My mom used to tell me “beauty is pain” when she’d unsnarl sticks from my hair or held the crimper a little too close to my scalp. She was right, of course, beauty is pain and sometimes sickness or worse.
In an article timed to coincide with “National Brazilian Blowout Day,” the nonprofit Environmental Working Group charged that the Brazilian Blowout, and other “keratin smoothing formulations,” still contain a dangerous amount of formaldehyde. Well, shit.
A woman has been charged with two counts of third-degree assault, fourth degree criminal possession of a weapon and second-degree harassment misdemeanor charges after going absolutely positively HAM in a hair salon in the Financial District of Manhattan last week, causing damage and injuring another client.
As everyone who has ever seen a television commercial knows, one does not simply use a gendered product that's been assigned to the other gender. One must wait until a marketing team devises a gender-appropriate version, and then rush out and throw money at it. This is why we have steak houses for women and why we…
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…
How soon is too soon to wax your daughter's bikini line/eyebrows/upper lip/other not totally hairless body parts? We've discussed the issue on the site multiple times over the past few years, but we still haven't come up with a solid answer because it's different for everyone. For example, when I was in 8th grade, I…
The troubled economy — along with changing style trends — have had a big impact on black hair salons. But is there an upside?
• Residents of Mansfield, MA are not happy with a new salon about to be opened in their town. "Knockouts" is a Texas-based chain that offers "haircuts for men" from women dressed in boxing gear. •
Apparently, the economy has led to an upswing in "blow-drying seminars" at upscale salons. To those of us who can't handle a round brush, it'll take more than that.