I have never seen the point in a trim. If I am going to get my hair cut, I want a whole new look. Usually, I chop and donate 12 inches of hair and then give it a year to grow out. It may sound a little dramatic, but there is very little curly haircut inspiration out there. After much consideration, I decided to ditch the angled lob and embrace layers. Thanks to Hairroin Salon’s senior stylist Kate, I woke up this morning looking flawless!
Where are all the curly haired women in Hollywood? I’m not talking about curls sculpted with hot rollers and curling irons — show me women with wild, natural curls. The kinds of curls real women have. I am one of those women, and I’m always disappointed to see straight hair dominating the the big and small screen, in magazines and on the red carpet. Especially when women with beautiful curly hair wear these straight hairstyles! If you do a quick search for celebs with curly hair, you’ll find tons of photos of Keri Russell, Beyoncé, and Taylor Swift, but even these women wear their hair straight 50 percent of the time at least.
Luckily, lately, I have spotted a few lovely ladies who embrace their curly hair on and off screen and it makes me appreciate my curls even more. If you’ve got ‘em too, cancel your next blowout and join these women in flaunting your curls.
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!
The internet is teeming with hair tutorials for ladies with long hair, but if you have short or curly (or short and curly) hair, it can be tough to find styles that will work for you. We asked hair and beauty guru Aileen Cady to come up with a fun party hairstyle specifically for short, curly hair, and she gave us Disco Heaven: a fun, retro look perfect for pairing with glittery gold eyeshadow and dancing the night away on New Year’s Eve. Click through for a step-by-step tutorial!
As the only curly-haired girl here at The Frisky, I have hereby appointed myself de facto curl expert. Many of you have asked how I style my curly ‘do, and I want to try to address all of your questions. I strongly believe that curly girls should let their hair be in its natural state. I know how liberated I felt when I embraced my curly hair. The only problem is: Curly hair can be quirky, unpredictable, temperamental and often a bitch to style. But once you get a routine down, it sure beats the time you would have spent straightening. I don’t miss that at all! I can’t speak for every curly hair type, but click through for my secret styling tips.
You always want what you don’t have — and girls with pin-straight hair are often super envious of ladies with lots of curls. It stands to reason, too, that curly-haired girls aren’t always as appreciative of their ringlets and waves as they could be. But ladies, come on, curly hair is ah-maz-ing. You guys are so lucky. And if you’re still on the fence about it, we’ve got 15 real girls with real curls and waves to show you just how cool curls can be.
New legislation out of California today forces Brazilian blowout products to list their potentially hazardous materials on the label. It’s great news if you’re into staying away from hair products that contain possible carcinogens, bad news if you just want your hair silky and straight and prefer to be kept in the dark about what nasty things it could be doing to your health.
The new labels will inform users that formaldehyde gas is emitted during use, which has been proven in some cases to cause cancer. It’s not only unhealthy for women who use it on their own hair, but also for hairstylists who inhale the product when they use it on clients. Part of the settlement requires companies to hand out pamphlets to salons on how to stay safe while using the stuff.
OK. Can we just accept our curly hair already and stop using this junk? Read more…
For years, I wanted bangs. I longed for them. I coveted them. I desired them. But the answer from my hairstylist was always the same: NO. So in 2008, I cut them myself. Years later, I have a love-hate relationship with them. I keep cutting ‘em, growing ‘em in, and cutting them again. But I want to tell you this: curly-head bangs can be HOT.
This week, I’ve gathered photos from across the web to show you how it can be done. Whether you want curly bangs, bangs you have to straighten (which we’re so not used to, since our curls are so naturally gorge!!), or you’re ready to grow them out, here’s the how-to! Read more …
How many times have you seen a magazine claiming to have “curly hairstyles” inside, only to open it up and find out what they really show are hairstyles for people with straight hair who want to get that curly look. There’s nothing for girls with naturally curly hair who want to flaunt their tresses au naturale. Don’t fret! Curlies, there are so many cute things you can do!!
In this new weekly column, I will search high and low on the internet for the cutest looks, tools and products … and I’ll give you info on how you can DIY at home. Also, if you ever have any issues you want me to tackle in a future post, vent your frustrations in the comments section below!
Here are eight styles I found this week that I can’t wait to try. Read more…
I can’t remember how it happened, but one lucky day, I stumbled upon the chescalocs YouTube Channel, and I’ve been hooked ever since. Video blogger Franchesca, or Chescaleigh, as she’s known on Facebook, is extremely creative and hilarious. I’ve developed a habit of falling down the rabbit hole that is her YouTube channel, where she tutors on loc hairstyles and gives tips for maintenance, for hours at a time. She’s given me the courage to experiment more with my locs, or dreadlocks as some people call them. Keep reading »