Why oh why didn't this article exist when I was younger?! It would have saved me the embarrassment of those thick bangs in my 10th grade picture or stopped me from wearing that awful updo to prom (one of these would have been so much prettier).
At least now I know better (and I will never again wear this style). But what about you? Do you know what hairstyle best suits your face? Check out the pics below to find out.
Round face: the best
Simple lines with as little volume at the sides as possible, like this simple mid-length bob, are the best choice for round faces. Ginnifer Goodwin gets it right.
Round face: the worst
This center part emphasizes a full forehead, and the volume at the sides widens the cheeks. Clarkson would look much slimmer with volume at the crown and sleek sides.
Square face: the best
The most famous square face in the world knows to keep the hair soft and flowing, with volume only at the crown. While hair should be sleek, it shouldn't hug the face and flatten
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Why oh why didn't this article exist when I was younger?! It would have saved me the embarrassment of those thick bangs in my 10th grade picture or stopped me from wearing that awful updo to prom (one of these would have been so much prettier).Read More »from The Best and Worst Hairstyles for Your Face Shape
- The chicks at TotalBeauty.com | Work + Money – Thu, May 7, 2009 7:22 PM EDT
Time to play armchair jury, and have I got a doozy of a case for you. A woman in Oregon, who has been bleaching her hair for 25 years, is suing her salon for $50,000 because her hair started snapping off after her most recent bleaching session.Read More »from Would You Sue a Salon for $50,000 if They Screwed Up Your Hair?
The woman, Sarah Jane Ward, blames an inept stylist and says she suffered humiliation, depression and had to pay for hair extensions. (She should have checked out this video on doing hair extensions at home, would have saved her some cash.)
The salon claims that Ward ignored a stylist's recommendations and damaged her hair with teasing and flat ironing (I wonder if she was using one of these flat irons?). They also say that since she didn't go bald or suffer a mental health crisis, they shouldn't be responsible.
While we can't give a verdict (we'll leave that up to the jury … and any of you who'd like to comment below), we can give some advice on keeping color-treated hair from turning into a disaster like this:
Avoid heat styling whenever
Check out these pictures -- doesn't Kim Kardashian look just like Beyonce with her new hair color? They're practically twins! Well, hair twins at least, even their roots look the same for cryin' out loud. Isn't it amazing how a hairstyle change can affect how you look? (Check out these other celeb makeovers for proof.)
- Could your look use an update? How about a new hair color? (Just don't dye it without reading this first.)
- Miss Kim's old look? See it here.
- Did you see Kim's sunburn? Proof that sunscreen is a life-saver (especially when you wear huge sunglasses).
I've blamed bad hair days on everything from a lousy shampoo (like, ahem, this one) to a defective blow dryer, but some of you can just blame your bad hair on where you live.Read More »from The worst-hair cities in the country
We scouted around and found the 13 cities where you're most likely to have bad hair. Why these? A toxic cocktail of humidity, pollution, sunshine, hard water and lack of hair salons put these towns on the map -- but not in a good way. Is your home on the list? If so, might we recommend this bad-hair-day fix -- or perhaps a good real estate agent?
No. 5: Phoenix, Arizona
Phoenix has the most extreme climate in all of America -- and hard water to boot! (Put moisture back into your hair with one of these hair masks.)
No. 4: Las Vegas, Nevada
While it may be a blast to have a wild weekend in the "City of Sin," it's certainly no fun for your hair to live in this desert climate. Don't worry about blowing your life savings on gambling; you'll be too busy praying for your sun-damaged hair. Take a cue form Nick Cage
Or maybe I should say, would your dude wear makeup?Read More »from Do you think your dude should wear makeup?
I came across a news story out of the Midwest saying that man makeup is going mainstream -- eek! I'm not saying that men shouldn't be allowed to enjoy the benefits of a great foundation (like the ones on this list) or concealer, but full-on makeup? Not so much. Yeah it works for rock stars and guys like American Idol contestant Adam Lambert (pictured). But I don't think the average dude can pull off the whole makeup thing. And call me crazy, but I don't think brands like CoverGirl or Clinique (see their best and worst products here) will be making guy-specific makeup lines anytime soon. But maybe I'm wrong.
What you do you think? Yay or nay for dudes wearing makeup?
At least guys in makeup wouldn't be as scary as these chicks.
If you think I'm being unfair, share these top-rated products with your guy.
If a dude is going to wear concealer he better watch this video first.
- The chicks at TotalBeauty.com | Fashion – Thu, Mar 19, 2009 2:16 AM EDT
Tattoos aren't my style (I'd rather sport this scary look than get ink). These celebrities, on the other hand, clearly don't share my feelings (or my intense fear of needles). So who's got ink? Check out these tatted-up stars.
These celeb hairstyles are more outrageous than any tattoo.
- What's worse? A conspicuous tattoo, or this?
- Looking for something less permanent? Use one of these to draw a temporary design on yourself.
Breaking hair news: Fergie has gone from wavy blonde to sleek brunette. I'll give you a moment to contemplate the impact of this on your life … good? OK, so you've absorbed the shocking news, now tell us, what do you think of her new look? Is she a celebrity hair dye "do" or "don't"?
- Thinking of making a similar change? Find out if it's right for you BEFORE dying.
- Saving a buck by coloring your hair at home? Use one of these top-rated dyes.
- Want flawless at-home highlights? Watch this step-by-step video.
Having acne in your 30s is just not fair! The skin gods are screwing me -- I mean, are you telling me I have to stock up not only on eye cream and anti-aging miracles like these... but good zit creams too?
Well, instead of whining I thought I'd share some tips that are helping me deal with my zit and fine-line combo platter. Hope they help.
Have other suggestions? Please share, I'm desperate.
Still trying to camouflage a pimple perfectly? Watch this video
Is your makeup causing breakouts? Get the answer here.
Even acne-prone girls can get this free makeup.Read More »from 9 Tips to Help You Fight Acne and Aging
It seems Obama has gotten a lot more gray hair since he's been in office, and it's only been 45 days! The stressful job might have something to do with it; he could probably use these relaxing recipes.
So should he dye it? Luckily, our readers have found the best hair dyes around. Obama, are you taking notes?
Fantastic Sams lead stylist Carmen Higareda also recommends using a hydrating shampoo and conditioner on gray hair since it lacks natural oil. (This how-to offers more tips to care for, ahem, mature hair.)
- These beauty breakthroughs may not cure gray hair, but they sure do help.
- Obama better start using one of these unless he wants crow's feet to match the gray hair.
- Maybe Michelle can help with his look; she seems to have the looking-gorgeous thing covered.
TotalBeauty.com editors and readers have done our fair share of product bashing -- from the worst mascaras, to the skin care products and shampoos that disappointed us. Why? Because it's our duty. (And to be fair, we also shout from the rooftops about products that work miracles.)Read More »from The Most Overrated Beauty Products Are â€¦
Recently, we started a discussion about the most overrated beauty brands and products. It was hardly unanimous; in fact it practically turned into a foundation-slinging brawl. Here are the highlights (in alphabetical order):
- Avon Anti-Aging Products: "First off ... I am an Avon lady, but from my personal experience, most of the Avon anti-aging stuff I tried is greasy and does NOT flatten or fill out or in any way diminish fine lines. Avon ANEW Clinical Line and Wrinkle Corrector is overpriced crap." -- qualityyoureject, TotalBeauty.com member
- Bare Escentuals: "Bare Escentuals was the one of the worst powder foundations I have ever tried. It made me greasy halfway through the day and didn't cover well."