Trend alert

Pixelated hair is the new balayage, apparently

Making way for a new trend: Xpresionpixel.

LIVIA GAMBLE We know we’re in the digital age when pixels are being coloured into our hair.

On-screen styles

Epic on-screen 'impulse haircuts'

Keri Russell in Felicity.

KATHLEEN LEE JOE Ahead, we celebrate the badass beauties who brandish their sassy short-haired (and no-haired) heads like a weapon.

Old man cuts

This barber gives 'old-man haircuts' to children who misbehave


KATHLEEN LEE JOE At your last straw with a kid that’s raising hell? This suburban barbershop has a way to sort them out for good.

Beauty taboo

How to get rid of ingrown hairs for good

KATHLEEN LEE JOE Here are our top tips for dealing with those angry, bumpy jerks that sprout up along your bikini line …

Damn it, I forgot to feel bad about having curly hair

Stocksy woman curly hair red

Ali Benton Sorry Dove but I'm not a self loathing curly haired person.

David Bowie

See 50 years of David Bowie hairstyles in one incredible GIF

David Bowie in 1974.

KATHLEEN LEE JOE David Bowie has had quite a few ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-changes over the years, as summed up by this amazing GIF by UK-based illustrator Helen Green.

Foodie fashions

Bacon headbands actually exist, and we want one immediately


Emma Day Thanks to a fake-food manufacturer's move into jewellery, you can now legitimately wear a full fry-up on your head.


Lorde for Stella

Lorde loses curls, says she feels badass in a suit, in British magazine

Lorde, 18, has appeared in British magazine, Stella.

Lorde's signature wild locks have been tamed for the cover of a British magazine.

Redheads are enjoying a modern-day renaissance

From the <i>Red Hot</i> exhibition at Sydney's Deutscher & Hackett gallery.

Claire Moulds  Claire Moulds has heard all the “ranga” jibes, but she’s rejoicing in the fact that redheads are finally cool.

Redheads rejoice!

The best beauty products for redheads

LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 01:  Lily Cole attends The Serpentine Gallery Summer Party co-hosted by Brioni at The Serpentine Gallery on July 1, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images for The Serpentine)

KATHLEEN LEE JOE Just because redheads account for only one to two per cent of the world's population doesn't mean they should be neglected. Enter the How To Be A Redhead blog.

Beauty news

Transgender model Lea T is breaking the beauty mould

beauty news

KATHLEEN LEE JOE The gorgeous Brazilian model has been made ‘the face’ of Redken’s Chromatic colour range.

Expert tips

How to achieve the perfect blow wave

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 15:  Blake Lively attends the

Schwarzkopf’s national technical educator Grant Withnell shares his expert tips.

Head & shoulders

12 natural remedies to cure your dandruff


KATHLEEN LEE JOE Though filed away in that category of embarrassing beauty problems most people don’t like to talk about dandruff is actually very common.

Fade to blonde

What's the difference between ombre, sombre and balayage?

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10:  Rihanna arrives at the The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards on February 10, 2013 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

KATHLEEN LEE JOE Trends come and go, but it looks like gradient hair is here to stay.

Effortless beauty

You basically don't have to do your hair at all to be on trend now

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 06:  Harley Viera-Newton attends the Prabal Gurung fashion show with TRESemme during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015 at Skylight at Moynihan Station on September 6, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for TRESemme)

Michelle Hurley Normcore reaches our tresses.

Girls on film

Are mean girls the only ones allowed good hair and outfits in Hollywood?

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 27:  Rosamund Pike at the

Lisa Armstrong Rosamund Pike's Gone Girl bob: so sharp, it could be a murder weapon.

Frizz fest

Could frizzy hair be enjoying a renaissance?


KATHLEEN LEE JOE You know the old saying – you always want what you don’t have.

Pigtail resurgence

Can grown women wear pigtails?

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 10:  A model walks the runway at Jeremy Scott during MADE Fashion Week Spring 2015 at Milk Studios on September 10, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Randy Brooke/WireImage)

KATHLEEN LEE JOE Like rompers and overalls, this particular look sits in that curious category of trends that are tricky to pull off past the age of 10.

Greying gracefully

How one in four women find their first grey hair by age 25

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 08: Sarah Harris is seen wearing a jacket from Lilly e Violetta and jeans from Paige on the Streets of Manhattan on February 8, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Timur Emek/Getty Images)

Katy Young A new survey has revealed that 20 per cent of British women will find their first grey before they reach the age of 25, so it's no wonder growing old gracefully is becoming de rigeur.

Hair tutorial

Learn these three new hairstyles in time for the weekend


Christina Butcher An easy step-by-step guide to magical new hair.

Oh boy

Forget the man bun, your boyfriend needs a man bob now

man bob

RACHEL CLUN We've learned to love the man bun, thanks largely to Jared Leto and his ombre locks, but now it's time to accept the latest male hair trend: the man bob.

High brow

How to get your best brows ever

Gisele Pletzer

Lucy Corry Good brows are a game-changer. They frame the face, define the eyes and generally make you look more awake. Here are a few of our favourite brow shapers.

DIY hair styling

How to master the DIY haircut

NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 08:  A model prepares backstage at the Libertine fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Spring 2015  at The Pavilion at Lincoln Center on September 8, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week)

Sandy Smith When you can't wait to get to the salon for a trim or money is tight, is there anything wrong with taking to the scissors yourself?

Hair tutorial

Three beautiful new hairstyles and how to master them


Christina Butcher An easy step-by-step guide to magical new hair.

The new bush?

Will we ever learn to love back hair?


KATHLEEN LEE JOE Could back have surpassed chest and pubic as the most political of body hairs?

Cult classic

When scrunchies actually work


KATHLEEN LEE JOE Reconsidering our position on the much-maligned hair adornment.

Beauty beat

Perfect tousled locks and bright eyes

August 17 Beauty

Stephanie Darling Stephanie Darling channels styling supremo Sam McKnight and discovers the power of green coffee seed.


Would you ditch shampoo for good?

COPENHAGEN, DENMARK - AUGUST 05:  A model poses on the catwalk for Danish designer Veronica B Vallenes during Copenhagen Fashion Week on August 5, 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark.  (Photo by Rob Ball/Getty Images)

Cathy Bussey Welcome to the 'no poo' movement, you guys.

Get shorty

20 awesome hairstyles for short hair

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 30:  Recording artist Rita Ora visits 106 & Park at BET studio on April 30, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

KATHLEEN LEE JOE Who says Rapunzel should have all the fun? We asked the internet for cool styling tricks for the short-haired set and, as always, the internet delivered.

Trend alert

Visible bobby pins are happening

DUBAI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - APRIL 13:  Models pose on the runway at the House Of Ronald show during Fashion Forward at Madinat Jumeirah on April 13, 2014 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.  (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images for Fashion Forward)

KATHLEEN LEE JOE The accessory no one used to notice is having a beauty moment right now.

Beard gardens

Are flowers in beards a trend now?

Marlee Meghan Banta / Via Flickr: marlee_is_awake

KATHLEEN LEE JOE This isn’t some skit we pulled from an episode of Portlandia – beard gardens are actually a thing.

Hair inspiration

Seven hair-obsessed Instagram accounts to follow

hair inspo

KATHLEEN LEE JOE Abound in beauty inspo, you’ll find accounts by social-media-savvy salons, bloggers and brands, guaranteed to capture your attention and get you calling your colourist.

A braiding party

Watch as Lupita Nyong'o braids her best friends' hair


Effie Mann The Oscar-winning actress hosts a 'braiding party' for her closest friends.

Celebrity brow style

The most influential eyebrows of all time

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 21:  (EDITORS NOTE: This image was processed using digital filters)  Cara Delevingne attends 'The Search' Premiere at the 67th Annual Cannes Film Festival on May 21, 2014 in Cannes, France.  (Photo by Vittorio Zunino Celotto/French Select via Getty Images,)

The iconic arch of the 1950s, over-plucked brows circa 1997 and the bushiest offerings of today.

Best hairstyles

The best celebrity hairstyles of 2014, so far

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 30:  Recording artist Rita Ora visits 106 & Park at BET studio on April 30, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

Draw inspiration from this list of the best celebrity hairstyles of the year, thus far.

Beauty vloggers

The alternative beauty vloggers you should be following

beauty vlog

KATHLEEN LEE JOE Though many would quickly brush off fashion and beauty vlogging as frivolous pastimes - what with so many "better things to do" - we plainly disagree.

Best hair tips

How to achieve the season's hottest hair styles

MONTE-CARLO, MONACO - JUNE 11:  Jennifer Morrison attends the Closing Ceremony and Golden Nymph Awards of the 54th Monte Carlo TV Festival on June 11, 2014 in Monte-Carlo, Monaco.  (Photo by Tony Barson/FilmMagic)

Schwarzkopf National Technical Educator, Grant Withnell, shares his tips.

Troublesome tresses

Four tips to fix troublesome winter hair

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 11:  Chiara Ferragni seen wearing Diesel Black Gold on the Streets of Manhattan on February 11, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Timur Emek/Getty Images)

Cold air, indoor heating and hot tools team up in winter to create the perfect storm for dry hair and sensitive scalps.

Best ponytails

The five best celebrity ponytails in recent memory

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 18:  Lily Allen attends the Elle Style Awards 2014 at One Embankment on February 18, 2014 in London, England.  (Photo by David M. Benett/Getty Images)

Effie Mann Your go-to 'do needn't be boring or limited to lounging and the gym.


Big hair is bouncing back

LOS ANGELES, CA - APRIL 13:  Model Kate Upton attends the 2014 MTV Movie Awards at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on April 13, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

Leonie Barlow If you'd told me a few years ago that Dynasty-style coifs would be making a comeback, I'd have thrown you my best soap-opera death stare in disbelief.

Vintage beauty

Great hair and makeup moments from 'Grace of Monaco'

grace of monaco

Effie Mann Beautiful beauty inspired by the iconic Hollywood-actress-turned-princess Grace Kelly.

Beauty muse

Five times Lupita styled her three-inch hair like a boss

PASADENA, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Actress Lupita Nyong'o arrives at the 45th NAACP Image Awards at Pasadena Civic Auditorium on February 22, 2014 in Pasadena, California.  (Photo by Gregg DeGuire/WireImage)

Effie Mann Don't ever let the fact you have short hair stand in the way of a truly head-turning 'do.

Hair hack

Have you tried dry shampoo?

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 16: A model's hair is prepared backstage for the Bill Blass Fall 2012 fashion show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at the The Union League Club on February 16, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Skip Bolen/WireImage)

Leonie Barlow Lazy ladies rejoice: dry shampoo removes oil and leaves hair shiny and sweet-smelling.

Tame that mane

13 hairstyles to help tame your unruly mane

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 15: Actress Yael Stone attends the

Andrea Romano Tame your untruly tresses with these quick and easy tutorials.

Cannes beauty

Three times Blake Lively's hair killed it at Cannes

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 16:  Blake Lively attends

Effie Mann The actress proves her versatility at the French film festival.

Easy up 'do

Get Selena Gomez's stunning Met Gala hair

NEW YORK, NY - MAY 05:  Selena Gomez attends the

It may look elaborate, but you can achieve Selena's sophisticated Met Gala hair in just three easy steps.

Peak Beard

Have we reached 'peak beard'?

LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 01:  Jared Leto arrivals at the 2014 iHeartRadio Music Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on May 1, 2014 in Los Angeles, California.  (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)

Just as millennials are beginning to get comfortable with this new follicle-based fad, science has to go and get in the way.

Outlandish coiffures sweep the 2014 International Hair Championships


Annie Colbert Put down your crimper and Manic Panic hair dye, amateurs.

Road test

Is paying to have your eyebrows shaped really worth it?

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 11:  Lily Collins attends the Glamour Magazine 23rd annual Women Of The Year gala on November 11, 2013 in New York, United States.  (Photo by Paul Zimmerman/WireImage)

NEDAHL STELIO We test the face-framing beauty trick - but how does the swankiest salon in Sydney shape up?

Extensions 101

Three types of hair extensions we tried so you don't have to

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 01:  Entertainer Beyonce attends the DirecTV Super Saturday Night at Pier 40 on February 1, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for DirecTV)

GENEVIEVE ROSEN The low-down on tapes, clip-ins and weaves if your mane’s feeling more lackluster than it is luscious.

How to: hair

How to perfect a half-up-half-down hairstyle

Blogger Chiara Ferragni models for Redken.

One of the best things about a half-up-half-down do is that it's neither too formal nor too casual.

90s revival

So, hair gel is happening

NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 12:  A model walks the runway at the Jeremy Scott Autumn Winter 2014 fashion show during New York Fashion Week on February 12, 2014 in New York, United States.  (Photo by Catwalking/Getty Images)

GENEVIEVE ROSEN Here a four non-confronting ways to re-introduce the old beauty staple into your arsenal.

MBFWA beauty

Aurelio Costarella's bringing bouffant back

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - APRIL 07:  A model walks the runway at the Aurelio Costarella show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia 2014 at Carriageworks on April 7, 2014 in Sydney, Australia.  (Photo by Stefan Gosatti/Getty Images)

Effie Mann Aurelio Costarella's 1930s Paris-inspired runway wasn't just about the clothes.

Beauty tricks

Why not try a new hair style for work?

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 26:  Model Miranda Kerr is seen on March 26, 2014 in New York City.  (Photo by NCP/Star Max/GC Images)

Stephanie Darling Stephanie Darling learns a home truth from Eva Longoria, spends time with hairstylist David Keogh and embraces the hottest lip colour in town.

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