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17 ’90s Hair Accessories We Love Just as Much Today as We Did Back Then

I really do feel for anyone who didn’t experience the ’90s when it was actually happening. I say this because, with the current trends, it feels as if we’re living in the ’90s right now. While those with a minimalistic aesthetic did exist during that decade, what I loved most about growing up in the ’90s was the fun we had with fashion. Cycling shorts were bright, prints were loud, logos were slapped on just about everything, and accessories—oh how they made an outfit. From bubble, blow-up rucksacks to running shoes, accessories were statement, and the more of them, the better. Still, perhaps no ’90s accessory is as iconic as ’90s hair accessories. Before brushed-out waves came on the scene, most of us relied on punchy accessories to elev...

44 Celebs and Fashion People Who Are Making Me Want to Chop Off All My Hair

When it comes to my hair, I tend to fluctuate between two lengths: just above my shoulder or just above my boobs (both technical terms). Yet there always comes a time with both lengths when I start to feel like I want to either chop it all off and start again or indulge my inner Rapunzel and grow it out super long. Right about now, I’m at the chopping-it-all-off stage—mainly down to the fact that I’m seeing cool, short hairstyles pretty much everywhere I look. Yes, short hair is definitely trending, with some of my favorite celebs and most-followed fashion girls stepping out in freshly cut ‘dos. “Short hairstyles are on-trend at the moment,” confirmed Neil Barton, Goldwell ambassador and owner of Neil Barton Hairdressing. “Other than the bob and the pixi...

I Bleached My Afro Hair, But These 6 Products Are Keeping It Healthy

I have spent a significant amount of time over the last few weeks writing about trending hair colours and the coolest summer hairstyles, so it’s no surprise that I’ve been incredibly tempted to switch up my own hair look. And this week, that’s exactly what I did—I took the plunge, headed into salon and dyed my Afro hair. Honestly, I’d been thinking about it for a while and obsessing over the warmer blonde-brunette balayage images that I’d been pinning, but I was finally ready to have the Hot Girl Summer hair of my dreams. However, like with any chemical hair service, I knew that there was a huge risk attached to colouring my hair. “Bleached hair is more porous, so it becomes more sensitive,” warns Zoë Irwin, a Wella Professionals ...

5 Products We Should All Be Using for Healthy Hair This Summer

I’m sure we can all agree on the fact that summer is excellent. At least when it arrives in the UK, that is. But do you know what’s not excellent? The havoc that warm weather can play with your hair. No matter how healthy your hair might be beforehand, the sun, heat and more time spent outdoors can put even the strongest of hair at risk of dryness and breakage. And if you have any chemical treatments or colour on your hair, then you have to be even more diligent at protecting your strands during the hotter months. “Too much exposure to the sun can wreak havoc with hair texture and without protection can lead to it feeling dried out,” says celebrity hairdresser Lorraine Dublin. “If you have bleached your hair or if y...

3 French Haircuts That L.A. Girls Are Asking for Right Now

After a long year of not getting my hair cut, I’m more excited than ever to get back into the salon. Admittedly, I’m not the adventurous type, so I’ll be resurrecting my grown-out bangs, but you’ve come to the right place if you’re itching to try something new. It’s a truth universally acknowledged that French girls are the epitome of style, so why not take a little inspiration from chic Parisians?  To get the scoop on French haircuts that are popular with L.A. girls like me, I tapped David Pierre, founder and creative director of The Hair Atelier in West Hollywood, California. The French transplant is knowledgeable about hair trends on both sides of the Atlantic, so I knew he’d be the best stylist to ask. Scroll down to se...

I’ve Been Recommending a Scalp Brush to Everyone I Know—Here’s Why

“A scalp brush stimulates blood circulation, exfoliates dead skin cells from the scalp and helps remove product build-up from the scalp,” says celebrity trichologist Mark Blake. He notes that we don’t pay enough attention to scalp-care as standard, so a scalp brush is an easy addition to help keep it healthy. “We seem to have an invisible line above our forehead where we spend virtually nothing on the scalp and still expect our hair to be fantastic, yet below that line, we spend lots of money on expensive creams and serums for our face.” A scalp brush isn’t for everyone, though. If you have a really sensitive scalp or a condition such as psoriasis, then Blake doesn’t advise using a brush, as it can lead to “excessive excoriation.” Also, if you have very curly or natural...

14 Long-Hair Trends That Will Have You Cancelling Your Next Cut

If you haven’t gotten a haircut since The Before Times, you’re not alone. Thanks to our year-plus in isolation, longer hair is trending, and although salons are finally back in full swing (yay!), there’s a divide between those who want to keep their growth and those who are ready for a dramatic change. “It’s been interesting, and we’re actually seeing some people being more daring and favouring a shorter style,” says Ryan Trygstad, celebrity stylist and co-founder of Mark Ryan Salon in New York City. But the hard truth is that some hairstyles may require more than one haircut after all that time away. And for others, the longer hair has become the new normal. If you are sticking with the length for the meantime (*raises hand*), the great news is that long hair has tons of&nb...

The 4 Best Summer Hairstyles, According to Hailey Bieber’s Hairstylist

“The beach wave is a must,” says Hayes straight off the cuff. Inspired by the “super-beachy hair” that Hayes created for Hailey Bieber for the Versace Dylan fragrance campaign, this look is all about embracing that California-girl approach to hair. And the fastest way to achieve it if you don’t happen to have access to a pro hairstylist like Mrs. Bieber does? With a hair waver.  “If your hair is super straight and you’re looking for some beach waves, then get yourself a BaByliss Deep Waves Styler (£50),” recommends Hayes. He used it on Bieber during the aforementioned ad campaign, and his top tip for natural waves is to make sure you don’t use the tool too close to the roots of your hair. “Start the wave a...

These 19 Leave-In Conditioners Have the Best Reviews on the Internet

As someone who has been dyeing their hair blonde since seventh grade, I’ve learned the importance of adding hydration back into your strands. From moisturising masks to hair oils to leave-in treatments, finding a method that works for your hair type is vital to keep your hair from drying out and breaking. It’s important for everyone to keep their hair nourished, but especially those of us with damaged or processed hair.  My hairdresser highly recommended adding a leave-in conditioner to my routine in my most recent hair appointment, so afterwards I went on a hunt for the best options. I always turn to reviews when trying to decide on a product because I find personal experience more helpful than a brand’s marketing description, and figure that thousand...

I Just Tried the £400 Dyson Hair Straightener, and This Is My Honest Review

If you’re not overly familiar with Dyson haircare, let me offer you a brief overview. Back in 2016, the brand, previously known for crafting high-end vacuum cleaners, hand driers, and fans, launched into beauty with the Supersonic Hair Dryer (£300). It promised intense power with minimal noise and, most importantly, minimal heat damage. Then, two years later in 2018, it released potentially one of the most innovative hair tools that the industry had ever seen: the Airwrap (£450), a multi-use tool (again with minimal heat) that offers a full blow-dry experience at home by utilising an air-flow Coanda effect for bouncy curls. In short, Dyson’s track record means that when the brand talks, we listen.  A small caveat, however, is that Dyson ha...

These 18 French Girls Always Have the Chicest Hairstyles

It’s hard to put my finger on exactly what it is about French girls that we Brits find so damn alluring. Perhaps it’s their ability to build a timeless capsule wardrobe that always looks stylish or their penchant for a basic makeup product that will stand the test of time. There’s definitely something about their fondness for “boring” basics that’s appealing to those of us who are maximalists at heart. Between classic trench coats and pharmacy moisturisers, there’s something else I always look to French girls for: hairstyle inspiration. Whether they’re stepping out with long locks or short strands, French women always lead the way when it comes to chic, simple hairstyles that look like they haven’t taken any time at all. In fact, a few ...

TikTok Has Spoken, and These Iconic Hair Trends Are Taking Over

Hey, besties, have you downloaded TikTok yet? If not, I certainly don’t blame you. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve accidentally stayed up way past my bedtime scrolling down my FYP. If you spend time on the app or read about its buzziest fashion and beauty moments here on Who What Wear, then you’ve likely noticed that TikTok all but dictates trends across fashion, beauty, and everything in between. And right now, there are some unexpected hair trends taking off that we didn’t see coming. We’re no strangers to hair trends and in fact, we spend a ton of time consulting our favorite celebrity hairstylists for the tea on what’s set to take off next. But the beauty of TikTok is that it only takes one adventurous user with a ...