In my tenure running SassyDove.com, I’ve had the greatest experience I could ever call a “job” in my life. I can’t believe I make money on a daily basis being creative, writing about what I actually think, using the Internet, trying my favorite products, and having fun, fashionable adventures. No two days are the same. I’m incredibly blessed.
The most amazing blessing of all, though, is the community of smart, funny, likeminded chicks who frequent this site. It’s amazing how well you all represent the exact image I had in my head for Sassy Dove’s prototypical reader: the “sassinista”, if you will. Continue reading Are You A Sassinista?
Bangs are the hottest new-old trend in hairstyles – even I recently added some fringe to my ‘do! Here’s are a few different basic styles of bangs. Check them out, pick one you like best and bravely march into your hair salon demanding a new style. Don’t be scared – it’s just hair!
A perennial favorite of models, these bangs are cut to just below the eyebrow, straight across the forehead. Blunt cut bangs give the illusion of thickness, making them a great choice for those with fine hair. To create this look, hairstylists take a center triangle section (a tri-bangle, if you will) of hair beginning at the top of your scalp and cut the ends upward to create fullness. This triangle is referred to some as your “fringe”, even though fringe can really refer to any kind of bangs.
To make this hairstyle look modern and sleek, curl your bangs from underneath for added fullness, then style with a shine cream like L’Oreal Studio Line Smoothness Glossing Cream.
Continue reading Three Gorgeous Ways to Wear Bangs
Trends may come and go, but super-straight hair is always in. Celebs like Selena Gomez and Jennifer Lawrence are seen sporting the style all the time, so I thought it’d be helpful to share my definitive guide on getting stick-straight locks at home, no salon blowout or split ends required.
Step 1: Get a professional grade flat iron. Things have come a long way since the Chi, but it’s still a powerful choice in this arena. Other heavy hitters include the Proliss, InStyler and Sedu (my personal favorite). Regardless of which you choose, a professional grade straightening iron is absolutely your best friend. I know they’re expensive, but you’ll use it constantly, and it can straighten even the kinkiest curls.
Continue reading How to Straighten Your Hair: The Definitive Guide