5 Low Bun Hairstyles for Spring

When you envision a bun, you typically revert to the old standbys -- topknot or a classic ballet bun. Am I right? While these go-to hairstyles will satisfy your updo needs, it's time to add spring's hottest new hairstyle into your rotation: the low bun.   read more


6 Prettiest Replacements for the Tired Topknot

For the last two years, my go-to updo has been the topknot. I'd always been partial to the high bun, so it seemed like a natural transition when the tight twist became the chicest hairstyle since the chignon.   See looks


3 Gorgeous Spring Hairstyle Trends


3 Gorgeous Spring Hairstyle Trends

Say goodbye to top knots. Here are the latest runway trends to update your 'do   See trends


7 Freshest Spring Haircuts Right Now

Think back to all the times you've ever taken a chance at the hair salon. Was it the dead of winter or the middle of warm and sunny spring? If we had to guess, we bet you got bangs in March or chopped off your waist-long hair in April. There's just something about this season that makes you want to go to the salon and get a fresh new spring haircut.   See cuts


7 Medium Length Hairstyles To Get You Out Of a Hair Rut

Medium haircuts often get a bad wrap, and it's not hard to see why. Medium length hairstyles can sometimes feel like you're stuck in "hair purgatory." A medium haircut is either a stalling point for that waist-long goal you feel like you'll never reach or an awkward reminder of a pixie cut you're still growing out.   See more


How to do a Waterfall Braid

Ah, the waterfall braid: So pretty, yet so elusive to many of us.

We all love braided hairstyles, and the waterfall braid is one of the prettiest braids you can DIY. But even braid fanatics often skip this one. Why? Perhaps the braid's cascading, flowing effect seems daunting. Or maybe it's that most people don't know where to start.   See steps


How to Do a Fishtail Braid in 5 Easy Steps

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


Hot Trend: Hair Extensions on the Cheap

When an email hit my inbox announcing that Just Extensions -- a salon that, as the name suggests, just does hair extensions -- was opening in Los Angeles, I was really reluctant to be the office tester monkey.   See more


Hair Color Ideas That'll Inspire a Trip to the Salon

Taking the plunge on a new hair trend can be risky. You worry about whether or not it'll work with your skin tone. You worry about coming off like you're trying too hard. You worry about the colorist doing a total botch job..   See trends


The Oscar Looks We Think Deserve Their Own Awards

As I'm writing this I have no idea who has won Best Actress or Best Picture (C'mon Argo!) at the 2013 Oscars but what I can say with certainty is who won the red carpet beauty awards (more about that on the next slide).   See the looks


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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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