8 Best Curling Irons -- and the 3 Worst

Whether you curl your hair daily or only on very special occasions, a good curling iron is a very handy thing to keep stashed in your bathroom. Not only can it give you tight spirals, but also loose waves and it can even work as a hair straightener in a pinch.   See curling irons

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December 18, 2013  |  10:12 AM  |  28 COMMENTS
12 Best Hot Styling Tools

Heat styling is a necessary evil in the world of hairstyles. With sleight of hand, curl and volume can be added to stick-straight hair with rollers or curling iron action, and wavy or curly hair can miraculously be straightened with a solid blow-out and flat iron finessing.   See tools

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December 11, 2013  |   9:12 AM  |  62 COMMENTS
Jennifer Aniston Reveals Her Celebrity Hair Crushes

Jennifer Aniston may have had the hair that launched a thousand dramatic haircuts back in the early nineties, but in 2013 she's no longer heralding The (ill-advised) Rachel as the be-all, end-all of looks.   read more

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December 11, 2013  |   8:12 AM  |  1 COMMENT
Check Out Nicole Richie's New Take On Crown Braids

Nicole Richie's initial claim to fame may have been her critically acclaimed appearance on "The Simple Life," but the crown braid the star wore to host an event over the weekend is decidedly anything but simple -- that is, provided your actual hair goes into creating it. Happily, Nicole's choice in accessory seems to be a hairpiece worn over her sleek, pulled-back chignon, which is a much easier means by which to get this fancy twisted take on the classic boho braid.   read more

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December 9, 2013  |   9:12 AM  |  COMMENT
Kate Middleton Surprises Us With A Fresh Take On Her Already-Perfect Hair

The British monarchy received not only a new Duchess, but a much-needed breath of fresh air when Prince William got hitched (is it okay to refer to royalty that way?) to Kate Middleton in 2011. The past two years have seen lovely Kate through a wedding, a pregnancy, and countless red carpet events, and we can't recall a single instance in which she's ever been seen looking less than flawless. We're almost, selfishly, a teeny bit let down -- isn't there just a shred of mere mortal left in her somewhere?   read more

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December 6, 2013  |   8:12 AM  |  COMMENT
12 Days of Easy Holiday Hair

The holidays have always been an excuse to get all decked out -- whether it's wearing your most sparkly dress or (finally) mustering up the courage to wear a bold crimson lip color. And when it comes to holiday hair, nothing puts you into a festive holiday spirit like an adorable new party hairstyle.   read more

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December 5, 2013  |  10:12 AM  |  1 COMMENT
We Can't Get Over Sienna Miller's Gorgeous Rose Gold Hair

We know we said that we were kind of over the multicolored hair trend, and that this season was all about rich, classic, natural-looking brunettes and blondes, but come on, hear us out! Or if you won't give us a chance to explain ourselves (really?), then at least name one thing you'd like more on your head right now than the gorgeous rose gold highlights Sienna Miller sported at the British Fashion Awards. Seriously, we can't stop staring. When was the last time you saw a hair color this pretty and unique, albeit, you know, obviously fake?Something about the dark roots, the carefree waves, the dreamy fade from a pink hue to flaxen blonde ... I guess what I'm trying to say here is that we've died and gone to hair color heaven. Unfortunately for us, this doesn't seem to be a look that just anyone could pull off. Just like it's not just anyone who is lucky enough to reproduce with Tom Sturridge, am I right? Sigh.   read more

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December 3, 2013  |   6:12 PM  |  COMMENT
The Best Hair and Makeup at the American Music Awards

The hairstyles and makeup looks at the American Music Awards are often over the top, extreme, or just plain weird. At the 2013 AMAs, however, stars looked surprisingly pretty and subdued -- even Miley Cyrus played it safe. The beauty looks were so good, in fact, that we're using them as inspiration for holiday parties. Flip through our favorites, and let us know which one you'd try. Sound off in the comments below.   read more

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November 25, 2013  |  12:11 PM  |  COMMENT
Curling Iron Line-Up: The Right Wand for Every Curl

What could be simpler than curling your hair? Clamp, wrap, repeat -- right? Not exactly. For those of us who have ever wrestled with a wand (read: all of us), we know that getting the perfect beachy waves or soft spirals can be tougher than it looks. And we've got the embarrassing prom pictures to prove it.   read more

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November 20, 2013  |   5:11 PM  |  1 COMMENT
Wait, Rihanna's New Haircut is Totally ... Normal?

Flipping through photos of Rihanna's hairstyles over the years -- or, heck, even months -- is like looking through those books of "inspiration" you find at the hairdresser. Every length, every trend, every color, Ri-Ri has done it all.   read more

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November 18, 2013  |   8:11 AM  |  1 COMMENT

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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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