May
15
2012
4


How To Tuesday: Gone Fishin’

fishtailThere really was no question what this week’s video would be after only two days of voting.  The fishtail braid was the overwhelming favorite from the start.  Luckily, I have a lot of experience in the department of fishtail braiding.  The first time I did a fishtail “how to”, the fine folks at Neihule Salon in Los Angeles were kind enough to walk us through.  I had never attempted to fishtail at that point in time and to be quite honest, I had lots of knots before getting the hang of it.  The fishtail, like many things in life, takes plenty of practice before perfecting.

celebrity fishtail braidSo, while you may not get the hang of it right away, I promise with a little bit of persistence, you’ll have it down pat.  Once you do, you’ll be amazed how simple it was all along.  I even find myself just idly fishtail braiding when bored.

xx,

WhyDid

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May
12
2011
1


Beauty Buzz: Hay Girl!
Written by: WhyDid | Beauty Buzz

While we’re on the topic of hair… Remember a month or so ago when I went to get mah hurr did by the illustrious Whitney Thomas?  Well, I was so impressed with the way she “trimmed” my hair (it almost appeared longer when she was done) that I headed back a week later to let her play with my color.

Now, I’ve mentioned on more than one occasion that I do not let just anyone touch these strands of glory.  I take great pride in my mane and swallow a lot of vitamins to keep my follicles a-flowin’.  It had been so long that I’d had my hair highlighted (a solid 10 months) that I’d transitioned myself into accidental ombre and also become quite friendly with my God given color- which I would call a dirty honey slightly tainted with dishwater blonde.  I teetered between going super dark and returning to my sunny past… Kind of like a fight between good and evil.  Finally, I remembered what my mother always tells me, “You were born a blonde… you will always be a blonde.”

So, Whitney spent time tediously painting on highlights that would blend in and make me look like I had just spent a few sunny months south of the equator.  Few things to note here:  I hate stripey streaky stripper blonde.  I hate orange yellow bottle blonde.  I hate roots that grow straight out in a straight line from your scalp.  Whitney had her work cut out.  I’m a psycho when it comes to my hair and I’m not afraid of a good tantrum and a few tears if things don’t come out right. But alas, everyone can take a deep sigh of relief.  I couldn’t have been more pleased with the masterpiece she created out of my hair.  Phew.

There is a point to this story, I promise.  Whitney handed me a bottle of conditioner after we were through and told me to use it twice weekly for a month and then once a week following.  She swore it would mend any split ends and keep my tresses stress and tangle free.  Now, this isn’t my first time at the rodeo.  If there’s a “miracle” conditioner, I’ve tried it.  So, to say I was skeptical is an understatement.

Any good girl with colored hair knows the rules, you must, must, must condition your hair.  Dyeing and frying can take a serious toll on your hair and you don’t want to walk around looking like a haystack.  Girls who have long hair need to be even more careful because if you think about it (and I’m sure you’ve spent countless hours doing so) your ends are old.  If your hair grows about half an inch a month and your hair is down to your boobs and that’s like, what? A foot?  That means your sad little ends are two years old!  You must baby your fine follicles.

Loreal Serie Expert Absolut Repair Conditioner, $50.99

Moral of the story? (And I know… it was a long story).  Whitney is my hero.  She cuts, she colors, she recommends great products.  My hair has really come around since using this conditioner.  From the moment I rinse it out, my hair feels like silk and I have way less frizz than I normally do.  It’s like my hair went to rehab.

xx,

WhyDid

P dot S- if you need Whitney and you’re in the LA area, here’s how to find her: 212-623-4383.  It’s worth the trip downtown.  Besides, it gives you a reason to stop by Cole’s for some delicious chocolate pie.

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Mar
23
2011
0


Would You Wednesday: Scissor Sisters

Today I did something that I really dread doing.  No, I didn’t go to the dentist.  Not the gyno either.  I went to get a haircut.  Ever since I moved to Los Angeles and my old hairdresser moved out of the states, I have not done a thing to my hair.  No color, no cutting, no nothing.  I have a hard time trusting just anyone with the care of my hair.  Finally, I gave in as I stared at my straggly strands.  It was high time to care of the straw I was calling “hair.”  I headed over to Neihule Salon, crossed my fingers, and hoped for the best.

Luckily, I was in good hands.  The woman in charge of the fate of my locks was Whitney Thomas.  I told her all about my follicle fears and she understood.  She showed me how much she was going to cut and made sure I was okay with it.  A wash, snip, and blow dry later, I left with shiny, bouncy, freshly trimmed hair.

I did my due diligence by coming home and inspecting every square inch of my head to make sure I loved it.  I did.  (So, if you’re scissor shy just like me, I’d head on over and give Whitney a visit).  I felt even better about my new ‘do when I saw these photos of Brooklyn Decker:

WTF?!  What made Brooklyn do such a thing to her hair?  Did she think looking like Meg Ryan would help her movie career in the Rom-Com arena? Perhaps she thought that this was the hairdo of marital bliss.  (I did see a few moms in my pilates class with the same style).  She spent an awful lot of time on set with Jennifer Anniston, so it’s also possible that she figured creating her own “Rachel” would land her a recurring role on a sitcom. Welp, at least her dress was cute.

BTW- she’s TWENTY THREE!  So… did BK get a little scissor happy?

snip, snip.

xx,

WhyDid

Photos via JustJared

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Feb
25
2011
0


The List Volume XXXIX
Written by: WhyDid | The List

So, I thought I’d switch things up a little this week.  One of my favorite things to do is check Google Analytics to see what exactly people are Googling to land on WhyDid.  I’ve compiled a list of this past week’s most interesting and/or popular searches (I promise you I did NOT make these up) and will do my best to answer all queries.

  1. Justin Bieber’s haircut. Here. Don’t ask again.
  2. Do people eat Bump Its.  Sweet heavens, I hope not.
  3. What to wear to a coffee date. I’m fairly certain we’ve covered this.  You don’t go on a coffee date. Period.
  4. Fishtail braid. Here is WhyDid’s “How To” video for the good ol’ fishtail braid:               
  5. How to pee in a one piece romper.  Well, when you take on the task of wearing a romper, you’re taking on a lot of responsibility.  This includes having to basically strip down nude when going to the ladies’ room.  Sorry, kiddos, no shortcut for this one.
  6. Kanye West wearing leggings. I didn’t know about such an incident until I saw this.  I presume this is in reference to the ridiculously tight red metallic skinnys he wore during the NBA All Star Game performance.
  7. What is why did you wear that? Um, well, you’re here now.  In case you haven’t figured it out, WhyDid is a lifestyle blog dishing out real life advice on fashion, love, food, and fun. Think of WhyDid as the big sister you never had.
  8. Why can’t Jennifer Anniston make a good movie? I laughed out loud at this one.  Great question.  If anyone has the answer, please let me know.  As a matter of fact, you should probably let her know.
  9. Dog cupcakes. Here’s a delightful recipe for dog cupcakes (aka pupcakes). I smell a “How To” video coming…
  10. Did Rihanna have on panties at the Grammy’s? If you look really close. Like really creepy stalker close in this photo you can see the nipple covers as well as the edge of a nude thong.  So while she may not have the best fashion sense, she does have enough good sense to cover her hoo ha.

Keep Googling, guys.

xx,

WhyDid

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Nov
25
2010
0


Beauty Buzz: Tame the Beast
Written by: WhyDid | Beauty Buzz

So, you may be aware that I have a ton of hair (on my head). While most of the time it seems to be under control… that doesn’t happen without a little bit of struggle. My hair is naturally wavy/curly.  I am not lucky enough to be able to just flip my head upside and blow it straight with a few strokes of the old hair brush. Getting my coif sleek and straight is a bit of  workout.

Last week, while popping in to say “hello” to my new friends at Neihule Salon, I asked for a recommendation of a great straightening product for blowing my hair straight. The lovely Megan walked me right over to the Loreal Texture Expert Fluid Intense Straightening Serum. She informed me that this was what all the stylists at the salon were using for blowouts and that this product was especially good for the long term health of my hair. Seeing as I could have played the lead in Tangled, I was happy to know this would protect and maintain my long locks. I went ahead and purchased the product and headed home to test it out.

Loreal Texture Expert Fluid Intense Straightening Serum, $24

After shampooing and conditioning, I applied the serum and was happy to see my hair already starting to behave after brushing it through. I blew my hair dry as usual and noticed that I only had to spend half as much time straightening any rogue waves or frizz with the flat iron (also a bonus for the health of my strands). Needless to say, I was very happy with my silky, slinky straight hair when finished. It also helped keep my  hair straight for a couple of days after, which always makes me very happy.

xx,

WhyDid

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