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The uptick in all varieties of bob hairstyles has been undeniable. Though bobs have a reputation for being edgy and sleek, in the last few years we’ve seen a lot of exciting adaptability with the haircut, which is likely why celebrities are still debuting the chop in our feeds on a regular basis. Gone are the days where long, heavily layered hair was the only way to get body and bounce: Bobs have major potential to offer all the volume and vitality we love to see in our hair, no matter your texture type or style preference. Read on for…

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Maintenance The Final Takeaway We’re no strangers to a hair color snafu. In fact, one ill-fated night in 2019, a particular beauty writer (ahem, hi) applied temporary pink hair dye onto her very expensive, expertly highlighted honey-brown hair. What was supposed to be a fun, momentary dip in the magenta hair color pool transformed into a coral-colored calamity as the temporary dye clung to bleached bits and lingered for months. Those particularly horrendous pink-orange-blonde highlights introduced us to the world of color correction. During those seven hours in the salon, we really got to know the process (and it's quite…

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Maintenance Styling From the red carpet to our feeds, bobs seem to be popping up everywhere—and we’re not mad about it. The versatile cut works for just about every hair type and encompasses a shockingly wide variety of lengths and styles. We feel confident in asserting that there’s truly a bob for everyone. Considering making the cut yourself? Depending on your hair type and desired maintenance level and styling, there are a few things you'll want to think about before going short. We tapped pro hairstylists Melissa Holinsworth and Wes Sharpton for their expertise on all things bobs. Read on…

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Proper hair care starts with the proper resources. Whether you’re rocking a protective style like French curl braids or styling your natural coils, you need the right tools to care for your scalp and strands. And thankfully, there are plenty of Black-owned brands that can help you do just that. With their offerings, you can take down your micros faster than ever, diffuse your ringlets, secure your bust-down middle part, and add some sheen to your silk press. Read on for 14 Black-owned hair tools we're rushing to add to our carts.  Kazmalaje KurlsPlus Comb Kazmalaje KurlsPlus Comb $19.00 The…

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Didn’t you hear? The side part is back (although we don’t think it ever really went away). And if you’re in the era of your life where you want to try new things to your hair without risking any damage, we suggest considering a deep side part. They’re daring, classic, and sure to elevate any look you put together. Whether your hair is long and thin or short and thick (or anything in between), a deep side part can fulfill your mega-glam styling dreams. We asked pro hairstylists Priscilla Valles and Lacy Redway to share tips and tricks for transforming…

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When most of us think of “princess hair,” the Rapunzel-esque locks of Disney movies and fairytales (…or Kate Middleton and Meghan Markle) come to mind—and that’s exactly what made Princess Diana’s hair so iconic. The “people’s princess” instead opted for shorter strands, a decision that solidified her as a timeless beauty icon. Though her hair never stretched past her shoulders, she constantly reinvented herself over her 20 years in the public eye (just as she did with her street style and vacation looks). According to her stylist, Sam McKnight, her decision to keep her hair short was in part catering to…

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When it comes to hair coloring techniques, approaches—and their intended effects—can run the gamut from barely there babylights to gradual ombré to full-head dye jobs. On the more low-maintenance end of the hair color spectrum, you’ll find balayage. A French term that means “sweeping,” balayage involves hand-painting on highlights to create a relaxed, soft gradation of color that delivers lived-in, multi-dimensional effects. Best of all, the technique requires little maintenance, allowing your natural color to grow out without any harsh demarcation lines. And while balayage is a favorite among those with long, flowing locks, it’s just as stunning on shorter…

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It’s a well-known fact for all Hotties that Megan Thee Stallion loves anime. One scroll through her Instagram and it is evident—she has dressed up as her favorite anime characters for Halloween more times than one; her nail artist and she regularly try out manicures with the signature animation style and the playful, vampy styles of some of her favorite series often inspire the visuals of her music. So, it makes perfect sense why she was chosen as one of the on-stage presenters at one of the most prestigious anime awards in the world. On March 2, Thee Stallion was…

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Cost Maintenance Alternatives When it comes to coloring hair, more often than not, we're seeking the best results that are also long-lasting and easy to maintain. After all, we're in our lazy-girl-style era (or is this just me?). If you typically highlight your hair with foils, you know that the upkeep is demanding, and the moment your roots appear, the difference can feel drastic. So, what are your alternative options? Enter: Hair painting, the technique stylists say gives the hair a “natural and organic color effect.” Ahead, with the help of pro stylists Michelle Hong and Lori Zabel, we break…

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Avoid Harsh Chemicals Use Masks Pick Safer Tools Try a Heat Damage Reverser Whatever type of hair you have, there's a good chance you've taken a hot tool to it. Whether that's a curling iron, blow dryer, diffuser, flat iron, or some combination of the above, most of us involve heat in our hair styling routine at least some of the time. Unfortunately, it can do a number on our tresses. To get to the bottom of how to stop heat damage in its tracks, we went to the experts—board-certified dermatologist Nazanin Saedi, MD, FAAD, and pro hairstylist Ericka Verrett.…

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