About six months ago, my naturally curly locks entered a fussy phase. My hair has always been a delicate ecosystem, but some unidentified hormonal, dietary, or environmental shift had caused it to change from uniformly unruly to lopsidedly bizarre. Essentially, I looked like a frizzy mess except for one stubborn greasy patch directly above my right eye. I had no desire to become the poster child for “combination hair,” and spent a lot of time glaring at my reflection while muttering expletives. Keep reading »
I have always had long hair and—let’s be honest—I probably will for a very, very long time. But after seeing Ashlee Simpson rock loads of black eyeliner and huge gold earrings with her new short ‘do several times in the past few months, I’m tempted to cut mine. Almost. Still, props to Ashlee for making such a bold hair move, and for finding such cool danglers with a heavy ’80s vibe. I like. Keep reading »
We liked it when Emma Watson
chopped off her hair—something she wasn’t contractually allowed to do while filming “Harry Potter
“—into a sleek and sophisticated “you don’t own me” pixie cut. But now, apparently, Emma is having second thoughts about the hair. “I am trying to grow it but it’s slow, it’s taking a while obviously,” she said. “If I want to keep acting then it’s more flexible for me to have it longer for different roles, it’s quite a specific cut.” [People
Pish posh, Emma. If you like your hair short, stick with it. For every Keri Russell, whose career tanked post cut, there’s someone who did great rocking short hair. After the jump, stars whose careers thrived when their hair was shorn.
“I’m still getting used to [my new hair], but I feel like I have ownership over it. Because I kind of felt my hair was half me, half Hermione, and with this, I can obviously completely disassociate myself from that role.”
—Emma Watson, talking to WWD about how she celebrated the end of her role as Hermione in “Harry Potter.” Short hair will set you free! [WWD] Keep reading »
Most people celebrate their birthdays by opening gifts and blowing out candles. Janet Jackson marked the day a bit differently. For her 44th birthday, Janet went a little bit crazy (in a good way) and cut off most of her hair! (Either that, or she normally wears wigs and opted to go without.) Just two weeks ago, she walked the red carpet at the annual Costume Institute with her long locks pulled back into a tight bun, and apparently she loved the sleek look so much, she decided to get rid of it for real! It’s a drastic change from the usual long curly hair we see on Ms. Jackson, but she certainly has the bone structure to pull off the face-revealing style. What do you think of her freshly shorn hair? [Daily Mail] Keep reading »
A few weeks ago, I chopped off all my hair. For the most part, I’m loving it, but I’ve also been having a weird/hilarious adjustment period. My latest thing is that I’m convinced my hair is man-repelling. That is to say, I get the sense that guys find the look intimidating, the same way they might not be turned on by high-waisted jeans or harem pants. In all likelihood, it’s probably my deer-in-headlights look that guys tend to mistake for ice queen death stares. Though, I do have to wonder if the change in going-out dynamics isn’t due to my borderline andro haircut.
It’s just that I’m pretty sure all guys are guys, and may find a short-haired girl “cute” but inevitably, by default, they fantasize about women with long hair they can run their fingers through. I asked our resident man-in-charge, John DeVore, for his thoughts on the matter … Keep reading »
Whether you’re going to a new hairdresser or trying out a drastically different hairstyle, communicating your vision to a hairstylist isn’t always the easiest thing to do. There are two ways to go into this—bring a picture of a celeb with exactly the look you want (and hope they can execute it accurately) or describe the idea as best you can, letting the stylist adopt an interpretation of your description.
I’ve had pretty short hair for a while, but in the past few months I had let myself go, and my hair had gotten to the point where it was almost long enough to form a stubby ponytail. I knew exactly how I wanted my hair to be, and found this picture of Jean Seberg in “Breathless” to show my new hairdresser. “I want this,” I explained to him, “But just a teensy tiny bit longer. Maybe just a half inch.” Keep reading »
A few months ago, I decided to lop off all my hair and get a short pixie cut. I knew going into it that I’d have to get my hair cut more often to keep up the shape. What I didn’t consider as much was my color (I’ve been highlighting my hair blond forever). I soon came to see the dilemma of having a short haircut and dyed hair—your roots become noticeable very quickly. I began to wonder what would be best for maintaining my look that wouldn’t cost a fortune.
After getting my color done at New York City’s Eva Scrivo salon, I got some helpful answers from my stylist. Avoid a single process. Your roots will be completely uniform (almost like a stripe coming out of your head), and while a single process may cost less in the salon, the upkeep is every four weeks. You’ll still want highlights, but the best thing is to make them chunky. You can go for much longer in between salon visits, your hair will look a bit more natural as it grows out, and it will allow you to rock the roots-showing style for a while, without looking a mess. And there you have it. Keep reading »
Love Heidi‘s new-ish short cut. .. L-O-V-E. A little while back I was inspired to chop off my hair to about the same length—I wanted a chic, modern ‘do and what I got was a total soccer-mom-inspired look. Ick. For some reason, I just couldn’t get my slightly-above-the-shoulder-length hair to look anything but ho-hum. Every single freaking day, I see loads of women on the street with these gorgeous, Heidi-esque bobs and they look uber-sophisticated—why the hell couldn’t I pull that off? Well, as I realized (as I started to furiously grow my hair back), chic short hair takes some work… Keep reading »