Posts for October 12th 2009
"We wanted to get it as narrow as possible because we didn’t want to overwhelm the dress," Williams said. "It was side-parted, and we French braided both sides. It’s kind of half-up, half-down." To finish off the look, he combined the two braids to create a "headband" in the back. Want some tips on getting the overlapping braids for yourself? Follow the link after the gallery.
To get Williams's advice, just keep reading.
This isn't shocking, given the genetic component in so many diseases, but it's another piece of news to make you wear your sunscreen and ask if someone in your family has had skin cancer. Melanoma, as well as other skin cancer types, have been proven heritable. Researchers at the University of Queensland in Australia found that if one twin in a set has melanoma, the other's risk increases 10 fold, while a fraternal twin's risk more than doubles if one has had it. They also found that having a sibling or parent with skin cancer also means that you're more likely to have some kind of skin cancer as well, though not only the type your relative had.
The takeaway? Some skin cancers, like some breast cancers, have a genetic factor. So if a loved one has had it, make sure you get frequent checks at the dermatologist, wear SPF daily, and learn the facts about self-examination.
"I was 16 and mortified," Harris tells The Times. By her 20s, she truly started to embrace her light locks, saying, "I slowly grew fond of the way my silver flickered when it caught the light." While she realizes that she's lucky to have a soft, silken texture to her hair, Harris acknowledges it's a lot of work. "Gray hair, unless styled and conditioned, can look washed-out and neglected. Grooming is crucial," she says. Therefore, she spends more time on her strands, protecting her hair from the sunlight to reduce yellowing, all while investing in good shampoos specifically designed for silver tones. To find out why she'll probably stay with the gray for a while, just keep reading.
Advertising hasn't always been the sophisticated psychological exercise it is today. It took decades of focus-grouping to find out what really works, and decades more to convince ad execs that women didn't respond well to being openly told their intolerable body/breath stank was keeping them from snagging a husband. You may not like some modern marketing strategies aimed at women, but click through here and have a laugh at some truly ridiculous old sales pitches.
That's where these clip-in extensions ($10) come in. Whether used for Halloween or for feeling like a Hot Topic shopper for a day, they're an affordable and commitment-free way to bring more hue to your head. Or you could do it yourself, but considering the cost of supplies, it might be cheaper to just order online for the next time you need to express yourself through colorful hair.