My Favorite Movie Hair: Margot Tenenbaum

Posted in Celebrities on March 2nd, 2012 by Reagan

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I was sick on Monday with a stupid cold. I took turns watching movies, napping and checking facebook. One of the movies I watched was an old favorite The Royal Tenenbaums. If you havent seen it, you really should. Like all Wes Anderson movies, its got a cool/muted color scheme, dark humor and a dysfunctional family. Also, it was filmed in my neighborhood here in NYC and I recognize so many outdoor scene locations. I love when that happens.

Anyway, Gwyneth Paltrows character, Margot, is the best role shes ever done. Margot wears a fur coat, a stripey collared dress and a blonde bob with a red barrette for pretty much the whole movie. Also, she has a wooden finger.But really, her straighty straight bob is spectacular.

Whenever I watch this movie, I remember that I want to be Margot for Halloween some year. Jake would make a great Richie if he grew his hair out!

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Hair Answers: Washing Less Often (part two)

Posted in Answers on July 8th, 2010 by Reagan

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Q by Melissa: So Im totally with you on not washingsorryshampooing my hair every day, but I dont have awesome big wavy hair. I have very small straight hair, and frankly two days is really pushing it. On day two I pretty much have to ponytail or braid it because its too stringy to be decent. Is there any way to extend the time between shampoos if your hair is super straight and thin?

A by Reagan: As you know, with fine, small hair (btw I love you for calling it small) you cant get away with as much. The best thing for you is to get regular trims to avoid stringy ends. You want to avoid a hair cut with too many (if any) layers or face framing. Try out bangs to give you some style (see? Bang pusher!), and use products to trick the rest of the world of your fine hair. Volumizing mousses, root lift and really REALLY rinse out your conditioner.

Back to your real questionuse a dry shampoo if your hair gets oily on the top. Once I worked on a runway show where I learned that dry shampoo is actually a great volumizing technique. We sprayed it in already clean hair to give it extra grip. If you havent noticed, I love dry shampoo with every bone that Ive ever heard of.

Since your hair gets stringy, My best suggestion would be to play with the ponies and braids that you do. Do something interesting so that you arent feeling like you didnt do your hair that day. Isnt the picture above gorgeous? Do something like that Melissa! What are you waiting for? Sorry if Im yelling. I just feel like I need to stick up for pony tails (or us girls with short hair who have Panda tails). I think pony tails, braids and buns can be a beautiful, sleek style and not just what happened because were rushing out the door. Also, I dont know if you have bangs but if you dont, you should get them. Bangs make a pony tail especially cute.

If you insist on wearing your hair down (which Im not judging you for if you do), just doing a quick once over with your blow dryer and round brush to freshen it up.

My number one recommendation to fineys is to get a regular trim.