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Anyone with platinum blonde hair will tell you: The color is a commitment. So, if a day of double-process dyeing at the salon isn’t in the cards for you, a wig is an easy way to try out the look. Yaya Ogun, the star of Hair Me Out’s latest episode, opted for a platinum blonde wig to change up her style without spending hours in the chair with foils on her head. “I’ve never done real color before,” Ogun says, explaining that she’s only ever experimented with shades of brown. Bright blonde was a far cry from what she’s used to, but it didn’t stop her from taking the plunge. Millicent Reid, a wig expert based in Los Angeles, helped Ogun with her transformation, installing an icy blonde wig (think Saweetie) on her client. To start, she braided Ogun’s hair down into straight-back cornrows. “I used the hot comb because I want the braids to lay very flat,” Reid explains. Once Ogun’s hair was braided down, Reid used makeup on the wig’s lace to help it blend into her client’s complexion, then secured it using Bold Hold Glue. “This is an adhesive glue that is going to stick the lace to her skin,” Reid explains. To ensure a safe hold, Reid bonded the glue to Ogun’s skin using a blowdryer. After the wig installation was complete, Reid styled Ogun’s baby hairs and created soft curls. “This is probably the biggest physical change I’ve ever done,” Ogun says. “It’s boosted my confidence. I feel super leveled up.” Click play to see her transformation in full. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?
During the pandemic, we’ve all been living through our screens, absorbing what society perceives to be beautiful, and in turn, sharing the version of ourselves that we think is beautiful. But our relationship with beauty and how we choose to express it is much more complex: It’s a connection to your culture, a coping mechanism, a lifestyle, or a work of art. In our first season of Beauty Out There, in partnership with Ulta Beauty, we’re meeting four LA locals whose looks and rituals are as personal as they are powerful, proving that beauty can be a conduit to the most authentic and confident version of yourself. Feeling free is a running theme in Julienne Brown’s life. Whether she’s cooking off-recipe or jotting down song lyrics in her journal, the self-described “free spirit” and Los Angeles-based musician, fashion recruiter, and all-around creative likes to forge her path only in ways that feel most authentic to her. This mindset is especially true when it comes to how she chooses to wear her hair. “I’ve wanted locs ever since I was a little kid,” she recalls, noting how her mother would never allow her to wear the style growing up in Michigan. After she moved out of the house to go to college, she started wearing her hair in twists which — while attending music festivals — eventually turned into locs on their own. To her, they became a form of rebellion against society. “My locs represent my choice to be the truest version of myself. For far too long, Black women have been under pressure about their hair,” Brown says, having personally experienced microaggressions regarding her hair at previous jobs (which is part of a larger cultural issue around hair-based discrimination in the workplace that movements like The Crown Act are actively fighting back against). “Locs lifted that pressure for me. I no longer care what my hair ‘should’ look like.” Now, at her dream job as a recruiter for fashion and creative roles, she makes her own schedule and embraces her individual style, all while following her passion as a singer-songwriter working on her next EP. While locs represent freedom for Brown, they also symbolize commitment — not just in a long-term sense (she plans to wear them for life), but also as a daily form of self-care. “When I’m taking care of my locs, I am the most connected to myself,” she says. “It’s a meditative experience.” When it comes to her loc routine, Brown’s philosophy is less-is-more. “I try to use organic, healthy products,” she says, mentioning rose water and lavender oil. She’ll do a wash day every two weeks, along with a detox treatment every three months. While she likes to keep it simple, occasionally she’ll style her locs into pigtails or wear them in braids for a few days to give them a curl. “My locs are a record of who I am and where I’ve been,” she says. “They carry my history.” Watch the entire video above to learn more about Brown, her loc routine, and her personal style. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?
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Think about the cool-girl short haircut you've always wanted. Maybe it's the polished jaw-length bob you've saved on Instagram, like, a hundred times, or the loose curly pixie that would finally allow you to quit your blowout habit. Whatever your dream chop looks like — now's the time to pull the trigger. If the only thing stopping you is that little voice inside your head whispering, You'll miss your ponytail, we have the fix. Ahead, we've compiled a comprehensive roundup of the cutest short updos that will ward off any and all post-cut regret.From half-ups and barrette tucks to delicate French braids and baby topknots — all styled by the coolest girls on Instagram — scroll through to find the photo that will convince you to (finally) go above-the-shoulder short.Floral RibbonPulling your short hair back into a baby bun at the nape of your neck looks chic on its own, but tie it with a vintage floral-print ribbon scarf and it becomes the finishing touch on your April outfit.Baseball CapEven if your hair is short, you don't have to style it every day. On a "bad hair day," lean into the low-key cool aesthetic of a baseball cap.Silk HeadscarfBraids plus a headscarf are peak Zoom hairstyle perfection.Half UpTo add a touch of romance to a shorter style, pull your top layer of hair back but let your face-framing stands stay loose. Padded HeadbandRowan Blanchard, ever the coolest, proves that an elegant velvet headband is the perfect juxtaposition to an edgy shaggy bob.Gold Barrette With a blunt bob that falls above the collarbone, a half-up feels so chic. Pin it back with a sleek barrette, like this gold rectangular one, which is only $12 at J.Crew. (The chunky hoops from Mejuri will cost you a little extra.)Slicked BackIf you have styling mousse and a single clip or bobby pin, you can get the easiest "updo" ever.French Braids If your hair won't fit into one braid, try two. Because your hair is short, the style will show off the nape of your neck (or, in this case, entire back).Bobby Pins Only have a handful of bobby pins in your dresser drawer? Slide them into your hair in a criss-cross shape for instant cool factor.French Twist Lucy Hale is constantly doling out short updo inspiration, but we're especially loving this French-twist bun. It adds a heavy dose of glamour — you know, just in case you can't splurge for the diamond droplet earrings.Topknot If you have naturally curly hair, take a style cue from model Melody Acevedo. Section off your hair from both temples and pull it tightly into a cute topknot at the crown.Bubble PonytailYou don't need to buy anything special — just two skinny hair ties — to pull off this unexpectedly chic, sectioned half-updo like Olivia Palermo.Hair Jewelry If there was ever a case for hair jewelry, it's this shot of Yara Shahidi and her cropped glossy curls punctuated with delicate gold rings along the side of her head.Space Buns Do you see Minnie Mouse or Millie Bobby Brown? Either way, these half-up, half-down space buns are unquestionably adorable.Bright BowA short curly cut is gorgeous on its own; the clementine-colored scarf is just the bow on top.Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Hilary Duff Says Goodbye To Her Blue HairThis Vegan Masque Strengthens Weak HairThe Sweet Story Behind Amanda Gorman's Vogue
LOS ANGELES, CA – JUNE 12: Lucy Hale is seen on June 12, 2020 in Los Angeles, CA. (Photo by Hollywood To You/Star Max/GC Images) For the last few months, actress Lucy Hale has been having fun with her hair and changing up the color from black to red to every variation of bronde in between. But this latest color — a bright, single-process platinum — might be her most dramatic change yet. Posting a series of lemon and honey-themed emojis to capture the mood, Hale, who we know for having naturally dark brunette hair, shared her new look on Instagram earlier today, making sure to credit the UK-based styling team John Clarke and Johnny Eagland for the blonder color. In Hale’s well-lit selfie, her blunt bob is styled with soft waves making the look feel extra beachy. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Lucy Hale (@lucyhale) This isn’t the first time that Hale has changed up her hair in the last several months. If anything, she seems to be enjoying semi-regular transformations. Last fall, the actress went from nearly black to a vibrant, auburn red from her kitchen sink. Then she returned to her signature dark brunette before brightening things up with subtle honey-golden highlights in February. Now, the color is a sunny yellow from root to ends, and it has us wondering if we want to jump on the warm-weather bandwagon and go hydrogen-peroxide blonde. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Did Kristen Bell Just Get Bangs?The Laser Hair Removal Studio Catering To BIPOCHilary Duff Says Goodbye To Her Blue Hair
Priyanka Chopra decided that the 2021 BAFTA Awards was the perfect time to try out not one, but two of the biggest beauty trends right now: a stylish black tip french manicure and an incredible bubble braid. To achieve the look, hairstylist Luke Pluck Rose sprayed Anomaly Dry Shampoo (Chopra Jonas's new hair-care brand) throughout the tail, before creating the bubble effect by securing seven small, brunette-hued hair bands approximately two inches apart and tightening to form the small bubbles. Finally, Pluck Rose softened the look by adding slight waves in Chopra Jonas's bangs.
This brand-new Netflix movie is giving us major Parent Trap vibes…with a Drew Barrymore twist.The Stand In just hit the streaming service over the weekend, and it’s already claimed the number seven spot on...