Posts Categorized: beauty

Curology Brings Dermatology To Your Doorstep

I’m just going to warn you right now that this will probably like sponsored content, but it’s not. Now don’t get me wrong, I would totally be a filthy corporate whore if the choice was presented to me, but no such luck here. However if any of the lovely people from Curology read this and would like to give me free stuff in the future, I wouldn’t be too broken up about it.

No, I am actually genuinely excited about this to an obnoxious and cheerleader-ish degree. This service joins my two great loves, skin care and convenience, in holy matrimony. I’ve recently relocated to Philadelphia, so my insurance situation has been in limbo. I refused to let that stop me from caring for my skin. If I got hit by a car right now I’d be entirely fucked, but god damn it I would have my Retin-A! If you have similarly terrible priorities or just don’t want the hassle of visiting a dermatologist Curology is for you. read more

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Pixie Cut to Asymmetric: A Visual Journal

I feel the tiniest bit weird doing a post about the evolution of my hair … but since I LOVE it when other people share visual recaps of style changes, I’m gonna assume some of you do, too! I cut my hair short in  July of 2011, and it has been evolving ever since. Most recently, I took it from a traditional(ish) pixie cut to an asymmetric curly cut. Let’s look at this in stages, shall we?

Getting some length going

How to grow out a pixie cut: How I changed my style from pixie to asymmetric!

Before I could get a truly asymmetrical look, I needed to grow my hair out a bit. I was worried this would be incredibly awkward, and there were definitely a few weeks in there when I felt like something bizarre was happening on top of my head. But having a patient and skilled stylist is essential, and luckily, I have Jaimie! She made the grow-out phase less painful. These images span September 2014 to July 2015. (I’ve been a Deva Curl girl for years now, but swapped out products over time – in case you’re curious I was using the Set Up and Above pomade at this length.) read more

Reader Request: Coping with Post-haircut Questions and Comments

pixie cut from back

Reader Sonia reached out with this request:

I have read your piece “If You Want To, You Should Totally Chop Off All Your Hair” (brilliant!) several times, and after two years of psyching myself up, I made an appointment to totally chop off all my hair. I am 100% committed. And excited! And terrified. My hair is currently one length, mostly straight, and ends several inches below the tops of my shoulders. I’m 45, and it’s been this way (or longer) for 26 years. And I’m SO TIRED OF IT. Hence, the chopping. read more