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Emma Watson's Baby Bangs and Shaggy Lob Are Polarizing the Internet

What an Oscars night Emma Watson had! First, the star rolled up to the Vanity Fair afterparty with an unfortunately grammatically incorrect, but still extremely relevant tattoo that celebrated the Time’s Up Movement . But it wasn’t just the missing apostrophe that got the internet buzzing. Emma also rocked one of this season’s most polarizing haircuts: a modern shag with baby bangs.

Emma isn’t the first celebrity, or even the first celebrity Emma, to rock this controversial style. You may recall that Emma Roberts showed up to the SAG Awards wearing blunt fringe (though those were faux) and a lob.

We also spotted the look backstage at recent New York Fashion Week shows from the likes of Alexander Wang, Bottega Venetta, and Adam Selman.

Let’s just say people have a lot of feelings about this grunge style.

9 Genius Ways to Extend the Life of a Blowout – Without Dry Shampoo

It’s hard to imagine life before dry shampoo – a dark, ominous time when we were forced to choose the lesser of two evils: greasy roots or another tedious DIY blowout. These game-changing oil-soppers have been giving our blowouts new life for over a century, and we are forever grateful for every shampoo skip that we are granted. But while they definitely serve their very useful purpose, there’s no denying the coarse, chalky texture that results from even the best of the dry shampoo bunch.

So when a new breed of blowout-extending products surfaced offering yet another supersimple way to enjoy that bouncy shine even longer, we were the first to put them to the test. From special pillowcases to redesigned shower caps and a lineup of blotting papers, here are nine innovative new ways to extend the life of your blowout without using dry shampoo.

Why I Gladly Spent $800 on the Most Perfect Hair Extensions

Something magical happened to me the month before my wedding , and it wasn’t just the idea that I was going to marry my soul mate. I discovered hair extensions , and for better or worse, they changed my life forever. (Apologies if that sounds melodramatic, but it’s true!)

To put it bluntly, hair extensions are the nose job my mane always needed. I was born with fine, flat locks that return to their natural state <a href="

“>the second I leave Drybar. Until that glorious day at Bumble and Bumble, one month before my wedding , when a talented stylist painstakingly bonded Great Lengths extensions into my hair. Great Lengths extensions are made from gorgeous, human hair, and they are fused to small sections of one’s real hair with pure keratin.

The process takes about three hours and costs around $1,200. At the time, I thought it was worth every penny. I left the salon with the hair I always wanted and never thought I could have. It was long, lustrous, and it held blowouts for multiple days. It was perfect. And as a lifestyle blogger and stylist , I quickly realized flawless hair was the one accessory I never knew I needed. Something about my new, cascading waves made everything brighter: my outfits looked better, I was more photogenic, and my extra hair seemed to give me extra confidence, too.

But unfortunately, some love stories must come to an end. (And luckily, in this case I’m not referring to my marriage!) In my opinion, Great Lengths has one major flaw: it can fall out. And it can fall out at inopportune times. Like that time I was meeting a co-worker at the Plaza Food Hall for lunch, and I had to discretely tuck a long strand of hair into my purse. How does that happen? Well, since everyone’s hair naturally sheds, sometimes the extensions come along for the ride.

Taking out hair extensions is also time-consuming. A removal gel is applied to each of the bonds and rubbed into your hair until the bond breaks down and slides off. This process could take over an hour if you have a full head of extensions. But I was willing to look past these flaws until I decided to get pregnant and go au natural. (And by au natural, I mean I went to Ricky’s, bought some clip-ins, and had a stylist cut and color them to match my hair to get me through nine salon-free months.)

I used the clip-ins throughout my pregnancy and for three more months after my beautiful baby girl was born. But I missed the ease of waking up with a full head of perfect hair that I could refresh with a quick spritz of dry shampoo . So back to Bumble I went, and my stylist, Carrie Hill, introduced me to a new tape extension that the salon launched last Fall. To be honest, I had my doubts about sticking tape onto my hair. But after several applications and removals, I’m officially hooked. Keep reading to learn more about this salon process and discover if it’s right for you!

I Finally Found a Dry Shampoo That Won't Make My Brunette Hair Chalky – and It's Only $9

I am a devout user of dry shampoo , but many formulas leave my brunette hair looking like an 18th century powdered wig. The chalkiness makes my dark locks appear dull and faded. Luckily, I finally found a solution that doesn’t give me Marie Antoinette vibes. Batiste Dry Shampoo ($9) in Beautiful Brunette is one of the bestselling hair products on Amazon. It has almost 3,000 reviews and 67 percent of customers give it five stars.

The secret to the formula is that it’s made with a brown tint. The color works for any hue of brunette hair, cool or warm. On top of finally resolving the powdery problem I was facing, it also immediately banishes excess oil and gives my strands tons of volume. The clean, floral fragrance smells amazing; it’s the perfect pick-me-up in between washes.

All you have to do is hold the bottle about a foot away from your hair, spray it on your roots, and lightly massage it in. Once you’re finished, make sure to wash your hands so you don’t get any brown residue on your clothes. After that, you can style your locks however you please.

“I have tried other brands of dry shampoo and will never go back,” one customer said. “This is by far the best. It goes on so easily. I barely have to brush it out at all. The brown tint matches my hair color perfectly. It works like magic to eliminate oil in my super fine, thin hair and I do not have to wash everyday, which is my goal. Highly recommended.”

This stuff changed my life – I’m begging you to give it a shot. I suggest buying the three-pack because you’re going to be utterly addicted.

Mac and Cheese Hair Is Spring's Most Delicious Beauty Trend

A new, lighter hair color and Spring go together like macaroni and cheese, so why not let your strands take inspiration from your favorite childhood meal? (Because now that you’re a grown-up, we know you totally don’t eat mac and cheese for dinner anymore.)

Lately, we’ve noticed a bright new hue popping up on the heads of Instagram It girls, and although its culinary inspiration might be slightly unlikely, we’re still absolutely captivated. We love how this marigold hue looks on a wide range of skin tones. Who knew a niche rainbow look could be so flattering?

If you don’t want to book an appointment with your colorist, you could always take a page out of Jeremy Scott’s playbook. The designer sent models like Gigi Hadid, Jourdan Dunn, and Stella Maxwell down the runway of his Fall 2018 New York Fashion Week Show sporting Zenon-inspired electric yellow wigs. If you just want to try mac and cheese hair out for a night before you commit to that double-process life , you can invest in a wig ($19) to show your dedication to the after-school snack that rules over all others.

Ahead, find our favorite mac and cheese hair looks – you’re getting hungry, aren’t you?

18 Celebrity Updos That Are Impressive From Every Angle

It’s definitely a cinematic moment when someone enters the room looking fierce and then turns their head ever so slightly to reveal what’s going on with their hair from behind. There’s just something about a statement updo that commands attention.

Celebrities are especially good at pulling this off, and we urge you to take your cue from them as we enter the holiday party season.

Like celebs on the red carpet, your updos will forever be memorialized across social media this season. These looks will make you feel like the magnificent star you are while sipping Champagne and mingling with your friends!

What to Do If Your Hair Color Comes Out Too Dark

It can happen to even the most skilled at-home colorist: you use a box color to dye your hair, and the hue comes out much darker than you’d hoped. But believe it or not, you don’t have to suffer with a hue that’s not for you. Keep reading for our tips on how to lighten a botched dye job.

  • Try a clarifying shampoo: These types of cleansers are full of color-stripping surfactants (the stuff that makes your shampoo and soaps lather). The faster you can get to your freshly dyed hair, the better; just make sure you deep condition afterwards.
  • Call the hotline: If you experience unwanted results from an at-home hair color, immediately call the hotline number on the side or back of the box. The company representative can offer you professional advice on what to do next.
  • Face the facts: The only true way to lighten color is to remove it. But once that unwanted color has been removed from your hair, sometimes toners have to be added to color-correct. Sure, there are color-removing products like L’Oreal ColorZap ($12) readily available at the nearest beauty supply store, but if your too-dark color is still not looking right, heading to a professional is probably the best option.

How to prevent it in the first place: Since semipermanent or demipermanent colors typically fade a lot faster than permanent colors, they are often more gentle for the home colorist. And when coloring your hair at home, go only one to two levels lighter or darker than your natural hair color to avoid “oh no” moments. While most box color includes a description of what the shade will be (such as medium-light brown), keep in mind that level one equals black and level 10 is light blond.

Opal Rainbow Hair Is the Dreamy Dye Trend You Need to Try

What happens when you mix the gray hair trend with rainbow color ? Opal. Yes, the new trend in hair color pulls inspiration from the sea (which makes sense because #mermaidhair is a thing). An opal stone is a mix of pearl and iridescent pinks, blues, and purples. So of course, this paint job created by Aura Friedman at Sally Hershberger features metallics and pastels.

First, Aura lightens the hair to a pearl hue (the shade just before you reach gray). “It could either be prelightened to a platinum or pale yellow or it can be painted with heavy highlights and prelightened that way,” she explained. Then after toner is applied, layers of color are added. The result is a washed-out version of the sand art look. “For me an opal or any iridescent color has these nuances of color with very subtle hints of the greens and the pinks,” she said. “It’s not a ‘come and slap you in the face’ kind of color.”

Aura came up with the idea for opal years ago when she was experimenting with pastel colors. “Opal is my birth stone, and it’s one of my favorite stones, so I started doing it on wigs a long time ago,” she said. “I actually did one for Lady Gaga , but we ended up not using it.” The key to getting this look is layering. The colors should look different from all angles – like an iridescent gemstone.

“[It] is not just one color. It’s different colors from root to end and those different colors sit on top of other colors,” she explained. “It reflects a different color every which way you look at it. If you tilt it one way you see more of the pink, and if you tilt it another way you see more of the green.”

There are many different variations on the iridescent hair trend, from mother of pearl to oil slick. For the daring ladies who already went gray, it’s an easy way to refresh your silver strands once they’ve gone yellow. Want the look? Keep scrolling for photo inspiration to give your colorist.

How to Get Victoria's Secret Bombshell Waves IRL

There’s nothing more intimidating than being on a flight with 40 of the most gorgeous women on the planet – the Victoria’s Secret Angels. Such was the case when I flew overseas with the stunning crew for the brand’s annual fashion show. Obviously we can’t genetically morph into these glamorous models (some of us were born shrimpy!), but what we can do is take note from their beauty books, specifically when it comes to hair .

While I was abroad, I met with GHD hair pro Lorna Moore, who was part of the official runway glam squad. She showed me how real girls can get model-inspired bombshell waves. “It’s sexy, soft, touchable hair,” she explained of the classic Victoria’s Secret look. “It seems like you can run your hands through it, and you’re not going to get stuck, ’cause there’s nothing sexy about a head of hair full of hair spray. It’s effortless hair. And that’s what encompasses sexy hair.”

To get you prepped for your hot Valentine’s Day date, keep reading to discover our bombshell waves hair DIY . Then, learn two genius tricks to preserve your style .

Khloé Kardashian Can't Get This Controversial Hair Treatment While Pregnant

Image Source: Getty / Dia Dipasupil Over the past few months, Khloé Kardashian has ditched her signature sleek, straight strands in favor of voluminous waves – and there’s a very, very good reason for the switcharoo.

The Keeping Up With the Kardashians star is pregnant with her boyfriend Tristan Thompson. Since she’s expecting, Khloé has decided to opt out of Brazilian blowouts, her go-to straightening treatment.

In a recent Snapchat, Khloé explained her decision. “I have been Brazilian Blowdrying my hair for years, because I want straight hair,” she said. “But now that I’m pregnant, I can’t do that.”

Why, exactly? It turns out that there is a very good reason. We reached out to Ty Holbrook , who handles treatments at NYC’s Serge Normant Salon , for more information on this controversial straightening method.

One of the main active ingredients in a Brazilian blowout is formaldehyde, a toxic chemical that can cause irritation of the skin, eyes, nose, and throat. The EPA warns that extreme exposure to formaldehyde can result in certain cancers , and its been linked to infertility and miscarriages in pregnant women. Ty told us that’s one reason he won’t conduct the treatment himself.

“If the stylist knows what they’re doing and doesn’t use too much product on the hair, then everything will be OK,” Ty said. “There’s usually not enough formaldehyde to hurt anyone [in the treatment], but I’m not taking anything chances.”

In fact, Ty said that when he has conducted the treatment in the past, he’s felt its effects on his body. “When I do [a Brazilian blowout], I can feel my nose and throat getting itchy.” Ty added that to remedy those symptoms, “sometimes you’ll see the stylist and the client wearing masks, but that’s unsettling to both them and other customers in the salon.”

Thankfully, there’s a more modern type of treatment that doesn’t require subjecting yourself to such harsh chemicals. Ty swears by MagicSleek Treatments , a process that straightens hair through the use of plant extract ingredients.

The main active ingredient is tannin oil, which has been used for centuries to waterproof leather and leave it soft and supple. “The rest of the oils used in MagicSleek are other plant extracts from the Amazon rainforest,” said Ty, who’s used this process to straighten the strands of clients like Sarah Jessica Parker and Bethenny Frankel.

Another bonus of MagicSleek is that unlike a Brazilian blowout, there’s no downtime for strands. “You can wash or color your hair on the same day you apply MagicSleek,” Ty said. “The only thing is, you can’t go in saltwater or chlorine for one week after application.”

Plus, MagicSleek results last for four to six months – that’s most of a pregnancy!

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Chrissy Teigen's Love For Her Gray Hair Has the Internet Cheering "YAS, CRUELLA!"

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If there’s anything we know about Chrissy Teigen, it’s that she does not hold back on Twitter. Whether she’s flaunting her shiny spray tan to her 9.6 million followers or opening up about hormonal acne , Chrissy is incredibly honest on social media, and it’s one of the million reasons we love her. Although she’s busy being pregnant with her second child and hanging out at the playground with 1-year-old Luna , Chrissy’s recent tweet praising her gray hair is empowering women all over the world to do the same.

“I have a skunk like streak of gray hair and I’m actually very into it. My Cruella dreams are coming true!” she wrote on Twitter. After Jessica Biel flaunted her gray roots at this year’s Golden Globes, we have a feeling we’re going to be seeing a lot more celebrities ditching the dye. Since tweeting about her streaks, thousands of people replied with photos of their own grays. All hail Cruella de Teigen!

Get the Voluminous Waves You've Always Dreamed of With These 10 Hot Curling Irons

If you’re in the market for a new curling iron, you know that when it comes to hot tools , there is so much variety to choose from. We did the shopping for you and found everything from large clip barrels that give you natural beachy waves to wand-and-glove combos that can help you achieve those cute, tight curls. Whether you want to spend $20 or $200, we found the perfect selection for you. So throw out that old curling iron you’re sick of using and get the waves you’ve always wanted.

Feel Balanced at Yoga With These Double Dutch French Braids

If you’re committing to better fitness habits this Summer, then you should do it with style. To help up your workout hair game, we asked celebrity stylist Sarah Potempa to create five easy braided looks that will hold your strands in place in the most eye-catching way. Bobbi Brown makeup artist Kim Soane painted the faces of our fitness blogger models, Chase Lindsay Rosen of Athleisurely and Evann Clingan of her eponymous site , using long-wear, waterproof products. Everything was photographed at the iconic Chelsea Piers , which boasts a bevy of creative sweat-inducing classes


Sarah created these double Dutch French braids on Chase that are perfect for yoga – since they are balanced and will allow you to nail that headstand. Plus, you can create them for your morning workout and then take them out before happy hour to get perfect beach waves! Keep reading to learn how to DIY this look.

Want the perfect braid for all your workouts? Head over to our Snapchat today for our workout braid guide!

1 Woman Is Going Viral For Her Life-Saving Curly Hair Tips

Four year transformation, all from learning how to take care of my curls from curlyhair

Learning to properly care for and embrace your curly hair can be a bit of a struggle filled with endless trial and error. One woman finally has it down to a science, but it took her four years to get there. Reddit user capslockramen is going viral on Reddit for sharing the details of her dramatic hair transformation, along with her daily routine for keeping her luscious curls in check.

She posted before-and-after photos that show just how drastic her hair journey has been. The “before” snapshot was taken during her senior year of high school when she “hated” her curls so much that she “got a relaxed curl perm, bleached it blond, and straightened [her] hair five to six days a week, without using quality heat protectant.” But that all changed when she went off to college, where she decided to let her blond perm grow out and started experimenting with different products until she found exactly what works best.

Four years later, she’s mastered the art of taming her curls and finally loves her springy ringlets just as they are. “I’ve never felt more in love with my hair,” she wrote in the Reddit post. She also shared her step-by-step styling routine, which is detailed below.

  1. After shower, squeeze excess water from hair.
  2. Flip head upside down.
  3. Apply generous amount of Cantu leave-in conditioner . Run fingers through hair to ensure even distribution.
  4. Scrunch in generous amount of Miss Jessie’s MultiCultural Curls cream .
  5. Scrunch out excess water using a cotton t-shirt.
  6. Wrap hair in said t-shirt.
  7. Stand upright again and let hair sit in the shirt about 10 minutes.
  8. Flip head upside down again and remove t-shirt.
  9. Dry with hair drying facing toward the scalp. Use a diffuser! Put the heat settings on warm (not hot) with the speed on high.
  10. Scrunch hair with t-shirt while drying. This part usually takes me like 20 minutes (definitely have to take breaks so all the blood doesn’t rush to my head and make me pass out).
  11. When it’s close enough to completely dry, spray with medium-hold hairspray. Stand back up normally and fix where I want the part, hairspray that a little.
  12. Done!

Once her detailed routine went viral, amassing nearly 800 comments, the woman responded to other users’ questions with various other tips and tricks for managing curls every day.

  1. Make sure your hairstylist cuts your locks while they’re dry, and avoid using a razor to thin it.
  2. She opts for using a shampoo without sulfates three to four times per week.
  3. Worried about messing up your hair overnight? Try sleeping with a silk cap on or put it in a loose bun using an elastic ribbon as a hair tie.
  4. Brush out your locks before you shower, not after.

When celebrity hairstylist Oscar Blandi caught wind of this woman’s viral hair hacks, he gave additional helpful recommendations for gals with curly manes. Instead of using a t-shirt to dry your hair like the Reddit user suggested, Blandi told Yahoo Beauty how a Turkish towel, which is highly absorbent, may be a better option. “Press the towel on your hair, don’t rub it all over your hair,” he said. “Rubbing your wet, curly hair will create frizz.” After that, apply leave-in conditioner, and then a silicon oil-based product with just a dab of gel. “The combination will keep the hair soft and not crunchy,” he said.

At the end of the day, experimentation is key for people with curly hair, but this woman’s routine and tips seem like a great place to start if you’re looking to kick-start a journey to embracing your ringlets in their gorgeous natural state.

23 Styles That Prove Saying "I Do" With Your Natural Hair Is Beautiful

When it comes to picking out the perfect style for your wedding , the possibilities are truly endless, especially for brides with natural hair. Thanks to the incredible versatility of natural hair, women who rock their God-given kinks don’t have to resort to straightening tools for the big day if they don’t want to.

You can transform your hair into braided buns and stretched pompadours, or you can even let your curls roam free and adorn them with floral and bejeweled headpieces. So if you’re planning your look for your upcoming nuptials, we’ve rounded up some elegant hairstyles that might just be “the one.” Get ready to screenshot and send these to your stylist.

These Are the 21 Hottest June Beauty Launches You Need to Own

As we embrace June’s warmer weather, our beauty routines are getting way lazier – and we mean that in a good way. We will be air-drying our hair with sea salt sprays, dabbing on a bit of sexy, musky, ocean-inspired perfume oils, and keeping it minimally chic when it comes to makeup. Here, we’re sharing the just-launched hair, skin, fragrance, and makeup products we plan to use down to the very last drop (#empties).

Selena Gomez's Sexy Selfie Proves Why She's the Most-Followed Person on Instagram

If you spent a good five minutes starring at the latest Selena Gomez selfie to trend on Instagram, you weren’t alone. There’s a lot happening in the gorgeous photo – and we could not take our eyes off of the most-followed celebrity (and person!) on the social media platform.

Selena’s makeup artist Hung Vanngo shared the image above on June 4 with the caption: “Babe is in New York tonight.” In the image, we see the Hollywood It girl rocking a smoldering smoky eye and glossy nude lips created by Vanngo.

Her effortlessly chic beach waves were created by hairstylist Danielle Priano. The style – featuring loose waves and straight ends – reminds of this throwback Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen look from 2012. Though, the twins were wearing it for years before then:

Image Source: Getty / Pascal Le Segretain

Creating this look at home is pretty easy. If your hair is natural curly or wavy, let it air dry with a products like a cocktail of Ouai Curl Jelly ($26) and Sally Hershberger 24K Beach Glam Mineral Spray ($28) to give it a rope-y texture. Then use a flatiron to straighten just the bottom one to two inches of your hair, which relaxes the curls. If your hair is straight, then twist it in different directions alternating around your head with a 0.75-inch curling irons like the Beachwaver S.75 Curling Iron ($129). Leave the bottom one to two inches out of the curling iron to achieve the same effect. Finish with a texturing hairspray – our favorite is Shu Uemura Texture Wave ($39).

What makes this style even better is sleeping on it – or just having a fabulous Saturday night out. The added oils to your mane will make it look even messier and sexier.

12 Curly Hair Hacks That Will Completely Change Your Life

Having curly hair brings me such joy. The springy ringlets are indicative of my large personality, but I didn’t always know how to care for my coils. About eight years ago, I was clueless about all the unwritten rules (like no more shampoo, brushes, or towels.) And the commandments vary by hair type, too. A woman with waves can’t live by the same hacks that I rely on day to day for my Afro-texture hair.

That’s why we’ve called in the curly hair experts from Devachan Salon in NYC to create a beginner’s bible to curls. Stylist Eladia Lebron gave three curly editors a makeover, while divulging her best tips for every hair type . This comprehensive guide explains everything from applying conditioner to pineappling (which is an overnight curly girl trick). Get ready to achieve the best hair of your life – no hot tools required.

These Are the Top 10 Summer Haircut Trends According to Pros

If you’re ready for a Summer refresh, start with your hair. From statement-making crops to tousled bobs to long layers, we’re covering some of the hottest Summer haircuts for 2017. With the help of celebrity stylists, you’ll learn how to ask for each of the featured cuts at your go-to salon, as well as how to style the look once you’ve got it. We’ve also included expert commentary on which types of hair and face shapes these cuts suit best. Get ready for some serious warm-weather haircut inspiration!

24 Discounted Products to Snag From Sephora Before They're Gone

The only thing better than a trip to Sephora is a trip to the Sephora sale section . Realizing that we can afford to buy even more products to feed our beauty obsession makes our day, and the cosmetic emporium has some incredible items on sale right now. Limited-edition palettes and collaborations, skincare sets, and makeup brushes are all on sale, so it’s the perfect time to stock up on your favorite products or simply add to your collection.

Read on to find out what discounted items you should pick up now at Sephora.