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How To Use Side Combs in Your Hair

Side combs, in case you’re unaware (as I was), are those clips with a comb attached to them that some women may know best from their being attached to wedding veils in bridal hairstyles. But side combs are more than just veil clips – they...

KISS InstaWave Review: Beautiful Curls Made Easy

Want curls? You don’t need that old fashioned clamp-and-burn iron. You just need your extra time and your Oh yeah, baby, the KISS. Just like cars, curling has gone from manual to automatic with the revolutionary KISS InstaWave, a tangle-free cu...

Holiday Hairstyle Tips From AG Hair Cosmetics

Inspired by art deco, hair this holiday season is timeless, feminine and glam. “Much like the paired down fashion of the 1930s, hair becomes the focal point this holiday,” says Jo-Anne Dicken, AG Hair Cosmetics’ updo guru. “This holiday we...

Haircare Secrets: What Really Causes Frizz

I constantly hear ladies blaming their fly-aways on the humidity or the changing season. I’ve got some bad news: the true culprit of frizz isn’t the weather. Here’s a mini-course on frizzy hair, its causes and solutions. Some hair text...

Hair Extension Types 101

You don’t have to spend years patiently growing out your hair in order to get long, flowing locks. If you’re interested in lengthening or adding volume to your hair, extensions can be a great way to go. But how do you decide what kind of extens...

Haircare 101: Choosing the Right Brush

Are you using the right brush on your hair? Most of us have no clue as to what kind of hairbrush we should be using to curl, straighten, add volume, or simply brush our hair with. As I discussed in my quest for long hair, I’ve learned that most...

Why Red Hair Fades (And How to Keep Red Looking Vibrant)

More and more, it seems, ladies are coloring their hair shades of red or adding red tones to give their manes some more grrrr. I’m my own example. I love the way the sunlight hits my hair and seems to set it on fire when I’ve got it a nic...

Healthy Hair Tip: Deep Condition, Baby

I don’t know about you, but during the summer my hair gets drier than an Arrested Development punchline about a glass of Sauvignon Blanc. (Get it? No? Never mind.) Once a week, nearly everyone should use a deep conditioner. This protects hai...

Hair today, gone tomorrow: tips for holding on to your hair

 If you notice your hairline starting to recede and perhaps follicles falling out in other parts of your scalp, and not growing back, there are some things you can do to stem the tide of hair loss.  Probably the best thing you can do straight away...

Ten Tips For De-Frizzing Your Hair

When the good folks over at Misikko.com asked me to contribute a guest article on hair care for their site, I happily complied. Who knew I was already an internet hair guru? Check out my article in its original form here, or just read below! Ten Ways...

Hairstyle How-To: Do a 5-Second “Poof”

For those days when you don’t have time to wash your hair or spend hours styling, try a “Poof!” Also known as the hair bump, this style is quick, easy and super cute. Hair poofs aren’t just for the Jersey Shore anymore –...

More Tips on Cutting Your Own Bangs

Recently, one reader commented on my post about how to cut your own bangs asking what length she should cut her bangs. Although I can’t say what length will best suit you and your haircut (check out this post for some ideas), here are a few mor...

Top Ten Haircolor Beliefs: Fact or Fiction?

Haircolor giant Wella Professional wanted to know which common haircolor beliefs held true and which ones were bogus, so they surveyed a thousand women nationwide. Check out the results and learn something new today! #1: For the best color advice, ta...

The Quest For Ultra-Long Hair

While I usually go all instructional, today I’d like to share something that’s a work in progress for me: my hair. Growing ultra-long hair has been my quest for over a year now, but before that, I was a certified hair abuser. I spent yea...

Three Gorgeous Ways to Wear Bangs

Bangs are the hottest new-old trend in hairstyles – even I recently added some fringe to my ‘do! Here’s are a few different basic styles of bangs. Check them out, pick one you like best and bravely march into your hair salon demandi...

In a Pinch: 16 Great Beauty Product Substitutes

I’m all about getting creative with your beauty routine, and on those days when you’ve forgotten to slip the one cosmetics product you must have right now in your makeup bag, knowing what to use as the perfect pinch hitter counts. Check o...

The Towel Rub: A Don’t For Healthy Hair

We’ve all heard tales of the dangers of heat damage since we were old enough to hold a hairdryer – and curly-haired ladies battle blowdrying frizz daily. As a result, many women with curly or long locks adhere religiously to the wonders o...

Ten Ways to Wake Up Without Bed Head

I have thick, wavy hair with layers throughout, so I’m naturally predisposed to waking up each morning with my head resembling a bird’s nest. Less tangled and frizzy hair in the morning will both speed up your routine and end AM rushes to...

Making A Salon Blowout Last

The au courant trend in prepping for a night on the town is getting your hair blown out at the salon. If you’ve never had a blowout, let me tell you, the luxurious feeling that ensues of having naturally straight, voluminous hair is a beauty ad...

15 Beautiful Uses For Olive Oil

Olive oil is one of the most popular ingredients in cooking, but if you’ve never used it for beauty, you’re in for a treat. Believe it or not, Rachel Ray’s pet ingredient is not only a necessity in any pasta dish, but also great for...


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