My hair is wavy and impossibly thick. It looks pretty benign on the surface, but brushing, styling or highlighting it takes eons. Thick, wavy hair is theoretically great, but in practice it’s totally dependent on the day and whether my natural texture decides to cooperate. Those twee Pinterest tutorials that require a million little braids, or a delicate suspension of bobby pins? Forget about ‘em. I’m always happy to try in earnest, but 99 percent of the time, looks that aren’t specifically designed to have holding power will slide out, sag, or poof within minutes — and nobody wants to be the one at the party neurotically adjusting their headband placement every five seconds! I still haven’t gotten wavy hair care down to an exact science, but I’ve figured out pretty quickly that we wavy- and thick-haired ladies and a misunderstood bunch when it comes to style options. Click through for 10 styles designed to give our texture a little extra oomph!
After learning that Brigitte Bardot subscribes to the Paula Deen School of Race Relations, I’ve been hesitant to give her any kind of style shoutout, even though she is an indisputable fashion icon. This hair tutorial is titled the Bardot Bow, for obvious reasons (it was one of her signature looks), and I absolutely love the style, so I’m making an exception. When you try this look for yourself, just try to be extra loving and accepting person, OK? [The Beauty Department]
To celebrate the release of the hotly anticipated “Great Gatsby” remake, this week’s OMGILYH (wow, that’s one un-catchy acronym, huh?) hairstyle just had to be vintage-inspired. And it really doesn’t get more Gatsby-esque than the classic 1920′s finger wave, modeled here by lovely blogger Super Kawaii Mama. I like how her version is a little softer than the original incarnation, perfect for a date night or, you know, a movie premiere. Check out her video tutorial to get the look for yourself!
Welcome to a new style feature, my friends. The title is pretty self-explanatory (OMG! I love your hair!), but basically, since I’m always on the lookout for hair inspiration, I thought it would be fun to give a weekly shoutout to some of the fabulous ‘dos from around the web. First up: this perfectly messy chignon style from Kate over at The Small Things Blog. I love styles that purposefully look a little undone because there’s no pressure to have a shiny, slicked back finished product–if you miss a few pieces or position the bun slightly off center, it just adds to the effect. Check out her video tutorial to get the look for yourself (in about five minutes, natch!).
The internet is teeming with hair tutorials for ladies with long hair, but if you have short or curly (or short and curly) hair, it can be tough to find styles that will work for you. We asked hair and beauty guru Aileen Cady to come up with a fun party hairstyle specifically for short, curly hair, and she gave us Disco Heaven: a fun, retro look perfect for pairing with glittery gold eyeshadow and dancing the night away on New Year’s Eve. Click through for a step-by-step tutorial!
In case you haven’t noticed (or you live in a different hemisphere), it’s freakin’ hot out, you guys. When the weather’s this steamy, it’s really tempting to give up on your hair, but trust us, you can make those greasy roots work for you! Here are five of our favorite sexy summer hairstyles that are surprisingly simple to replicate at home. Click through to check ‘em out!