Fri 04.27

Paul Mitchell INKWORKS: Are Cotton-Candy Streaks To Dye For?

Proenza Schouler gave their runway a pastel tint, so to speak, back in 2010. Then Ashley Olsen was among the first, followed by Kate Bosworth, and then January Jones, among others: shifting their hair into punk-meets-pretty territory with cotton-candy streaks. Whether they’ve committed to Smurfette tips or tried just a taste with a baby-pink highlight, […]

Thu 03.15

Today’s Hair Trend: Add a Pop of Color

The Pop Of Color (POC) process is not to be confused with “chunking” of hair; rather, it’s a play on highlights and lowlights. Hmmm, sounds like another hair trend that will surely be abused in real life, thanks to colorful Katy Perry and various Sesame Street characters. But if done subtly (read: color options not […]

Thu 02.23

Top Buns: Riding High

So how do we feel about the super-high bun, a.k.a. the donut bun? For me, it depends who is donning it and how it’s been styled. Too tight and severe, and you’ll look like an off-duty ballerina who’s missing her legwarmers. Too sloppy and wispy, and you’ll look like you just sauntered out of bed […]

Tue 02.21

Top 5 Favorites: Fashion Week Hair

New York Fashion Week may be over, but the hairstyles live on! From enchanting updos to tousled manes to super-slick ponytails to laid-back buns, the mood for the Fall season is loose and carefree – the best ‘dos weren’t overly done. Here are my top picks: 1) Vera Wang: Frederic Fekkai’s Paul Hanlon delivered windblown updos, […]

Tue 01.31

Redken All Soft Heavy Cream: Trying a Softer Approach

I don’t have the softest hair. In fact, my husband once compared it to hay (isn’t that sweet?). I was running my fingers through his hair and said, “Your hair is so soft.” He did the same with mine and responded, “Yours feel like hay.” Romantic is his middle name. Not that I’m reacting to […]

Fri 01.27

Mane of the Week: Who Has the Best Hair?

It’s time for a little week in review, hair snob-style. It’s time to determine which lady-of-the-public eye flaunted your favorite locks. From Rihanna’s explosive girls (I’m just glad she’s got rid of the red menace!) to Bar Refaeli’s California beach babe-style waves at the Dior Couture show to Emmy Rossum’s classic blowout at an appearance […]

Tue 01.24

Dipped Tips: Just When You Thought Ombre Was On the Outs…

Just a few days ago, young, flaxen-haired thespian Dakota Fanning went and dipped her tips in pastel pink! While ombre hair dominated in 2011 – Kate Bosworth went light blue (possibly as a post-breakup rebellion), Rachel Bilson kept it semi-natural-looking with a soft chestnut to dirty-blonde progression, and Beyoncé twisted the concept by going from honey roots to dark-brown ends – I didn’t […]

Mon 01.23

The European Blowout: For Excessively Beautiful Hair

    In theory, the smooth, bouncy, voluminous European Blowout makes perfect sense, but wait a second – you need 12 brushes?! It’s just ridiculous to tell women to buy a dozen brushes in order to do what one brush can do. However, I did get a similar blowout from the amazing Adriana Trevizo at Tracey and Byron in […]

Tue 01.17

Spring Trend: The Art of the Side Part

Classy and elegant, yet just a little artsy and off-kilter, the side part is a timeless look. This spring, a chic and low side part is the must-have hairstyle. The shows set the tone – Derek Lam gave super-slicked-back side ponytails, while Vivienne Tam offered tousled, bed-head waves and Phillip Lim kept it straight yet […]