Is there anything more glamorous than a big ol’ bouffant? Answer: no, there’s not. “I’ve gone a little crazy for this style lately,” says style blogger Samantha Harris, who created this look, “I love it because it’s so easy and also very elegant.” I second that. Check out the full photo tutorial for this beautiful bouffant, plus two more retro style how-tos for natural hair, over at Loxa Beauty.
Loose curls are one of the sexiest hairstyles ever, especially for dates. But like many seemingly simple hairstyles, achieving the perfect “I woke up like this” waves can be much tougher than it seems. Enter this brilliant shortcut for date night curls. It’s not only super easy (like, I’m pretty sure even I can do it), it also significantly decreases the chance of burning your ears off with a curling iron. Win-win. Get the full tutorial (that’s so simple it will blow your mind) over at Floridian Weddings.
If a mullet is best described as “business in the front, party in the back,” then this week’s OMG hairstyle is best described as “rock ‘n roll on top, classy French actress in back.” Yep, from this angle that sky-high pouf is all attitude, but when that model turns around, you’ll find a surprisingly elegant layered updo. And somehow, it all works. Check out the photos in this step-by-step tutorial for proof, and to try this style for yourself!
Just in case modern styles like heart buns and waterfall braids aren’t your thing, today’s OMG hair is a classic throwback: Marilyn Monroe’s iconic curls. So sexy on short, medium, and longer lengths, and guaranteed to get you noticed. Want to borrow Marilyn’s bombshell hairstyle for yourself? This video tutorial breaks it down into a few easy steps. Just add red lipstickto finish the look! [YouTube]
When it comes to fancy hairstyles, it doesn’t get much better than a glammed up ponytail, does it? They’re fun, flirty, and infinitely easier to execute than a complex braid or artfully draped chignon. This cool criss-cross ponytail, for example, looks like some kind of crazy braided creation, but is really just a few sections of hair pinned across each other, making it possible for even the most hopeless braider – *raises hand* – to recreate. Check out the 5-step tutorial here, and rock this look at whatever parties you have on your itinerary this weekend.
When I’m trying to think of something cool to do with my hair, and don’t have the time, energy, or hand-eye coordination to attempt a complex updo, I usually just give up, rake some Moroccan oil through my hair, and call it good. Which is fine, I guess, but wearing it down all the time is so boring. Here’s something I always forget: pulling back just a few inches of hair on the top of my head, securing it with a cute clip, and misting with hair spray (AKA about 30 seconds of effort) creates a super flattering, slightly-fancier-than-normal look. Perfect for a party, date, or girls’ night out!
This braided French twist hairstyle is just beyond elegant; perfect for a wedding or a fancy holiday party. It’s deceptively simple, too, assuming you know how to French braid, which is a skill I’ve been meaning to acquire for the past 25 years. Someday. Someday. [Once Wed]
“Giant hair bows” were recently featured on a Huffington Post list of fashion trends guys hate, which made me love them even more than I already did. This loose, half updo would be totally man-friendly on its own, but once you add the big ass bow, it’s like, “Sorry dudes, I do my hair to please me (and also my 6-year-old niece).” Plus, as The Cut pointed out, that list can be used like a guide of What To Wear To Get Basic Bros To Leave You Alone. Yet another reason to embrace the big ass bow.
Ponytails are the ultimate easy, no-effort hairstyle, but the perfect ponytail? That’s a whole different animal. It’s meant for a fancy restaurant instead of the gym. It’s gotta be full, wavy, with layers and movement. This clever little ponytail makeover accomplishes all that in about 60 seconds with nothing more than two hair ties (seriously, there’s no extensions or clip-ins required!). It’s like a cheat code for your hair. Use it. Love it. Let the compliments roll in. [Makeup.com]
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 »