The ’90s are my decade. Why do you think I wear so much flannel, make regular references to “90210,” and sing “Doll Parts” at karaoke? Because it’s forever 1992 in my soul. Anyway, ’90s nostalgia is big right now with my generation, probably because we’re all hitting our mid-30s and -40s and tired of being cynical and too cool for school, and just want to harken back to our good ol’ younger days. That’s why I’m totally on board with the hair flip making a comeback. Oh yeah, the hair flip. You know, where it looks like you just ran your fingers through the front of your hair and then flipped it to the side, all casual and nonchalant-like. Sometimes the hair flip was all silky and slippery looking, like Alicia Silverstone in “The Crush” and “Clueless” and those awesome Aerosmith videos. There was the “sexy supermodel in a rock video” hair flip, the Donna Martin hair flip, which, if you touched it, sounded all crunchy and crinkly. And of course there was the Drew Barrymore circa-”Poison Ivy” (best Drew) hair flip. Are you feeling me? Click through to see which current celebs are rockin’ the hair flip and if you’re interested in giving it a shot, Lauren Conrad’s site, The Beauty Department, has a tutorial. Or, you know, you could just run your hands through your hair and flip that shit because it’s that easy.
Remember the lob haircut? That’s what the Institute For Creating Unnecessary Hybrid Words* decided to call a bob haircut that’s on the longer side, i.e. just past the shoulders. Gwyneth Paltrow got lobbed, Jessica Alba got lobbed, I got lobbed. But, guys, the lob is SO 2013. This year is all about the SHOB, a term I am happy to give to the Institute for a modest sum, that refers to bob haircuts that are on the shorter side. (You might be wondering what the hell a regular old bob looks like and I would tell you IT DOESN’T MATTER, this season is all about the SHOB, get on trend, dammit!) Anne Hathaway debuted hers on the red carpet last night and I love it. The shob is a totally versatile style for all hair types and face shapes, can be cut blunt or with layers, and looks rad both flat-ironed, air-dried or curly. Click through to see 13 other celebs currently rocking the shob to see what I mean…
*Not a real institute that I know of.
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.