Nothing screams, "good hair day," like a spectacular salon blowout. And while we'd like to consistently schedule those weekly hair appointments, our budget doesn't always allow it. Even more unfortunate, blow-drying our hair at home just doesn't ever seem to come out the same, even if we've become a master at wielding that dryer. So, why can't you get those same salon-worthy strands at home? Most likely, your issues lie with the fact that you're using a subpar blow dryer. but why spend so much money on a hair dryer when the cheaper options are so much, well, cheaper? read more
"I want colorful hair -- like a vibrant purple or deep lavender," says the woman in the salon chair next to mine. I peek at the woman sitting next to me and have to keep my jaw from dropping to the floor. It's a woman well into her 60s, and suddenly my 23-year-old self (who's going a boring-by-comparison brown) realizes just how far-reaching the colorful hair trend is. I've also gained a whole new respect for this fabulous woman sitting next to me. read more
Salt and pepper. Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. And now, dry shampoo and dry conditioner. They go together like, well, shampoo and conditioner. read more
Finding the right haircut for curly hair can be a struggle -- especially when you're working against, instead of with, your natural texture. We know -- you've pressed, chemically straightened and probably even begged your curly hair to cooperate. Luckily, you don't have to straighten your curls into submission to flaunt gorgeous hair. See haircuts
Let's be honest. Any time we need hairstyle ideas, we turn to Pinterest, because, duh -- thousands of braids and updos wait to be discovered. However, scrolling through those thousands of hairstyles in search of the most pinnable masterpieces can be a little overwhelming, especially when only about eight of them speak to your style. Whew. Wine break, anyone? read more
Just when you think you've finally got the hang of braiding (fishtail braid: mastered), some hair-for-days Instagrammer with more followers than Taylor Swift reinvents the wheel and comes up with a drop-dead-gorgeous type of braid that you must learn how to replicate immediately. read more
The right hairstyle can boost your self-confidence, give you healthier hair and even make you look younger (yes, it's true!). Wondering how to look younger? Making tiny tweaks to your hairstyle can shave off years. By camouflaging wrinkles, drawing attention away from fine lines and wrinkles and adding depth and warmth to your face, your haircut, hair color and hairstyle can work better than the anti-aging serums you're slathering all over your face. read more
When you think of perms, I guarantee one of two things comes to mind: bad '80s hairstyles or the courtroom scene in "Legally Blonde." So let me introduce a third option: textured, sexy, beachy wave hair. Skeptical? So was I. After all, how could the same process that gave women the Jennifer Beals in "Flashdance" giant curls of their dreams also be responsible for creating a look so modern and sexy? read more
When you think of hair accessories, do you imagine a flower girl with a crown of daisies around her head? The blue ribbons you tied at the end of your pigtails before cheering at your high school's football game? Or the pink polka-dot bow you begged your mom to buy you on that family trip to Disneyland. See accessories
Never learned how to fishtail braid? You're not alone. And this ethereal, intricate-looking 'do might look intimidating. But it's important to remember that braiding is probably the simplest hair skill to master. All you really need is a pair of hands and a hair tie -- no hot tools or hair products necessary. See tutorial
Most women are constantly looking for new hairstyles -- whether it's to reinvent the way they look or for a special occasion. Each person is different, and choosing the right hairstyles to fit them will depend on the person's face shape, hair texture, and the occasion. If you're planning to spend the day at the mall or hang out at your friend's place watching movies, then you'll want to choose hairstyles which are relaxed and casual, and easy to maintain. On the other hand, occasions like weddings or prom demand more elaborate hairstyles, like beautiful updos that are elegant and complement your dress and accessories.
The right hairstyles can accentuate your best facial features while downplaying any flaws, redefining the way you look. The shape of your face can help determine the kind of hairstyles that will suit you best. For instance, if you have a round face, you might consider wearing your hair long to minimize the width of your face. However, if you have a longer face, you'll look great in hairstyles that are short with sweeping bangs which will give a wider appearance to your face.
To choose a cut that will best suit your style, look at pictures of other women who have similar faces and features to you, and who also have hairstyles that you like. More importantly, choose hairstyles that will help you feel comfortable, even if you're not conforming to all the rules.
With step-by-step instructional videos and articles on hairstyles at Total Beauty, you'll get expert advice and plenty of tips on hairstyles that are easy to create. You'll have lots of new hairstyles to discover each week, so you can create the look you want whenever you chose.
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