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Real Girls, Real Hair: Inspiration In Every Shade Of The Rainbow

Bright blues, radical reds and the perfect deep purple: They’re all shades we’re craving for our tresses this fall. That’s why we’ve assembled a gallery of boldly colored dyed hair…

Julie Gerstein | February 23, 2013 - 12:00 pm

Real Girls, Real Beauty: Pretty Pastel Hair

I’m currently in the throes of growing my hair out, which requires patience, precision and a will of steel. It’s all I can do to not chop it all off…

Julie Gerstein | August 28, 2012 - 10:00 am

Real Girls, Real Beauty: Gorgeous Goths

Goths are a very dark and secretive group — and they’d probably want to crawl up in a hole and die if they knew we were suggesting you emulate their…

Julie Gerstein | May 9, 2012 - 3:00 pm

Real Girls, Real Hair: 15 Cool Chicks With Cool Curls

You always want what you don’t have — and girls with pin-straight hair are often super envious of ladies with lots of curls. It stands to reason, too, that curly-haired…

Julie Gerstein | April 2, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Real Girls, Real Hair: 27 Beautiful Hair Buns

As it warms up, you’re going to want to consider getting your long hair off your neck. Why not a bun? A messy, upswept ‘do is the perfect antidote to…

Julie Gerstein | March 15, 2012 - 9:00 am

Real Girls, Real Hair: Beautiful Braids

Even when I had long hair, I was terrible at braiding it, so I’m in complete awe of girls who have good braiding skills. We’ve assembled this gallery of real…

Julie Gerstein | March 9, 2012 - 8:00 am

Real Girls, Real Beauty: Awesome Eyebrows

We’ve done some terrible things to our eyebrows in the past, but in recent years we’ve learned the key to great brows is leaving them alone. The less plucking, waxing…

Julie Gerstein | February 17, 2012 - 9:00 am

Real Hair: 35 Gorgeous Girls With Great Short Haircuts

Enough with the models and celebrities: we wanted to show you how real girls really look with some of our favorite hairstyles. First up: the super short ‘do. We scoured…

Julie Gerstein | February 2, 2012 - 10:00 am

2009: The Year Of The Real Girls

If you came of age in the early 2000s, like I did, pop culture was strange—strangely plastic, that is. Britney Spears had the hottest body on earth, but she married…

Jessica Wakeman | December 31, 2009 - 4:00 pm