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]
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“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 »
Your hair is like a tree — it should change color when autumn rolls around. I love fall hair colors because they’re darker, deeper, and more dimensional than summer hues, plus they’re often described with dessert-related words (chocolate, honey, caramel, butterscotch, etc.), which delights me to no end. If you’re yearning to update your tresses this fall (and aren’t we all?), look no further than these 10 celebs’ envy-worthy locks in every shade from icy blonde to jet black. Better yet, have your stylist flip through this slideshow and decide which shade would look best on you. Here’s to the season of gorgeous hair!
Sock buns are such a fun and easy hairstyle, and I loooove the idea of adding a few mini braids to the equation. I found a video tutorial for a style very similar to this one, and I swear it doesn’t even look that hard. Totally trying this tomorrow night. Want to join me? Hair twinsies?! [Pinterest]
As much as I adore perfectly executed braids and intricately knotted hairstyles, my heart truly belongs to hairstyles with one-step tutorials. For example, this dramatic deep part spotted on the DKNY runway at New York Fashion Week. Want to recreate it? Just part hair waaaaayyyy over on the left or right, tuck the rest behind the opposite ear and voila! A hairstyle that’s sexy, flattering, and totally fresh.
Looking for ways to change up the style of your wash-and-go bob? I loooooove this tutorial for getting textured waves (especially the slightly feathered out bangs — be still my Farrah Fawcett-worshiping heart!), and it’s tailored specifically to short hair. So cute for a date night or a concert, right? Check out the link for step-by-step photos! [Keiko Lynn]
For the past several months I’ve been more dissatisfied with the way I look than usual. Sorry to say, but I’ve never been particularly good at practicing radical self-love and acceptance, preferring instead to vacillate between mild self-criticism to severe self-loathing. Of late, that’s been of the physical nature — my body issues are well-documented, but oh my God, lately? I’ve been hating on my face.
My faaaaaaaace. It’s so big! There’s so much cheek! I have a huge blockhead, what the fuck? For the past six months or so, my facial self-criticism has been really especially bad. I’d look in the mirror and have weird moments of disconnection. That’s not my face? Do I really look like that? My face doesn’t make sense in its current configuration. What is that about?
But! This week, I finally solved the Great Face Caper of 2013. 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 »