Fun fact about me: I find showering really tedious, boring and annoying. Some days I wake up and I just can’t. That 10 minutes standing in the tub could be spent getting a little extra sleep, or reading Twitter while I drink my coffee, or having a really quick morning masturbation session (truthfully, I’m a before bed masturbator, but you get the point). The only real problem with skipping a shower in the morning is that my hair often looks like a hot mess when I wake up. The roots are greasy, my bangs have a mind of their own and I always have this crazy cowlick/hair bump situation on the left side of my crown. On days like this, I usually pull it back into a haphazard bun, but even that is hit or miss — plus, I’m sick of having the same go-to bad hair day style. With that in mind, I considered the variety of bad hair day problems and found 10 hairstyles to try the next time greasy roots, pesky cowlicks or limp strands threaten to ruin your day.
Whether the weather is too hot, you haven’t washed your hair in a few days, or you just want your strands out of your face, sometimes the only hairstyle that makes sense is a ponytail. But who says there’s only one way? Here are 15 fresh takes on the classic, casual updo.
Normally, knots are not what you want in your hair, but for this adorable shoelace braid hair tutorial, knots are where it’s at. Basically — haha, you know this is so much harder to actually accomplish in real life, let’s be real — you tie two pieces of hair together, over and over picking up extra strands of hair along the way, as you would when you’re French braiding, creating this cool looped effect. Full tutorial is over at Cosmopolitan!
This weekend, I’ll be standing by my friend’s side at her wedding as one of her trusty bridesmaids, and I can already tell you that my hair is going to look flawless, Beyoncé style. I’ve scoured the web for months trying to find the perfect hairstyle to go with my drapey, Grecian-style gown, and found a bunch of looks that guarantee I’ll achieve the Greek Goddess appeal I’m looking for. For all you brides and bridesmaids out there hoping to find that elegant, ancient look with a modern twist, use these ‘dos as your hair inspiration.
Hallelujah, beautiful, balmy weather has arrived! Yesterday, the temps in New York City reached optimal levels (in my opinion) and I celebrated by drinking beers on my roof and cultivating a patchy base tan. The only downfall to this arrival of summer weather is how hot I get when my hair is down — but I’m bored of pulling it back into a simple ponytail or sloppy bun. This summer, I vow to eschew the usual in favor of these pretty and funky takes on braids, buns, ponytails and twists. Click through for 20 options with links to how to style them yourself!
Last week, I urged you to reconsider the humble bobby pin as a hair doodad that should be exposed instead of hidden. But sometimes any ol’ bobby pin won’t do — there are occasions when a fun, fancy or funny bobby pin is in order. Here are 13 special bobby pins (sold in packs, pairs, or individually) to add to your collection. Just try hard not to lose these…