Greasy roots are pretty much the bane of my existence, and the main reason I wash my hair so often. Whether you want to extend time between shampoos, are prone to oily hair, or woke up late and didn’t have time to shower this morning, here are a few cheap and easy solutions for greasy roots …
In other “Hunger Games” news, how awesome was Katniss Everdeen’s behind-the-head, swooping reverse French braid in the film? The ideal hairstyle for fighting your fellow teens to the death! My styling skills tend to be as poor as the reading comprehension of those racist “fans” I wrote about earlier, but perhaps this tutorial will help. Let the braiding begin! [Samii Ryan]
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…
The other day it occurred to me: some of my favorite literary heroines — beloved for their spunk, intelligence, and heart — also have really great and memorable hair. Here’s how to get their looks!
Spring is a time of renewal. The days get longer and warmer and the flowers bloom and slowly but surely we start pulling our shorts and mini skirts out of the back of the closet. To help welcome the new season, I highly suggest you take a break from spring cleaning and head to the hair salon for a new look. Here are 5 simple ideas for fresh spring haircuts. Use them as a jumping off point and ask your stylist for an interpretation that would work best with your hair texture and face shape. Remember: change is good!
Yeah, yeah, yeah, the gowns on the red carpet of the Screen Actors Guild Awardswere pretty sweet, but the hair — the hair!!! — was even better. Intricate braids, messy buns, sleek bobs, and gorgeous waves all made me eager to lock myself in the bathroom and get busy with my curling iron and a fistful of elastics and bobby-pins. Here are eight looks I loved and how to get them!
Alright, we’ve discussed Golden Globes gowns, boobs, and confusing shoe choices. Now it’s time to talk hair. This year’s ceremony showcased a wide variety of styles ranging from tousled waves to intricate updos. We chose 5 red carpet trends that are not only gorgeous, but easy enough to recreate without a team of stylists. Read on for details!
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 »