As someone who's always had a relatively thick, healthy head of hair, hair loss wasn't even on my radar. I mean, sure, I knew that it was an issue many men and women contend with. But happily, I'd never had any personal dealings with it. Then a friend -- a contemporary in her thirties -- began regaling me with her thinning hair tales of woe and I learned that hair loss can hit you out of left field at pretty much any age. Swell. Something else to fret about. read more
Are you sick and tired of hair that falls flat, frizzes at the first sign of rain, or has ends drier than Seth Meyers' wit? Join the club. See rules
We have a policy here at Total Beauty: The more a product costs, the more it needs to wow us. A $2 lip gloss that's a little sticky? Meh, we can deal. A $30 lip gloss that pulls the same stunt -- sorry, that's just not going to fly. See products
Bad hair days. We've all been there ... and it's so frustrating. When I had long hair, I wanted to cut it because it was way too heavy, greasy, and flat. So I cut it short ("low maintenance, here I come!") and was thrilled until pieces started sticking out every which way. Now, while it's growing out, it just looks dented and weird most days. See styles
From bad hair to what-were-you-thinking makeup, beauty pros prove that even the best have made some bad choices See moments
Working mom Lisa is starting to see pesky grays sprout through her highlighted strands and, to no surprise, isn't thrilled about it. To help mask them, and put some fun and style back into her look, we called on our makeover team at the Warren-Tricomi salon in Los Angeles, Calif., which includes hairstylists Whitney Olson and Reanna Garcia, colorists Jherra Moreno and Ashleigh Childers, and celebrity makeup artist and co-founder of the Luxe Beauty Team Amy Hollier. See how a face-flattering trim and rich wash of color take years off this busy mom's face. See makeover
With a demanding work life, and an even more demanding 2-year-old at home, Beth needed a cut and color that would help her look more polished and put-together -- without taking a ton of time. So we called in our team of experts at the Warren-Tricomi salon in Los Angeles, Calif., which includes hairstylists Whitney Olson and Reanna Garcia, colorists Jherra Moreno and Ashleigh Childers, and celebrity makeup artists and co-founders of the Luxe Beauty Team Sarah Uslan and Amy Hollier. Let's see what they did to turn back the clock for Beth. See makeover
Of all the hair care products in your shower, your shampoo is a nonnegotiable necessity.
We all need a good lather to wash out the grime after a run or after we've employed multiple styling products. But a great shampoo (like the reader-approved hair care products on this list) should not only leave our hair soft, clean and smelling delightful, it should also help cut down post-shower styling time by priming strands for our desired style of the day. See products
Getting whiffs of "vinegar" or "wet paint" are acceptable when you're making salad dressing or redecorating your house, but when they come out of a hairspray bottle, they can be quite gag inducing. Get list
One young professional who's trying to make a name for herself chops and dyes her hair to create an edgy signature style See makeover
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If you're like most women, then you're concerned about the appearance of your hair, and will do what it takes to take care of it. Starting now, it's time to banish dull and dry hair from your life, and take better care of your hair to get lustrous locks that will turn heads. To help you, Total Beauty offers you expert tips on hair care for shiny, glossy hair.
If your hair is in good condition and is healthy, then your hair care regime will only need a few tweaks to keep your tresses looking great. One way to have healthy hair is to maintain a healthy lifestyle; your mane will be in better condition, naturally. Your daily diet should include plenty of water, as well as lots of fresh fruit and vegetables. Opt for grilled or baked dishes rather than fried food, and limit your intake of cola or coffee, which have excess caffeine.
Perming, bleaching, or coloring frequently cause damage to your hair as they strip the shaft of its natural oils. Experts say that hair should have at least eight percent moisture for it to look silky and shiny. Using products meant for chemically treated hair can protect your tresses and make them look smooth and glossy.
Look through Total Beauty's hair care section to discover great secrets for gorgeous locks. Total Beauty offers some of the best hair care advice on the web, so you can have great hair all the time.
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