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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


7 Seriously Gorgeous Haircuts for Long Hair

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Beat-the-Heat Summer Hairstyles

I'm crazy about summer. I love the feeling of sand in my toes, sun on my face (with sunscreen!) and saltwater on my skin ... but my hair does not appreciate mixing with all of the elements. It stubbornly refuses to be anything besides a big, frizzy, hot mess.   Get hairstyles


10 Impossibly Pretty Braids You Need Now

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 complicated, drop-dead-gorgeous type of braid that you must learn how to replicate immediately.   read more


25 Ways to Step Up Your Ponytail Game for Summer

Ah, the ponytail: The no-frills hairstyle we wear to the gym, around the house or running errands. At least that's what it used to be. Unlike the plain Jane ponytails of the past, this summer's ponytail hairstyles are turning heads. Inspired by the runway, the blogosphere and the city streets, we're seeing voluminous texture, woven details and other creative elements that are taking the age-hold ponytail to 2015. Here, we present the 25 ponytail tutorials we're most excited about this summer -- from high-fashion styles to quick looks anyone can master.   read more


6 Best Hair Waxes


6 Best Hair Waxes

Hair wax is the unsung hero of the hairstyling world. Unless you have short hair, you probably aren't aware of its styling versatility. When you find the best hair wax, it will add texture, tame flyaways and manage frizzy locks -- whether you have curly, straight, long or short hair.   read more


12 Best Products for Curly Hair

Those of us with curly hair know it can be both a blessing and a curse. When it behaves, nothing's better than having a head full of perfect ringlets or waves that cascade over your shoulders. But when it's acting ornery or piqued -- look out. Thirsty, frizzy, stressed-out curls are never pretty. And when we try to wrestle those same misbehaving curls into submission, it only makes things worse. (Because, really, the only thing that looks worse than fried curls are fried curls that have been further fried in an attempt to make them behave.)   Best curl products


The Best Tinted Dry Shampoos For Your Hair Color

Dry shampoo is a life-changing hair product. Woke up late? Spray it on and you've got hair that looks better than if you'd washed it (Get our dry shampoo tutorial here). But sometimes, for brunettes especially, dry shampoo can leave a white, powdery cast that's not much better than greasy hair. Enter: tinted dry shampoos. They not only eliminate the whole white-residue issue, they also make hair color look more vibrant -- and can even cover up your roots.   read more


Your Life-Changing Guide to Using Dry Shampoo

Dry shampoo is a magical invention -- it zaps greasy roots, adds volume and texture and eliminates the need to wash and style hair every single day (seriously, who has time for that?). It can make three-day-old hair look better than freshly washed, or hide the fact that you hit the gym during lunch hour and didn't have time to wash.   read more


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Hairstyles Guide and Information

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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