Finally, a major positive improvement on the fringe front! Jessica Biel trimmed up her sheepdog bangs into something shorter and choppier, and they look infinitely better. Was this mod, ’60s-ish vibe what she was going for all along? It’s very Jane Birkin and, as with all things Birkin-esque, I strongly approve … and she looks pretty psyched about it as well, no? Lots of success on the outfit front, too! Looking good, Jessica, looking good. [Photo: Will Alexander/WENN.com]
I hate short hair on myself, and out of my own bob-induced fear I usually feel pretty meh about it on others, but there are definitely some ladies who can wear the hell out of the big chop. Take Michelle Williams, for instance — her pixie cut not only channels the influential Vidal Sassoon style worn by Mia Farrow in “Rosemary’s Baby,” but it also perfectly offsets Michelle’s girlish features to lend her a more mature vibe. It’s a big deal when a long-locked starlet goes short, so it’s only natural that Jessica Chastain made gossip-world waves this week when she debuted her fresh asymmetrical cut in New York City.
For my part, I think she’s absolutely killing this look. It’s infinitely more adventurous than the “Tree of Life” star’s standard pretty-but-conventional mermaid waves, and it frames her face beautifully while still giving her the touch of edge she was overdue for. The blunt style actually reminds me of another actress’s haircut — January Jones (who has since gone back the way of extensions) rocked a similar severe side-part earlier this summer, and while hers was choppier and closer to the shoulders, it’s bound to draw comparisons nonetheless. Who do you think wears the look better? (And more importantly, in light of Jessica’s major cut and January’s long red extensions, do you think there could be a case of identity thievery at hand?)
It’s hard out there for a hairdresser. They have to be talented, tactful, efficient, and up to date on the latest trends and techniques. They have to be able to create wearable art on people’s heads while discussing salacious celebrity gossip. I’m totally in awe of the people who do this job, and when I go in for a hair cut or color, I’m always wondering how I can make their job easier and walk out with the best possible results. With that in mind, I talked to as many hairdressers as I could find and asked them one question: What do you really want your clients to know? Here are their answers, in their own words … Keep reading »
I’m about three months late on getting my hair cut. My bangs are cowlick-ing funny, the ends are kind of fried, and the shape could best be described as “poofy.” Even though I always love what my hairstylist Jay — hey, girl! — does to it, I kind of dread getting even just a trim. Why? Because while I’m stoked on what I see when I’m sitting in the chair, blown out to a glossy high shine, there’s that terrible period afterwards at home, when I struggle to recreate the perfection on my own. This doodle is sadly true, for me at least, but luckily it’s temporary. I always come around to loving a haircut, whether it’s subtle or drastic. How about you? Do you usually hate your hair post-cut?
Tilda Swinton’s bob in her new series of ads for Pringle of Scotland is absolutely breathtaking. We thought she was pretty badass before, but her new cut, which Swinton dubbed “warrior girl fringe,” takes her over the edge. Utter hairspiration. [Daily Mail] Keep reading »
“Have there been disasters? I think that’s a very relative term with hair. Let’s say there have been moments I’d rather not relive, like that whole Rachel thing. I love Chris [McMillan, her hairstylist], and he’s the bane of my existence at the same time because he started that damn Rachel, which was not my best look. How do I say this? I think it was the ugliest haircut I’ve ever seen. What I really want to know is, how did that thing have legs? Let’s just say I’m not a fan of short, layered cuts on my personally, so I don’t love revisiting that particular era.”
– Jennifer Aniston admits to Allure that, oh, the most famous haircut of all time, that the rest of the universe got because she had it, is actually totally fugly. Too little, too late, Jen! You should have spoke up then! [Huffington Post] Keep reading »
I have a question to pose to the class. Last week, I got a horrible haircut. Now, to say it is The World’s Worst Haircut would be stretching it, but it’s still pretty crappy. How can I describe it for you … think: Donny Osmond meets David Cassidy meets JTT circa 1996. First of all, one should never find oneself in this type of situation because we should all be confident and brave enough to stand up to our hairdressers when they start doing something weird, right? Well, call me a wimp, but I stayed silent as some dude flicked his scissors around my ‘do, which became increasingly mullet-like before my own eyes.
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Have you ever had a really bad time at a hair salon? Recently I went to a salon to get a dye job — a well-known salon with what seemed like a good reputation. After an expensive and not very pleasurable experience (in which the salon owner told me I shouldn’t come back unless I was prepared to maintain my look), I started to ask myself why do we put ourselves in positions to trust people who, most likely, have nothing invested in us or our hair? Keep reading »