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Help me not look like a garish bridal hobo clown!

Because of the nature of our wedding venue, I will be going solo on my wedding hair and makeup. Fortunately, I have loads of time to practice. Unfortunately, given my current skill and knowledge level, an eternity may not afford enough practice time to get me where I need to be. What are the best resources for the absolute beginner to learn techniques and how-tos for wedding hair and makeup? [more inside]
posted by Dorinda on Nov 28, 2015 - 33 answers

Looking for a helpful hairdresser in London

I'm going to be in London this weekend and am looking for a men's hairdresser/barber. I'm from the UK but right now I live abroad, and between a lack of a common language and me not knowing what I want, I rarely get a haircut I'm pleased with. What I would really like is for someone to tell me what would look good on me, then make my hair be that (like all those style/makeover shows). Does anyone have any recommendations in central London? [more inside]
posted by tsh on Nov 19, 2015 - 5 answers

Low maintenance hair style for troublesome hair (woman)?

When my hair gets to any substantial length, it starts to look like what can best be described as ragamuffin. I need to find a style that works for me that doesn't require a lot of styling in the mornings. Extensive details inside. [more inside]
posted by atinna on Nov 17, 2015 - 22 answers

Should I dye my brown hair blue?

I'm considering coloring the ends of my dark blonde/brown hair a bright shade of blue or possibly green (or both?) But I'm worried about hair breakage - my hair is very fine - and maintenance. And is this look still in style? Please tell me your brightly colored hair secrets. Or do you have other hair advice? Help a bored, tired lady feel more stylish. Thanks! [more inside]
posted by areaperson on Nov 12, 2015 - 26 answers

Hair like Justin

According to this, Justin Trudeau spends less than two minutes a day on his glorious hair. Is it really that easy - just rub your fingers through your hair with the right pomade - or does it also require a glorious haircut from just the right barber?
posted by clawsoon on Nov 5, 2015 - 13 answers

Transitioning to a pink bob - more hair probs!

What's the best way to transition from a grown out pixie to a bob? Do you have a low maintenance bob? I want an undercut bob that's pink. Get me from here to there! [more inside]
posted by Crystalinne on Oct 23, 2015 - 6 answers

Knock off of Bumble and Bumble conditioner?

Bumble & Bumble's "curl conscious smoothing conditioner" is amazing. It does great things for my daughter's fine, curly hair. But it's made out of fairy tears and saffron, and costs one bazillion dollars per ounce. [more inside]
posted by The corpse in the library on Oct 22, 2015 - 15 answers

Is this conditioner awesome only because it's new?

I can't tell if the new conditioner I tried (Kiehl's Superbly Smoothing Argan Conditioner) is awesome or if I think it's awesome just because it removed whatever build-up I had from my previous shampoo/conditioner routine. [more inside]
posted by gemutlichkeit on Oct 21, 2015 - 9 answers

Hair products causing acne

I've rotated through a ton of shampoo products in the past year, but my skin keeps breaking out. What to do? [more inside]
posted by Chaussette and the Pussy Cats on Oct 15, 2015 - 22 answers

Best dry shampoo?

I live in a very dry climate and am trying to move towards washing my hair less frequently. However, after 48 hours, the hair near my scalp tends to get noticeably greasy and stringy. I think dry shampoo might be the solution here, but the first two brands I've tried have been a disappointment. Mefi, what's your favorite dry shampoo to combat grease and stringiness? [more inside]
posted by iminurmefi on Oct 1, 2015 - 34 answers

Pulling off the Perfect Coif(fure)

How do women get their hair to look so good every day?! [more inside]
posted by sprezzy on Sep 30, 2015 - 34 answers

How can I dye half my dark hair white for one day?

Halloween question time! I am going as Cruella De Vil (Once Upon a Time version here). My hair is already basically black -- how can I make half of it white for one day without bleaching it? [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Pterodactyl on Sep 29, 2015 - 19 answers

Dealing with pressure from hair stylists

Help me manage the pressure and judgement from stylists when I go to the salon. [more inside]
posted by Chaussette and the Pussy Cats on Sep 26, 2015 - 31 answers

Looking good. Wait, no. Looking polished.

What "finishing touches" really pull together your look? What do you do (and what resources do you use) when you start to feel bored with your wardrobe, makeup or hair, and just need some inspiration? And what do you do to seal the deal and look "put together" if not "polished"? [more inside]
posted by nightrecordings on Sep 21, 2015 - 27 answers

How to select a place for laser hair removal

Need advice on selecting a place for laser hair removal. [more inside]
posted by disaster77 on Sep 17, 2015 - 6 answers

Dealing with the first white/gray hairs... trichotillomania edition.

Tips for dealing with the first white/gray hairs... hair pulling trigger warning. [more inside]
posted by ArgyleMarionette on Sep 8, 2015 - 6 answers

AndroGel - Hair Loss?

Im a 40yo Male and I just had some blood work done and although my Testosterone levels are withing the normal range, they are on the low side said my doctor. He prescribed androgel. Ive read all over the interwebs about a possibility of hair loss. Well this makes me very scared to take it. I have no signs of male pattern baldness and im quite attached to having hair as opposed to being bald. Can anyone chime in with personal experience/advice/etc....? Im on the fence here and would like some feedback. Thx!
posted by flipmiester99 on Sep 3, 2015 - 18 answers

Baking soda after keratin treatment?

I had a keratin treatment on Wednesday to straighten my hair. I am wondering if I can use baking soda as shampoo and vinegar as conditioner, or will it ruin the effect? [more inside]
posted by akita on Aug 14, 2015 - 9 answers

What do I do when my hair is both dry and greasy at the same time?

What do I do when my hair is both dry and greasy at the same time? [more inside]
posted by noxperpetua on Aug 12, 2015 - 21 answers

Seeking a Boston-area hair stylist who's good with growing out gray hair

I have decided to go gray after coloring my hair for many years, but my current hair stylist is against it. Worse than that, I don't think she knows much about techniques to help me through the process as gracefully as possible. I'm hoping to get suggestions for stylists in my area who can help me through the long, awkward, painful process. [more inside]
posted by primate moon on Aug 1, 2015 - 6 answers

What differentiates clipper blades and clipper guide combs?

We have an Oster Classic 76 hair clipper that the wife uses to cut my (thick, no-joke) hair and we love it. We have a full set of guide combs but only ever use 3 of them (#4, 5, and 6) for my head and I'm considering getting those size equivalents (0A, 1, and 1A I think) in blade form with the hopes of making the job easier for her. Could you help me understand if this is dumb because I might have this all wrong and not be doing any good buying said blades?
posted by RolandOfEld on Jul 25, 2015 - 5 answers

Tipping in a booth rental situation

My hair stylist is moving from a commission job to a booth rental situation. I have always heard you are not expected to tip the owner of a salon -- because he/she is not working on commission. Does this apply to booth rentals as well? What about in this special snowflake situation? [more inside]
posted by OrangeDisk on Jul 10, 2015 - 12 answers

Educate me about a specific hair look

How do I achieve this hair colour Here. I am concerned about damage. Questions inside. [more inside]
posted by milque on Jul 10, 2015 - 7 answers

Best place for men's haircut near Union Square/Flat Iron NYC?

What is the best place for men's haircut near Union Square/Flat Iron NYC? [more inside]
posted by deern the headlice on Jul 10, 2015 - 5 answers

Finding song based on music video

Trying to find a song based on what I remember on the music video. Was sung by a woman, kind of melancholy sounding. Most notable part of the music video was a woman riding a horse and she had dramatically long hair that floated through the sky. [more inside]
posted by LittleNami on Jul 5, 2015 - 4 answers

What are some decent long hair styles for men?

I think I'm going to grow out my hair again for the first time in about a decade, what are some styles beside just center part/ponytail that look decent on a guy? (details inside) [more inside]
posted by Ferreous on Jul 1, 2015 - 13 answers

Daughter hates having hair combed; shouldn't we cut it?

My nearly 5-year-old daughter has shoulder-length hair that is thin and prone to tangling. It's beautiful but she screams bloody murder and/or gripes the entire time it's being combed. Every time. I would like to have it cut shorter and/or make significant changes to the combing routine, but it's a sensitive topic, and I think my wife is a little too attached to her having longer hair than she needs to. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 1, 2015 - 66 answers

Hair Raising Questions on Tipping.

How (not what) to tip in US Hair Saloons? [more inside]
posted by wwax on Jun 29, 2015 - 11 answers

Best shedding tool for Labrador?

My Labrador sheds a lot. We live in a warm climate. What's the best tool for deshedding? Bonus points if it can be used on long-haired and short-haired cats as well. (Also, how do I post pics of these furry little bastards?) FWIW: I've used a shedding blade (the metal loop kind) and a Target brand knock off Furminator. Both are kind of meh. I also use the Furminator shampoo and conditioner.
posted by mrfuga0 on Jun 14, 2015 - 6 answers

How do I get what I want (hair edition)?

Since moving to a new part of the country, I can't seem to get the haircut I want. How do I communicate exactly what I want, despite reluctance from my stylist? Snowfalkes ahead. [more inside]
posted by mrfuga0 on Jun 2, 2015 - 22 answers

Best Salons in lower Manhattan/Brooklyn for a Woman's Undercut?

I'm looking for hair stylists/salon recommendations in Brooklyn or lower Manhattan that would be a good place to get an undercut. [more inside]
posted by KernalM on May 21, 2015 - 3 answers

summer skincare and haircare protection

Active women: how do you keep your hair and skin healthy and undamaged from sweat and sun? [more inside]
posted by raztaj on May 19, 2015 - 16 answers

What to wear to a skilled trade job interview within local government?

Men: should my husband cut his beloved ponytail for a job interview in local government? Also some attire advice would be welcome. [more inside]
posted by Tarumba on May 17, 2015 - 23 answers

Hair. How does it work?

Please explain to me, like I'm five, how to use hair product for routine daily styling. (I'm a guy.) [more inside]
posted by escape from the potato planet on May 16, 2015 - 11 answers

Why is my hair turning into springy noodles at the ends?

Can anyone tell me why my hair is turning squiggly/ zig-zaggy at the ends? [more inside]
posted by noodlyends on May 15, 2015 - 8 answers

Help me help my hair

What are the best products to use for my thick, curly hair? [more inside]
posted by ariadne's threadspinner on May 12, 2015 - 12 answers

How to keep hair healthy while it's up.

What are the best hair accessories to minimize breakage and damage during physical activity? [more inside]
posted by futureisunwritten on May 11, 2015 - 15 answers

Hair care regimen to rock my natural hair [male, medium length]

I'm looking to change my hair care regimen so that I can keep my hair thick and manageable as it typically is after not washing it for a few days. [more inside]
posted by lalunamel on May 10, 2015 - 15 answers

Help a hair novice cover her greys

My grey hairs have been proliferating in the last few months, and I've decided I'm not ready to embrace them. I'm a 3A/B curly lady with totally virgin hair. Looking explanations and tips about hair coloring that an inept novice could follow. A few more questions/concerns inside: [more inside]
posted by TwoStride on May 8, 2015 - 20 answers

Men's hair product and technique for thick, mostly-straight hair

I got kind of a funny haircut (not on purpose). It's like the mid-'90s "butt cut" but extra long in the front. I have no idea what the stylist was thinking, as she did the two things I specifically told her not to do: no butt cut, as I have a serious cowlick that accentuates that look, and nothing that requires product, as my hair is very thick and everything I have tried is absorbed and useless within two hours. So what can I do? Technique and product recommendations? [more inside]
posted by laerm on May 7, 2015 - 13 answers

I need a haircut that says "I'm queer!" in Asheville

My hair's grown out a bit over the last two months, but I haven't been in one place long enough to get a cut. But now I'm in Asheville! For a week! So now I just need to a) find a place to get my hair cut, and b) what sort of hair would look right, given all my snowflake tendencies? [more inside]
posted by you could feel the sky on Apr 23, 2015 - 6 answers

Cat Hair Removal: Floors & Furniture Edition

What tools/products do you use to get cat hair off your furniture and linoleum floors? BunnyCat's fur is extra sticky or something because it takes a LOT of effort to get her hair off my fabric couch and chairs and the crappy plastic baseboards that are everywhere in my apartment. Lint rollers and my vacuum can't handle the density of it all anymore. What's the next step? Bonus points if your method can get cat hair out of a velour papasan cushion!
posted by Hermione Granger on Apr 19, 2015 - 16 answers

I'll get a tiara later.

I want to have a crown braid, the more imperious and intimidating the better. I'm thinking something along the lines of Yulia Tymoshenko or St. Vincent. Problems: I have extremely fine and limp hair, it's barely shoulder length (currently - willing to grow it out), and I have never braided anything in my life. Do you have any newbie-friendly directions, or know a Youtube clip I could look at?
posted by facehugger on Apr 7, 2015 - 10 answers

Hair for grownups slash dummies, part 2

I have, on a morning when I take a shower, nice wavy/curly hair. I would like to find a way to get it to look about the same when I shower at night after the gym and get up in the morning. Possible? How do I hair? [more inside]
posted by charmedimsure on Apr 7, 2015 - 14 answers

What is the best shampoo for oily hair?

I have the oiliest scalp. If I wash in the morning, it's oily by 5 and I look like a greasy wreck. Is there a shampoo that will help with this? [more inside]
posted by figaro on Apr 1, 2015 - 35 answers

please help me sort out my disobedient hair

#vanityfilter This is one of life's dumber concerns and I'm embarrassed to be asking it but it's driving me crazy. A small part of my hair won't go the way I want it to. It compromises my appearance greatly, which is the last thing I need. I would love if someone could tell me how to make it sit right. [more inside]
posted by beccyjoe on Mar 31, 2015 - 12 answers

How to manage split ends

Need help in making my ends look a little less straw-like! [more inside]
posted by heartofglass on Mar 30, 2015 - 16 answers

Doctor for male (pattern?) baldness in L.A. area

Can you recommend a doctor that treats underlying medical causes for hair loss in men in the L.A. area? [more inside]
posted by tyrantkitty on Mar 28, 2015 - 3 answers

More hair help needed

Well I took your advice from last time and relaxed my principles - I started blow drying and flat ironing and applying various goos at various times. And that's okay but only as long as my hair has been recently cut. So what I need now is advice about how to communicate with my hair stylist that I really do want it flat, flat, flat, flat. Last time she seemed to think she was talking me out of making a huge mistake. [more inside]
posted by bleep on Mar 25, 2015 - 44 answers

Damn girl, your hair is fine

What are some good styling products to give my super-fine hair some texture? [more inside]
posted by geeky on Mar 16, 2015 - 26 answers

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