Your hair is the first thing the world sees, and it's your best chance at communicating who you are. A hairstyle says volumes about you, from your music tastes to when you like to wake up and who your friends are. Are there things you could do to keep your lovely hair more healthy?
Undercut and undershaved hair gives your hairstyle a pleasingly fierce and warrior-like beauty. Choose which undercut suits you, learn how to do your own undercut and even learn how to grow out an undercut when its time is done.
A seasoned manga lover tells you how to choose the right wig for your face shape (from Tank Girl to Rapunzel), which wig colours suit you, social stigma, and how much you'd pay - from cheap cosplay costume wigs to Kanekalon fiber. Plus: How to make a wig cap!
Hairstyles tutorials: Also known as the Victory Roll, the Sweetheart Roll probably looks best when you sport a pretty frock, a huge Popeye anchor tattoo and you're kissing a soldier of either gender persuasion. It will look lovely regardless of your style or sensibilities...
If you've got straight hair and want to curl it, or if you've got curly hair and want it to look 'curly on purpose', preparation is key. How to use the OSiS hair range to make curls last longer - in fact, stay all day.
Hairstyles: Goths of both sexes love their gothic hairstyles, and so do we - whether we're talking the Gothic Lolita, the Deathhawk, backcombed hair or sleek gothic hair with a Spock fringe. Here are a few stereotypical (uh-oh) goth hairstyles to give you ideas for what to do with your own mop.
Hairstyles: When you look at those retro Varga pin-up girls, don't worry that those perfect waves, sculpted ringlets and squeaky-clean locks would need a team of stylists. Sally Rebel shows you how to achieve three classic pin-up girl looks: The Natural, the Sophisticate and Victory Rolls.
Hairstyles: What makes alternative hair so different? From dangerous bob cuts to mohawks now being sported by footballers, Anya Goy looks at the history of alternative hair, from its idealistic non-conformist roots (look! a pun!) to a future where subcultures are increasingly led by product and style rather than any beliefs. Read on. And chew your alternative hair with concentration as you do so.
Hairstyles: Sometimes you just get sick of the stuff growing out your head and no customisation is going to save it. If you're having a "what-the-hell-I'll-shave-it-all-off" moment, step away from the clippers for a second and buy yourself a new head of hair instead. Ladies (and Gentlemen), the wig is back...
Hair falls: When Roswell Ivory fell 20 feet while rock-climbing and lost half her hair and the skin on her head, she wore hair falls so she didn't have to shave her head and lose her social life. Gather round while she tells you how to make and apply your own hair falls, and how to wear them with maximum success...
Hair tips: Henna is a natural, ethical and often beautiful option - but it's a permanent colour so once you've taken the step of putting henna in your hair it's hard to go back. Here are our tips for what to do if you have a henna-based hair disaster.
Hairdye tips: Dyeing your hair strong colours has its pitfalls but if you don't try, you'll never find out what they are - and the benefits, of having hair that makes you feel happy each and every morning - cannot be overestimated. Take the sting out of dyeing your hair at home.
Curly Hairstyles: Looking for easy curly Hairstyles? Curly hair looks great with the Twist, a hair style with loose ringlets that gets rid of frizzy hair. Curly hair with no frizz? Hark - 'tis a hirsute miracle.
Goth Hairstyles: You're dressed like Mrs Lovett from Sweeney Todd. Your dark make up is precise, right down to the eyelash. You're due to join your friends for a midnight tea party on the hill. But your hair looks like you tumbled out of bed. Good! Welcome to the art of wild and disobedient gothic hairstyling.
Hairdye tips: Ever wanted to dye your hair pink? Hair salonista Anya Goy says THE most popular alternative hair colour request is for pink hair, so you're not alone. Pink hair is like the blonde hair of the alternative world. Why? Because they's both gots binga-banga-bing-bong sex appeal! We look at the whys and wherefores of pink hair and what pink hair dye says about you...
Hairdye tips: Hair stylist Anya Goy was asked by a customer if Audrey Kitching's current hairdye (pink with white streaks) would suite her darker bronze skin tone. The rules for unnatural, alternative hairdyes are unwritten. What hairdye colour would suit you?
Goth Hairstyles for dark girls: White goths have troubles finding the right look but it's easier for girls with white skins. Dark goths have to work their style harder due to their darker skin tones. Let's look at how to achieve healthy alternative hair if you're a black girl.
Hair tips: Yes, you deliciously dirty urchin. Unless you're not washing your hair as a statement, or because you're backpacking, you have no excuse. Wash your hair! Here are a few of the most basic and useful hair care tips to get you on the right track.
Hair tips: Bad dye jobs, failed chemical straightening, split ends, damaged or fried hair... some bad hair days are worse than the everyday tragedy of 'Crap, I have to disguise my greasy locks with a ponytail/hat'. Our hair advice will see you through the truly bad times.
Hairdye tips: Sometimes the urban myths are true - yes, dyeing your hair from black to blonde is a nightmare. Mookychick suggests ways to go about it, and comes up with damage limitation tips for when it all goes wrong. Breathe easy. We've all been there...
Hairdye tips: Henna is a natural, ethical and often beautiful option - but it's a permanent colour so once you've taken the step of putting henna in your hair it's hard to go back. Here are our tips for what to do if you have a henna-based hair disaster.
Hair tips: In an age of hi-tek complicated beauty regimes, why spend a million bucks on your hair when you only end up looking like a pooky old ten? You had better raid your kitchen for natural home-made hair-care products which actually WORK, dammit!
Alternative, Gothic and Vintage Hair Styles
Hairstyles - Get ideas with our hairstyle tutorials for goth hairstyles, pin up girl hairstyles, scene hairstyles, emo hairstyles, jrock hairstyles, cosplay hairstyles and more - Mookychick