Here’s one of my favorite Tweets from the past week: “Very interested in this high school where the least attractive girl is Chloe Moretz.” I mean, right?! Case in point: the breathtakingly lovely Ms. Moretz, shown here at the premiere of the just-released “Carrie” remake. I am obsessed with her center-parted side braid, which is barely a braid anymore because it’s all sexily messed up. It looks semi-easy to recreate for anyone with long, thick hair — just part hair in the middle, pull it to the side, braid loosely over your shoulder, and then pull random pieces out for a messy look. You’ll instantly be the ugliest girl at school! Like, in a good way. [Fame/Flynet]
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I am obsessed with this cut and color. Possibly to an unhealthy degree. Doesn’t it look like she got hit by a bolt of neon hair dye lightning that gave her not only awesome hair but also superpowers, “Secret World of Alex Mack”-style? But even if the superhero part isn’t true, it’s still a badass hairstyle all on its own. [Goldwell US]
Writer Jessica Saia thought it was really unfair that women get to style their long locks into all manner of complicated buns, braids, and updos, while long-haired men “spend years getting their manes all long and for what? To be occasionally bundled into a low ponytail?” To remedy this injustice, she brought 8 men to a swanky hair salon to get “fancy lady hair” and the results are amazing. Check out a few more examples after the jump, and see the whole group of well-tressed men over at Bold Italic… Keep reading »
Fishtail braids are eye-catching and pretty on their own, but a fishtail braid with brightly colored yarn woven into it? That’s like a friendship bracelet for your hair, and I am into it. Check out the step-by-step photo tutorial for this funky style here, and if you need me, I’ll be at the craft store stocking up on neon pink yarn. [A Beautiful Mess]
When it comes to hairstyles, my ultimate goal is always “find a way to make a basic ponytail look cooler,” because basic ponytails are easy, quick, and flattering, but — let’s face it — a bit boring. This gorgeous twisted ponytail is exactly what I’m talking about: not much more complicated than a basic ponytail, but it looks infinitely more polished and chic. Check out more pics and a video tutorial over at Love Maegan!
Salma Hayek’s been out and about lately promoting “Grown Ups 2,” which I’d rather not talk about, but I do want to discuss her amazing, beautiful, gorgeous, flawless hair. I mean, look at those luscious curls! I love that she’s rocking a ton of volume, even in the summer, and if I ever find out her anti-frizz secret (I’m guessing it involves some really, really expensive products and a team of Parisian hairstylists), I’ll be sure to let you know. [Photo: Splash News]
As much as we can all appreciate a beautifully layered braid or a pair of structured twists, sometimes — especially in the disgustingly hot summer months — you just want to pull your hair back with a few bobby pins and call it a day. I love the idea of using multiple bobby pins in different bright colors, as shown here by the lovely Katharine McPhee. Suddenly your desperate attempt to get your bangs off your face becomes a bona fide hairstyle! Another bonus? This style is doable for literally any hair length or type — short, long, straight, curly, and anything in between. Try these Scunci no slip bobby pins, which come in a rainbow of summery colors, to get the look for yourself.
Until recently, I had owned exactly two hair dryers in my life. The first was a travel-sized generic brand model my grandma gave to me that I used until a malfunction turned it into a miniature flame thrower (that was an exciting morning!). The second was a basic Conair dryer that I got to replace the flame thrower, and it gave me a solid seven years of nearly daily use until it finally crapped out last month.
When it came time to replace it, I considered buying one of those super expensive hair dryers that claim to leave your locks perfectly dry and super shiny in 3 minutes flat. I looked into a number of different models that ranged in price from $100 to $300. I was willing to pay top dollar for a high quality product, but in the back of my mind I felt a nagging loyalty to Conair (the hair products brand, not the movie, although I feel a strong emotional allegiance to both). Since my previous hair dryer had lasted SO LONG and not given me any problems, I felt I owed it to Conair to at least read up on their current offerings. I found some good reviews of the Conair Infiniti Pro, and for less than $40, the price couldn’t be beat. I decided to scrap the idea of a spendy hair dryer and went to Walgreens and got an Infiniti Pro instead. Did I make the right call? Read on to find out! Keep reading »
Looking for a simple way to dress up your hair (and get it up off your neck) during these sweltering summer months? This asymmetrical style from hair and beauty blogger Half Naked Curls is so pretty, and I love how it makes use of a colorful scarf. Check out her video tutorial (video starts automatically, just FYI) for the steps to get this fabulous summer look for yourself!
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]