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How To: S-curls, Unicorn Heatless Curls, and Under 10 Minutes Beach Waves

What can be more flattering and versatile than curls or waves? Whether it's a bouncy blowout, beachy waves, or Hollywood curls, there's an option for everyone. Every girl has a favorite way of curling her hair, be it a straightening iron, curling wand, or rollers. However, it’s always exciting to try something new. Here, we’ve gathered three currently trending curling techniques that are slightly different from traditional methods. You’ll learn how to do the most flattering S-shaped curls using curlers, how to do heatless curls that will let you sleep comfortably and a simple shortcut to the beach wave look.

by Olga Markuse
March 01, 2024
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Revealing Cate Blanchett’s Fiery Baddie Bob in the Borderlands Movie

“Borderlands” is Gearbox Software’s iconic shooter video game released in 2009. Set in a post-apocalyptic wasteland, the story revolves around a group of misfits and the galaxy’s most wanted criminals who team up to find the entrance to the mysterious vault containing unspeakable treasures. Lilith, aka the Firehawk, is their fearless commander who follows her own agenda in the mission. As a Siren, she can summon the wings of fire and release a massive burst of energy that kills the enemies nearby. The live-action adaptation by Lionsgate follows the original plotline and introduces major updates to our beloved video game characters. Cate Blanchett’s Lilith is no exception. As the movie trailer shows, both costume designers and makeup artists worked hard to recreate the Siren’s signature grungy style. A worn-out leather jacket and a pair of heavy guns are Lilith’s most recognizable accessories. And those fiery red-and-yellow tresses? A burning flame, indeed! [caption id="attachment_70230" align="aligncenter" width="500"] @talesfromtheborderlands, @borderlandsfilm[/caption] Lady Fire Redheads have all the fun, and we couldn’t agree more. Experimenting with the shades of red may change the whole personality and bring out the most flattering angles. So, instead of matching the original character’s cold red hair tone, the creative team opts for a bright red hairstyle – something between ravishing orangey red and neon red. This particular shade complements Cate Blanchett’s skin tone, making her light blue eyes pop. A major departure from Lilith’s canonic red-to-pink ombre is the introduction of an underlayer hair color that spices up the whole look and adds vibrancy. Yellow strands peeking out from under her red locks imitate the dancing flame, setting her hair ablaze quite literally. This color-blocking technique introduces some depth and dimension to the base color that looks even more fiery than the original one. Some may even suggest that this red-to-yellow transition is a subtle reference to her fire wings. That would be a truly exciting transformation! [embed]https://www.instagram.com/p/C3nTA4qrQ5f/[/embed] Baddie Bob Fiery locks are not the only change in Cate Blanchett’s jaw-dropping makeover. She totally rocks her messy bob with side-swept bangs, adding some extra movement to the red hair and revealing all those gorgeous yellow layers underneath. The cut accentuates the actress’s high cheekbones and defined jawline, transforming her from a softie into a baddie. The elongated fringe and wispy ends make Cate Blanchett’s Lilith look charming and authoritative at the same time. It’s no surprise that the actress appears to be much younger with a bright hair color and a modern cut. We all know that vibrant colors make you look younger because they enliven a faded color and refresh the whole look. Many silver-haired beauties even opt for bright temporary dyes while growing out gray locks. The trick works well since the bright pigment conceals salt-and-pepper strands long enough to come up with a permanent option. Cate Blanchett is a star with a capital ‘S.’ Her endless talent and charisma are palpable even from the other side of the screen. We expect the same level of passion and devotion in the upcoming “Borderlands” adaptation. Something tells us her bold hairstyle is only a droplet of what awaits us in the movie. Featured images via @borderlandsfilm

by Nataly Green
March 01, 2024
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Does Dyson Airstrait Live Up to Its Promise of a “Sweet Spot Between Drying and Styling”?

With hairstyling tools popping up every now and then and offering a head-spinning number of functions, I always wonder if that’s the perfect tool for my tresses. I normally comb through hundreds of customer reviews and watch hours of bloggers ranting on about the new tool, wishing it was all in one place for me to read and watch. Preferably condensed. So when Dyson marketed their Airstrait straightener, I rolled up my sleeves to find out whether it was worth the hype. [caption id="attachment_70193" align="aligncenter" width="500"] @dysonbeauty[/caption] What Is the Sweet Promise? In the intro video on their website, Dyson Airstrait promises to dry and straighten from wet, saving time and creating natural straight styles. Wet-to-dry straighteners are labeled “New” in their line-up of products and claim to use pioneering technology with no hot plates and no heat damage. With a footnote in tiny font that this is true when used in wet-to-dry mode. There are two ways you can go to change the way your hair is shaped – you can start with wet hair and use a blow dryer and a brush or you can use a tool with hot plates on dry hair. According to their website, Dyson Airstrait is meant to simplify your hairstyling routine by cutting out rough drying, as your hair dries and straightens at the same time. After you towel dry your hair, pre-dry the roots and run the device through sections of hair to dry and straighten. The strands pass between two arms that use “high-pressure airflow to straighten hair as it dries.” Unlike with a blow drier, with Dyson Airstrait sheets of hot air come on either side of the strand. Because the jets are pointed downwards, they prevent frizz and flyaways and it results in a really smooth and straight style. https://www.instagram.com/reel/C3q4BoDOwbT/ While Dyson Airstrait is primarily supposed to be used on wet hair, you can still use it on dry hair to touch up and refresh your style between shampoos. Simply opt for the Dry mode and pick from the preset temperatures, considering your hair type and desired hairstyle. This device comes in two distinctive color combinations – Prussian Blue/Rich Copper and Nickel/Copper – and has two modes with three speeds and three heat settings of 175°F, 230°F, and 285°F, which are displayed on an LCD screen. Dyson Airstrait comes with a non-slip heat mat so you can focus on perfecting your hair without worrying about your tool sliding off the counter. https://www.instagram.com/reel/Cz9iByVPGzz/ Although it is lightweight (around two pounds!) it is extremely powerful with 1,600W. It definitely won’t leave you feeling like you’ve just done a weight-lifting session in a gym! Dyson Airstrait also boasts an auto shut-down feature, preventing any “did I turn it off?” panic attacks. What Do Bloggers Think? Hairstylist and YouTuber Brad Mondo rolled out his non-sponsored review of Dyson Airstrait. He admits that this “straightener-slash-blow-dryer thing” looks and seems cool but is hesitant whether it is worth its price of $500. He raves about the long cord and ergonomic buttons that won’t be pushed by accident when you are using the straightener. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gZ-OftoBORY He goes on to try Dyson Airstrait on mannequins with straight and curly hair. He uses his regular hair products and sticks to his typical hairstyling routine. On color-treated straight hair with a slight wave pattern to it, the results were impressive. It only took three passes to get a flat-ironed finish. You can also create a bevel in your hair by bending the strands toward the face like you would do with a flat iron. With curly hair, he notices the roots need more tension to straighten. The final result didn’t look flat-ironed, but rather a “puffy, natural, straight look.” Even with hair oil and a boost setting, Brad claims he could get it to look straighter with a brush and a blow dryer. And although Brad wonders how the heat of 285°F can be NOT damaging for hair, he admits that you do a lot fewer passes when you blow-dry and straighten simultaneously and there’s less tension on the strands than with traditional hot styling tools. He praises the straightener for being quieter than a standard blow dryer, user-friendly, equipped with an automatic shut-off feature, and offering a simple one-step process. He mentions drawbacks such as the high price, limited to a single function, and less effectiveness together with a lengthy process for straightening curly or textured hair. Milabu, a beauty enthusiast who is famous for her hairstyling tutorials, makes a Dyson Airstraight vs Dyson Airwrap side-by-side comparison. In her video, she styles the right side of her hair with Dyson Airstraight and the left side with Dyson Airwrap with a smoothing brush, with the highest heat settings and highest airflow for both. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GW7Yl25EhP8 She emphasizes that both tools have a blow dryer option for pre-drying roots for those with thick or coarse hair. After clocking up time, she notes that drying hair with Airwrap was faster but she would need to use a hair straightener on that side to match the results to Airstrait. “But if I’m going for that very sleek, straight, smooth result, Airstrait beats it out,” Milabu admits. She recommends Dyson Airstrait for those who are looking for a hair dryer and a straightener in one. The beauty blogger reminds us that you can use it on dry hair to refresh your look the next day, to add that sleekness to your hair. What Do Customers Say? As with any other product, the range of reviews is extensive. From excited “how could I live without it!” to “totally useless.” Inspiring “My hair is such a pain. I had to dry it with a round brush and then to keep the frizz out, flat iron it. It was never perfectly straight, and hard to manage so I always add some curl back into it. I had no hope this would work but decided I could always return it. Price scared me away for a long time too. But after not being able to fall asleep late one night, I got courageous! And man I’m glad I did. This blew me away. My issue with overusing heat tools to achieve an acceptable result is done. This tool does it all in one and does it better. And I can get close to my skin because there are no scalding plates to burn me. My hair looks amazing. Even my boyfriend was blown away and you KNOW men hardly notice anything of this nature. Soft, straight, and healthy – not damaged. 2000 out of 10.” – Victoria A Cartledge. “In my wildest dreams, I never thought a device like this would be available. The Dyson Airstrait is so, so good. It's a game-changer. I have very curly hair. It's so curly like I look plugged into electricity. I've been blowdrying and straightening my hair for decades. My hair was so damaged (despite always buying top-of-the-line hair tools) so, for the last year, I've been mostly wearing it back. I wasn't feeling cute and then...ta da...my stylist recommends the Dyson Airstrait! It's amazing. It is 100% a hair dryer and straightener in one tool!!! I use it on my wet product-filled hair and, in two to three passes with tension, a section is DONE! It uses air and low heat and makes my hair so smooth, full and straight. I've never been able to blow dry my hair as well, and using this tool is so easy. I am so thankful for this hair tool. Absolutely worth every penny.” – AMiller. Words of Caution “It’s heavy and [my] hand kept sliding up and got to touch the hot part of the straightener a couple of times. It’s a great concept but definitely needs improvement. I don’t do much to my hair (heat, dyes, chemicals) so it’s super healthy. I did notice my hair appeared damaged (super dry) after the first use. After applying the method of drying/heat followed by cool straightening to set the hair… I had tons of frizzy/electricity. My hair would literally go up in the vehicle roof. I think it needs improvement and at this point, I don’t feel it’s worth the money.” – Sus. “It's a great tool, but it unfortunately did not work well with my hair type. [I] have coarse, wavy hair and while it did straighten, it was hard to hit the roots (even if I use it just as a blow dryer) because of how big the tool was and my hair frizzed up quite often. I think it also depends on the hair products you use, but to me, it unfortunately was not worth the price I paid.” – Kandi Lo. Failed Expectations “I have an Airwrap and love it. This product does make my hair really straight, but it fried the ends. They looked like straw. I don’t think putting heat to wet hair is good for your hair.” – Alexa. “The heat generated (even when on low setting completely dried my hair after only one use. I thought it would just air dry it and straighten it. But there are metal plates inside and your hair ends up hot when you touch it!!!” – Katey. All in all, I would agree with the bloggers and customers here. If you have straight to slightly wavy hair, you need one tool to blow dry and straighten your hair, and you are ready to shell out $500, go for it. It might be the magic wand for the hair you were looking for. Featured images via @dysonbeauty

by Marissa Palmer
February 29, 2024
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4 Unexpected Hair Hacks That You Will Have Fun Watching (If Not Trying)

If you like all things hair as much as we do and enjoy watching hair hack videos, you are in for a treat. Below, we’ve gathered a few unexpected and fun hair tutorials for avid hair enthusiasts. While some of these ideas might be useful, others are just entertaining to watch. Buckle up and let’s go.

by Olga Markuse
February 29, 2024
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This Hairstylist’s Signature Color Technique Will Turn Your Locks into a Melting Chocolate Ice Cream

Spring is just around the corner, and you want your hair lighter without a hefty price tag or time commitment? How about adding some delicate highlights and playing around with brown hair shades? Caramel, cappuccino, chocolate – the brown hues are as sweet as any desert. Many hair divas like to combine different shades of brown, adding some depth to their locks and a smooth transition between darker and lighter tones. The stylist and educator Diogo Almeida Migliorini is the ultimate hair chocolatier who specializes in contrast brown color technique. He focuses on low-contrast colors to blend the new hair tone naturally, creating a true melt of brown hues. For this client, the hairstylist highlights dark brown hair with light brown strands for lived-in dimension and movement. The result is a mouthwatering shade of brown that reminds of chocolate ice cream on a warm spring day. Get the scoop on this stunning hair transformation right now! [embed]https://www.instagram.com/reel/C2BKINzxbhN/[/embed] Color Technique Contrast brown coloring is basically the same as highlighting dark locks with a low-contrast shade. It’s still one of the most popular hair color techniques of 2024, so the options are endless. For this client, the hairdresser uses the lightener mainly on the lower part of the hair to imitate the melting of two shades of brown. Some mid-sections are also highlighted as if creating a bridge between the client’s naturally darker roots and lighter ends. Diogo Almeida Migliorini demonstrates how the locks look like during the processing stage. By teasing the roots, he protects the untouched area on the top of the client’s head and achieves a natural flow of color throughout the length. The lightened strands are then washed and toned for a subtle color lift. Dark & Milk Chocolate The choice of color for every dyeing session is individual. For low-contrast styles, the hair specialist usually goes 1-2 tones lighter than the natural hair color to create the glossy effect. Unlike the traditional balayage technique that makes the hair look sun-kissed, low-contrast highlights create the melting effect – the seamless transition between dark chocolate to milk chocolate locks. The color combo enlivens the hair and adds some texture, emphasizing its length and thickness. Shiny Layers A long layered hairstyle looks gorgeous on dark hark and highlights the rich color palette. The new haircut introduces some dimension and movement to the client’s Rapunzel locks. The wispy ends also remove weight from a cut and make the highlights shine naturally. A good way to maintain healthy thick hair is to use some helpful tricks and tips like scalp massage, oil treatment, and nourishing masks. If you’re ready to lighten your tresses, consider contrast brown coloring as your next hair inspo. We’re sure your new hair color will look delicious!

by Nataly Green
February 29, 2024
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30 Days of Hairstyles: This New Trend Will Make You Soaring with Ideas

30 days of hairstyle challenge is trending all over TikTok and Instagram in 2024. The point is that influencers commit to giving new hairstyle ideas to their audiences over a span of 30 days. Many of them are pretty great, and if you fancy some inspiration, have a look at what’s in store and discover some of the brightest ideas from this popular trend.

by Olga Markuse
February 28, 2024
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Hot Off the Scissors: Male Haircut Trends of 2024

The male grooming scene is undergoing a seismic shift towards individuality. Forget the days of cookie-cutter cuts; today's gents are carving out their own style identities with gusto. “Men won’t go and just get a plain buzz cut nowadays, they’ll do something to personalize,” explains Nate Masterson, a hair expert for Maple Holistics. Indeed, grooming is no longer a taboo topic for the modern man. With self-care in vogue, fellas are proudly flaunting their locks and embracing grooming routines like never before. From rocking their natural hair textures to playing with fades and lengths, it's all about showing the world who they are through their strands. And let's talk tech! Thanks to advancements in razors and electric shavers, shaping up has never been easier. “Because of this we possibly see an increase in the number of men who take hair care seriously,” notes industry insider Nate Masterson. With a surplus of grooming goodies at their fingertips, men are diving headfirst into experimentation. It's a playground of possibilities, with styles ranging from classic with a twist to daringly avant-garde. So, what's hot on the hair horizon for 2024? Get ready to feast your eyes on these head-turning trends: 1. Textured Crop A perennial favorite, the textured crop is here to stay. “The key here is the added texture on top, giving it a more relaxed, lived-in look,” says hairstylist extraordinaire, Sophia Bolotina, citing versatility and easy maintenance as key strengths. With its laid-back vibe and effortless charm, this cut is a winner for all hair types. [caption id="attachment_70070" align="aligncenter" width="500"] @uppercutdeluxe_baltic[/caption] 2. Modern Mullet Believe it or not, the mullet is making a comeback, but it's not the '80s party in the back style. With a refined touch, a gradual fade on the sides, and controlled length at the back, it's for the bold guys unafraid of experimenting with their appearance. “I really like the look of the curly mullet which is categorized by a mullet cut with a burst fade on the sides and back,” says Masterson. [caption id="attachment_70071" align="aligncenter" width="500"] @thejuhleal[/caption] 3. Soft Undercuts It's a nod to the classic looks but with a contemporary flair, where sharp meets soft in a stylish fusion. “It works great for men who want a cut that's both professional and edgy,” beams Bolotina. It also complements beards seamlessly, resulting in a chic, well-groomed appearance that enhances facial features. [caption id="attachment_70072" align="aligncenter" width="500"] @tombaxter_hair[/caption] 4. Longer, Natural Waves For those tired of short cuts' maintenance, longer, natural waves are in. “It's all about letting your hair's natural texture do its thing, with minimal styling products,” details Bolotina. [caption id="attachment_70073" align="aligncenter" width="500"] @bestmenshaircutsnyc[/caption] 5. Buzz Cuts with Details The timeless buzz cut takes on a new dimension in 2024. Minimal maintenance meets personal expression, with precise lines or subtle fades adding personality. Nate Masterson predicts a surge in popularity, especially during warmer months. [caption id="attachment_70074" align="aligncenter" width="500"] @pure__harry[/caption] In essence, it's a brave new world of male grooming – a world where self-expression reigns supreme. With each snip and shave, men are boldly carving out their own style narratives. So here's to the trailblazers, the daring gentlemen shaping the future of men's hair.

by Marissa Palmer
February 28, 2024
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Cute Hairstyles You Can Pull Off Even If You Only Have an Elastic

Your morning blowout looks stunning, but then the rain ruins everything? Or you head off running errands wearing your hair down, and now you need a quick glow-up before the date night? Don’t worry, we got your back! You can create countless hairstyles with only one elastic in your bag. Buns, updos, and fancy ponytails – the choice is entirely yours. Grab your hair tie right now and enjoy these smart hair tutorials that only take minutes but look like you really tried. Twisted Bun We all have our own superpowers. This girl’s hidden talent is creating a perfect twisted bun with a scrunchie. To recreate this effortless style, gather your hair into a ponytail and pull the elastic over it just enough to create a mini loop. Place your hand inside the elastic as you swoop your hand under the pony and around it. Collect the ponytail onto the elastic while stretching it out. Then, twist the hair down one time and place the elastic over the loop you created in the first step. Push the loop through the opening to secure the bun. [embed]https://www.instagram.com/reel/C1VlN9HIrvy/[/embed] 5-Second Half Updo Who doesn’t love wispy and romantic half-up hairstyles? They’re great for any occasion and look stunning on any hair type. For your one-elastic half updo, section off the top half of your hair first and make a ponytail. Then, lower your elastic a bit to create a small hole at the base of the ponytail and push the small loop of hair up through it from the inside out. Fluff out your mini bun and tighten the elastic once again to secure the hairstyle. That’s it! You’re ready to grace the scene. [embed]https://www.instagram.com/reel/C20W2LqJ6KT/[/embed] Topsy Tail This side-part hairstyle is a perfect way to elevate your short locks or tame your fringe. Start with a larger section of your hair and create a topsy tail by flipping your hair down through the hole. Then, pull some hair pieces loose for extra fullness and volume. Once done, grab another strand from the front and pull it over and through your reversed pony. Ta-da! An instant update to any hairstyle. [embed]https://www.instagram.com/reel/ChKxvVdDahf/[/embed] No-Elastic Pony Yeah, we know we promised you one-elastic hair tutorials. But just in case you don’t have one with you, here’s your no-elastic pony hack. Gather your locks into a ponytail first. Create a small loop on one side of your head and pull the pony through it. Then, repeat the process on the other side so that your ponytail is secured by a double loop out of your hair. [embed]https://www.instagram.com/reel/CSZkHvEJOIh/[/embed] We all love smart solutions when our hair arsenal is limited. Creativity and imagination always come to the rescue. Oh, and an elastic, of course! Even one tiny hair tie can make a difference. But you already know that from these hair tutorials, don’t you?

by Nataly Green
February 28, 2024
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10 Quick Brunch Hairstyle Ideas That Look Just Perfect

A brunch hairstyle should be three things: easy, quick and ultimately flattering. You don’t have to overcomplicate things, as it’s all about leisure, great food and quality time with your close ones. Wear your comfy clothes and style your hair effortlessly. Here, we have rounded up some simple and good-looking hairstyles to complement the laid-back brunch aesthetic.

by Olga Markuse
February 27, 2024
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The Big Chop: This Hair Transformation Proves That a Bob Cut Still Tops the Trends

A bob cut remains one of the most popular short haircuts over the years. It’s both liberating and empowering – a timeless classic. Once you enter a bob era, you stay loyal to your short locks. They’re easy to style and maintain, so you don’t have to come up with a new hairstyle every day. The bob cut fanbase is still growing, attracting those willing to make a bold statement with their haircut. Digital content creator and bob girlie Julia Kammerer shares her hair transformation journey, showing how a new cut matches her personality. She leaves her long blonde locks in the past, welcoming her bronde bob instead. A life-changing transformation, indeed! [embed]https://www.instagram.com/reel/C1AIdbcIxAt/[/embed] Bye-bye Split Ends! One reason why a bob cut is still popular is that it helps get rid of split ends. After cold winter days, a nice trim is a perfect way to revive the hair and introduce some movement to it. As you can see, Julia Kammerer’s locks are dry and frizzy after years of processing. While the blogger admits she loves her long mane, experimenting with different shades of blonde made her hair thinner and duller. With a bob cut, damaged ends are no longer an issue. And with the right hair care tips, it’s also possible to add natural shine to the hair and maintain the new hair color. Shorter hair also introduces more volume to the roots with countless styling options. Your only limit is your imagination! Snatched & Swanky The chin-length cut like bob makes your face snatched and frames it perfectly. It gives an instant facelift because it accentuates cheekbones thanks to the long fringe that curves around the face, creating a seamless look. Julia Kammerer’s blunt bob also lends some sharpness to the lower part of the face. It visually elongates the round face and rounds the angles for a square-shaped one. Overall, the cut is flattering to practically all face shapes. The hair community agrees that the bob cut suits Julia Kammerer better than long hair. Her jawline becomes more defined, and she can now show off her neck and cleavage. “Actually, yes, this length is better,” one person comments. “Yes......this is the right haircut,” another follower joins in. Make It Shorter Perhaps, the best thing about the bob cut is that you can always go shorter. In one of her latest videos, the blogger does just that, rocking her bob yet again. A micro bob cut is the latest hair trend among those who want their bob shorter or consider switching to a pixie cut. A micro bob sits between the cheekbone and chin length, setting off your facial bone structure. It’s chic and cute at the same time. [embed]https://www.instagram.com/reel/C3iZrVnoaSo/[/embed] A bob cut screams class and style because it shapes your locks effortlessly for a casual or festive look. We hope this hair transformation will give you some food for thought and the ultimate inspo for your next big chop!

by Nataly Green
February 27, 2024
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5 Viral Gigi Hadid Inspired Hairstyles That You’ll Adore

Every Gigi Hadid’s appearance brings us a new boost of inspiration. When it comes to her hair, the model and influencer is well known for her striking signature looks. Here, we’ve gathered some of the most popular Gigi’s hairstyles and included detailed video tutorials on how to achieve them.

by Olga Markuse
February 26, 2024
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Secret Hair Hacks for a Perfect Blowout – It’s All About the Technique!

Mastering a salon-like blowout is every girl’s dream. The volume, the bounce, and the smooth texture will give your hair an instant glow-up. But finding a good blowout tutorial is only the first step toward your ideal hairstyle. Learning the right styling technique, though, is a sure way to success. The beauty blogger and your hair bestie Matt Newman can’t gatekeep his go-to tricks for a stunning blowout look. The content creator shares his top tips on how to achieve different blowout styles – from those luxurious blow-dry curls to the classic blowout with magnetizing volume and curtain bangs to die for. [embed]https://www.instagram.com/reel/C2QDNMOp-9Z/[/embed] Curly Blowout For any type of blowout hairstyle, you’ll need a blow dryer and a round brush or a hair dryer brush. To make a perfect blow-dry curl, take a small strand of your hair and twist it around itself when using the brush. Blow dry the hair with every twist to achieve a defined curl. Another technique is twisting the brush through the section, which is easier and helps prevent tangles. Don’t forget your texturizing spray before styling to make your curls last! Wavy Blowout By holding the brush vertically, you create beach-wavy elongated ends. You may also try other methods to get beach waves, styling your locks with hot tools or heatless techniques like braiding. Some online users share their own hacks for achieving wavy locks quicker and easier. “I’m so lazy to blow dry it into a curl with a brush so I always blow dry the strands with tension and then set them with a roller so it still gets some curl,” one person comments. “Don’t forget to mention that because you have naturally curly hair your blowout will achieve curls easier than people without texture,” another person adds. Straight Blowout Hold your brush sideways, as if you’re wrapping your locks around a hair roller, to get flipped-up ends and volume. For lazy-girl hairstyles, consider also a blowout hack with a straightener to imitate the blow-drying effect without hurting your hands from holding them up all the time. For the effortless curtain bangs look, blow dry your front pieces at the roots first and then away from the face. “If your shoulders feel broken and fingers are numb, you’re doing it right,” Matt Newman jokes. But hey, it still works! If you want to recreate a straight-out-the-salon blowout hairstyle, these easy tricks will help you with that. Try them out and enjoy your Insta-worthy look!

by Nataly Green
February 26, 2024
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Awards Season Celeb Hair: Party vs. Business

The glittering world of Hollywood got twice as dazzling this weekend with not one, but two star-studded affairs: the Screen Actors Guild Awards and the Producers Guild Awards. While the SAG Awards showcased the epitome of red-carpet allure, the PGA ceremony exuded a more formal and industry-centric vibe. Let's break down the celeb hairstyles and compare the party pizzazz with the business buzz of our favorite stars! 1. Emily Blunt Party: Emily Blunt dazzled with a deep side part and elegantly sculpted waves, a nod to the timeless glamour of old Hollywood. The waves delicately tucked behind her ears showcased stunning earrings, adding a touch of sophistication. https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/emily-blunt-attends-the-30th-annual-screen-actors-guild-news-photo/2036561822?adppopup=true Business: Transitioning seamlessly, Emily opted for a more subdued look the next day, tying her hair back with only front layers gracefully framing her face. A shift from the party glam to a professional finesse. https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/emily-blunt-arrives-at-the-35th-annual-producers-guild-news-photo/2039271612?adppopup=true 2. America Ferrera Party: Glossy black locks fashioned into a sleek updo adorned America Ferrera, opening up her face and highlighting her disarming smile. https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/america-ferrera-attends-the-30th-annual-screen-actors-guild-news-photo/2036488325?adppopup=true Business: For the PGA ceremony, America let her bob-length hair cascade down, securing the front section with a chic black bow barrette. https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/america-ferrera-arrives-at-the-35th-annual-producers-guild-news-photo/2039514936?adppopup=true 3. Emma Stone Party: Emma Stone embraced refinement with a polished middle part and a neat low bun, exuding an air of timeless elegance. Soft tendrils framing her face added a touch of femininity. https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/emma-stone-attends-the-30th-annual-screen-actors-guild-news-photo/2036562354?adppopup=true Business: Adopting a relaxed approach for the subsequent ceremony, Emma let her long bob flow freely with natural texture, radiating effortless charm. [caption id="attachment_69996" align="aligncenter" width="500"] @emmastoneirworld[/caption] 4. Ali Wong Party: Ali Wong opted for a low ponytail, allowing her extravagant dress to take center stage without overshadowing it. https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/ali-wong-attends-the-30th-annual-screen-actors-guild-awards-news-photo/2036553831?adppopup=true Business: Keeping the extravagance intact, Ali wore her hair in a high messy bun with faux bangs, perfectly complementing her black blazer. A shift from understated party glamour to a bold and business-savvy style. https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/ali-wong-arrives-at-the-35th-annual-producers-guild-awards-news-photo/2039200315?adppopup=true 5. Tracee Ellis Ross Party: Tracee Ellis Ross turned heads with a Bantu knots-inspired updo, giving her ensemble an extra dose of flair. https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/tracee-ellis-ross-attends-30th-annual-screen-actors-guild-news-photo/2037024403?adppopup=true Business: Switching gears, she flaunted a slicked-back hairstyle with a cute ballerina bun, perfectly complementing the lightweight fabric of her dress and proving that versatility is the name of the game. https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/tracee-ellis-ross-attends-the-35th-annual-producers-guild-news-photo/2039656230?adppopup=true With these A-list inspirations, juggling party glam and business chic has never been easier. So whether you're hitting the red-carpet-worthy occasion or sealing the deal in the boardroom, take a cue from these celebs and rock your locks with confidence. After all, if they can slay two events in one weekend, so can we! Featured images via @emmastoneirworld

by Marissa Palmer
February 26, 2024
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Can’t Braid? Try These 4 Cute Hairstyle Ideas with Elastics

Does braiding your own hair sound like an impossible mission? Try faux braids using elastic bands. Below, we have collated some viral hair hacks that are easy to learn and look boomingly beautiful.

by Olga Markuse
February 24, 2024
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Defying Stereotypes: Inspiring Older Women Redefining Long Hair Beauty

Beauty standards persist throughout our lives, casting expectations on how we should present ourselves to the world. Even as we age, societal norms dictate that women should adopt shorter, more conservative hairstyles. But, breaking free from these stereotypes, a group of influential 50+ bloggers on Instagram are challenging these notions and inspiring women globally to embrace their unique styles. 1. Carrie Muir Hailing from Scotland, hairstylist Carrie Muir has amassed a massive following of over 650k on Instagram and TikTok combined since 2022. With a knack for creating easy, trending hairstyles, Carrie is a breath of fresh air in the hairstyling world. Her consistency is commendable, never missing a post day, and her expertise has earned her a nomination for the Scottish Influencer Awards in the Beauty category. What sets Carrie apart is her love for claw clips and bows, and her profiles feature tutorials on how to style with these accessories. Her highlights also boast a plethora of hair care tips, from the best product picks to heatless curlers, teaching followers everything from beach waves to vintage-inspired curls. For those looking for chic yet doable styles, Carrie's Instagram and TikTok are a must-follow. https://www.instagram.com/p/CzEd8iwINfV/ 2. Claudia Fabian Based in the USA, Claudia Fabian is redefining beauty by focusing on self-love and timeless glam. Since 2023, Claudia has been a go-to source for gray hair inspiration, empowering age confidence through her journey. “We get so many messages from society that aging is bad, and people treat it like a condition that needs to be fixed,” Claudia shares her philosophy. “I’m on a journey to love and accept myself as I age,” she proclaims in one of her posts. Claudia shares her beauty supplements regimen, experiments with wigs and extensions, and provides insights into her gray hair journey. Her Instagram account abounds in self-love and encouragement for those on their own gray hair journey. In a society that often stigmatizes aging, Claudia's posts serve as a reminder that true beauty never expires. [caption id="attachment_69964" align="aligncenter" width="500"] @thebeautydebut[/caption] 3. Kathleen Megna Based in Canada, Kathleen Megna has been on a journey of self-care and healthy hair since 2020. She shares invaluable tips on using purple shampoo for gray hair maintenance, keeping her silver and reducing yellow tones. Kathleen's highlights also include a range of self-care products she swears by, emphasizing the importance of patience and acceptance in her silver hair journey. What sets Kathleen apart is her ownership of Monat, a brand offering naturally based beauty, skincare, and wellness products. Her mission is to help people enjoy beautiful, healthy lives. “There’s NEVER the wrong time to start using the right products!” Kathleen believes. https://www.instagram.com/p/C2afRwWRa9v/ These three remarkable bloggers exemplify that choosing your own path garners more respect than conforming to societal expectations. Women, at any age, can look and feel their best by embracing their unique styles and challenging conventional beauty standards. Featured images via @goodhaircarrie, @thebeautydebut, @k_growing_gray

by Marissa Palmer
February 24, 2024
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These Elegant Updo Ideas for Short and Thin Hair Are a Game Changer

“There’s not a lot I can do with my hair as it’s so short and fine” – does this phrase sound familiar? We are here to introduce two amazing hairstyle techniques for short and thin hair that will prove you can wear it up. If you are looking for inspiration for wedding or prom hair, you are in the right place. These quick and easy videos offer updo ideas suitable for any occasion. Learn to do it yourself, ask a friend or share these tutorials with your hairstylist.

by Olga Markuse
February 23, 2024
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Mature Women Are Opting for Mob Haircut: Here’s Why

Choosing the right hairstyle after a certain age can be a bit of a puzzle. With changing textures, fading colors, and the natural evolution of hair, finding the right crop that offers a chic and flattering look becomes crucial. The quest for the perfect hairstyle can be a daunting task, but we've unearthed a hidden gem in mature women's hairstyling – the mob haircut, aka mid-bob, that effortlessly defies the matronly stereotypes associated with age. [caption id="attachment_69796" align="aligncenter" width="500"] @beautybybost[/caption] Like it or not, our hair wears down with time, just like all things material. Thinning strands, increased dryness, and loss of volume are just a few of the issues accompanying texture change associated with hair aging. For many, the once-beloved long locks lose their luster, while shorter styles may seem too severe or outdated. While chopping off locks might seem like the logical solution to combatting aging hair woes, traditional short styles often fall short of expectations. Many cuts associated with older women can veer into matronly territory, lacking the modern edge that today's mature women desire. Plus, the high-maintenance nature of some short styles is simply impractical for those with busy lifestyles. In this hair dilemma, the medium bob, also known as a mob cut, emerges as a happy in-between. Literally. Short enough to maintain a fresh and youthful appearance, yet long enough to avoid the harsh lines and impractical maintenance of traditional short styles, the mob is a versatile solution that suits a variety of face shapes and hair textures. It sits comfortably at the midpoint of the neck, allowing for movement and style without the commitment of a precise crop. [caption id="attachment_69797" align="aligncenter" width="500"] @ricardoferreiracabelos[/caption] One of the mob's standout qualities is its versatility. Whether your locks are straight, curly, or somewhere in between, this haircut plays well with all textures. And when it comes to color, the mob shines just as brightly. From classic brunette brown to striking copper, the possibilities are endless. Embracing natural grays? The mob seamlessly transitions, showcasing your evolving style. With the mob haircut, styling options abound. Opt for an elegant side part to balance facial features, or flirt with bangs to conceal forehead wrinkles – the choice is yours. Feeling adventurous? Experiment with tousled waves for a carefree vibe or go sleek and straight for a polished finish. Whatever the occasion, the mob has you covered. [caption id="attachment_69798" align="aligncenter" width="500"] @pierpaolohw[/caption] Maintain your mob haircut with the right care routine. Incorporate hydrating masks to combat dryness and brittleness, while moisturizing styling creams help tame frizz for a smooth finish. A regular trim every 6-8 weeks ensures your style stays fresh, while texturizing sprays add body and dimension to your locks. [caption id="attachment_69799" align="aligncenter" width="500"] @romeufelipe[/caption] Choosing a hairstyle that embraces maturity without sacrificing style is a child’s play with the mob haircut. With its flattering silhouette, customizable options, and easy maintenance, the mob proves that age is no barrier to looking effortlessly chic.

by Marissa Palmer
February 23, 2024
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This Hair Colorist Shows Exactly Why Going Gray Is So Time-Consuming

Sometimes, it’s better to embrace the change instead of resisting it. That’s why more and more hair devotees choose to grow out gray hair these days, refusing to cover the silver strands with a hair dye or a temporary spray. Blending gray hair with highlights and lowlights is a popular method for those not willing to wait months until their silver locks grow out naturally. The professional hairstylist and salon owner Emily Chen specializes in gray transitions, showing her followers how to seamlessly blend silvery roots with a customized salt-and-pepper hair color formula. In this incredible 13-hour transition to gray, the stylist unveils all the subtleties behind matching natural hair pattern for her client’s silver hair era. [embed]https://www.instagram.com/reel/C2DeJ5ZOJl9/[/embed] Matching Salt and Pepper Mapping out salt and pepper strands is a meticulous process that requires time and precision. The idea is to separate lighter shades from darker ones and recreate the original root pattern through the mids and ends. This client’s hair is mainly “salt,” peeking from the outside, while the “pepper” is in the middle. The hairstylist weaves out the pepper pieces first to apply a lightener on the salt areas. These silver highlights revive the hair, adding some radiance to it. Then, the darker strands are brought back down to apply lowlight foils. With too much salt to be highlighted, the struggle becomes real. The first sections have already finished processing before the stylist could even start the sides. So, she has to pause the foiling and go back to check the processed strands before proceeding with the rest of the hair. Breaking the Band While applying lowlight and highlight foils to the locks takes some time, fixing color correction banding takes some more. This process alone might take 3 to 6 hours, with all those cleansing, bleaching, and toning stages. So, at some point, Emily Chen’s client has 3 different “time zones” on her head – each hair section going through a different stage of processing. The hairstylist reapplies the lightener to break the line of demarcation and get rid of the old color. In one of her Instagram posts, she also mentions the common challenges when working on gray transitions with processed hair. “Speaking of processed hair, no matter what I do to match the processed hair to natural gray, processed hair will NEVER look exactly like virgin gray hair,” the hair pro explains. She insists that there will always be a subtle line of demarcation as the hair grows, so this type of gray transitioning still requires maintenance. Enjoying the Result Once everything is done processing, the colorist drops all the foils and proceeds with shampooing, toning, and adding some more lowlights where needed. With a nice and healthy cut, the hair looks soft and tamed. No more frizz and split ends! By following easy gray hair tips, it’s also possible to give your hair more shine and protect it from further damage. Emily Chen’s followers praise her mastery in the comment section. “Dear lord – my anxiety spiked just watching and wondering how you timed all that sheesh,” one user mentions. “You’re amazingly patient at your craft and sooooo talented,” another person adds. Embracing gray locks is a whole new chapter in your hair journey. But like any story, it unfolds page by page. No need to rush the process. Just trust it, and you’ll be rewarded.

by Nataly Green
February 23, 2024
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3 Brilliant Boho Braid Ideas That You’ll Want to Save

Braided hairstyles have so much versatility and give enormous room for experiments. If you need some new ideas, look no further. Alisha Jared, a professional hairstylist and educator, delivered these three simple yet stunning braided hairstyle tutorials alongside her pro tips on how to achieve them. Keep reading for some creative boost and inspiring insights.

by Olga Markuse
February 21, 2024
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“No Tangle, No Drama!” A Hairstylist Shares His Top Tips on Using Rollers Like a Real Pro

Hair rollers are having a major comeback lately. All those beautiful hair roller tutorials promise to give you the perfect ‘90s blowout look. So, you order a set of Velcro rollers, hoping to get a dream hairstyle. But, alas, those cute styling tools suddenly turn into torture devices! Your hair keeps getting all tangled up, the rollers are not rolling, and your dreamy blowout is now a tangled mess. The hairstylist and hair hack whizz Jeremy Pugh knows the struggle is real. He dishes on his favorite tricks to make the hair styling game easier. The hair community can’t be happier – the secret of perfect hairstyles with rollers is out! [embed]https://www.instagram.com/reel/C3DyPiVP8mF/[/embed] Common Mistakes The problem with hair rollers is always in their application. As Jeremy Pugh demonstrates, people often start rolling their locks up at the end of their hair. So, when they try to pull the rollers out, those tucked-in ends prevent the tools from coming off easily (short hair is an exception). Another mistake is using the rollers on dry hair. Don’t forget your hairspray is your best friend in your hair styling adventures. Sectioning also matters. It’s better to take smaller hair sections to get a good grip and achieve a defined curl. Wrap It Tight One useful trick is placing the roller halfway, not at the end of the hair. Just imagine you’re using your curling iron and clamping it in the middle of the strand for a perfect curl. The same goes for the roller. Wrap the lower part of your strand around the roller, leaving some space between the styling tool and the roots. Then, set it at the base to create a firm grip with the root area and let all the volume magic work. For thick and long-haired girlies, adding some bobby pins might be a good way to secure the rollers. We all know that gravity and hair rollers are not the best combo, right? So, give your curled locks some extra support! Unwrap It Right Wrapping your hair around the roller is only half of the work. Unwrapping it, though, is a whole new level. Usually, pulling the hair rollers out causes meltdown more often than putting them in. What Jeremy Pugh suggests is not pulling the rollers out but unwrapping them away from the face. And there you have it – volume and curl at once! People in the comment section say these hacks are true game-changers. “Where was this video when I was practically in tears trying NOT to rip out my hair after using a Velcro roller in my already damaged hair,” one woman shares. “I just started using the Velcro rollers and needed this information. Thank you,” another user adds. Mastering hairstyles with self-grip rollers is not as hard as it seems. All you need is confidence and good advice from someone who knows the drill.

by Nataly Green
February 22, 2024
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5 Must-Have Products for the Ultimate Blowout

Achieving a salon-quality blowout is not only an art but a science. If you can't make it to the salon but crave the bounce, shine, and body that comes with a professional blowout, discover the must-have products that will turn your at-home styling session into a red-carpet-worthy affair. These formulas not only protect your precious strands from the heat but also work their magic, boosting volume and enhancing shine. [caption id="attachment_69715" align="aligncenter" width="500"] @styledbychanning[/caption] 1. Hair Dryer with Ionic Technology Invest in a top-notch hair dryer armed with ionic technology – your first line of defense against frizz and static. A quality dryer with adjustable heat and speed settings caters to your unique hair type and styling preferences. And for those seeking volume that commands attention, a nozzle attachment allows you to direct the airflow precisely where the magic needs to happen. 2. Round Brush The round brush is your trusty companion for the perfect salon-like blowout. Choose a barrel size that suits your hair length and style goals. Opt for ceramic or tourmaline-coated brushes for even heat distribution and minimal damage. A brush with natural bristles puts the finishing touch on your styling masterpiece – wrap small sections around it and pull downward for a flawlessly styled mane with body and bounce. https://www.instagram.com/reel/CxvUJBrrfpU/ 3. Heat Protectant Safety first – the golden rule of achieving a stunning blowout. Guard your tresses against the perils of high heat with a heat protectant spray. This superhero product forms an impenetrable shield, preventing dryness, breakage, and split ends. Apply before the blow-drying session to ensure your hair emerges unscathed and gloriously styled. Remember, a stunning blowout begins with healthy hair. 4. Volumizing Mousse or Cream For a blowout that defies gravity, enlist the help of a volumizing mousse or cream. Choose your weapon based on your hair type – a mousse for those with finer strands and a cream for those tackling thick, frizzy, or curly hair. Apply these styling products evenly, focusing on the roots to achieve maximum lift, long-lasting volume, and fullness without the fear of weighed-down locks. [caption id="attachment_69716" align="aligncenter" width="500"] @stylesbystaceee[/caption] 5. Finishing Spray or Serum As you reach the grand finale of your blowout, seal the deal with a lightweight finishing spray or serum. This final touch ensures your style remains unruffled, standing strong against wind, humidity, or the longest nights out. Whether opting for a natural look with a light-hold hairspray or aiming for an all-day masterpiece with a stronger hold, your blowout will thank you for the extra love. A couple of drops of a hair serum post-blowout will have your locks glistening and radiating health. Glide the serum through your hair, taming flyaways, sealing the cuticle, and preserving the smoothness and volume of your blowout throughout the day. [caption id="attachment_69717" align="aligncenter" width="500"] @dreamhairbycelaa[/caption]   Embrace the secret to hair that lasts for days, sparing you the daily styling hustle. Say goodbye to the daily styling grind and wake up to hair that's already on point. Because your crown deserves nothing but the best.

by Marissa Palmer
February 22, 2024
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4 Second-Day Hair Looks That Are Smart Enough to Not Give You Away

We’ve all been there – skipping the wash day in favor of more exciting things. To help you out on one of those occasions, we gathered a few simple ideas that will make your ‘second-day’ hair presentable. Keep scrolling for 3 video tutorials of pre-shampoo hairstyles which will soon become your go-to looks.

by Olga Markuse
February 21, 2024
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Tame Your Mane: This Beauty Blogger Shares Her Ultimate Hair Styling Combo for Straight and Wavy Locks

With the continuous growth of the beauty market, it becomes ever harder to find good and tested hair products. Some beauty buys enter our hair care routine by chance, while others go through a trial-and-error journey before ending up on our bathroom shelf. TikTok creator and beauty blogger Rachel DiBease knows the feeling all too well because she’s been trying different hair styling products for a while before finally discovering a perfect combo that works wonders with her naturally wavy locks and straightened hair. With over 2 million views and tons of likes, her hair product guide is every girl’s dream. Let’s dive in! [embed]https://www.tiktok.com/@rachelshea_/video/7267623626189327659[/embed] Wavy Hair Rachel DiBease embraces her wavy mane and learns to love it with her go-to hair products. Whether she wants her hair wavy or straight, the blogger sticks to Amika's Mirrorball High Shine + Protect Antioxidant Shampoo and High Shine Conditioner combo. These products help boost brilliant shine and remove pollution buildup. To shape her natural waves, the TikTok creator applies her two must-haves – Dae Cactus Fruit 3-In-1 Styling Cream and Dae Hibiscus Wave Spray. They give the waves some definition and prevent frizzy hair. Rachel DiBease also shares her secret tips for lasting waves. She doesn’t brush her hair when it’s wavy because it disrupts the waves. Also, on day 2 or 3, she refreshes her locks by making them damp and using the wave spray again while scrunching in the product. Straight Hair Styling wavy hair is always a challenge. But with the right hair products, your styling routine may eventually become your favorite part of the day. To straighten her wavy locks, Rachel DiBease goes for Dae Agave Dry Heat & Hold Styling Mist for heat protection and smoothness. Then, she uses a hair dryer brush for a quick and easy blowout hairstyle. The beauty blogger adds Crown Affair’s Hydrating Oil to the ends for a smooth and silky finish. With just a few touch-ups of Amika’s Perk Up Dry Shampoo, the hairstyle will look fresh and voluminous. Healthy Hair Good styling products are great. But combined with hair care goodies? Even better! Rachel DiBease encourages her followers to introduce some at-home hair treatments to nurture the locks and make sure the hair grows strong and healthy. The blogger swears by Amika’s Dream Routine Overnight Hydrating Hair Mask that hydrates your locks so good that they look shiny and nourished by morning. Consider also adding some hair oils to your hair care routine, using it with a hydrating mask once or twice a week. The results are worth the effort. Other TikTok users leave comments under the video, thanking the content creator and suggesting other hype-worthy products. “I love this because I have the same hair type and I always see like straight hair or really curly so thank you!” one user writes. “You should add the shine mask into your routine!! My hair legit looks like I just left the salon when I use it!” another person comments. This hair product guide is your cheat code in the hair game. So, go get your prize! Your hair will thank you for that.

by Nataly Green
February 21, 2024
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Taupe Brown Triumph: How This Tempting Hue Is Redefining Spring Hair Trends

Minimalism and monochrome have long reigned supreme. Now, this sleek aesthetic has found its way into the realm of hair color trends, with taupe brown emerging as the shade du jour. But what exactly is driving the popularity of this understated hue, and how can you rock it with confidence this spring? According to renowned stylist and trend forecaster, Tom Smith, 2024 is shaping up to be the year of the brunettes. “Taupe brown is the perfect neutral expensive understated-looking shade of brunette. It really ties nicely into that clean girl aesthetic and those of you who prefer minimal fashion choices,” he declares in his recent TikTok video. With monochrome dressing at its peak, and tonal browns enjoying a resurgence reminiscent of the early 2000s, it's no wonder taupe brown is taking the spotlight. [caption id="attachment_69607" align="aligncenter" width="500"] @ashka.hairstudio[/caption] So, what sets taupe brown apart from its warmer counterparts? Essentially a neutral brown leaning closer to cool tones, this shade is devoid of any brassy undertones, making it a dream for those who prefer cooler hair hues. “It's really beautiful for shine, really great on longer sleeker hair,” explains Smith. “It's kind of a whisper of a brunette, perfect for those who prefer neutral tones in their wardrobe and makeup.” https://www.tiktok.com/@tsutsumihoang/video/7335023881452817671 Whether you're a natural brunette looking to switch things up or a blonde wanting to dip your toes into the ocean of brown hues, taupe offers a subtle yet striking alternative. Achieving this coveted shade may require a professional touch, especially if your hair is naturally darker or previously dyed. Colorists recommend stripping away any deep or warm tones before venturing into taupe territory. https://www.tiktok.com/@denton.kk/video/7326522951090703634 But the journey doesn't end at the salon chair. Keep in mind that darker hair tends to fade with time, making it essential to incorporate color-protecting products into your routine. To maintain your taupe brown locks, invest in color-protecting products and schedule regular touch-up appointments. Consult your stylist for advice on the best blue shampoo to combat any undesired brassiness between your salon appointments. [caption id="attachment_69609" align="aligncenter" width="500"] @fabimazzer[/caption] This effortless hair color pairs perfectly with a minimalist style that exudes health and shine. It looks equally gorgeous worn sleek and straight or slicked-back. Experiment with a casual low ponytail or a relaxed messy bun for an easygoing vibe. The adaptable nature of this hair color offers ample opportunities for customization. Explore traditional highlights, balayage techniques, or delicate babylights to personalize your look. https://www.tiktok.com/@dannycolorz/video/7335352184801905962 In a world dominated by excess, taupe brown stands out for its simplicity and sophistication. So why not embrace the trend this spring? Whether you're craving a subtle change or a complete transformation, taupe brown offers a fresh take on classic brunette beauty.

by Marissa Palmer
February 21, 2024
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Expert Scoop on Spring 2024 Hair Trends You Absolutely Can’t Miss

Ah, springtime! The season of renewal, where nature bursts in a riot of colors and fragrances, inspiring us to refresh our own style and embrace change. And what better way to welcome the warmer days and sunnier skies than by revamping your mane with the latest hair trends? Read on for the expert scoop on haircuts, hair colors, and styling tips that you absolutely can't afford to miss in spring 2024! 1. Midi Cuts According to our experts, medium-length cuts will be on the roll this spring. Natalie Crank, director at HEIR Salon and HEIR Education, attributes it to people ditching their mullets and shag. "Growing out those layers whilst taking up some length helps to add thickness and ties in nicely with more minimal styling trends we are predicting," she continues. [caption id="attachment_69580" align="aligncenter" width="500"] @thebangsbabe[/caption] 2. Layers Layered cuts add bounce and volume, perfect for capturing the fresh, airy vibe of spring. Nyokabi Mickens, the owner and founder of Loclicious, predicts that the layered bob will reign supreme this season, embodying the spirit of renewal and freshness. "This style offers a versatile and rejuvenating look that effortlessly transitions from the cool remnants of winter into the lively atmosphere of spring," believes Nyokabi. [caption id="attachment_69581" align="aligncenter" width="500"] @honeyeater.salon[/caption] 3. Natural Colors Say hello to cooler brunettes and soft gold blondes as the trend veers towards more natural hues. Stylist Natalie Crank forecasts a shift towards effortless cool girl vibes, with coppers and golds giving way to understated elegance. [caption id="attachment_69582" align="aligncenter" width="500"] @girlgonebronde[/caption] 4. Lived-In Color Gina Rivera, the mastermind behind Phenix Salon Suites, predicts that lived-in color will be a focal point this spring. Adding lighter pieces within your current shade will give your hair the perfect springtime glow, whether it's champagne blonde with baby lights or vibrant reds like cherry cola. [caption id="attachment_69583" align="aligncenter" width="500"] @beautybar.roseville[/caption] 5. Pastels Keep an eye out for pastel shades like lavender, rose gold, and soft silver. Kate Ross, Irresistible Me hair and beauty specialist, believes these playful hues are ideal for capturing the light-hearted vibe of spring. Try pastel balayage for a seasonal change, a trend that stylist Nyokabi Mickens describes as a game-changer. “This technique allows for a subtle yet impactful transition of colors, reminiscent of spring's own transition from the monochrome of winter to the burst of colors in nature,” she comments. [caption id="attachment_69508" align="aligncenter" width="500"] @joicointensity[/caption] 6. Natural Hair Texture Spring styling is all about embracing your natural hair texture. Ditch the heat tools and opt for products that enhance your curls or waves without weighing them down. All hairstylists are singing the same tune on this one – healthy, shiny hair is a must-have accessory this season. Invest in sulfate-free products and indulge in regular deep conditioning treatments to keep your locks hydrated and vibrant. [caption id="attachment_69509" align="aligncenter" width="500"] @michellethompsonhair[/caption] 7. Hair Accessories Elevate your spring look with fun hair accessories like headbands, ribbons, and cute clips. Whether you're rocking braids, slicked-back ponytails, or low buns, these accessories add a playful touch to any hairstyle. [caption id="attachment_69510" align="aligncenter" width="500"] @arnew_official[/caption] Rain or shine, with these fresh ideas, spring is sure to become a season of renewal for your hair. Whether you opt for a fresh hair shade, decide to grow out your shag into a midi cut, or simply add a playful accessory, don't be afraid to experiment and find your true spring style. So go ahead and welcome the season with a fresh new look!

by Marissa Palmer
February 20, 2024
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Lady Gaga’s Hairstyles in the New Joker Movie Are in Full Harley Quinn Mode

From “American Horror Story” Lady Vamp locks to “House of Gucci” à la mob wife mane, Lady Gaga graces the screen with her incredible hair transformations. The upcoming “Joker: Folie à Deux” is no exception. This time, our beloved Mother Monster unleashes her dark side, channeling the queen of madness – Harley Quinn. The hair and makeup team managed to demonstrate the character’s journey from a hospital doctor to a killer clown’s murderous girlfriend. As a movie trailer shows, this character makeover will be huge! [caption id="attachment_69565" align="aligncenter" width="500"] @jokermovie[/caption] Bouncy Blowout The latest “Joker 2” stills offer a peek into Lady Gaga’s show-stopping glam. She features her iconic platinum blonde locks while posing with Joaquin Phoenix (Joker). Following the storyline, Dr. Harleen Quinzel works at the asylum where Joker ends up in the previous movie. As her relationship with Joker grows stronger, she ditches her natural brown hair and enters her villain era with gorgeous blonde locks. Harley Quinn debuts her voluminous blowout hairstyle with green-haired Joker by her side. A dream team (or better to say nightmare team), indeed! [caption id="attachment_69566" align="aligncenter" width="500"] @jokermovie[/caption] Chic Updo So, what if there’s nothing normal in Joker and Harley’s relationship? They’re perfect for each other, and the sight of them dancing on the roof only proves the point. Though the couple has their major La La Land moment, their story is not the one with a happy ending. Well, tragic love is still beautiful, right? For this romantic scene, Gaga’s Harley Quinn gathers her blonde mane in a classic French twist updo straight from the ballroom. Gladly, we have an easy french twist hair tutorial for you to recreate this classy look! [caption id="attachment_69567" align="aligncenter" width="500"] @jokermovie[/caption] Slicked-Back Locks Harley Quinn’s obsession with Joker eventually transforms her into his look-alike. She slicks her hair straight back, featuring prominent shadow roots as if welcoming her dark side and letting it consume her. Slicked-back hairstyles are Joker’s trademark that helps create his iconic dark clown look. The same goes for Harley. She draws inspiration from her mad boyfriend, becoming his partner in crime and style. [caption id="attachment_69568" align="aligncenter" width="500"] @jokermovie[/caption] Shaggy Bob with Bangs Sorry, old Harley can’t come to the phone right now. Yes, you heard it right – Harley Quinn no longer wears her signature pigtails, choosing a shaggy bob cut with bangs instead. The extra choppiness and uneven cut give a major hint that the character chopped off her locks herself in the final stage of her transformation into a villain. The hair perfectly highlights her clown-like eyeshadow and red lipstick, ushering in the transition from funny to grungy Harley. Todd Philips’s “Joker: Folie à Deux” is a must-see movie with a bunch of talented actors and an intriguing storyline that keeps the fans on edge. And after a fresh update on Lady Gaga’s killing glam, we can’t wait to see the rest! Featured image via @screenculture

by Nataly Green
February 21, 2024
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The Dark Side of Old Money Blonde Obsession

In the hushed whispers of elite social circles, there's talk of a particular shade of blonde – a hue that's more than just a color, but a symbol of elegance, chic, and the well-kept secrets of generations past. It's the old money blonde, a hue that seems to capture the essence of wealth and refinement with every shimmering strand. [caption id="attachment_69435" align="aligncenter" width="500"] @glorified.hair[/caption] What is it about old money blonde that has society captivated? It's more than just a hue; it's a declaration of belonging to an exclusive world where wealth and beauty reign supreme, a nod to aristocratic roots that reach back through the ages. It's no wonder, then, that everyone from Hollywood starlets to socialites aims to achieve that coveted timeless glow. In a world where status is everything, old money blonde becomes the ultimate accessory, a golden crown of refinement. [caption id="attachment_69436" align="aligncenter" width="500"] @karldawsonhair[/caption] Yet, for all its charm, old money blonde doesn't escape criticism. Detractors argue that it promotes an unrealistic standard of beauty, one that excludes the rich variety of hair colors. Critics contend that fixating on this particular shade reinforces outdated notions of exclusivity, painting a narrow definition of sophistication that alienates those with different natural hues. Behind the glossy facade, there's a harsh truth – maintaining old money blonde is no walk in the country club park. The constant battle against brassiness, the endless appointments for touch-ups, and the wallet-draining expenses are enough to make even the most dedicated follower of fashion second-guess their commitment. The pursuit of perfection in the form of this iconic blonde shade is a journey filled with sacrifices and endless hours in salon chairs. [caption id="attachment_69437" align="aligncenter" width="500"] @colorbymaddie[/caption] Amidst the glitter and glitz, there's an emerging shift towards making old money blonde more relatable. Recognizing the need for inclusivity, experts are exploring variations of old money blonde that suit different skin tones, ensuring that the allure of the color isn't limited to a select few. Embracing natural hair textures and celebrating individuality are becoming the new norm, rendering the pursuit of old money blonde less of a necessity and more of a personal choice. By breaking down the barriers of exclusivity, the narrative around old money blonde is evolving, offering a more inclusive and attainable vision of glamour. [caption id="attachment_69438" align="aligncenter" width="500"] @erinhhair[/caption] Old money blonde remains a symbol of sophistication, wealth, and timeless elegance. However, as society becomes more conscious of the need for inclusivity and authenticity, the golden hue is facing scrutiny and undergoing transformation. Whether you're a die-hard devotee or a casual observer, the enigma of old money blonde continues to captivate, raising questions about the price of perfection and the true definition of beauty in the eyes of the beholder.

by Marissa Palmer
February 19, 2024
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7 Messy Updo Ideas That Made Us Fall in Love

There’s something special about the messy updo that makes everyone fall for it. A blend of romantic and casual vibes, this ever-popular style makes you look chic, elegant and feminine. In this round-up, we’ve gathered 7 best versions of a messy updo for any occasion.

by Olga Markuse
February 19, 2024
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3 Rachel Green-Inspired Hair Hacks You Need to Try Right Now

Everyone knows about the Rachel cut. Inspired by Jennifer Aniston’s character in the ‘90s iconic TV show “Friends,” this hairstyle is the enduring trend among fashionistas today. Bouncy layers, maximum volume, and texture create a trendy and modern look. But what if we tell you there’re hair styling tricks that are giving Rachel Green with no cutting involved? Here are our top three TikTok hair hacks that are so Rachel-coded that you’ll want to recreate them for your next outing! [caption id="attachment_69492" align="aligncenter" width="500"] @pinterest[/caption] Zigzag Parting for Extra Volume This content creator swears by the hair trick, claiming that it gives a perfect voluminous blowout Rachel Green is famous for. All you need to do is wash your hair and create a tight zigzag parting while it’s still wet. Once done, brush your locks thoroughly on both sides and let them dry naturally, or use a blow dryer. After the hair is completely dry, re-part it with a comb. And there you have it – a quick and easy volume at the roots with no styling products! In case you want your hairstyle last, you may also apply your favorite texturizing spray. It’ll surely bring your hair game to the next level. [embed]https://www.tiktok.com/@headlesshairdresser/video/7324792811470228782[/embed] Perfect Face-Framing Pieces Let’s admit it: we all felt a bit jelly of Jennifer Aniston’s wispy front pieces, the layers that framed her face perfectly on the screen. And, honestly, we’re not surprised since she owned every single look with such effortlessness that styling those front pieces seemed the easiest thing ever. Well, we believe it now, especially after finding this hair trick on TikTok. If you want your front piece to scream Rachel Green, straighten it upwards. Just like with a blowout, upward motions with a flat iron create volume at the roots so your hair doesn’t lie flat as if glued to your face. It also helps add a slight curve to the front piece to achieve a face-framing look. [embed]https://www.tiktok.com/@laurabenschop/video/7288715599054769441[/embed] Soft & Sexy Waves Who doesn’t love soft beach waves that look both natural and sexy? This hairstyle is number two in Rachel Green’s list after her iconic blowout. We can see her wearing those romantic waves on the dates and working meetings. But what’s the secret behind these gorgeous locks? Start by applying your styling products to make the waves last. Grab your curling iron and clamp your sectioned strand halfway before curling and holding it for a few seconds. Then and only then, curl the bottom half. Keep repeating the process with each new strand going in the opposite direction. So, if you start curling outward, proceed by moving toward your face. Finish off the look with a lightweight hair oil for a glossy effect. [embed]https://www.tiktok.com/@jessica_backhaus/video/7200432919251406123[/embed] These hair hacks are your ultimate inspo for the effortless and radiant glam that matches Rachel Green’s ‘90s vibe. Try to recreate them and don’t forget to tag @therighthairstyles when sharing your results on social media!

by Nataly Green
February 19, 2024
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Netflix’s Avatar Takes the Hair Game Seriously – A Sneak Peek into Character Makeovers

Water, earth, fire, and air converge as fans are counting the days until the premiere of “Avatar: The Last Airbender” – the most anticipated live-action series coming out on Netflix. Following the Nickelodeon animated show, the new adaptation invites us to the world of elemental magic where power is the most valuable asset. Only the Avatar, the master of all four elements, can restore the balance and bring peace to the lands. The World of the Avatar is a home of four kingdoms that have different customs, traditions, and lifestyles. Their costumes and hairstyles are parts of their national identity and mythology artfully woven into the main storyline. While most details are kept secret, the latest behind-the-scenes clip reveals traditional hairstyles we’re about to see in the show. Likely, the creative team sticks to the original saga, reintroducing some of the most iconic looks. Water Tribe: Hair Loopies and Braids [caption id="attachment_69388" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] @charactour, @avatarnetflix[/caption] The water nation girlies like Katara prefer their long locks braided in effortless hairstyles. Living in the far north where frosty air and harsh winds may damage the hair, braids prevent split ends and dryness. As a young waterbender, Katara practices her magic often, so she chooses something quick and easy to keep her hair from getting wet all the time. She also braids her tendrils in two loops decorated with small beads that frame her face perfectly and reveal her cultural heritage. Katara’s Gran Gran wears the same loopies that remind of the Inuit hairstyle. As a Tumbler fan page suggests, hair loopies are uniquely Canadian Inuit, known as qilliqti in Inuktitut. The resemblance between the animated character and the live-action one is incredible! Fire Nation: Top Knot [caption id="attachment_69389" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] @amazon, @avatarnetflix[/caption] A top knot is a signature hairstyle among the Fire Nation citizens. Small or large – these half buns are both a prominent fashion statement and social status indicator. The Fire Nation hairstyles are largely inspired by Medieval hairstyles typical for Northeast Asia. Back then, top knots were the quintessential Chinese styles popular among the lower members of society and the Emperor himself. In the Fire Nation, commoners traditionally wear simple top knots tied with leather strips or red threads to show their connection with the homeland. The nobles like Princess Azula prefer more refined top knots. The hair artists recreate her iconic top-knot decorated with a flame-shaped hairpin – the royal regalia. The face-framing tendrils create an aura of mystery around this character. Being a daughter of the usurper, her look screams power and authority. Earth Kingdom: Loose Hair [caption id="attachment_69390" align="aligncenter" width="1280"] @avatarfandom, @avatarnetflix[/caption] The dwellers of the Earth Kingdom follow their own fashion in clothing and hairstyle. Their green and brown costumes resemble their connection to the earth. Some women wear their hair down, while others prefer elaborate updos adorned with flowers and other hair accessories. The earthbenders and legendary Kyoshi Warriors, however, opt for short locks and wear their hair up for convenience. Suki, the leader of the Kyoshi female warriors, is easily recognized by her blunt bob cut with a metallic headband. Unlike the animated character, the live-action one has soft waves and a more detailed headpiece with symbols of power and loyalty to her kingdom. Suki definitely has a major glow-up in the upcoming show, and we can’t wait to finally see it! If you’re waiting for “Avatar: The Last Airbender” as much as we do, our hairstyle overview will refresh your knowledge about the universe and even deepen your appreciation of the show. See you at the premiere! Featured images via @avatarnetflix

by Nataly Green
February 17, 2024
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