The New Hot Hairdo: Just Letting It Be

In today's New York Times, Ruth La Ferla contemplates the Afro; in today's WWD, Sarah Ballentine describes breaking her addiction to weekly blowouts. Apparently, natural is in. » 10/03/13 5:00pm 10/03/13 5:00pm

The Sights & Sounds of "You Can Touch My Hair"

Growing up, touching my hair was the sole province of the family caregivers who would wash, brush, braid, cornrow, pigtail, or hot comb it until I was myself old enough to manage its daily styling. As I entered adolescence, those family members were replaced by the professionals who'd relax it during the school year… » 6/11/13 11:21am 6/11/13 11:21am

Exhibit Asks People to Explore ‘Tactile Fascination with Black Hair’

Because you wouldn’t go up to a stranger (any stranger, really) and ask to touch that person’s hair without being justifiably throat-punched, un’ruly, a site that focuses on the experience of being black and having hair, is launching a public exhibit in New York’s Union Square called “You Can Touch My Hair.” Want to… » 6/06/13 9:15pm 6/06/13 9:15pm

Oprah's Hair Stylist Pisses Off Kinky-Haired Folks

In a recent interview with Elle magazine, Andre Walker — who was responsible for Her Majesty Oprah Winfrey's hair for more than two decades, said: "I always recommend embracing your natural texture. Kinky hair can have limited styling options; that's the only hair type that I suggest altering with professional… » 7/12/11 4:50pm 7/12/11 4:50pm

Bieber Hair Officially Iconic

Teen idols with luxurious locks have been churned out for decades. But now, little girls will be able to run their fingers through the Beebs' "hair." The oh-so-lifelike doll hits stores in the summer, not that you can wait until then. (A commenter on OceanUp snipes, "Actual size!") Meanwhile, Mad magazine dares to call » 2/09/11 11:22am 2/09/11 11:22am

Diddy Party Heats Up, Sets Woman's Hair On Fire

It's all very well and good to put on your bikini and pose in a bubble bath at a live-streamed Dirty Money bash while Fabolous, Trey Songz and Kevin Hart hang around, but watch out for those candles, girl. » 12/16/10 11:47am 12/16/10 11:47am

Watch The Sesame Street/ Willow Smith Mashup

This was inevitable! The two hottest clips right now are "I Love My Hair" from Sesame Street and Willow Smith's "Whip My Hair." Put them together and you get the coolest little Muppet in the world. (Earlier) » 10/19/10 1:55pm 10/19/10 1:55pm

African-American Girl's Hair Product Makes Teacher "Sick"

Our hair is unique. Our hair is beautiful. Our hair requires the use of products that give it moisture and nourishment. And yes, some of those products have fragrances that are remarkable. » 6/07/10 4:00pm 6/07/10 4:00pm

What Jersey Shore Hath Wrought: Big Hair Is Back

Blah blah blah. Everyone knows these things are cyclical. Japanese thermal treatments, Brazilian straightening and flat irons were bound to get old anyhow. But kudos to this writer for getting Hillary Clinton and Snooki into the same sentence. [NY Times] » 4/08/10 3:40pm 4/08/10 3:40pm

Trying To Understand The Lady Who Spends $47,000 On Her Hair

Brandi Irwin is five foot eleven and a former model-turned-foot model. She has the word "Posh" tattooed on her knuckles. And she spends $47,000 a year on her hair. How? Why?! » 4/06/10 3:00pm 4/06/10 3:00pm

Keeping Michelle's Hair In Perspective

Jenee Desmond-Harris wrote a piece for Time titled "Why Michelle's Hair Matters." It's both refreshing and sad that black hair keeps making the news. » 9/03/09 5:00pm 9/03/09 5:00pm

Modern Beauty Shop: Winning The War, One Curl At A Time

Recently, a reader sent us a link to this ShopBop "trend" story called Wartime. "Fashion is war," reads the copy. No. It isn't. But in the pages of 1942's Modern Beauty Shop, war was a major theme. War… and hair! » 8/12/09 5:20pm 8/12/09 5:20pm

Sarah Haskins Untangles The Swinging World Of Hair Care Ads

From a deserted shampoo temple to words like "hydrolicious" and "prismatic," hair product commercials elevate beautiful hair to something to die for, Sarah Haskins finds. » 7/06/09 5:20pm 7/06/09 5:20pm

Hair Today

Paul LeBlanc, a stylist with a salon in New Brunswick, Canada, is the man responsible for the odd '70s hairdo worn by Oscar-winner Javier Bardem in No Country For Old Men. During his acceptance speech, Bardem acknowledged the tricky tresses: "I want to thank the Coens for being crazy enough to think that I could do… » 2/26/08 5:20pm 2/26/08 5:20pm

Can An Older Woman Get Away With Long Hair?

Jerry Hall, 51, has the same flowing locks she had 30 years ago. Two women, Esther Rantzen and Marcell D'Argy Smith, debate whether it works when a woman of a certain age has long hair in today's Daily Mail. Rantzen argues, "only Jerry Hall looks like Jerry Hall. The rest of us risk looking like Ozzy Osbourne." She… » 10/18/07 4:00pm 10/18/07 4:00pm

Fashion Week: If You Think The Clothes Are A Waste Of Time, Wait 'Til…

The New York Times sent one of its writers, Natasha Singer, to stand in as a hair assistant backstage at the Réyes runway show during fashion week. Singer, who admits, "I don't know how to properly handle my own hair," was faced with the daunting task of styling Rapunzel-locked models' hair in a "fresh and modern"… » 9/13/07 11:00am 9/13/07 11:00am

Are You Woman Enough To Go Gray?

In today's New York Times, Natasha Singer writes about Anne Kreamer, an author who stopped coloring her hair three years ago. Kreamer's new book, Going Gray, chronicles her dramatic change of hair color, from dyed mahogany to "salt and pebble." » 8/30/07 2:00pm 8/30/07 2:00pm

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