Hair accessories are basically jewelry for your hair -- which might explain why we just can't get enough. They're a quick way to add color and personality to basic hairstyles. Pop a Swarovski-encrusted comb alongside a topknot, and suddenly you're a modern day Holly Golightly. Throw a patterned turban over beach-y waves for an instant dose of bohemian cool. read more
We love a good lob and effortless beachy waves, but some hairstyles are so classic that they deserve a spot in the Hair Hall of Fame. Whether it's Holly Golightly's famous updo or a disco diva's legendary curls, some hairstyles just stick around -- getting copied and reinterpreted again and again. Check out photos of the most popular hairstyles at recent awards shows and Fashion Week presentations and you realize that some 'dos just never get old. read more
"It'll grow back." When you're brimming over with tears at the sight of a new head of hair you didn't ask for, that's the last thing a woman wants to hear. My first bad haircut was at age seven, and I can still recall bursting into tears in the back of my mom's minivan after shyly nodding that, yes, I liked my new bangs, to the stylist moments before. Decades later, and I still haven't learned the art of politely informing a stylist that I hate what she's done to me. When I wondered out loud how to fix a bad haircut, my coworkers had plenty to say. We've all had bad cuts over the years, so we had a hair stylist expert, Chris Petroff (he's done Jared Leto's hair, and we're all jealous of those locks), weigh in on when to speak up and what to say. read more
Short hair, don't care -- that seems to be the motto these days. Everyone from celebrities to women on the street seems to be making the cut, and we love it. These short African American hairstyles are perfect for keeping cool in the warm months ahead, and show that just because your hair is short doesn't mean there aren't a million ways to wear it. Here, the hairstyles for short hair that we're obsessing over. read more
If we were giving an award for best hair, Kate Middleton would win hands down. Always sleek and shiny, we've never seen the Duchess with so much as a hair out of place (even the day after giving birth!). read more
It's officially in: Our 2014 hair color trends report. We're bringing you what's new and hot in blonde hair color, brunette hair color and red hair color -- along with everything you need to know about caring for freshly dyed hair, wearing your hair color with confidence and choosing a color that suits your natural skin tone and hair color. So whether you're dying to try the vibrant, red hair color we saw on nearly every runway this year, or you're looking for soft, sombré (that's subtle ombré for those not in the know) highlighting to add to your brunette color -- we've got the lowdown. Dye away. read more
Celebrities have done it. Runway models have done it. Even fiercely chic socialites have dabbled in the natural hair movement. If there's anything the big and beautiful trend has taught us, it's that it doesn't matter if you're a budding beauty blogger or the kid sister to Beyoncé -- embracing your God-given kinky hair and curly spirals is inspiring. Some who've grown tired of chemical treatments and damaging weaves say the hairstyle trend has even helped them to identify their true self. 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
Let's play a little game: What comes to mind when you think of the 1920s, 1940s, and 1960s? If you think sleek bobs, pin curls, and bouncy blowouts, then you're just like us: hair-obsessed. Go retro
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
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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