11 Hair Product Winners of the 2022 Readers’ Choice Awards

We asked, you answered, we awarded. Now, check out the rest of our 2022 Readers’ Choice Award winners. Allure readers are nothing but loyal to their favorite products and there is no better example of this than the annual Readers’ Choice Awards. Each year, several veterans stay in the winner’s circle, but you also comb … Read more

Megan Fox’s Waist-Length Waves Are Begging Me to Get Extensions — See Photos, Video

Just after booking my next hair appointment for an annual summertime cut, I’m starting to question my “shoulder-length chop” reference photos thanks to Megan Fox. The actor just premiered waist-length hair in a series of selfies taken while in town for the 2022 Billboard Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada. In her Instagram post on … Read more

Jennifer Lopez’s Hair Looks Like a Way Darker Color, Right? — Photos

We’re currently in what I like to call the Chameleon Era for celebrity hair. Between wigs and bleach and willing scissor-wielding stylists, stars from every area of entertainment have been switching up their looks so much, it can be hard to keep up. But while famous folks like Megan Thee Stallion and Florence Pugh keep … Read more

At Last, a Full Look at Kim Kardashian’s White-Blonde Hair — See Photos

As we all know, Kim Kardashian went bleach-blonde for the 2022 Met Gala, channeling Marilyn Monroe by wearing the original dress in which she sang “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” to John F. Kennedy. Although there had been rumors about her wearing this look before the gala, none of us were expecting that slicked-back blonde bun … Read more

Off-Black Brunette Is the Edgy Solution to Summertime Hair Color Trends – See Photos

Spring and summer trends can be pretty predictable – like florals, pastels, and taking our hair color a little lighter. But one rebel trend is changing all that. Off-black hair is intercepting normal proceedings with a renegade shade that offers up a grungier, richer alternative for the season.  Of course, deep brown is a beautiful … Read more

“Vanilla Almond Butter” Is TikTok’s Favorite Summer Hair Color Trend — See Photos

We’ve already seen some seriously inspiring hair color trends make headlines this year, from expensive blonde to strawberry brunette to off-black. However, according to TikTok, there’s only one shade you need to know about for summer 2022: vanilla almond butter.  OK, so it may sound like something you’d order at Starbucks or a sweet treat … Read more

Many Hairstylists Don’t Want to Work Full-Time at Salons Anymore. What Does That Mean for Your Haircut?

But now hiring — and keeping — talented stylists and colorists at salons is more challenging. Junior stylists see other stylists’ success on social, but not the years of work that came before, says Abby Haliti, a colorist in New York and New Jersey who also does hair-color pop-ups internationally. “Assistants don’t want to sweep … Read more

Summer 2022 Hair Colors to Try This Season — Expert Trends and Tips

Once the summer solstice hits, it’s like a breath of fresh air. The warmer days and longer nights serve as the perfect backdrop to relaxing and joyful outdoor activities. Beach days, picnics, and barbecues are just around the corner, and that’s something we can all celebrate. It’s also a signal to make some changes: Updating … Read more

The Difference Between Babylights and Balayage, Explained

Lorena M. Valdes, a Chicago-based colorist at Maxine Salon, agrees and emphasizes the fact that babylights create much thinner highlights than balayage does. She adds another key difference: “With babylights, you wouldn’t be able to get the ribbons and pops of color.” Babylights typically aren’t added to the hair to create visual contrast. Instead, they … Read more

17 Best Shampoo and Conditioner at Target 2022 | Best Hair-Care Brands: Kristin Ess, Function of Beauty, SheaMoisture

Say it with us: Healthier, smoother, and more defined hair doesn’t have to come with a high price tag. That’s the mantra we repeat to ourselves whenever the going gets tough — a.k.a. when we weep at the sight of a triple-digit shopping cart total that only covers a mere leave-in conditioner and hair oil. … Read more