3 Ways Even Your Stick-Straight Hair Can Have Beach Waves

Every summer, I'm bombarded with magazine spreads and YouTube tutorials on how to get the perfect beach waves -- and I devour every one of them. I buy salt spray and sit religiously in front of my vanity trying to create those perfectly undone, (seemingly) low-maintenance waves. Summer beach waves may be considered a "quick and easy" hairstyle, but my limp, un-waved hair insists otherwise. Enter the hair geniuses at Salon Mario Russo in Boston. Owner and lead stylist Mario Russo has created three out-of-the-box techniques for creating beach waves that will work on even the straightest hair, guaranteed. And get this -- you don't need a curling iron, wand or automatic machine doo-dad to get the look. Get ready to have your world rocked, and your waves turned seriously beachy.   read more

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July 21, 2014  |   9:07 AM  |  2 COMMENTS
Anna Paquin Goes Deep Purple

• Anna Paquin went for crazy mermaid hair when she dyed her hair deep purple with strands of green. She revealed the change over Instagram, natch. Husband Stephen Moyer approved. "@AnnaPaquin @auracolorist Wow wife... You look amazing," he wrote on Twitter. Oh, these two. [Us Weekly]   read more

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July 17, 2014  |   5:07 AM  |  COMMENT
Hollywood's Newest Pixie? Kristen Stewart Bids Adieu to Her Long Hair

If I had a dollar for every article that's been written about Kristen Stewart's hair ... well, let's just say that I probably wouldn't be sitting here writing another one.   read more

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July 8, 2014  |   6:07 AM  |  1 COMMENT
Lupita Nyong'o's Beauty Back-Up Plan

If this whole acting doesn't work out, Lupita Nyong'o's already got her next side gig all planned out. She's going to be a hair braider. The Oscar-winner is actually super skilled when it comes braiding -- she learned how to do cornrows and box braids and twists thanks to an aunt who owns a hair salon. And to prove it, she invited six of her friends to get special Lupita-done braids for Vogue.   read more

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July 1, 2014  |   6:07 AM  |  COMMENT
Kim Kardashian Thinks Blondes Have More Fun

• For those of you who are on Kardashian Hair Watch (it's a very important job), Kim Kardashian has gone from dark brown back to blonde again. Hairstylist Serge Normant did the deed. Are you all caught up? Good. [Instagram] UPDATE: Those of us who have nothing better to do than track Kim's hair have reported that the light tresses were in fact just a wig (she got us good!), proving that maybe brunettes can have fun, too.   read more

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June 26, 2014  |   5:06 AM  |  COMMENT
Beachy Wave Pro Lauren Conrad Spills Her Styling Secrets

As the newly minted brand ambassador for John Frieda's Keep Up With Your Blonde campaign, William Tell's bride-to-be Lauren Conrad has lost no time getting the world's press to talk to her about her hair. Not that we're not dying to do so -- girlfriend's got one heckofa head of hair that she knows how to style into oblivion.   read more

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June 23, 2014  |   6:06 AM  |  COMMENT
Send Your Blowdryer Packing for the Summer Without Suffering from Withdrawals

Pumping piping hot air into your house during the dog days of summer isn't the brightest idea to begin with, but factor in the knowledge that repeatedly exposing your hair to high temps isn't doing it any favors in the look-good department and taking a break from your blow dryer can seem like a downright inspired concept. Except for the whole "my hair's going to look like cr**" drawback.   read more

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June 20, 2014  |   8:06 AM  |  COMMENT
Nicole Richie Enters Her Blue (Hair) Period

• We seriously loved Nicole Richie's purple hair. She was one of the few actually-adult, thirty-something ladies rocking colorful hair who managed to do it with style and class. Now, it seems, Nicole has given up the purple for something slightly louder. She's gone totally blue! The new hue look is a sort of electric tone, a bit more punk. We like, but we may have warm and fuzzy feelings for the purple. [Glamour]   read more

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June 16, 2014  |  10:06 AM  |  COMMENT
13 Ways to Work Messy Bedhead Hair

It takes a special kind of gal to wake up in the morning, give her hair a quick fluff or twist and head out the door looking genuinely hot. Most of us would get a sympathetic look, an inquiry about our general health or possibly a request to undergo a drug test. That's because that just-rolled-out-of-bed hair usually translates to just-rolled-off-a-garbage-truck hair in real life. But what if you could make bedhead work for, not against you? What if you could take that natural-texture, cool-fuzziness thing you've got going on in the A.M. and make it look chic -- without a lot of fuss? Try these quick styles and little tweaks for making the most of your slept-in locks.   read more

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June 9, 2014  |  12:06 PM  |  2 COMMENTS
Bangs Regret? 14 Styles to Get Fringe Off Your Face

I blame Zooey Deschanel for the moment I walked into the hair salon and proclaimed I wanted blunt cut bangs just like the actress. Sure they were cute and trendy for all of 20 minutes, but then came about three years of growing out those bangs and zero knowledge of how I could style them during that awkward growing-out phase (This was pre-Pinterest mind you). Thus, I'm not going to let any of our readers suffer through growing out bangs like I did. These quick and easy hairstyles get those bangs out of your face and out of your eyes. Whether you're looking for an updo, down 'do, casual style or hairdo for an evening out, there's an easy hairstyle for anyone growing out her bangs. Remember, this too shall pass.   read more

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June 3, 2014  |   9:06 AM  |  3 COMMENTS

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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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