Braids are the must-try hairstyle of Summer, and one of the easiest looks to create is a side braid. We headed to John Barrett Salon's braid bar in New York City to get tips on achieving a fresh spin on a hair classic. This tousled fishtail braid, which was created by stylist Isabel Guillen, is the kind of look you can wear from pool party to wedding shower and just about everything in between. To learn how to get this versatile style, just keep clicking!
Still skipping your morning workout because you can't bear going to work with gym hair? We've all been there, but you don't have to rank your hair over your body any longer. All you need is five minutes to sculpt a gorgeous hairstyle post-workout.
First thing's first. You're going to want to pick up a good dry shampoo, like Klorane Gentle Dry Shampoo ($18). Spritz it along your hairline, let it sit for two minutes, and then brush through. Then, just pick your style and go.
- Topknot: A great option for women with longer hair all year-round. Simply flip your head over, brush with your fingers, and loosely gather it on top of your head. Add a twist, some bobby pins, maybe a swipe of red lipstick, and you're all set.
- Braided headband: Cover your roots with this adorable standby, which works for long and short hair. Grab a half-inch section of hair from behind one ear and start french braiding it across your scalp toward the other ear. Tie it off and secure with a pin.
- The double ponytail: If you suffer from hair sweat on the back of your neck (hey, it happens), this is the style for you. Split your hair into two sections, a top and a bottom, and tie them both into low ponytails. Then, connect the two ponytails with a hair tie for a fun, trendy hair look.
- If you've got a pixie cut . . . You're in luck. Just let the texture work for you. After spraying on your dry shampoo, work it into your hair and let it dry. Your hair will dry into a sexy bedhead style.
And if all else fails, throw on an adorable, on-trend baseball cap.
It's our job to pick the brains of the top professionals in the beauty industry, so we think it's high time to share the best tips we've heard over the years. From runway makeup artists to celebrity hairstylists, we've picked out the best of the best when it comes to tricks of the trade. Get all the beauty secrets you never knew after the jump
Festival season is well under way, and the party has just wrapped up in Tennessee for Bonnaroo. Braids, waves, and two-toned manicures all made appearances under the hot sun, making this festival a lesson in trendy Summer beauty. Get some serious inspiration for your next outdoor concert adventure when you click through.
— Additional reporting by Jaime Richards
It might say light on the packaging, but don't let Aveda's Light Elements Defining Whip ($24) fool you. While it is lightweight in feel, this airy, whipped wax gives a decent amount of hold. Use it on almost-dry hair with a blow dryer to enhance volume and shine. Apply to dry hair to add texture and pieciness to ends and layers. It can also be used to give beach waves and tousled updos some added oomph sans the heaviness or tacky feel. Best of all, it instantly tames flyaways and static with a soothing, fresh scent to boot. And since it can be used in all hair types and lengths, you'll find that this light yet mighty hair wax might just be the only product you'll need this Summer.
Beach hair: it's effortless, sexy, and (more than likely) a clear indication that Summer is here. When you can't get to the beach, though, texturizing sprays are especially helpful in achieving this look. But not all sprays are created equal. Whether you need to preserve your hair color, add shine, or want to test out a sea salt-free option, we have you covered. On Kirbie: Forever 21 blazer, Bebe skirt.
When it comes to beauty products, most women have their go-tos but are always looking for the next big thing. Whether it's that perfect razor that will finally deliver smooth legs or a body wash to rinse away problem skin, we will scour the beauty aisles of drugstores looking for that miracle product that will remove all of our beauty woes. But what if someone told you there were products that could work wonders hiding in the last place you'd expect them to be? That's right: the men's section. There are many male-targeted products that can come to your rescue when your beauty regimen is in need of a boost. In honor of Father's Day, here are six products you could pick up for Dad . . . or just keep for yourself.
Music festivals provide the ultimate outlet for expressing one's personal style. While it's probably not the time to pull out a larger-than-life fascinator or formal French twist, it is, however, the ideal moment to showcase your free-spirited ways. So pack up your bags with your sunscreen and body wipes, and see 20 hip ways to show off your coiffure for Bonnaroo and beyond.
— Additional reporting by Maria Del Russo
When Myspace launches a new look, celebrities come out to celebrate. Stars like Miley Cyrus, Vanessa Hudgens, Dianna Agron, and more stepped out to revel in the site's latest incarnation, and they didn't disappoint on the beauty front. Click through to see the best looks of the night.
When you think beachy hair, the last place you probably think of is Brooklyn. But Brooklyn Beach Hair Spray ($14) is about to blow your idea of surf sprays out of the water. Made in one of New York's most beloved boroughs, this all-natural spray serves up sexy, textured waves that make you look like you've just emerged from the ocean. A healthy dose of salt provides the body, while jojoba oil keeps your hair from drying out, so you don't have to worry about the gritty texture that comes with most beach sprays.
Brooklyn Beach Hair Spray is made with rosewater and jasmine, providing a delicious scent that's both floral and woodsy. This is one beach spray you'll want to wear all year round. The only thing that will give away this spray's Brooklyn roots is the healthy dose of volume you'll be sporting. So go on and trade the Hamptons for Coney Island, why don't you?