New 'Get Laid Haircut' Fixes Everything Wrong With You

Ladies: things are wrong. Things are wrong with me, and they're wrong with you. Other (perfect) people don't have things wrong, but we do, you and me. And if we fix the things that are wrong by purchasing products and services, the wrongness will sort of drift away and we'll garner the admiration we so crave — or at… » 10/17/13 11:25am 10/17/13 11:25am

Almost Nobody Can Tell a $28 Haircut From a $600 Haircut. Try It!

Time to stop busting your mom's balls for going to Supercuts (or vice versa). Inspired by Anne Hathaway's $600 pixie cut, ABC's 20/20 Confessions sent four women into the wilds of Hollywood to get haircuts with very different price points. They got the women out on the street to see if anyone could tell the difference… » 5/04/13 4:00pm 5/04/13 4:00pm

Why Can't a Man Ever Tell a Woman the 'Truth' About How She Looks?

In TV, magazine and etiquette lore, a man who dares to comment on a woman's appearance in a negative or critical manner is on dangerous ground. "Honey, does this spandex see-thru jegging/tube dress make me look fat?" is trotted out in some sitcom or another by a validation-seeking female, then we cut to the awkward… » 3/20/13 6:00pm 3/20/13 6:00pm

Face It: Going Gray Is a Fierce Act of Bravery

The women in my family dye their hair. I dye my hair, my mom dyes her hair, my aunts dye their hair. In fact, when one of my aunts visits from the East Coast, what do she and my mom do for fun? They go get their hair dyed. I know not one relative with even a gray hair, and the original color of our locks is a mystery… » 1/29/13 11:25am 1/29/13 11:25am

Are Michelle Obama's Bangs the New Michelle Obama's Arms?

From my mom to the New York Times, everyone's got an opinion about the FLOTUS' new bangs. Concerned citizens are either, "BANGS YAY!" or "BANGS NAY!" and the nation, as it stands, is very invested. Some guy behind me at Starbuck's yesterday was telling his friends how Michelle Obama's bangs were keeping him up at… » 1/21/13 7:15pm 1/21/13 7:15pm

The Blacker the Hair, the Rarer the Cut

From Olympic gold medalist Gabby Douglas's ponytail to Oprah's natural on the cover of O magazine's September issue, black hair — the final frontier of racial politics for black women — is a perpetually vexed issue. But for all the trend pieces, blogs, and news segments dedicated to the growing natural hair movement,… » 9/30/12 10:00am 9/30/12 10:00am

JCPenney Had to Dial Back Its Haircut Giveaway Because It Was Working…

Members of JCPenney's marketing team all put their thinking caps on this summer and decided that a great way to trap people in their stores and cajole them into buying pantsuits or sweatshirts was to offer free back-to-school haircuts to kids. CEO Ron Johnson, however, soon discovered that free back-to-school haircuts… » 9/11/12 10:30am 9/11/12 10:30am