Hell, if I was a rich celebrity with all the money, I would hire Anh Co Tran to do all of your hair too, dammit, that’s just how awesome I think he is. You get a haircut, and you get a haircut, and you get a haircut — we all get HAIRCUTS! The LA-based hairstylist is known for his soft undercut, which gives hair of all lengths and types what he calls a “lived-in” look. He’s all about embracing the hair’s natural wave, which he emphasizes with a curling wand, alternating the direction of each curl starting with away from the face in the front, then towards the face, then away, etc. so you don’t get that weird, sausage curl look.
I don’t live in LA, so I can’t get a cut from Tran himself, but I showed my hairstylist friend one of Tran’s haircuts for inspiration and she jumped for joy because he’s apparently one of her hair gurus. She did a kick ass job recreating his soft undercut on my hair, giving me one of the best ‘dos I’ve had in years. So, if you’re in need of a fresh new look and want some inspiration to pass along to your hairstylist before they start chopping, click through this gallery of some of Tran’s best cuts for women with straight, wavy and curly hair and see if one speaks to you! [Mister Anh Co Tran]
My hair is wavy and impossibly thick. It looks pretty benign on the surface, but brushing, styling or highlighting it takes eons. Thick, wavy hair is theoretically great, but in practice it’s totally dependent on the day and whether my natural texture decides to cooperate. Those twee Pinterest tutorials that require a million little braids, or a delicate suspension of bobby pins? Forget about ‘em. I’m always happy to try in earnest, but 99 percent of the time, looks that aren’t specifically designed to have holding power will slide out, sag, or poof within minutes — and nobody wants to be the one at the party neurotically adjusting their headband placement every five seconds! I still haven’t gotten wavy hair care down to an exact science, but I’ve figured out pretty quickly that we wavy- and thick-haired ladies and a misunderstood bunch when it comes to style options. Click through for 10 styles designed to give our texture a little extra oomph!
Whether the weather is too hot, you haven’t washed your hair in a few days, or you just want your strands out of your face, sometimes the only hairstyle that makes sense is a ponytail. But who says there’s only one way? Here are 15 fresh takes on the classic, casual updo.
This past weekend I served as a bridesmaid in my good friend’s wedding, and prior to the big day, had been endlessly searching for the perfect Grecian hairstyle to go with my very goddess-ey gown. When I looked online, I saw a lot of braids, curls and accessories, but none that really combined all three in the elegant, romantic way that I was looking for (especially since I have a cowlick and no bangs). Thankfully, my hair was in the hands of geniuses. Two amazing stylists from Salon Q in Tenafly, New Jersey knew exactly what to do with my long locks. They kept my hair soft in the front, added a pretty pin to either side of my head just above my ears, and incorporated a small braid on one side of my head that trailed back to a nest of pretty curls. I got the Greek goddess look I was hoping for and received tons of compliments on my ‘do! I couldn’t not share…
Normally, knots are not what you want in your hair, but for this adorable shoelace braid hair tutorial, knots are where it’s at. Basically — haha, you know this is so much harder to actually accomplish in real life, let’s be real — you tie two pieces of hair together, over and over picking up extra strands of hair along the way, as you would when you’re French braiding, creating this cool looped effect. Full tutorial is over at Cosmopolitan!
Oooh, I’m totally swooning over the hairstyle Diane Kruger wore to the premiere of her show “The Bridge” late last week. It looks complicated but I think it’s actually quite easy. It looks to be that Diane — or her hairstylist, let’s be real — sectioned the hair into two at the top of the head and did a Dutch braid (an inverted French braid) on the back section, then braided the front half of hair back and around/on top of it, so that the Dutch braid peeked through. The result is very Grace Kelly in front, Daenerys Targaryen in back. So unexpected! [Photos: Getty Images]