, and, hopefully, braiding my hair. My mom used to do my hair up in a French braid when I was in elementary school, but I’m hoping she’ll be game to play hairdresser and weave my salt water-soaked locks into this fetching updo. It’s pretty, doesn’t require any special tools (because I’m certainly not packing them), and will keep my locks off my neck in the sweltering 90 degree heat. Check out the tutorial at the link! [Hair Romance]
Well, well, well! If it isn’t Pink (P!nk? I refuse), looking decidedly unlike her usual self with a new set of hair extensions on one side and a buzz cut on the other. A celeb sporting a new weave is rarely newsworthy (they just seem to, like, accumulate more hair every day), but this may very well be the first time we’ve seen Pink without her trademark shorn ‘do. I think she looks great — and, strangely enough, a lot like Busy Philipps-gone-bad. [Photo: Fame/Flynet]
This week, Antonia Opiah, the founder and editor of the black hair site Un-Ruly.com, launched a temporary exhibit on black hair texture. Noting that non-black people have long held a fascination with black hair, and that she’d frequently been asked by total strangers if they could touch her head, she created “Yes, You Can Touch My Hair.” For two days, she invited anyone and everyone to come to Manhattan’s Union Square for the opportunity to — with permission — touch a variety of black hair. As Antonia explained in an op-ed for Huffington Post, the “Yes, You Can Touch My Hair” exhibit was an effort to “‘take one for the team’ and further explore the tactile fascination with black hair.”
But are projects like this helping or hurting black women, whose hair has traditionally been the object of so much fascination by whites? Is it another way for our culture to objectify and fetishize black women, or is it a step in the right direction? I spoke with Deena Campbell and Nicole McGloster – the Digital Editor and Editor in Chief, respectively, of VIBE Vixen (one of our fave sites!) — to get their thoughts on the campaign and what it means for black hair and black women.
Check out our chat, after the jump. Keep reading »
When it comes to summer hairstyles, it doesn’t get much more classic than beachy waves. This style totally reminds me of Amelia, mostly because she spends every free minute of her summer at the beach, and partly because the girl in this photo may or may not be wearing a baja hoodie. Anyway, want to get this beach babe look for yourself? Check out blogger Cara Loren’s video tutorial and favorite styling products over at her blog!
Earlier this week we did a roundup of 30 awesome wedding hairstyles, some of which were augmented with pretty clips, combs, or headbands. If you’ve been shopping for anything wedding related, you know the prices are jacked up to almost comical levels, and hair pieces are no exception (“Why is this plastic hair clip $300?” “Because it’s a bridal hair clip.”). If you’re looking for a unique hair accessory at a reasonable price, look no further than Etsy. We found these 12 vintage or handmade hair accessories for less than $50 a piece. Check out all the shopping details after the jump! Keep reading »
Controversial opinion: I love a guy with a man bun. By that I mean, I love a guy who has just enough hair to pull it back into a small bun. I don’t particularly care for long, flowing locks on a man, nor do I like men’s hair pulled back into a ponytail. No, no, my lust for men’s updos is limited explicitly to the man bun, which, lucky for me, you can find in droves in Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn. A couple weeks ago, I followed a guy for five blocks simply because of how hot his man bun was. This weekend, I played a rousing game of “Spot The Man Bun” while having drinks at a bar in Bushwick, Brooklyn, and came up with five in as many minutes. You know where else spotting man buns is like shooting fish in a barrel? Hollywood! Here are 16 famous dudes doing the man bun thing…
Wedding season is upon us, and if you’re a bride-to-be, you know that the second most urgent question behind, “Have you found your dress yet?” is “How are you wearing your hair?!” There are so many hairstyle options it can be tough to choose, but deciding on your wedding hair is a lot like deciding on your dress: when you see it, you just know. If you’re looking for a little hair inspiration for your big day, we’ve got you covered. We rounded up 30 bridal hairstyles for every hair type and wedding style, from casual to formal to funky (bridal fauxhawk, anyone?). Click on the gallery to check ‘em out!
Blogger Bobby Glam created this awesome hairstyle she calls the “punky pony,” and I love it for two reasons: 1) it’s totally badass, and 2) it gets all the hair off your face and neck, which is a godsend in the summer months. Because as much as I love my sideswept bangs, when it gets hot I don’t want them anywhere near my face, and my old routine of clipping them back with a bobby pin is getting a little old. Check out this tutorial (including a step-by-step video) to get the punky pony look for yourself! [Bobby Glam]