Vending machines are the new home for anything and everything. You never know when you might find yourself on the go and suddenly in immediate need of cupcakes, champagne, pizza or even a new weave.
The Mane Vendor, a weave vending machine, was created by Marcella Ellis, owner of Marcella Ellis Hair Studios and School of Cosmetic Arts in Fairfax, Virginia. She wanted to give more convenience for shoppers but to also keep hair revenue within the Black community. Ellis also aims to provide franchise opportunities for those who want to start their own business. She told Clutch Magazine: Keep reading »
Between my super dry scalp and the cold winter weather, I’ve been trying really, really hard to wash my hair less often. This is not a fun goal to have when your hair is very blonde and does not hide oil well. The solution to extending the time between hair washing without having super gross hair? Dry shampoo, of course! But finding the right dry shampoo for me turned out to be more of a “Goldilocks & The Three Bears” situation than I expected. After trying dry shampoos that were too clumpy, too smelly, too powdery, too heavy, and too light, I finally found one that was juuuuuuust right: Klorane Gentle Dry Shampoo With Oat Milk. Read on for details! Keep reading »
I’ve always been a fairly clumsy, messy person. I’m incapable of wearing a white blouse without soiling it with mustard stains, even if I don’t eat any foods with mustard on them (“Phantom Mustard Magnet” isn’t just a great band name, it’s my reality). I tend to trip at really inopportune times, and not in a charming Jennifer Lawrence way. My soup-in-mouth vs. soup-on-face ratio is about 1:5. I should probably buy stock in Tide To-Go Pens. I can assemble full meals with all the crumbs I find in my cleavage at the end of the day. You get the idea. So anyway, last night I was having dinner at a Mexican restaurant. While telling a story, I began gesturing wildly with a chip in my hand, and — wouldn’t you know it? — I ended up with a large glop of guacamole in my hair. So gross. Or was it? I mean, I had been meaning to do an avocado scalp treatment this weekend. Wasn’t this basically the same thing? After all, like the old adage says (I’m paraphrasing here): “When life hands you guacamole in your hair, just rub it in and make an avocado scalp treatment.” Inspired by my margarita-fueled beauty epiphany, here are 10 beauty treatment ideas for all my fellow klutzes! Keep reading »
Loose curls are one of the sexiest hairstyles ever, especially for dates. But like many seemingly simple hairstyles, achieving the perfect “I woke up like this” waves can be much tougher than it seems. Enter this brilliant shortcut for date night curls. It’s not only super easy (like, I’m pretty sure even I can do it), it also significantly decreases the chance of burning your ears off with a curling iron. Win-win. Get the full tutorial (that’s so simple it will blow your mind) over at Floridian Weddings.
The clocks have sprung ahead. Yesterday it was 60 degrees in Manhattan. The heat in our office has been shut off. Dare I say it? I think spring is really, truly on the horizon. Which brings me to something I’ve been meaning to tell you — it’s time to get your hair did. You need a change. Something fresh, different, a new look that screams, “I have been cold and wet and stuck inside for too many months, but look out world, because I am ready to emerge from hibernation and make spring my bitch!” Here are 12 recent celeb hair makeovers to consider for your triumphant return!
Call me crazy, but I am loving this bright lavender shade Nicole Richie debuted on Instagram earlier this week. It’s so lovely with her skintone and perfectly aligned with her wild sense of style. What do you guys think? Too wacky? Too reminiscent of Kelly Osbourne? Or freakin’ fabulous and on point for a funky fashionista like Ms. Richie?