How to Pull Off a Twisted Side Fro Hawk

When we say styling natural hair takes time, effort and patience, we mean it. But would our favorite naturalistas change it for the world? Not a chance. Take YouTube phenom Helecia, otherwise known as iKnowlee on her channel. Famous for her braid outs, twist outs, updos and other natural hair video tutorials, this girl has racked up nearly 100,000 subscribers. One of the signature looks we're loving: her twisted side fro hawk.   read more

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March 24, 2014  |   6:03 AM  |  COMMENT
13 Best Drugstore Hairstyling Products

Turns out, the commercials were right: you actually can get salon-worthy hair with drugstore hairstyling products. At least, that's what TotalBeauty.com readers say about these gels, serums, hairsprays and mousses. All of them gave our readers gorgeous 'dos -- without breaking the bank.   See products

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March 21, 2014  |   9:03 AM  |  24 COMMENTS
Gorgeous Bangs for Every Face Shape

Raise your hand if you've ever felt personally victimized by bad bangs. Oh, everyone? My very own bad bang story goes back to high school, when too-short and too-blunt bangs made my round face look even wider. It was then that I swore off bangs forever. Fast forward a few years later, and the high rise of celebrities getting bangs convinced me I needed to try again ... with a shape that was more flattering to my face. Voila! With soft, side swept fringe my face magically looked slimmer.   read more

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March 20, 2014  |   2:03 PM  |  COMMENT
We Tested 10 Edge Control Products for Black Hairstyles

In the world of hair styling, edge control is something most of my fair, flaxen-haired friends have never heard of, but it's an essential step for kinky-curly, bound-to-be-frizzy, African-American hair maintenance. Those stray wispies along the hairline aren't meant to roam free, as in some sepia-toned Alicia Keys video. If there's anything our favorite naturalistas have taught us, it's that going natural isn't just about going with the 'fro, and taming those frazzled edges at your hairline takes a lot more artillery than a little shine serum and hairspray. Controlling your edges can be a lifelong project ... a mission, if you will. But there's a whole category of products designed to make this mission: possible.   read more

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March 17, 2014  |   5:03 PM  |  2 COMMENTS
Lauren Conrad Cut Off Her Hair, and the World Kept Spinning

• Lauren Conrad cut off some of her lustrous hair and somehow the world kept spinning. How, we aren't sure, but it did. [Bellasugar]   read more

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March 12, 2014  |   9:03 AM  |  1 COMMENT
22 Braids to Start Your Spring Hair Fling

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

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March 6, 2014  |   9:03 AM  |  2 COMMENTS
If You're Gonna Go Purple ...

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

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March 4, 2014  |   8:03 AM  |  2 COMMENTS
15 Best African American Hairstyle Trends

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

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March 3, 2014  |  10:03 AM  |  6 COMMENTS
Buh-Bye Top Knot! Helloooo, Low Ponytail

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

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February 28, 2014  |   9:02 AM  |  COMMENT
Going Red: Molly Sims Wanted a 'Big Bold' Hair Statement -- And Got One

Amy Adams' signature red hair was the inspiration for Molly Sims recent color transformation.
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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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