Chances are that the thought of shaving your head and rocking a buzz cut trips an anxiety wire in your brain. Or…is that just me? The thought of revealing to the world my unusually round, pale head is nothing short of my own personal nightmare. If you told me five years ago that the female buzz cut would enter the mainstream in 2017, I’d have told you to get outta town. But here we are in 2017, which will likely be known to our children as “The Year of the Buzzcut,” and I’m totally here for it.
Following previous hairless beauties like Solange Knowles, Demi Moore, Angelina Jolie, Grace Jones, and Amber Rose, this style has moved from an uber-extreme defining look to a borderline mainstream look. From actresses to models to Instagram-famous babes to runways, the buzz cut has spread far and wide. Rebelling against beauty standards and shaking things up is something that these ladies all have in common. That, and their buzzed locks. Following previous hairless beauties like Solange Knowles, Demi Moore, Angelina Jolie, Grace Jones, and Amber Rose, this style has moved from an uber-extreme defining look to a borderline mainstream look. From actresses to models to Instagram-famous babes to runways, the buzz cut has spread far and wide. Rebelling against beauty standards and shaking things up is something that these ladies all have in common. That, and their buzzed locks.
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Making the decision to cut your hair is never an easy one. Most of us go through the 5 stages of grief at the thought of losing our crown and glory. Your identity can be so wrapped up in your fabulous tresses, but it’s important to keep in mind: It’s. Just. Hair. Now that we’ve got that established, it’s time to narrow down exactly how you’re going to style your new ‘do with some much needed short hair inspiration. We did all the work for you and have some lovely ladies who show how sexy short can be.
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The Chic Cut Worn beautifully by Miley Cyrus in 2013, this style screams bold and confident. With darkened roots and a shape that won’t go unnoticed, this style is sure to turn heads. The Classic Bob
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Model Jourdan Dunn knows what works for her look and this bob is no exception. Further accentuating her sleek features, her bob is just the right length to make her look even fiercer (if that was even possible). Long Bob and Bangs
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Still think bangs are only for people in high school? Think again. Here, Rihanna looks sexy confident, and her bangs are as sleek as the rest of her persona. Why not go the extra mile and get some bangs with your next cut? The Classic Pixie
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Anne Hathaway’s classic cut was one of the best style decisions she ever made. Always the effortless beauty, Anne pairs her simple cut with simple makeup and still manages to look flawless. The Baldie
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This isn’t for the faint of heart. Only the boldest and the bravest can take the plunge and pull of a nearly bald buzz cut. Amber Rose does it with class and confidence and has even turned it into her signature look. It’s hard to even imagine what she would look like with long hair at this point
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Spring 2014 fashion shows have been cat-walked upon not only with jaw-dropping clothing, but must-have hairstyles as well. Versace created a fantasy come true with chic, messy-like mermaid waves, while Marc Jacobs was sure to let us know that the bob cut was still relevant. The side part, braid, and low ponytail also have made their presence known to be rocked and worn this spring. These upcoming hair trends are all about looking fresh and effortless, which is just what spring exemplifies.
How could you resist these easy-to-do hairdos? They exude a just-woke-up-but-still-look-great sense that we all just love. It’s safe to say rocking the bedhead will work great with any of these styles. We can all thank Fashion Week now for putting these trends into popularity this spring. Hours in front of the mirror are long gone without a care in the world. Warmer weather calls for quicker ‘dos so we can hurry ourselves outside to enjoy these beautiful days and soak in all that long-awaited vitamin D. We’re on those carefree vibes.
The braid isn’t something new to any of us, but it still resides as a go-to favorite when in a rush. “The messier, the better” is what makes this style popular for spring. No need to slick back those fly-aways or pull back the falling strands that made their way out of this style; let it all hang loose as if you are a hippie from the 60’s ready to enjoy festivals. You can even create these braids in your hair halfway down instead of from the top of your hair all the way to the end. This creates a much more blended style that is also more detailed in the mess of your locks.
The Side Part
Side parts have come at us with a much more edgier attitude than we remember, along with the multiple styles they were seen in. Tousled waves, pin-straight, short hair, long hair, mid-length hair—each and every one plus much more were seen with this parted trend. The side part is very diverse in the ways it can be created and can create a different look each time it’s used. You can part to the right or left with any type of textured hair, length, and cut. It has become a trend that is a compliment to wear for us all. Make it sleek, deep, messy, wet, or anything else you are in the mood for. There’s no doing wrong with this hairdo for sure!
Short haircuts are here once again and people who fall in love with this easy style are ready to chop off their long hair. Cutting off your length is pretty much like another aspect of spring cleaning that will have fresher hair growing again in time for fall. Short hair is a most definite not-in-your-face style that we will be sure to take advantage of with the winds of spring coming on in. Just because this length is short doesn’t mean you can’t do anything with it! Texture is a key ingredient in boosting up this little ‘do from flowing waves to sleek straight. Remember to not forget that these looks can be worn the next day as well, even if you slept on them. Day old hair is perfectly acceptable to rock with this length, giving it a more daring look.
Mermaids seemed to have been a major inspiration in the style of textured waves for spring. Waves have been a familiar trend, but their natural and loose look that appeared on runways made us want to capture it for an everyday style. They are completely simple to create on your own by using a hot tool such as a curling wand or just putting braids into your hair the night before to sleep in. You can brush them out with a comb or paddle brush to create the almost-gone waves seen in the fashion shows. They’ll make it seem as if your hair was styled like that naturally ever since you were a child. It can easily be worn the next day as well and the day after that and the day after that, too! It’s such a simple style that makes a fashion statement that we can never lose love for.
Ponytails are in and ready to be pulled back in sleek styles that are polished and chic. Normally ponytails are thought of as the style you just throw your hair into as a last minute attempt at trying to do your hair. Now it has officially been created into an easy style that isn’t so much an I-didn’t-know-what-to-do-today look. The low ponytail is the most popular, and it can be worn in a number of options, including adding another trend to it, like the side part. You can throw it to the side, accessorize it with a headband, or even tie it up in a different way by using a detail of a gold clasp around its base. Both a day and night look can be created from this, letting you have time to work all day and play all night. Photos courtesy of Shalom Ormsby, Puzant Apkarian, Jupiterimages, Andreas Kuehn, Christy Elle Photography, and Frank P wartenberg.
We all know that summer brings the heat, the humidity, and, sadly, the damage. Those beach days and pool dives will catch up to you sooner or later, and commercial products often pack stripping and drying agents into their cleansers or styling creams. But don’t let that get you down! We’ve found some natural products that are sure to keep your hair healthy this season. Going back to basics can help strengthen your hair and can improve the overall length with time! Use these natural beauty products for healthier hair this summer!
1. Coconut Oil
Depending on who you know, this may be either the most underrated or overrated beauty product on the shelves today. However, it’s one of the holy grails of shiny locks, particularly for curly ones. It not only adds life and shine to hair, but it also stimulates hair growth! Coconut oil is actually a solid oil, meaning it can melt down into a liquid but can be stored on a shelf. With such a long lifespan, this is one product you should definitely check out
2. Jojoba Oil Pronounced “ ho-ho-ba,” this oil comes from the seed of a plant that originates in the desert. Though grown in such a dry climate, this oil will do anything but leave hair dull, frizzy, and dry! This oil reaches deep and gets rid of a lot of impurities while also sealing in moisture and repairing split ends. It’s great for ALL hair types because it breaks down all the extra grease and oil while balancing out the natural moisture your body produces. Remember to always try and get your oils cold pressed and organic if possible and to make sure the oil still has all of its powerful nutrients.
3. Apple Cider Vinegar For those who are already on the “No Poo” regimen or are new recruits, Apple Cider Vinegar comes as no surprise to be on this list. For those who have never heard of “No Poo,” perhaps Co-wash makes more sense. Basically, the idea is that there’s no shampoo! So many shampoos contain harsh cleaning agents that strip the gunk and our natural oils away, leaving hair dry, dull, and thirsty. While Apple Cider Vinegar may not smell like gardenia and hibiscus, it gets the job done and cleans without drying. Try going a few days between washes so your hair can reap optimal benefits from its own oils.
Bonus: Here’s a recipe for my own Sea Salt and Lightening Spray for those who might want to get those beachy highlights and waves but want to avoid harsh chemicals and dying :
What you’ll need:
– Coarse Sea Salt
– A whole lemon or unrefined lemon juice
– An empty spray bottle
1. Warm up enough water to fill about 75% of the bottle.
2. Add about ½-1 teaspoons of salt.
3. Add either a tablespoon or all of your lemon juice.
4. Close the bottle and shake it all around until the ingredients are nice and mixed.
Spray on damp hair and style as usual!
Don’t use too much; salt is a drying agent! But using this spray every once in a while won’t cause too much damage.