Believe it or not, saying goodbye your virgin hair is a lot like losing your actual virginity. Whether you’re getting highlights, lowlights, or a full-head dye job, altering your natural hair color for the first time, especially as a full-grown adult, can be pretty terrifying … but also exciting!
I recently decided to undergo a hair transformation myself, and while it wasn’t super drastic, it was enough of a change that I still felt all the feelings. Dirty blonde up until this time last week, I decided I wanted to lighten my locks with a full head of highlights and go blonder for the first time ever. So I did. And now I’m MUCH blonder. Believe it or not, I found that parting ways with my former hair was a lot like having sex for the first time all over again. Let me explain… Keep reading »
Anyone who’s experienced new haircut euphoria will tell you that getting your hair done is never just about your hair — it’s about getting your whole world view shampooed. You walk into the salon feeling like a dirty cockroach who just crawled out of her cubicle and you leave there thinking you might actually bear some resemblance to Marion Cotillard. Just feeling like a French goddess sets off a whole chain reaction of positive side effects that ends with you drinking scotch and cleaning your bathroom until the wee hours of the morning. Really, it’s miraculous. But it doesn’t last for long. So, it’s essential to capitalize on your new haircut high while it lasts. Don’t ever take these wonderful side effects for granted… Keep reading »
You know that recurring “Saturday Night Live” skit “The Californians”? It’s one of my faves. This YouTube video of a man — who refers to himself as “The Illusion” — giving himself a sweet bowl cut seems to have jumped right out of that world. “The Illusion” lives in Malibu, California (natch) — “somewhere on spaceship Earth” — and enjoys three things: 1) A sweet bowl cut, 2) hot rock jams, as evidenced by the music playing in the background as he gives himself a haircut, and 3) referring to himself in the third person.
Anyway, I’ve watched “The Illusion”‘s instructional video more than a few times, and have culled the following tips on giving yourself his signature look… Keep reading »
I would like the record to show that I was way ahead of the pixie cut trend (ahem), and if I wasn’t a year and a half into growing my cut out, I’d so chop it all off again. The latest pixie cut ambassador? Model and “The Face” judge Coco Rocha, who’s apparently cut it all off in the name of an Allure magazine photo shoot. She looks cute! Also, her husband James made the first (unkindest) snip… [Oh So Coco]
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Here’s a reason to throw on a Saves The Day record and break out your journal: Emo kids might actually be destroying their eyesight with their stupid haircuts. Doctors in Australia say that asymmetrical haircuts — popular with the emo set — are causing an epidemic of lazy eye. “If a young emo chap has a fringe covering one eye all the time, that eye won’t see a lot of detail,” said Andrew Hogan, of the Optometrists Association of Tasmania in a no doubt adorable Australian accident. “And if it happens from a young age, that eye can become amblyotic.” So the lesson here? Mamas don’t let their babies grow up to be emo kids. And if they do, they’ll possibly have a wonky eye. [The Mercury]
I’m getting a haircut tonight, so I’m about start this annoying cycle all over again. It never ends!
Good bangs can make all the difference between having just-okay hair and a totally amazing ‘do. When “banging,” you really need to consider both the shape of your face and how you want your hair to interact with your cheekbones. Not every face can carry off every bang. Accordingly, we’ve provided some fringe inspiration to make sure that you get the most “bang” for your haircut buck.
Let me rephrase that. Do you have a set age, in your head, of when you expect it’ll be time to chop off your hair? The New York Times had an interesting article in its style section this weekend about how, when a woman reaches middle-age, she is almost expected to cut off her hair so that it can no longer be described as “long.” Keep reading »
Beija-Flor designer jeans: $170. Stuart Weitzman heels: $275. Danielle Nicole handbag: $395. Chic new haircut: $500?
While the national average price for a haircut is $45 according to the Professional Beauty Association, some beauty mavens are willing to shell out big bucks — like hundreds of dollars — for a snip of their strands. To find out why, we talked with top stylists, Nick Arrojo, TV personality and owner of Arrojo Studio in New York City and celebrity stylist and owner of his Fifth Avenue namesake salon, John Barrett, who both charge $500 for a cut. Read more … Keep reading »
Bangs can be pesky. They grow out quickly. Without experience, taking matters into your own hands isn’t the best idea. (Case in point: My dad once decided to cut my bangs when I was 7. I was left with a straight-edged tuft of hair three inches above my eyebrows. I still haven’t recovered). Yet, with a bit of training, doing a trim yourself isn’t too hard. After the jump, some tips from Annamarie Tendler, a Vidal Sassoon-trained hairstylist and makeup artist. Keep reading »