17 Best Short Hairstyles for African American Women

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

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A Headband So Pretty and Versatile It's FLOTUS Worthy

Michelle Obama is no slouch when it comes to fashion, so why should her choice of hair accessories be any different?   read more

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Re-Create These Covet-Worthy Celebrity Hairstyles

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

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Hollywood Hair: Katy's Finally Slimed, K-Stew Goes Orange, Kelly Osbourne Gets a Shave

It may not be easy, but Katy Perry has wanted to be green -- "slime green" -- for a while now.
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We Can't Stop Staring

Carrie Underwood's Old Hollywood-inspired makeup at last night's Academy of Country Music Awards was created by makeup artist Melissa Schleicher using Almay products. (The singer serves as the Global Brand Ambassador). Here's how you can get the glamorous look for yourself.   read more

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What the Cool Kids Are Wearing: Hair Color Edition

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

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Star Style: 3 Celebs Undergo Hair Changes

Getting a new cut or color can be any number of things: exhilarating, terrifying, liberating -- and is always a generally emotional experience.   read more

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Try This: Curly Twisted Pin-Up

For girls with natural hair, styling can be tricky. Wearing it down works only if your dead ends aren't obnoxiously frizzled and your curls are smooth enough not to seem unkempt. Opting for an updo is the easiest go-to in this case, but what happens when your hair isn't long enough to throw up into the all-purpose top knot? YouTube blogger The Chic Natural asked herself those very questions and came up with a wide range of completely doable styles for short to medium haircuts. She demonstrates how to get the looks in these super easy (and binge-worthy) natural hairstyle tutorials. Plus, her styles are so versatile, you can wear them to the office, happy hour or even a weekend soiree. One of her looks we're currently obsessed with: this curly twisted pin-up.   read more

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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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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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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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