more about: hair

Short Hair Do’s

Given what I do for a living, I ruminate over things like dramatically cutting my hair less than you’d think. My general view is, it’s just hair, it’ll grow back. I know all the stupid stereotypes about short hair (most of them centering around a woman’s femininity), but being a child of the ’70s, that makes me more apt to […]

Read More

Don’t Set Your Styling Tool Above This Temperature

If your hair falls victim to extreme dryness and breakage, follow this tip from Chrystofer Benson, artistic director for Matrix, a hair-care line: Go easy on the heat styling. Says Benson, “If your iron has a temperature gauge, never turn it past 410 degrees.” Even if your iron goes above that temperature, keep your dial at medium-high—Benson explains that anything […]

Read More

How to Do At-Home Ombré Hair

People frequently ask me whether the ombré look (darker roots, lighter ends; sometimes referred to as dip-dyed ends) is in or over. I consider the look a new classic and, as such, not one that’s every likely to become passé.  In fact, it’s a nice option for women like myself who can’t commit to a full-head of highlights but like […]

Read More

How to Refresh Your Bangs

Bangs can be so conspicuous when they’re misbehaving. To keep yours from hanging limply over your forehead, Michael Dueñas, a New York City hairstylist for the Schwarzkopf Professional brand, recommends putting down the hairbrush.

Read More

Expert Tips for Coloring Your Hair at Home

Today I went to an unusual press event at the Sally Hershberger Salon in downtown Manhattan—unusual in that we spent the whole time talking about home hair color (which salon colorists are usually loathe to recommend because it can cut into their business). Anyway, I picked a few tips about how to apply it better when doing a root touch-up […]

Read More

How to Make an Updo Last

Styling your hair into an updo is no small feat­—and that’s why it’s so disappointing when your hard work literally falls apart mere hours later. Here’s how to make your style last… perhaps even up to the next day (which is an excellent excuse for going out twice). According to Kristan Serafino, a celebrity stylist in New York City, start […]

Read More

A Better Blowout in Five Easy Steps

Unless you are my friend Genevieve—who is the exception that proves the rule—you can not blow out your hair the way a professional stylist can. And you’ll never be able to. Not only have the pros spent more hours than you have styling hair, but they’ve got certain advantages in terms of positioning that enable them to do things (such […]

Read More

An At-Home Tip For Lasting Hair Color

You spend a pretty penny coloring your hair… and you don’t want to see that money almost literally poured down the drain. According to Vicki Casciola, a hairstylist in Las Vegas, showering with hot water can lead to the outer layers of hair strands to swell and peel up, allowing color molecules to escape. Monitor your shower temperatures, aiming for […]

Read More

11 Hat And Hair Style Combos That Actually Make You Look Good via SHEfinds.com

Looking for advice on how to style your hair underneath your favorite hat? Or maybe you’re searching for the most popular hat to wear this fall? Either way, check out this gallery put together by our friends at SHEfinds.com. It gives you all the tips you need to cover up any bad hair day or instantly make an outfit look […]

Read More

How to Prevent Split Ends

Are you ends dry and damaged? We’ve all been there. Since there’s no way to fix a strand of hair once it’s split, start with a clean slate. Head to your stylist for a healthy trim (a half inch to an inch off, depending on breakage), then follow these simple steps to keep your freshly trimmed locks healthy.

Read More