Three Ways To Rock Shaved Sides (Yes, It’s Doable In Real Life)

If you feel so inclined to give the shaved-on-one-side hair trend a whirl, here are a few ideas for the bold and the bashful.

1. Go All-Out. That’s exactly what 24-year-old Tiffany Mendez, who I spotted on the street, is doing with this hairstyle here. She’s so committed to her daring look, that she shaves her head every day. And can we talk about her awesome teal streak? She’s showing it off brilliantly with a side-swept braid. I like the mix of toughness and femininity she’s got going on.

2. Try One Close-Cropped Section. Rihanna’s version is still very rock n’ roll, but in a tamer way because her hair is only buzzed-off above her ear. I love this style on her, but I know I can’t get too attached–the woman is known for her constant hair switcheroos.

3. Fake It! Channel your inner bad girl (for a day) by copying the faux undercut style seen at the Tracy Reese Spring 2013 runway show. Hair pro Jeanie Syfu gave the models a shaved effect by creating a hidden, low cornrow braid on one side. So sneaky, yet so chic.

Are you into the shaved sides thing? Yay or nay? Personally, I love it.

BTW, I think Lil’ Kim-inspired hair and colorful Afros are pretty cool too!

Spotted: Three Cropped and Colorful Afros

Who says you need dip-dyed ends, a wig or bright extensions to get in on the crazy hair color trend?  I met three awesome women on the street who are doing it their way. Check out their chic, natural ‘dos.

This haircut on Souki, 27, is more like a fauxhawk ‘fro, which is edgy enough on it’s own, but the violet color takes it to a whole other, insanely cool level. I like the contrast with the dark hair on the sides.

If you were to take the sexy wine-colored lipstick shade of the moment and turn it into a hair color, you would get this look, seen on Aisha, 22. It’s bold, warm and looks great with the classic shape of her cut.

To get this shade, Tiffany, 30, used Adore Semi-Permanent Hair Color in Purple Rage. But who knows what color she’ll go with next! “Before this, my hair was platinum blonde,” she said.

Would you ever dare to dye your hair purple? Or some other wild color? 

P.S. You should hear some of the annoying sh%t people say to women with short hair. It’s ridic.

 

Pretty In Print: The Fantastically Tousled Hair Seen All Over The J. Crew Catalogues

We all have our weird beauty obsessions (don’t we?) and mine is messy hair. I wrote about it a lot—maybe a little too much—earlier this summer when I was substitute blogging for Glamour.com. I can’t help it! Undone styles really speak to me. That’s why when a new J. Crew catalogue shows up in my mailbox, I fixate on the models’ hair. It’s usually roughed up, just the way I like it. Here are four looks from the last two style guides that I’m really into.

1. In the August issue: Bedhead with a classic sweater and statement necklace.

2. Also from August: Teased, playful strands with a girly dress.

3. Spotted in the September issue: A windblown style with bold glasses.

4. More messy hair from September: Disheveled updos and sweet party dresses.

Cool, right? There’s something rebellious about pairing a roughed up hairstyle with polished clothing that I love. And I’ll admit, I’m also drawn to disheveled ‘dos because they validate my lazy hair tendencies a little bit. No shame in my game!

Have you noticed the carefree hair in the J. Crew style guides? Are you a fan?

 

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