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).
It doesn't matter what the price point is — figuring out which hair products are actually worth your cash is a tricky endeavor. Not only have we rounded up tried-and-true hair products that get the hairstylist stamp of approval, but they're all drugstore options that won't break the bank. From curl-defining cream to a cult-favorite hair spray, we've got your hair covered from root to end.
A gluten-free diet is a must for anyone like myself who has celiac disease. But it's not as simple as quitting bread and pasta: As a big fan of gummy vitamins, I quickly realized post-diagnosis earlier this year that I could no longer just pop a hair health-promoting biotin supplement because some actually contain gluten. Instead, I'd have to carefully pay attention to the label.
Right now, a good number of us are in a tiny hair struggle: to grow or not to grow? The decision to invest the time and attention it takes to add natural length might seem light and breezy in the beginning, but it can get frustrating. Honestly, it just feels like it takes forever? Sometimes it breaks mid-shaft? Ends split? A desire for fantasy-fun length can be a struggle, y'all.
Browsing through the beauty aisles is fun and all, sometimes it's not the most efficient way to get what you need when you need it most. Beauty subscription boxes, on the other hand, arrive right at your door with a mix of skin care, hair care, and makeup staples — no questions asked.
Fact: Not all shampoos, conditioners, and styling products are created equally. In fact, some of our absolute faves are ones that were created by top hairstylists. After all, who understands the needs of different hair types better than the pros who make their living working on hair day after day?
I have really thick hair — both in terms of individual hair width and the total amount of hairs growing on my head. I love it, but sometimes it can be a bit of a challenge to keep up with. I go through giant bottles of shampoo and conditioner lightning fast, I break ponytail holders on the regular, the battle against frizz is forever ongoing, and the whole drying and styling process is a long-term commitment that I literally need to factor into my schedule.
If you've spent any time at all on your Instagram Explore page, you've probably noticed that the 90s are back in a big way. From dad sneakers paired with high socks, to bandanas and butterfly clips, we've been seeing more and more 90s trends coming to the forefront (and it doesn't look like they're going anywhere anytime soon).
Truth time: At this point in the quarantine game, you've lost track of how many Zoom meetings have made their way onto your weekly calendar. And when you've been living in pajamas all day, everyday, getting yourself camera-ready is no easy feat.
If you're looking for healthy inspo, look no further than fitness guru Mari Llewellyn, founder of Bloom Nutrition and Mari Fitness. Perhaps best known for having dropped multiple dress sizes through diet and exercise, she's the force behind a massively popular Instagram page.
Summer is a time when low-maintenance beauty reigns supreme. Still, it's fun — not to mention, important — to indulge in skin care, makeup, and bath products that give your body much-needed relief in the hot summer months. Some of these products will protect your skin before, during, and after you lounge poolside. Others will help you prepare for what's ahead (ahem, months of regular self-tanning and/or sandals).
So, embracing our naturally curly hair has become a big thing in the last few years. A trend, if you will. But it's not just a trend; it's a lifestyle. You have to live and breathe your curls... or else they will defeat you.
Got roots? Unless you've been using your insolation time to improve your DIY hair color skills, the answer is yes. So... if you've got 'em, flaunt 'em! There's no need to stress about covering grown-in roots if you prefer to leave your hair color to the professionals. Visible roots add that certain "too busy and too cool to care too much" vibe to any haircut — and that same feeling can be translated into hairstyles. And trust us: There are more ways off roots than a splatter of slime green, a la Billie Eilish.
When it comes to my hair, I'm about as laid back as it comes. Though I've struggled with acne throughout my teens and adult life, my locks have always been easy-going and simple to manage. Usually, I wash my hair a few times a week, add some leave-in conditioner or coconut oil, brush it out and let it air dry. For when I'm heading out to dinner with my boyfriend or meeting my friends for drinks, I'll sometimes throw in a few curls — but otherwise, I let it do its natural thing.
Forget about the new roaring 20s. Everything 90s is back, baby — from slip dresses, to tracksuits, to tendrils. It girls like Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner, Ciara, Hailey Bieber, Dua Lipa and Jennifer Lopez have captured the late 90s/early 2000s mood by finishing their hairstyles with those unmistakable face-framing tendrils.
The first time I heard of salt shampoo I immediately just assumed it was a gimmick. I mean, why on Earth would a person want to load up their scalp with granular bits of salt?? That sounds like the opposite of a luxury, in-shower experience. But, ever-curious about new beauty loot — and intrigued with the uptick in the number of salt shampoo launches — I decided to give it a go, a la Playa's California Salt Shampoo, $38. This is my experience from beginning to end (or should I say from root to end?).
Stuck in a hair color rut? Maybe it's time to turn to your favorite celebs for inspiration. From midnight blue a la Megan Thee Stallion, to seriously cool highlights a la JLo, here are 13 celebrities who'll give you major hair color envy.
Look, I know it's tempting — yes, I've looked up trimming shears on Amazon, too. But celebrity hairstylist Michelle Cleveland is here to talk you off the ledge. She's got us all covered with some seriously good advice on why you shouldn't cut your own hair (no, not even a tiny trim), and what you should be doing instead.
When you have curly hair, there's a lot of pressure to grow it super long and have it always be big because it's so pretty. That's great and long hair is beautiful... but short hairstyles can be fun too — and also often are less work than having these long curls that reach down your back (and take hours upon hours to detangle and style).