Last December, Nicole Richie played into the dumb blond stereotype by saying she felt smarter as a brunette. So now that she’s gone back to having blond hair, has her brain cell tally gone down? [NYC, 9/29/10] Keep reading »
I know a woman who has tried to cover her gray hairs by coloring them, but at-home kits, no matter what the box says, really suck at covering gray hairs. So she’s tried, at different times, blending the gray hair with both light and dark hair. It hasn’t worked. But I say she should embrace her grays because she’s worked hard for them. I admire 46-year-old model Kristen McMenamy for choosing to color a chunk of her dark hair in order to have a head-full of silver, instead of the other way around. She looks gorgeous! McMenamy even made the August cover of Dazed & Confused and the pages of Vogue with her hair, showing that gray hair could be more than a trend for fall, but a statement for women about embracing your age. Will you go gray or color your hair? [Refinery 29, Vogue, DazedDigital.com] Keep reading »
Katherine Heigl has been sporting dark brown, almost black hair for most of the year. But recently, she lopped off several inches and switched things up to a curly bob for the “Killers” premiere. Her blond hair fit the Hollywood sweetheart role so well; it’s no wonder she’s said some off-the-wall things about her career — Katherine’s riding the rebellion train through Hollywood, even though she’s sticking with
mediocre terrible rom-coms. But enough about her career, let’s get back to the hair. Do you like Katherine as a brunette or a blonde? Keep reading »
You know the cliche—women who chop off all their hair are going through a breakup. [I did it! -- Editor Amelia] There is some truth behind this assumption, according to psychotherapist Heather Turgeon, who explains that, “Hairstyles are one of the most obvious, defining changes women can make to their appearance.” Although Turgeon says constant hair changes could simply be some people’s way of showing off their personality, rather than a sign of inner conflict, there is something to say for women who are obsessed with re-doing their hair, as they might suffer from weird psychological neuroses. Keep reading »
It’s one thing to update your hairstyle regularly and keep it fresh and stylish. It’s another thing to change it every time you step foot in the salon.
Or is it?
We’ve known plenty of women over the years (celebrities especially) who are constantly changing their looks. Blonde one day, brunette the next. Long waves to cropped bob to extensions. So, curiously, we wanted to find out what’s going on inside the heads of these hair chameleons. In other words, when is continually changing your hairstyle about something more than just having fun with your locks? Read more … Keep reading »
You know the saying. Well, now it seems blondes not only have more fun, but they’re paid better, too. Researchers found that brunettes and redheads make seven percent less than blondes do, though the reasoning simply cannot be determined. Olga Uskova, president of the International Blondes Association, explains it by saying,”We also do better in the workplace because when we make a mistake we can say, ‘Oh, sorry about that, it’s because I’m blonde’ and get away with it.” While ditziness can hardly be a reason for an inflated rate of pay, you have to wonder why those yellow-haired ladies are earning more. Should we all go into job interviews with fake blonde wigs and then return to our regular roots after the contract and salary has been determined? And if this tidbit of research is true, what’s with all the actresses giving up their blonde locks and going brunette recently? [Telegraph] Keep reading »
Now, this is not a hair color that we would normally advocate. It’s a little red, a little blond, and the cut itself is all over the place. That said, Micky Green is an Australian pop star making an appearance at the Chanel show, so when it comes to being the right hair on the right person in the right place, Micky’s got it down. To get the look, bleach hair out, layer strawberry blonde dye on top, and rinse out in a totally random, haphazard way. [Paris, 3/9/10] Keep reading »