We're just going to call it: There is no hairstyle as versatile as the braid. Whether you're aiming for that relaxed-but-polished updo on your wedding day, or trying to hide your frizz factor beneath its tight coils, the braid always has your back.
France gives us killer wine, impeccable cheese, but not, believe it or not, the classic French braid hairstyle. (It's origins are actually unknown.) But just because the braid hails not from France doesn't make it any less chic -- especially with a few ingenious and necessary modern updates.
Has your favorite celebrity undergone a hair transformation lately? It honestly seems like there must be something in the air right now -- because a surprising amount of stars are making major chops -- and you can find them all right here. Now, in some cases, that means wearing a chin-length bob for the first time. And in others? Let's just say that more than one celeb has gone full-on G.I. Jane crew cut (somewhere out there, Demi Moore is feeling proud). Lots of new colors are making the rounds too -- perhaps most notably, peroxide blonde (seriously, it's everywhere).
Bad hair days -- we've all been there. Lucky for you, this season's hottest hair accessory is the headscarf, the simplest solution for quick and easy hairstyles since the bobby pin. The best part: You don't have to go out and buy a ton of headscarves (unless you want to). Chances are, you already have some sort of scarf, bandana or wrap that you can use to hide your frizzies, add polish to your updo or give your outfit a retro vibe.
If you have short hair, chances are it took you a long time to decide you wanted to make the chop. See, short hair has a lot of things going for it -- but one of the biggest deciding factors against it is the fact that it can feel limiting, style-wise. There's a conception that you won't be able to "do" anything with it -- but that doesn't have to be true. You'd be surprised just how many chic looks you can pull off with short strands -- heck, in the braid category alone there are more than enough fun looks to take for a spin. There's French braids, braid crowns, braided pigtails -- and that's only the tip of the iceberg. So, ready to learn some new braids for short hair? Read on for some fun styling ideas and tips on how to braid short hair!
Ah, the ponytail: The no-frills hairstyle we wear to the gym, around the house or running errands. At least that's what it used to be. Unlike the plain Jane ponytails of the past, this summer's ponytail hairstyles are turning heads. Inspired by the runway, the blogosphere and the city streets, we're seeing voluminous texture, woven details and other creative elements that are taking the age-old ponytail to 2016. Here, we present the 25 ponytail tutorials we're most excited about this summer -- from high-fashion styles to quick looks anyone can master.
If you've ever wondered how the heck it's possible that every Hollywood starlet always has amazing hair, it's not just because they're genetically blessed or have a stylist on-call at all times (although that obviously doesn't hurt). The secret behind the celebs' luscious locks -- and all those stunning styles you see on Insta -- is clip-in hair extensions. Trust us, even if they say they're not wearing them, they are. So if you feel like your locks are lacking, extensions offer the perfect solution. Clip 'em in for a night, take them out the next. Voila: Instant versatility.
In our list of vital hair products, hairspray is number one. After all, what's the point of creating perfect curls or a gorgeous updo if it just falls flat an hour later? Hairspray prevents our hair from drooping, but that doesn't mean just any old spray will do. In addition to keeping our hairstyles in place, it shouldn't make hair feel crunchy, crispy or sticky.
The saying "you always want what you can't have" is never more applicable than to a woman's relationship with her hair. And women with thin, fine hair will always want the kind of thick, voluminous hair that would make Connie Britton throw up her hands and go home.
Turns out, the commercials were right: you can actually get salon-worthy hair with drugstore hairstyling products. At least, that's what TotalBeauty.com readers say about these budget-friendly gels, serums, hairsprays and mousses.