Remember Andy Warhol’s 1960s New York “Factory,” filled to the brim with feminists, working and single woman, and artists? For his recent project, the photographer Pascal Pierrou hopes to present a modern vision of similar women who refuse to conform to conventional beauty standards by shaving their heads or filling their flesh with stunning tattoos.
His decision to photograph his subjects under a sort of stylized, ... Read More
“I am just utterly fascinating… At least that’s what I tell myself.” So reads the caption of the Instagram account belonging to Mathu Andersen, the hair and makeup artist of the legendary drag queen RuPaul. In addition to creatively producing RuPaul’s Drag Race and serving as creative director of Drag U, Mathu is indeed utterly fascinating.
His Instagram is filled to the brim with delightful and enchanting ... Read More
In a recent documentary, the Image Activist Michaela Angela Davis, the founder of Un’ruly Antonia Opiah, and the model Autumn McHugh join the Miss Black Massachusetts Safiya Songhai and several other black women in a discussion and study of hair. In June, they hosted a public exhibit entitled, “You Can Touch My Hair,” in which women of color held signs inviting passersby to touch their hair. They chose to call it an ... Read More
There are few things more intimate and magical than a bathroom haircut from a friend, a relative, or a lover. The technique is also one of Jane Birkin’s secret beauty tricks. In a piece for The Guardian, she writes, “My best friend cuts my hair with kitchen scissors.” The 66-year-old fashion icon also likes to keep it simple with her favorite outfit, “an old pair of jeans, Converse and a man’s jersey.” She ... Read More
Tiana Parker, a young girl of seven, was cute as a button when she marched off to school this morning in Tulsa. She looked spick-and-span in her uniform, and her hair was aligned in perfect dreadlocks with a big pink bow on top. Tiana's father Terrance is a barber who, in his own words, "[takes] pride in [his] kids looking nice."
But Tiana left school this morning in tears. Why? Because the school felt she didn't look "presentable." According to the ... Read More
Horse is woman’s best friend. There is something so magical about a horse; I will always remember my first horse show, the smell of de-tangler, and my pony’s perfectly stunning braids. The majestic, ethereal horse!
Since I have spent my entire life strictly following the beauty routine I learned from my horses (a hairbrush? what’s that?), I was thrilled to find out about some new horsie hairstyles. The Norwegian Fjord horse, a breed ... Read More
The completely magical, fantastical drag and burlesque superstar The World Famous *BOB* is hosting an Onstage Beauty/Drag Basics class at the New York School of Burlesque tomorrow, Friday the 28th of August at 6:00 PM. The class will be super fun and informative. I have often coveted the stunning beauty and poise characteristic of drag stars (I myself never wear make-up), and now we can all have the chance to learn the secrets of the biz, like how to design ... Read More
BY Hallie Marks
in Style File
on Jun 20, 2013
Now that's serious friendship
Want to mix it up this summer? Going to an outdoor festival and dying for a cute look no one else will have? Need to keep your sweaty hair off your neck or at least partially up? Luckily, these fun braids can take care of all of these things!
1. Waterfall Braid
2. Braided Bangs
This look is especially good for those of us who suffer from the all-too-familiar sweaty bang syndrome.
3. Braided Bun
4. ... Read More
Jaws dropped when pictures were released of Zooey Deschanel sans her signature bangs at the Met Gala. Not that it looks bad or anything…as if that ageless, blue-eyed dollface could look anything less than adorable. I don’t think it’s in her programming. But it still caused a universal double-take of, “Wait, THAT’S Zooey Deschanel?”
It’s as if the Zooey Deschanel persona is so defined that altering it in any way is nothing short of blasphemy. ... Read More
BY Kari Belsheim
on Feb 19, 2013
At BUST, we love DIY—it allows you to personalize and pinch pennies too! Plus, we all know that our DIY skills are going to come in mad handy during the zombie apocalypse.
One of our favorite bloggers, How-To Hair Girl, creates hair tutorials to help you do your own ‘do. She covers everything from the “no-poo” trend (not just a clever name) to cool home coloring techniques and hip haircuts.
I am particularly crazy about HTHG’s ... Read More