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16 Must-Try Hair Formulas If You're Converting to a Natural Beauty Routine

16 Must-Try Hair Formulas If You're Converting to a Natural Beauty Routine

These days, bad hair days are practically obsolete. Thanks to an extremely saturated product market, there are sprays, oils, serums, and everything in between to protect you from whatever your personal hair kryptonite may be. That said, trying to choose said product while sifting through the fab, the bad, or the average is an overwhelming sport in and of itself. Then, if you decide to go the natural or organic route, things get even more complicated. We hate to be the bearer of bad news, but so many natural hair products fall flat (literally) as compared to their non-natural counterparts.

That’s not to say that all natural and/or nontoxic hair products are a waste of your hard-earned cash—just like skincare and makeup, there are some really luxurious and really effective formulas out there. You just have to know what to look for! For the most part, beauty retailers that … Read the rest

Amal Clooney's Hairstylist Told Us All of His Favorite Hair Trends for Summer

Amal Clooney's Hairstylist Told Us All of His Favorite Hair Trends for Summer

Fact one: Amal Clooney has amazing hair. Fact two: We want to know all of her secrets, or rather, all the amazing hair secrets of her go-to mane man, celebrity hairstylist Miguel Perez. As a Hair Rituel by Sisley ambassador and a sought-after expert with A-list clientele like Clooney, Salma Hayek, Suki Waterhouse, Lucy Liu, and others, it’s safe to say he knows a thing or two about hair—and the most important hair trends the industry is currently prioritizing. 

Typically, our summer hair aesthetic is way laxer than other times of the year. We embrace effortless low-maintenance looks and (to our best ability) banish our blow dryer and styling tools until the fall and winter months. (Summer is the perfect time for hair rehab, folks.) That doesn’t mean we want to sacrifice our hair’s style or integrity though, and we still want to know what summer hair products, … Read the rest

5 Haircuts That Will Trick People Into Thinking You Have 3 Times More Hair

5 Haircuts That Will Trick People Into Thinking You Have 3 Times More Hair

Ever since I became aware of my hair back in middle school when I finally retired my beloved slick soccer ponytail, I’ve lamented my fine, thin locks. And after becoming a beauty editor, it’s become my mission to find out which haircuts are best for feigning the look of fuller, thicker hair. Here’s what I’ve learned: it’s all about the optical illusions your stylist creates in addition to how you care for and maintain your cut at home.

“If you have fine or thin hair, the haircut you choose is super important,” explains celebrity hairstylist Ted Gibson. “In general, blunter lines are always better, and if you do opt for layers, keep them minimal. Bobs, lobs, long hair that’s roughly one length, and pixies are great for this type of hair.” Oh, and avoid heavy hair products and overworking your hair at all costs.

“The worst styling mistakes … Read the rest

A Celeb Hairstylist Shares Her Dreamy Wedding Skin, Hair, and Makeup Routine

A Celeb Hairstylist Shares Her Dreamy Wedding Skin, Hair, and Makeup Routine

On July 5, a real who’s-who of the American hair and makeup industries gathered in Prague to celebrate the wedding of one of their own—celebrity hairstylist Sunnie Brook. The L.A.-based hair guru (whose celebrity clients include Elisabeth Moss, Allison Williams, and the Hemsworth brothers) wed her husband while wearing a Carolina Herrera gown, Valentino shoes, and a Chloé bag, later slipping into a formfitting Pnina Tornai dress to cut a rug at the reception.

As for her makeup look, Brook donned a smoky eye, glowy skin, and a rosy lip, and she wore her hair in long, voluminous waves to the ceremony before pinning it into a gorgeous updo accessorized by a custom hair piece she fashioned herself to end the night. We got exclusive access to Brook’s wedding beauty routine—a behind-the-scenes look at how she achieved her dreamy European vibe. Keep scrolling to see how she … Read the rest

Sorry, But Your Hair Hates Summer—These 17 Products Can Help

Sorry, But Your Hair Hates Summer—These 17 Products Can Help

Dear summer, although we love you dearly, you annually present an ever-increasing onslaught of hair sins: sun, sweat, sand, salt, stainage, scorch, and countless other forms of strand sacrilege. So, when you (finally) roll around each year, our excitement is always met with catch-22 nervousness. What kind of carnage, dear summer, will you inflict on my hair this year? 

The thing is, it doesn’t have to be like this. Quite honestly, it’s more so about you (and your care habits), and not so much about summer. I mean, it is summer, but how you choose to maneuver the season with strategic hair products will make all the difference. Outfitted with a little extra care and guidance, you can totally customize your summer hair routine with all the best formulas to combat the seasonal side effects you don’t want while welcoming all the ones that you do. Ahead, we’re highlighting … Read the rest

I Always Get Compliments on My Hair: Here's How I Do My Signature Waves

I Always Get Compliments on My Hair: Here's How I Do My Signature Waves

So here’s the tea: I may be a beauty editor, but I suck at hair. French braids? Can’t do them. Fishtail braids? Impossible. I can’t do updos. I can’t do cool vintagey styles. I can’t even make a chic chignon work. I only know how to do one thing with my hair and one thing only: flat iron waves.

Call it a signature hairstyle, call it the only hairstyle I actually know how to do… However we want to frame it, my relaxed, bendy waves seem to work pretty well for me. They’re effortless and versatile; they take very few materials and very little time. Sometimes I add a hair clip or a headband, but that’s about as fancy as it gets. And yet, they earn me at least one compliment per day. 

Learn this absurdly simple styling technique (which I’ve nailed down thanks to years of advice from … Read the rest

Kim K.'s Hairstylist Made My Hair Look Twice as Thick in 5 Minutes—Here's How

Kim K.'s Hairstylist Made My Hair Look Twice as Thick in 5 Minutes—Here's How

It’s not every day you get to sit down in front of celebrity hairstylist Chris Appleton (whose clients include Jenners, Kardashians, a certain Lopez, and a Perry), so when you do, it’s safe to say he can have his way with your hair. However, that’s exactly the circumstance I found myself in earlier this week, and surrounded by Glam Seamless hair extensions, bottles of hair products, and enough curling wands and flat irons to cover a red carpet, we eventually decided on an angle: a quick and easy summer hair tutorial that would give me the glossy mermaid-esque waves Kim and Kylie have practically trademarked on IG, paired with the volume and thickness à la J.Lo. The bar was set high.

Since I’ve always thought of my heavily highlighted hair as pretty unremarkable, I was skeptical my gimpy strands would be able to pull it off. Yes, my hair … Read the rest

9 Summer Hair Accessories Your Most Stylish Friends Already Own

9 Summer Hair Accessories Your Most Stylish Friends Already Own

Spring/summer fashion collections this year were flooded with a certain accessory that will solve all of your frizzy, sweaty, unmanageable summer hair problems… From barrettes to headbands, scrunchies, and hair wraps, the accessory of the season is the kind that perches on top of your head, and it’s here to upgrade every summer outfit you wear.

Not only is this trend extremely practical—I’ll take any reason to fashionably pull my hair off my face in the midst of a sweltering hot NY summer—but it also is an unexpectedly stylish way to accessorize. Who knew that a bejeweled barrette was exactly what I needed to pull my entire summer look together? Whether it be seashellspearls or bright colors that suit your fancy, this season’s must-have comes in a style for everyone. Keep reading for the summer hair accessories you have to try that are guaranteed to get you … Read the rest

How Box Braids Helped Ease My Mid-20s Slump

How Box Braids Helped Ease My Mid-20s Slump

Coco Chanel said, “A woman who cuts her hair is about to change her life.” Taking this universal truth a step further, I’d venture to say the same goes for a woman who revamps her look, even without reaching for the nearest pair of shears. Whether we like it or not, our unique physical attributes become key parts of our identity. Think Cindy Crawford’s iconic beauty mark, Grace Jones’s signature flat-top fade, or my naturally big, curly hair. When we decide to ditch those traits (even temporarily), we have the power to take on a whole new energy and gain an extra push to leave behind people, places, or belief systems that no longer serve us.

So many aspects of my life have changed over the past year, so I was looking for more than a new vibe. From shifts in my career to losing my father suddenly to … Read the rest

Diane Kruger's Hair Stylist Taught Me How to Do Perfect Beachy Waves at Home

Diane Kruger's Hair Stylist Taught Me How to Do Perfect Beachy Waves at Home

If I had to pick just one hairstyle to wear my hair in for the rest of my days, it just might have to be beach waves. The epitome of cool-girl hair when done right, it’s a timeless look that remains stylish year in and year out, works for every occasion and looks great on basically everyone. There’s just one problem: Despite it being my go-to style request when I get my hair professionally blow-dried, I suck at creating perfect beach waves on my own hair. In fact, after a session with the curling tongs, I’m more often left with ’80s-esque prom ringlets than chic waves.

So to help me shake my rather formal approach to DIY waves, I decided it was time to ask an expert for advice. Enter: Adam Reed, who’s one half of the iconic haircare brand Percy & Reed. Adam is the go-to stylist for … Read the rest