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Sudanese Woman Faces Flogging For Not Covering Her Hair

Amira Osman Hamed faces flogging for hair
  • Amira Osman Hamed of Sudan will go to trial on September 19 and face a possible flogging sentence for refusing to cover her hair in public. Hamed, 35, is Muslim and refuses to cover herself with a hijab veil. She was stopped on the street by a police officer in August and her refusal to put on a veil lead to an indecency charge. [MSN]
  • Heyo, sports fans: Make sure not to miss the PBS “American Masters” profile tonight on groundbreaking tennis player Billie Jean King. [After Ellen]
  • Following this weekend’s Titshare debacle at TechCrunch Disrupt, an app designer explains why she’s done defending sexism in tech. [Business Insider]
  • On Oprah, Oscars, and Hollywood’s “sassy Black lady” problem.” [The Atlantic]
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OMG I Love Your Hair: Splashlights Are Totally The New Ombre

OMG I Love Your Hair: Splashlights Are Totally The New Ombre

Hot new hair color trend: “splashlights,” which colorist Aura Friedman describes as giving “the effect that a laser beam is hitting your hair at a certain spot.” The lighter color is applied to a horizontal section of hair all the way around and, best of all, I figure out that this is kind of like getting two dye-jobs in one. As the look grows out and you get your ends cut, it transforms into the regular ol’ ombre effect. Cool! I get that this is an edgy thing to try, but with muted tones, I think it would look beautiful on just about anyone. Hmm, I think it’s time to make a hair appointment. [Allure] [Photos: Chelsea Lauren/Stringer]

Tulsa School Sends 7-Year-Old Home From School Because Afros, Dreadlocks Are “Unacceptable”

Oprah's Afro
O magazine Oprah's afro
Check out Oprah's huge-ass Afro on the cover of O Magazine. Read More »
Afro Puffs Banned
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Questionable school dress code bans Afro puffs as a hairstyle. Read More »
On Black Hair And Exercise
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One woman's thoughts on black hair and working out. Read More »
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What kind of racist bullshit is this?! A charter school in Tulsa, Oklahoma, sent a seven-year-old Black girl named Tiana Parker home from school because her dreadlocks were considered “unacceptable.”

But dreads aren’t the only  hairstyle that’s not A-OK with Deborah Brown Community School: according to Raw Story, the school policy states that “hairstyles such as dreadlocks, afros, mohawks, and other faddish styles are unacceptable.” Keep reading »

A Wild Dakota Fanning Appears In Venice With Perfect Hair

Dakota Fanning's Pad
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Dakota's Best Looks
Her Best Looks: Dakota Fanning
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Dakota Fanning's ad for Marc Jacobs was deemed too provocative. Read More »

I always figured that Dakota Fanning would somehow manage to eschew adulthood entirely and instead veer off into some weird, unchartered child-person territory. Alas, not so! The “Night Moves” actress was snapped during a portrait session for the Venice International Film Festival, and here she is looking grown-up, gorgeous, and, indeed, significantly more mature than her 19 years. Let’s not talk about how Dakota is also sporting the kind of center-parted, perfectly face-framing long bob that deludes me into thinking that I, too, could pull off this haircut for Perfect Faces Only. This has proven to be strictly a delusion. I won’t let you fool me this time, LOB.

Oh My God I Love Your Hair: Short Waves

OMG Hair: Simple Tuck
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This elegant style is TRULY easy and so pretty. Read More »
OMG Hair: Colorful Clips
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Easiest summer style ever? Multi-colored bobby pins! Read More »
Short Waves Hair Tutorial

Looking for ways to change up the style of your wash-and-go bob? I loooooove this tutorial for getting textured waves (especially the slightly feathered out bangs — be still my Farrah Fawcett-worshiping heart!), and it’s tailored specifically to short hair. So cute for a date night or a concert, right? Check out the link for step-by-step photos! [Keiko Lynn]

My Side Part, My Self

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... and other life-shattering revelations from the New York Times. Read More »
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Here's some hairspiration: the best of celeb fringe. Read More »
Jessica's Bangs Trauma
Ahhhhh, get them off!!! Read More »
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For the past several months I’ve been more dissatisfied with the way I look than usual. Sorry to say, but I’ve never been particularly good at practicing radical self-love and acceptance, preferring instead to vacillate between mild self-criticism to severe self-loathing. Of late, that’s been of the physical nature — my body issues are well-documented, but oh my God, lately? I’ve been hating on my face.

My faaaaaaaace. It’s so big! There’s so much cheek! I have a huge blockhead, what the fuck? For the past six months or so, my facial self-criticism has been really especially bad. I’d look in the mirror and have weird moments of disconnection. That’s not my face? Do I really look like that? My face doesn’t make sense in its current configuration. What is that about?

But! This week, I finally solved the Great Face Caper of 2013. Keep reading »

Let “The Illusion” Explain The Fine Art Of The Bowl Cut

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Let "The Illusion" Explain The Fine Art Of The Bowl Cut
"We're not gonna sweat it, dude. Cause it's a bowl cut."

You know that recurring “Saturday Night Live” skit “The Californians”? It’s one of my faves. This YouTube video of a man — who refers to himself as “The Illusion” — giving himself a sweet bowl cut seems to have jumped right out of that world. “The Illusion” lives in Malibu, California (natch) — “somewhere on spaceship Earth” — and enjoys three things: 1) A sweet bowl cut, 2) hot rock jams, as evidenced by the music playing in the background as he gives himself a haircut, and 3) referring to himself in the third person.

Anyway, I’ve watched “The Illusion”‘s instructional video more than a few times, and have culled the following tips on giving yourself his signature look… Keep reading »

Oh My God I Love Your Hair: Twisted Buns For Curly Girls

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Ami decided to embrace her curly hair and stop straightening forever. Read More »
OMG Hair: Simple Tuck
tuck hairstyle tutorial
This elegant style is TRULY easy and so pretty. Read More »
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Wedding Hair
30 gorgeous wedding hairstyles for the bride-to-be. Read More »
Curly Hair Updo Tutorial

Hair tutorials for curly-haired ladies are few and far between, but the stellar site Hair Romance has tons of them, including this gorgeous creation of twisted and pinned French rolls. It’s somehow elegant and a bit badass, isn’t it? Check out the step-by-step tutorial to give it a try, and prepare for a flood of compliments!

“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 »

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