The Psychology Behind Good Hair

Don’t we all hate those girls with flawless hairstyles that are always smiling because they just know it? While we all know that looks are important, we are secretly jealous of those girls for good reasons. According to psychologist Vivian Diller, bad hair days can negatively affect our mental health and well-being.

In this article, Diller says that “Although we’d like to believe “what is inside counts most,” scientific evidence, as well as common sense, tells us that an appealing appearance, good health and hygiene positively impacts our lives.”

What do you guys think? Fact or Faux?


Helena Christensen Hot and Dangerous for Reebok

The supermodels are back, and definitely giving the newcomers a run for their money. Helena Christensen is spicing things up in this ad with her bondage bodysuit and Reeboks. Can you believe how good she looks at 43? She hardly needs to be wearing those Reeboks.

Jennifer Connelly and Shiseido Reunite

The luxurious Japanese cosmetics brand just signed Jennifer Connelly for their Future Solution LX premium skin care line ads campaign, starting to appear this fall. Shiseido is celebrating their 140th anniversary, and this isn’t their first time working with Connelly either. Connelly was featured in the Perky Jeans line advertisements in the 80s.

Here’s a look at one of the silly Japanese commercials of Jennifer Beals from back in the day:

Beauty Trend Alert: The 40’s Coif + Poll

Jean Paul Gaultier spring 2012 runway show

Jean Paul Gaultier spring 2012 runway show

Beauty trends come and go, but hairstyles tend to revisit us in cycles similar to apparel.  Right now, the 1940’s dos are resurfacing  in a more modern, tamable way.

The 1940’s coif was made famous by the Karen Walker and Jean Paul Gaultier spring 2012 runway shows and now celebrities and average Janes alike are sporting them.  Its rather “messy” look makes it even more attractive to ladies who need a quicky updo 5 minutes before leaving to their festive soiree.

Last year, Janelle Monae rocked a major coif to the 53rd annual Grammy Awards and to every event after.

The New York Times’ On the Runway blog has a fabulous slideshow showing the retro coif featured at different runway shows and actual images of ladies from the 1940’s, it’s quite fun to browse.  Take a look.

janelle mone at the grammys

So tell us….

Beauty: We Loved These 5 Red Carpet Hairstyles at the Golden Globes

Michelle Williams, Charlize Theron (in Cartier) and Busy Philipps at the golden globes hair trends

Michelle Williams, Charlize Theron and Busy Philipps at the 2012 Golden Globe Awards

The Golden Globes happened last Sunday (in case you’ve been living under a rock) and naturally everyone immediately always talks about the dresses (and we’ll talk tons tomorrow, so stay tuned!), but what about the one single detail that either make or break the dress?

I’m sure we can all agree that having a hot messy hairstyle will ruin the most ravishing of couture dresses.

So on that note… here are 5 GORGEOUS red carpet hairstyles we loved.  These dos didn’t outshine the dress, some were styled just to look clean and tamed,  others did their job by simply complimenting the entire look.

Our favorite hairstyle of the night was actually a red carpet trend! In the image above you’ll find some of Hollywood’s beautiful ladies donning headbands.  Michelle Williams in a vintage Fred Leighton for Forevermark headband, Charlize Theron in a blinged out Cartier headband and Busy Philipps in a simple, yet feminine slither of a headband.

Paula Patton at the 2012 Golden Globe Awards

Paula Patton at the 2012 Golden Globe Awards

Paula Patton went for a very a girly, traditional do. “I envisioned a style with the sophisticated sexiness of Brigitte Bardot,” hairstylist Robert Steinken told PEOPLE of the cascading waves look he created.  He used Morrocanoil Frizz Control on Paula’s damp tresses before making a center part, pulling hair back close to the sides of her head and creating spirals with a one-inch curling iron.

Nicole Richie at the 2012 Golden Globe Awards

Nicole Richie at the 2012 Golden Globe Awards

This hairstyle may have had to grown on some people before they started to actually “love” it. It’s a different yet classic take on the otherwise common ponytail.  Nicole wore sections of hair from her temples pinned back to create a pretty steep bump–if she had added one more inch, she would’ve been channeling the Jersey Shore.  BUT she didn’t, so she doesn’t.  It’s more old Holywood than anything.

Claire Danes at the 2012 Golden Globe Awards

Claire Danes at the 2012 Golden Globe Awards

Claire Danes wore a gorgeous statement dress whose party was on the backside.  Therefore, she went with a simple hairstyle that just acted as a backdrop to her sensational look. To soften the geometric neckline of her J. Mendel dress Claire went for a soft, feminine bun. The look was secured with only two hair pins, says her stylist Peter Butler.

Salma Hayek in Guuci at the 2012 Golden Globe Awards

Salma Hayek at the 2012 Golden Globe Awards

Salma Hayek wow’d, us as usual, with her plump knockers, but it was her art deco inspired dress by Gucci that actually stole the show. Her sultry curves worked the dress beautifully, but it was her hair that helped complete the look.  Stylist Robert Vetica  achieved perfect waves with the help of a half-inch curling iron and extensions.

Let us know which is your favorite!  You can view more Golden Globe red carpet hairstyles over at People StyleWatch.

Nine West launches first fragrance “Love Fury” with bottle shaped like a heel

love fury heel shoe fragrance by nine west

One of Shop My Label’s brilliant brand partners is up to some fabulosity! Nine West has launched is first ever fragrance called “Love Fury”.

But, that isn’t the wowing news…it’s the fact that the perfume bottle is shaped as a “killer heel”!

We’re more than sure that the notes of  fruits, florals, and amber smell absolutely divine however we are obsessed with the bottle!  Nine West has also released the matching Love Fury heals…because a shoe, is a terrible thing to waste.

Let us know! Are you thinking of snagging “Love Fury” by Nine West?

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Image courtesy of  Beauty High

Beauty DIY: Sideswept Bangs

One of the best ways to change your overall look is to change your hair–it’s really the best part of any makeover!  You can change your hair color, but then you risk damaging your hair and having to wait for it to grow out when you get tired of it after 3 weeks (or change the color again, causing more damage) OR you can simply cut chic, yet sophisticated sideswept bangs.

God knows I’ve tried to cut my own bangs several times–#FAIL!  However, if you follow this DIY video by amazing beauty vlogger rosebud143 on how to cut your own sideswept bangs, you’ll cruise through without any hair catastrophes.

Let us know if you try it out!

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