We’re noticing a trend lately. As the temperature heats up across the country, celebrities are taking scissors to their hair. We already told you about Heidi Klum’s new bob that’s about six or seven inches shorter than her previous style. And model Agyness Deyn started rocking a boyish buzz cut recently. Surprisingly, Hayden Panettiere also shortened her hair to a Sharon Stone-esque cut that gives her an edgier look in the sea of blondes in Hollywood. Renee Zellweger took her chin-length bob to a choppier cropped ‘do, too.
As someone with waist-length hair, I can understand the appeal of going shorter in the summer months. But can’t these women simply put their hair in a bun or ponytail when it’s too hot? Maybe the desire for a change was more of a motivation than the temperature. We’ll never know, but the more important question is: Do you cut your hair for the summer? Keep reading »
As the humidity and temperature spike, so do our chances of heat-induced fashion problems. Every time I step onto a bus or subway or slide into a steaming car, my body sticks to the plastic on the seat and my clothes cling to my legs, delivering me to my destination stinky, clammy and busted-looking. But, no more! Here are a few ways to stay fresh and sweat-stain free. Keep reading »
Uh, we don’t know what’s going on in your neck of the woods, but here in NYC the weather gods have decided to piss on our summer fun. Literally. It’s like living in London, except without all the fun double-decker buses and tea times. We’re not getting to the beach anytime soon and we’d cry ourselves a river over it were it not for these products that at least let us pretend that we’ve been happily bopping around the beach. Put the wavy surfer-girl look back into your locks with these aids. Apply to damp hair, scrunch with your fingers, and allow your hair to dry naturally. If you’re in a hurry, use a blow dryer with a diffuser, blowing hot air up into your locks.
- John Master’s Sea Mist is organic, using real sea salt in the mixture to get an authentic texture. [$15.95, Vashonorganics.com]
- Kusco-Murphy Beach Hair gained fame for its use on Sports Illustrated swimsuit models. Bamboo and other natural ingredients work to produce volume, texture, and strength. [$35, Bigelowchemists.com]
- John Frieda’s Beach Blonde Ocean Waves spray is tough to find, which is a shame, because it’s one of the best products out there. The super strong texturizer uses sea water and oil for a feel that’s pretty darn close to the real thing. [$69, Stuff4beauty.com]
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