If you're like us, your hair spends most of its time in a ponytail. We know, we know, you just can't help it. But instead of telling you to totally break out of this rut (OK, OK, we will suggest you do this on occasion, just not today), we thought we'd help you graduate this hairstyle staple to the next logical look: the side pony. It's amazing how shifting your pony three or four measly inches to the left or right can totally up the fun and sexy factor of this classic updo. This is likely why celebrities are bringing back this whimsical 'do in a big way -- it's a great way to put a flirtatious spin on an old classic. See side pony styles
Who knew haphazard hair could look so chic? We are used to seeing these "bedhead" styles splashed across celebrity weeklies when stars get caught on a Starbucks run by the paparazzi, but these relaxed 'dos are making their way out of bed and onto the red carpet. From movie premiers to award shows, short to long hair, these playful textured looks are making big waves in Hollywood. See textured styles
If you have curly hair (or just want curly hair) then a diffuser is a must-have item in your beauty arsenal. What is a diffuser? It's an attachment for your blow dryer that changes the air flow from a direct stream of air to a more diffused (get it?) wide circle of air. This helps to minimize frizz, since there's less hot air aimed at any one part of your hair, so it's perfect for curls. If your blow dryer didn't come with a diffuser, you can buy a universal one that will attach onto the nozzle (just make sure it's the right diameter before you buy). See how-to
When it comes to having straight or curly hair, a lot of women seem to want what they can't have; straight-haired ladies love the curling iron and curly gals reach for the flat iron. Well, this year is all about working what you've got, which means straight-haired women of the world, unite -- it's time to start celebrating your sleek strands. See straight looks
African American celebrities are some of the biggest hair trendsetters -- from Rihanna's short, edgy style (that is forever evolving) to Tyra's long, sleek strands, these ladies are known for their signature styles. And while many women attempt to recreate their looks, they never truly succeed at pulling them off quite as well. Why is that anyway? See celebs
We love award shows for many different reasons. Some, like the Oscars, are fun to watch for the over-the-top red carpet looks. And others, like the MTV awards, are a trip to view with all the wacky and funky styles. However, few of the looks from either show can be worn to the grocery store or even to work or a cocktail party, right? That's why another one of our favorites is the People's Choice Awards. This year they went a bit more casual and the result was celebrities with fun -- and very wearable -- looks. See trends
We paid homage to a lot of bests and worsts this year from the
Best Drugstore Shampoos to The 13 Worst-Hair Cities and even Best and Worst Celebrity Plastic Surgery. (If you missed seeing any of these lists on TotalBeauty.com, it's okay -- check them out by clicking here.) See covers
When it comes to holiday parties we all want to look our best, or even better than our best, right? Well, that's why we thought we'd share these nine gorgeous celebrity hairstyles. Copy one of these fun, chic or glamorous hairstyles then pair it with a glam makeup look (like one of the ones seen in this celebrity photo gallery), and you're sure to turn heads this season -- even if you don't have money to spend on a new outfit. See hairstyles
TV characters' hairstyles run the gamut from runway-worthy 'dos to downright scary catastrophes. Some of them perfectly fit their characters -- like Ugly Betty's blah cut or Joan Holloway's perfect French twist -- and some of them left us wondering what the stylists on the show were thinking. See hairstyles
"The Twist" is more than just a popular 60s dance. It's also a look practically anyone can wear. So check out this celebrity hairstyle that's fun to sport and so easy to copy. See celebrities
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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