We have been having some beautifully, apocalyptically warm weather in New York the past few days, and I am feeling it. I’m like a completely different person from winter to summer — seriously though, aren’t we all? — and the sunshine feels so good. In fact, it makes me want to buy things.
I may be unique, though, in that the first thing that crosses my mind as something I must get in anticipation of the season is not sundresses or even sandals. It’s highlights. My extremely dark, cool-toned hair in its natural state serves me just fine in the fall and winter, but man, does spring call for some lightening up. I haven’t dyed my hair in over a year since a near-catastrophic incident involving a box of bleach and a blowdryer held too close (shout out to my dad for being there to shove my head under the faucet!), so I’m going to have to get reacquainted with hanging out in a stylist’s chair with foils on my head, but I think I’m ready.
The best kind of highlights, the kind I covet, are glossy, healthy, and expensive-looking, regardless of how much they actually cost. I like to enter the salon with photographic reference, perhaps even annotated, so who better to field hair color inspiration from than these famous brunette beauties? The real question is: will I go the traditional route or opt for ombre? Decisions, decisions…
You knew it was going to happen. After months of hinting around at major dye jobs, a la Lauren Conrad’s dip-dyed blue locks and Katy Perry’s multi-hued transformations, the big new hair trend is all over crazy color. Not punk rock Manic Panic style, but jewel-toned rock star locks. To really get it right, you’ll need to have light hair already, or want to do an all-over bleach job so your hair can grab as much of the high-intensity color as possible. And because of that, we recommend that you don’t try this at home. Instead, save your hair, and save up your cash — this look is going to be time, money and follicle-intensive. But we think well worth it. [Fashion Indie] Keep reading »
They say blondes have more fun, but brunettes probably have way less hair damage. Olivia Wilde knows what we mean — the actress showed up to the premiere of “The Five-Year Engagement” this week with a head of honey colored hair. Just days before, her locks were chestnut. What do you think of Olivia’s trip to the light side?
It’s de rigeur that celebs change up their hair color on a shockingly frequent basis. Remember: beauty is pain, and pain is a bottle of peroxide. As such, famous ladies like Kelis, Kate Beckinsale, and Kim Kardashian have been known to take their color up a notch, in the aim of going for a sunny California look. But does it work, or should they have kept their dark locks in the shade? You decide.
Pink, purple, or blue hair can be fun on occasion, but it’s not exactly practical for the average woman. But if you want the option to change your hair to an outrageous color temporarily, stylist Kevin Murphy has the answer. Eyeshadow! Kevin applies his ANTI.GRAVITY product, an oil-free volumizer and texturizer, to his model clients’ wet hair. Then, he blow dries the hair completely. The ANTI.GRAVITY acts as an adhesive for the eyeshadow. Then, he rubs the powder into the palms of his hands and works it through the hair in sections. He focuses on the top and front of the hair because the back and undersides don’t need as much attention. Kevin is also careful not to comb the eyeshadow through the hair, which will prevent the pigment from adhering. This is a cool and fun trick that also lets you get a bit dirty, but the color will be most noticeable on blond hair. Also, I think it would work best on straight hair, not kinky or curly. Take a look at Kevin’s instructional podcast, and let us know if you’d be willing to try a full head of pink hair or a section here or there. Keep reading »
Typically, light hair is for the summer and dark hair is for the winter. But recently, I decided to buck the trend and colored my hair jet black (well it was supposed to be Midnight Blue, which is black with a hint of dark blue, but I have yet to notice any blue). It had been more than a decade since the last time my hair was this dark, and I love it! So I’m definitely not going to lighten my hair this summer. Will you? Do you usually go lighter in the summer? Will you try something new this time around? Keep reading »
If you’re looking to make more money at your job in 2011, you might want to think about coloring your hair. What does your hair color have to do with your income? Well, when it comes to women, more than you’d think. Find of which shade makes the most dough.
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Jared Leto is a master of the Facebook—he constantly uploads sweet stuff to his page. But apparently, he’s not giving his new blue ‘do enough coverage. So, Jared Leto’s Mint Blue Hair is showing off his awesome style — which, as you’ll notice in the photo to the right, he totally cribbed from “Velvet Goldmine” rocker Brian Slade. Right?! I mean, it can’t be just coincidence that he’s touring England with his band, 30 Seconds To Mars, looking like the glam rock luvah from the British flick. Clearly, Jared is begging for a sequel to be made starring him. Writer/Director Todd Haynes, get on it! Keep reading »