Sure, the hairstyle gods have spoken and they're forecasting everything from low ponytails to lobs (and don't forget the pixie!) in hair trends, but we're just not ready to give up the classic, gorgeous and totally practical braid as the easiest and prettiest hairstyle upgrade in the book. From tousled fishtails and loose chains to intricate reverse braid top knots (*swoon*), these pretty plaits and easy braids are just a few of our absolute favorites. But here's the thing we love most about these braids: as complicated as they look, you can whip together a few of these easy braids in five minutes or less. read more
At the Oscars, Whoopi Goldberg may have made a (flaccid) joke about knowing Pink on such an intimate level that she calls her Alicia, but the point hit home. read more
A great hairstyle can elevate a beauty look from ho-hum to smoking hot. African American hair varies in color and texture, and with so many trendy styles for black hair -- braids, twists, updos, afros and more -- the possibilities are seemingly endless. read more
And you thought the low ponytail was the hairstyle of choice at the gym and on Saturday mornings. Pah! We saw the classic low ponytail in a gorgeous lineup of styles everywhere on New York Fashion Week runways and awards season red carpets. Slicked back or slightly mussed, with deep side parts or straight down the middle, braided or with a barrage of killer accessories -- you name it. The classic low ponytail may be an easy hair fix on a lazy day, but with just a smidge more effort, you can give this humble hairstyle a serious makeover. See how some of our favorite celebs and top runway stylists transformed this low-maintenance look into a bonafide runway/red carpet trend. read more
Amy Adams' signature red hair was the inspiration for Molly Sims recent color transformation.
Ask any fashion insider and they'll tell you a complete look depends as much on the right hair and makeup as it does the fabric and cut of the clothes. What would the halter-neck jumpsuits in "American Hustle" be without the spiral curls and shimmery eye makeup? Just like in the movies, at New York Fashion Week the beauty looks are the cherry on top of the perfect show. And the best part? You don't have to wait six months to get them. read more
While New York Fashion Week may be all about the clothes for some, we focus our gaze on the crazy, amazing beauty looks hitting the runways. This season designers pulled out all the stops on runway hairstyles. Forget the staid slicked-back low ponytails so familiar at New York Fashion Weeks of the past. This runway season saw braids, splashes of color, choppy wigs, gorgeous braids and even ... feathers (which we're totally wearing asap). Click through and find your favorite New York Fashion Week hairstyle and tell us: which styles will you try? read more
Taylor Swift is famous for; serial dating, outing her exes through tell-all lyrics and her long, long blonde hair. Or, rather, she was. read more
Hat hair rarely makes any friends, but after seeing the gorgeous braided "berets" Odilie Gilbert created backstage at the Creatures of the Wind show, we think we may be in love. With one braid, Gilbert transformed each model's hair into a pretty accessory. Here's a step-by-step breakdown of how to recreate this gorgeously mussed look on your own, complete with the makeup look to match: read more
This spring's hottest hair accessory is a lazy girl's savior and costs less than a latte. 'A bobby pin?' *Yawn* you say? Take it back! The humble bobby pin is one of the most versatile (and underrated) tools in your hair kit. Short hair, long hair, medium-length -- bobby pins create gorgeous, easy hairstyles for all hair lengths in an instant. Still not convinced? Maybe you haven't seen today's crazy, adorable assortment of bobby pins -- they're a far cry from the standard issue, brown Goody bobby pin. Check out the new decorative, colorful and quirky bobby pins and the most creative bobby pin hairstyles you can whip together in a heartbeat. read more
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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