By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 11/26/2008 - 10:48
I have naturally curly hair—a lot of it (trust me, every time I go to the salon stylists complain about how much I have!). My curls are semi-tight for the most part with a few tight baby hairs around my face. I embrace my curly hair; I rarely straighten it. Sure, I get frustrated with the unruly curls, unmanageable frizz and lack of silky shine, but my curls define me and I love them. Plus, it gives me an excuse to try out different products. So, I’ve learned a few tricks that I’d like to share, and in turn, I'd like to learn some from you.
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 11/05/2008 - 13:55
Ponytails aren't just for the gym or washing your face. In this gorgeous evening look, Nicole Richie proves how dressy a ponytail can be as she wears it with a sumptuous golden evening gown fit for a goddess.
The good news is, creating this look isn't complicated either. But it does take some prep work. Here are the steps:
Apply a quarter-sized dollop of heat protective serum for shine and manageability from root to ends of your hair.
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 10/22/2008 - 15:39
Hats are everywhere this season! You've seen Fergie, Rachel Bilson, and various trendy girls around town wearing what are called short-rimmed pork pie hats and the more generously brimmed fedoras. (Here's the big difference between the two: while a fedora has an indentation at the crown, the pork pie is flat at the crown.)
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 10/14/2008 - 15:49
What should you look for when buying a flat iron? We surveyed a bunch of chicas who regularly straighten their hair and compiled this list of recommended tools. Each one fulfills the major criteria: They straighten your hair without burning it, they won't break or fall apart, and their price is a true reflection of how much they deliver on their promises. Test one out for yourselves, and let us know how it treats your locks!
By Monica Herrera | 10/02/2008 - 21:56
If you have long or medium-length hair, you know how much you depend on elastics and bobby pins for keeping your hair under control--especially on days when you just can't be bothered to style your hair. But why not amp up the fun level with a romantic silk flower, or an edgy forehead band, or even a hairclip festooned with feathers?
There's a whole world of exciting hair accessories just waiting to be explored. Click here and dive into it!
By Latina Staff | 10/02/2008 - 15:16
By Shani Saxon-Parrish | 09/17/2008 - 15:04
To look extra fly for her cousin's wedding, Mariel Concepcion decided to put a little oomph in her hairdo. The gorgeous, 28-year-old associate editor of Dominican descent normally wears it naturally curly with tight ringlets, but she decided to kick it up a notch and put a hot curling iron to it to further define the look. "I thought, 'I look fabulous,'" she says, "but as soon as I walked in, the first thing one of my cousins told me was that he had a bottle of gel in his car to lend me if i needed it!"