These Winter Hair Makeovers Will Inspire You To Change Up Your Look


New year, new ‘do

There’s nothing like kicking off the new year by giving your look a fresh update—and when it comes to an update, the more drastic the better, in our opinion.

Teaming up with Oribe at Little Axe Salon in Brooklyn, New York, that’s exactly what we did. The following four ladies were feeling the need to change up their beauty style, and subtlety was not an option. What else were we to do other than give them major hair makeovers, courtesy of hairstylist Coby Alcántar and colorist Christina Cipro.

Call them brave, as they certainly took quite a plunge—chopping off some serious length (and even getting a little bleach involved).

Click through the gallery below to see the dramatic results, and treat this as a source of inspiration for your very own makeover.

Photographer: Lauren Perlstein
Hair Stylist: Coby Alcántar at Little Axe Salon
Hair Colorist: Christina Cipro at Little Axe Salon
Makeup: Mirna Jose
Models: Jacqueline Frye at Barbizon Agency, Anna Riccardi, Tina Vaden, Bee Hill
Casting: Eric Cano

Photo by Lauren Perlstein

The curly shag-ish
For this look, Alcántar gave Tina’s curls a bouncy new look by giving her bangs—an idea that most curl-adorned folks would run from—and freshening up her cut with a “shag-ish.”

“This shape and other cuts that are similar are becoming popular again because it’s the opposite of the majority of the cuts that are out there,” she says. “Layers are great, as it’s nice to have softness and movement around the face. I call this look ‘shag-ish’ because it has the idea of the shag, but it’s not as strong as the original cut from the ‘70s.”

When styling this new ‘do, Alcántar first used Run Through on Tina’s wet hair to help detangle her curls and act as a filling base coat on her strands. She then applied Curl Control Crème from the root to the end, while smoothing the curls into a ribbon and making sure her layers and bangs fell forward, rather than letting her part dictate the look. Letting her hair air-dry, she used AirStyle to define the curls, giving them polished separation.

Photo courtesy of Balenciaga / Photo via @McDonaldsSverige Instagram

I'm cackling

Last year, Balenciaga released bright red square-toed mules which bore a striking resemblance to McDonald's french fry cartons. Now, the chain has fired back at the designer, threatening to release its own version of the shoes.

McDonald's Sweden posted a photo to its Instagram of a person wearing actual McDonald's fry cartons as shoes, and honestly, if there weren't yellow M's printed onto them, I'd have a hard time distinguishing them from the Balenciagas from a distance. Though the post doesn't directly reference the Balenciaga shoes, one can only assume that's who they are trolling.

McDonald's version actually makes for some pretty fly slip-ons, if you ask me. Good thing the Swedish branch of Mickey D's seems to be considering releasing the shoes if the post receives enough attention. The caption of the Instagram post translates to, "If we get 103042 likes we release these for real," though it only has about 17,000 as of publish time. These would likely cost much less than the Balenciaga shoes, which cost $545.

Internet, do your thing. I want a pair.



Photo by Gareth Cattermole / Getty Images.

It marks her third duet with Nas

Here are some words that I never expected to read or hear again: There is a new song with Amy Winehouse. But here we are in 2019, and Salaam Remi has granted me a wish. On Valentine's Day, the Grammy-nominated producer and frequent Winehouse collaborator (also responsible for hits like Miguel's "Come Through & Chill") released "Find My Love" which features rapper Nas and that powerful and haunting voice that I have come to love and cherish so dearly.

Representatives for Remi said that the Winehouse vocals were from an old jam session the two had. Remi was a producer on both of Winehouse's albums, Frank and Back to Black. "Find My Love" marks the third time Winehouse and Nas have done duets under the direction of Remi. They were previously heard together on "Like Smoke," a single from her 2011 posthumous album Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures, and "Cherry Wine" from Nas' 2012 album Life Is Good. Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011, before they could complete production on her third album. My heart is still broken about it as she is by far my favorite artist.

"Find My Love" is set to appear on Remi's Do It for the Culture 2, a collection of songs curated by him. Check it out, below.