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: Lil’ Kim-Inspired Hair

The original queen of rainbow hair colors.

Here’s a fact that’ll make some of you feel old: It’s been 15 years since Lil’ Kim busted onto the music scene sporting Skittles-colored wigs in her video for “Crush On You.” 15 years! Little did Kim know her not-found-in-nature hair hues, which were considered edgy and daring in 1997, would become mainstream in 2012.  Whether it’s a full-on wig or the toned-down version, bright streaks, Queen Bee’s signature look is everywhere now. And by everywhere I mean even in an Urban Outfitters catalog. Here are two examples from the fall look book, plus a few more bright hair interpretations I’ve spotted in print recently.

From Urban Oufitters: cornrows laced with hot pink.

 A long, side-braid with bubble-gum colored pieces woven in.

 A trio of bold bobs from the October 8th issue of New York magazine. The story is about sweatshirts, but I think the hair stole the show.

More out-there hair from the September issue of Vogue. I love this shoot featuring Karlie Kloss in high-fashion work clothes and vivid wigs.

What do you think of this Lil’ Kim-influenced hair trend? Are you into it or so over it?

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