We get it. Those bangs you decided to cut were a great idea when you got them done. But now it's starting to grow out, and the full fringe is starting to get in the way. How do you reconcile? With an adorable hairstyle, that's how. Click through to find five sweet styles for keeping your fringe in check.
You want longer, healthier hair? Then perhaps you should look into how well you're treating your scalp. Clear Scalp & Hair Therapy Celebrity Dermatologist Francesca Fusco breaks down how getting gorgeous hair has so much to do with the root of your hair. Plus, she reveals some of her professional secrets to getting the lustrous strands you desire.
We do a lot in the name of beauty, whether it's waxing, plucking, or sitting under a hair dryer for an hour and a half. But there is one thing that some of us are a little less comfortable doing, and that's stripping down. Modesty tends to get the best of us from time to time, but there are a handful of treatments that are worth letting the girls out for.
Unless you're willing to ruin a perfectly good bra, it's best to check your unmentionables at the door. A lot of spray tan technicians will request that you take your bra off, but your underwear can stay on. Slip into a g-string that's a bit past its prime to avoid any garish tan lines.
Getting all your kinks worked out is best done when there's little between you and your massage therapist. Aside from the uncomfortable chafing that can come from a bra strap being brushed against your skin (ouch!), it can sometimes be difficult for a therapist to, well, rub you the right way. You'll be tucked safely and modestly under a sheet, and a trained professional will know how to tuck and flip your blanket so you're never fully exposed.
Sea salt flotation
This relaxing treatment allows you to float in a bath of warm water that has been completely immersed with Epsom salts, making the water so dense that you actually are weightless on top of it. An experience this relaxing could be experienced with a bathing suit, but many spas suggest bathing in the buff to get the full benefits of relaxation. Bonus tip: an hour floatation is said to be as detoxifying as a three-day juice cleanse!
See more treatments to strip down for when you keep reading.
Still skipping your morning workout because you can't bear going to work with gym hair? We've all been there, but you don't have to rank your hair over your body any longer. All you need is five minutes to sculpt a gorgeous hairstyle post-workout. First thing's first. You're going to want to pick up a good dry shampoo, like Klorane Gentle Dry Shampoo ($8.99). Spritz it along your hairline, let it sit for two minutes, and then brush through. Then, just pick your style and go.
- Top knot: A great option for women with longer hair all year-round. Simply flip your head over, brush with your fingers, and loosely gather it on top of your head. Add a twist, some bobby pins, maybe a swipe of red lipstick, and you're all set.
- Braided headband: Cover your roots with this adorable standby, which works for long and short hair. Grab a half-inch section of hair from behind one ear and start french braiding it across your scalp toward the other ear. Tie it off and secure with a pin.
- The double ponytail: If you suffer from hair sweat on the back of your neck (hey, it happens), this is the style for you. Split your hair into two sections, a top and a bottom, and tie them both into low ponytails. Then, connect the two ponytails with a hair tie for a fun, trendy hair look.
- If you've got a pixie cut . . . You're in luck. Just let the texture work for you. After spraying on your dry shampoo, work it into your hair and let it dry. Your hair will dry into a sexy bedhead style.
And if all else fails, throw on an adorable, on-trend baseball cap.
It's our job to pick the brains of the top professionals in the beauty industry, so we think it's high time to share the best tips we've heard over the years. From runway makeup artists to celebrity hairstylists, we've picked out the best of the best when it comes to tricks of the trade. Get all the beauty secrets you never knew after the jump.
If you're headed off to a wedding that's set in a remote location, beautifying as a guest, bridesmaid, or even the bride can be a challenge. From not being able to tote your entire hair and makeup stash with you to no salon in sight, you might have to pull a beauty MacGyver. Or perhaps you just want to look fabulous without making that trip to the salon. Find out how you can fake a professional service when you keep reading.
Can't choose between a bun and a braid? Katie Holmes couldn't seem to either at yesterday's Coach party on the High Line in New York, so she combined the two. Her hybrid style, which she adorned with two twists on either side of her head, is the perfect casual style. And it's surprisingly easy to re-create at home with second-day hair.
- Start by misting your hands down with a hold hair spray, like L'Oréal Elnett Satin Strong Hold Spray ($7.99), for extra grip. Then, twist a two-inch section above each ear toward the back of your head. Secure with bobby pins.
- Pull your hair into a ponytail at the middle of the back of your head, making sure to include the twisted sections. Secure with an elastic
- Braid your hair into two neat plaits, securing the ends with elastics. Wind each braid around the base of the ponytail, one at a time, and pin against your head. The bun shouldn't lay flat against your scalp.
- Finish with another mist of hair spray, and you're set.
When you already have a moisturiser for your face, it can feel a little redundant to have an eye cream, too. But the delicate skin around your eyes deserves a little extra TLC. See the many benefits of eye cream, when you keep reading.
Winter is upon us, but that doesn't mean you can't rock some beach waves! Seeing as though we're not exactly lounging on a sand dune somewhere, faking those beachy waves — like Lea Michele's tousled texture — can be daunting. But there are three easy ways to fake them, and all you've got to do is wash your hair, add a little product, pick your technique, and fall asleep:
1. Braids After working a leave-in conditioner through your hair, blow-dry it until it's about 80 percent dry. Then, douse your hair in a beach spray, like O&M Surf Bomb Sea Salt Spray ($24.95). Muss up your hair a bit with your fingers, divide it into two sections, braid, and fall asleep. When you wake up in the morning, fluff your hair with your fingers to add volume.
2. Twists Follow the same steps as the braids above, but instead of braiding your hair, twist it away from your face in two sections. Then take the twists and fold them over the top of your head like milkmaid braids for easy sleeping. When you wake up in the morning, simply run your hands through your hair and spritz on some hair spray, like Living Proof No Frizz Weightless Styling Spray ($35), for shine and hold.
3. Top Knot If you've got longer hair, opt for a lightweight mousse like Tresemmé Naturals Lightweight Mousse ($8.35). Dry your hair halfway and then scrunch the mousse into your strands. Flip your head over and twist your hair into a high top knot, making sure it isn't pulled too taught around your scalp. Secure with a hair tie and pins. In the morning, take your hair down and reinforce some of the waves with your fingers or a curling iron for extra hold.
Meandering down the skincare aisle, you probably noticed a central theme in the star anti-ageing products: vitamin C. But what exactly does this ingredient do for your complexion, and should you be rubbing oranges on your skin? Find out more about the powerful nutrient and shop one of our favourite vitamin C-packed products when you keep reading.