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Want Beautiful Hair? First, Make Your Scalp Happy.

We spend much time bemoaning our hair woes, but often fail to remember that the root of the problem (oh-so pun intended) starts at the scalp. It’s not rocket science, kids – a healthy scalp means the rest of your hair will look healthy an...

Biggest Hairstyle Trends You Didn’t Notice in 2016

We’ve all gotta keep up with the latest hair trends. While it’s been all about color for awhile, we’d like to talk about the cut and styling changes that are slipping under the radar amid rose-gold bobs. Your hair is your crowning...

How To Copy Kate Upton’s Glam Hair

Let’s face it: you’re not as hot as Kate Upton is. It’s okay, neither am I – but we can all keep working on getting a little closer. Here’s a step-by-step on how to copy Kate Upton’s hair from her cover of Marie Cl...

5 Best Tips for Growing Your Hair Out

Do you dream of having long, flowing hair? You can get luscious locks in less time than you think. Skip the extensions and grow out your hair the natural way. Take a look at our best tips for speeding up the process. Use Natural Hair Products Your ha...

Let Me Blow Ya Mind With These DIY Blowout Hacks

Dude, my hair blows. At least once a day it does – I’m a blowdry addict. If you’re longing to recreate that perfect blowout you get at the dry bar, follow the below tips: T-dry (and by T, we don’t mean “towel”). To...

Dip Dye Reverse-Ombre DIY Haircolor

This post is sponsored by Bigen. If you’d asked me a month ago, I’d have said I’d never change my hair. In fact, many SD fans bemoaned the idea at all – my lion-clown mane is my signature, they said. Alas, I’m first and...

The Truth About Flat-Ironing Your Braids

A sad lesson all millennials will have to learn in real-time: not everything on the Internet is true. (Nooo!) Even scarier, this reality isn’t limited to blog posts by Food Babe — it also applies to *shudder* hair tips on Pinterest. The s...

Summer 2015 Beauty Trends: Let’s All Just Be Mermaids.

The big trend of the summer? Every Pinterest-ing gal has decided to become a mermaid. And really, who wouldn’t want some mer-life? Spending all day in your bikini with permanently shirtless men sounds pretty good to me. Here are the keys to i...

Our Biggest Beauty #Giveaway EVER. $1,694 in Prizes!

Are you ready for this? We are celebrating my new book,  “HELP! I Suck at Hair: Tips, tricks and insider secrets for the hair challenged” , with our biggest beauty giveaway EVER. Are you ready? We’re giving away seven total MASSIVE prize...

Can You Straighten Your Hair with a Clothes Iron?

Today, we endeavor to answer one of those questions that, perhaps, should never have been asked: can one flat-iron one’s hair with a clothing iron?  Some ask, why? We ask, why not? Okay, I’d preface this by saying “don’t try...

Everyone’s Talking About Zendaya’s New Pixie Cut (+ Her BET Awards Makeup)

Our girl Rihanna and her nails weren’t the only beauty standouts at the 2015 BET Awards – Zendaya was sporting a FIERCE pixie cut that shows she’s come a long way since KC Undercover. Zendaya was styled by pro Allan Avendaño, who...

Everyone is Talking About Zendaya’s New Pixie Cut (+ Her BET Awards Makeup)

Our girl Rihanna and her nails weren’t the only beauty standouts at the 2015 BET Awards – Zendaya was sporting a FIERCE pixie cut that shows she’s come a long way since KC Undercover. Zendaya was styled by pro Allan Avendaño, who...

Making (Beachy) Waves with TRESemmé Perfectly (Un)Done

Do you have any very favorite songs that no one but you has ever heard? One of mine is called “Beautifully Undone”, and I’m not the least bit ashamed to say that I got it from the Degrassi: The Next Generation soundtrack: That snazz...

HELP! I Suck at Hair! #hairchallenged

Are you HAIR CHALLENGED? Seriously, do you SUCK at doing your hair? You’re not alone. I even used to be hair-challenged myself. After I became a prominent beauty blogger, I realized that those girls you see running around with long, luscious l...

The Trans Girl’s Guide To Beauty

I’ve been contemplating this article for a long time because the topic of beauty for transgender girls and women is one that I think is both important and fascinating. I am a strong supporter of the transgender community because, well, I’...

Sexy Sleek Hairstyle + Rose Gold Styling Tools #PMBigNightOut

I have a mild obsession with rose gold, fruity girl drinks, and beauty products. (Girls who are with me, say hey-oh!) So when I (being a #PMInsider and all) got the Paul Mitchell limited edition You’re Golden Express Ion Smooth+ rose gold smoot...

Gimme That Hair: Styling The Perfectly (un)Done Beach Wave

This post is promoted by TRESemme.  Wanna hear some of the best news so far in 2015? I am, as of this very moment, enjoying my first actual Spring Break in a very, very long time. Of course, I’ve matured beyond the Cancun days of my youth (alt...

How To Save Your Hair From Your Workout

We’ve all been there: you need to work out but your mane is already clean and styled, and you’ve got a hot date with a WebEx later in the conference room where your judgy CFO will stare curiously over her Oliver Peoples lenses at the fraz...

Dove’s New “Girls With Curls” Vid is A Hair Heartbreaker

Since my blog’s name has “Dove” in it, people always wonder if I’m a big fan of the brand. I am, but more for stuff like their latest video than for their products. (Which are also good. That deodorant? Bomb.) Seriously though...

I’m A Paul Mitchell #PMInsider, And It Rocks

There have been a few favorite milestones in my blogging career: interviewing Ashanti, Mandy Moore, and models Daria Werbowy and Elettra Rossellini? Check. Flying all-expense paid to New York, Los Angeles and Paris for OBB (that’s Official Blog...


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