There seems to be a trend among older women, at least in Baltimore (mainly African-American ladies, but I have seen Hispanic and Caucasian women do this as well), of matting down hair with some sort of oil. The goal seems to be to get as much hair as possible as close to the scalp as possible. The bangs are then stuck to the forehead, and it looks like this is purely oil based. As I haven't yet had the kahones to ask one of these lovely ladies what's up with the hair, I was hoping someone knew: A. What sort of product is being applied to get this "just out of the oil bath" look? B. Is this an every morning thing, or do you apply just once a week? Once a month?
I'm a man, and all my life I've had exactly one hairstyle. Now I'm looking to refine my look a little bit. What do I need to know? [more inside]
Cheesy writing in "Heroes" -- is it stupid or is it stylized? [more inside]
I'm 27 and feel like I dress like a teenager. How can I update my look whilst retaining quirkiness and personality? [more inside]
What do I wear with such a bright blue dress? Need ideas on shoes, jewelry, hosiery, outerwear. [more inside]
Looking for an image of a kind of men's sweater I'd like to have made. It's a pullover, with straight rows, round neck, but with a 2-3 row ring where the shoulders meet the torso. I've only seen these in solid colors. The one I once had was heavy, water proof, warm and wonderful. I saw an image recently on the Net but failed to bookmark it correctly and cannot now find it. What I'm looking for is probably European, maybe British.
What kinds of style and cut in formal and semi-formal menswear will flatter someone my shape? [more inside]
I'd like to learn to dress well and look sharp... but I've got no natural talent for it. Can anybody help me figure out how/where to start? (more inside) [more inside]
Looking for Restaurant Style Curried Chicken - Indian Recipe? [more inside]
What command and conquer style computer game should i play? [more inside]
Teach me to braid my hair like this. [more inside]
Inspired by the Tweetbook I've decided to use Lulu to make a print version of my high school-era livejournal. How do I easily turn the XML file with all of of my entries, comments, and associated metadata into something I can print? [more inside]
I'm putting together a writing guide for my undergraduate philosophy course. What information should I put in the guide? [more inside]
How would I find a place in DC that could make some custom-made dress shirts for me? Or should I tailor my normal store-bought "fitted" shirts? Will this remedy my issues? [more inside]
How do I improve my writing style? [more inside]
Turn off style for a specific element? [more inside]
Recommend to me some movies similar in style and pace to Ocean's 11, please! [more inside]
I like to gripe about Top 40 radio, but I don't have much of a technical music vocabulary. Are there names for the vocal styles of Avril Lavigne, Taylor Swift, et al.? [more inside]
n00b Open Office Writer: 2 questions [more inside]
Where can you get a good beard and moustache trim/style in London that isn't too expensive? [more inside]
Top of my head hair is straighter than the under hair of my head, which is fairly curly. What can I do/use to help the top hair be curlier? Please save me from my 30 minute routine of blow drying and flat ironing.... [more inside]
How can you speed-up the process of a T-short becoming thin, worn, and soft? I don't care about discoloration. [more inside]
How should I style my hair? 18 year old male with a huge forehead and thick hair... [more inside]
Obscure style filter: Can you help me piece together this fantastic look using the interwebs? Help a girl go all Parisienne for winter. [more inside]
WWGPS? (Where Would Gram Parsons shop) [more inside]
Punctuation question. Gentle reader - what connotation do you get from seeing Jesus' or Jesus's OR Niklas' or Niklas's? (Possessives with or without the 's' for nouns ending in 's'.) [more inside]
I have very short, straight hair (pixie cut) and I find it easiest to style the day after the day I shower. I think something about the extra oil gives it more body. When I shampoo and condition, it's very soft and clean (good) but lies flat and has no shape (bad). How to address this? [more inside]
I'd love to own a nicer pair of jeans like Diesel, Lucky or Rock and Republic. However I can never seem to find my sizes... [more inside]
Is it possible to alter your physical appearance in a way that will prevent you from being stereotyped (from STRANGERS), without trying too hard or not being yourself? [more inside]
Often, movie directors include a variety of shots that could all be characterized as a visual "signature" or motif. What are some other signature shots from various directors can you think of? [more inside]
Poor but picky man needs shoes both sturdy and stylish. [more inside]
What's the deal with Sarcastic Caps? You know The Kind I Mean. [more inside]
How do I make a Word style that leaves certain attributes alone? [more inside]
I want a men's bag that is stylish and unique that can hold a laptop fine (13" macbook), perhaps with an added sleeve, but doesn't look like a laptop bag and is therefore functional when the laptop's at home. So far I'm considering bags by Qwstion, Hard Graft, Cydwoq, and Freitag. What are some of your favorite bags? [more inside]
Please help me create the Ian Curtis look [more inside]
Those of you doing [post]graduate degrees...what exactly are you doing? [more inside]
What are some good international fashion sites and blogs? [more inside]
I am attempting to create a Google Gadget that displays RSS feeds on the iGoogle page. The problem that I'm having is that the gadget does not display the RSS in the same way as adding an XML to iGoogle does, there is a different display depending on theme and device. [more inside]
Where can I buy a dress shirt and tie combination in which the shirt's cuffs and collar have the tie's print on them? [more inside]
My other half really wants me to get the modern shag hair style like Brad Pitt's. I have long hair at the moment and I'm not too keen on the change... I think it's too feminine (pink is not the new black) and outdated. Am i being too stubborn?
Mixed footnotes: do numbered notes precede symbol notes, or vice versa? [more inside]
How do you handle names of military technology in writing according to the rules of the Chicago Manual of Style? [more inside]
I'm a girl, getting married in a boy's suit. What shoes do I wear ? [more inside]
I would like some direction about making my wardrobe work well for my lifestyle that I see as diverse. [more inside]
Is there a specific term/genre that defines bloggers such as Gala Darling, Nubby Twiglet, Queen Gilda, Doe Deere, This is Star, and Agent Lover? Has anyone tracked this? [more inside]
Is there a site out there that can help me keep track of what I wear? [more inside]
Seattle or Eastside: Recommendations for a hairdresser specializing in trendy cuts for men, despite the formidable obstacle of seriously thinning hair. This may be my last chance to look young, hot, and fashionable, before my hair declares to the world the world "Going on middle aged and should know better by now!". I have long hippy hair that has never been fashionable. It's disappearing and I'd like a trendy cut at least once before it's too late. It may already be too late. I fear a stylist is going to misjudge how thin it is (the length disguises this) and botch it. So: Who is a miracle-worker hairstylist who can give guys makeovers to hotness?
Ok, my penis is small. When I get in a pool, then get out, my bathing suit suctions to my body making my private parts very obvious in their lack of size. Probably no one notices... or do they? What bathing suit or bathing suit style is best suited for a man that is less-than well-endowed?
Where can you get skinny ties in Austin?