Hair

Cutting hair for the homeless

Cutting hair for the homeless, stylist offers self-respect

Livia Gamble Doing his part to help those less fortunate than himself, Mark Bustos spends every Sunday – his only day off - cutting hair for the homeless in New York City.

'I haven't used shampoo in 2 years and my hair has never looked better.' Welcome to the 'no poo' movement

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Cathy Bussey Could ditching shampoo make your hair look the best it ever has? There’s an underground movement of beauty aficionados and environmentalists who swear by the ‘no-poo’ method.

Hair styling hits a purple patch as kooky becomes cool

Lavender tresses: Ms Mazzon shows off her new purple look.

Michael Koziol It is all about pastels, possums! In what is chalked up as a throwback to the 1950s, purple hair has re-entered the zeitgeist with more gusto than the twist at a sock hop.

Impulse control disorder

Woman who uncontrollably ripped her hair out becomes internet sensation

Rebecca Brown began ripping her hair out when she 12 years old and was bald by 19.

Jenna Clarke A video of women pulling out her hair has attracted more than 5 million views on YouTube in just over a month.

Expert advice

Hair products you really need

Too many hair products? With these tips from hairdressers, you'll narrow down your collection in no time.

Rachel Clun Trying new hair products can be scary.

Hair affair

Nicole Kidman is not being straight about curly hair

Natural curls: Nicole Kidman.

Glenda Cooper No Nicole, I don't believe we'll stray from the straight and narrow.

New technology

Teens to be offered DNA test in bid to prevent hair loss

Shane Warne.

Caroline Zielinski Teenage boys will be able to take measures to prevent hair loss using a new genetic test that predicts if a person will lose their hair, a hair treatment group says.

Hair-brained critics offer stars free advice

Jacinta Tynan

Jacqueline Maley The face matters, as does the decolletage, although the critic will generally deploy a far less polite term when referring to it.

Mutton vs lamb

Turning 40: a short argument for long hair

Julia Roberts

Shelly Horton Women of any age should be able to wear their hair as they damn well please.

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Hair raising?

Hair-loss drug a downer in the bedroom

Billy Zane

Matty Silver Justin Bieber has recommended it, but Propecia may not necessarily make bald men - or their partners - happy.

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Bargain bin

Best budget beauty buys: Hair

50 best budget beauty buys - hair.

Natasha Silva-Jelly Part four of our good value beauty series focuses on hair products. Lovely locks without hair-raising prices...

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Beauty Beat

Race chic: How to avoid hat hair

Emma Stone

Natasha Hughes Melbourne Cup Day brings its challenges, not least "hat head".

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Flash back

Hair trends 2013

Anne Hathaway

The hottest hair trends for the year ahead are likely to be a blast from the past.

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Grey matters?

Grey hair: dye it away or celebrate silver?

Helen Mirren

Shelly Horton If your hair goes grey prematurely it can be confronting. Do you colour it or do the silver strut?

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Female hairloss

Thinning hair is not a male only problem

Female hairloss: The causes and solutions.

Renae Leith-Manos Male hairloss is accepted as part of life but what happens when your hair is thinning and you're a woman?

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Bad hair day? Blame it on the plumbing

Models being made up at hair and make up trials ahead of the L'Oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival.

Richard Gray It is one of the inexplicable frustrations of modern life but scientists believe they have found the cause of those bad-hair days when your locks just will not do what you want.

Glued wig costs 'hair-growth' company

Brent Guerra.

Aisha Dow A Melbourne hair-growth company that glued Chinese wigs onto men's bald spots has been ordered to refund one of its disgruntled clients, as questions are raised about the company's links to a new...

Grey hair: dye it away or celebrate silver?

Silver sisters vs silver foxes. There are not many celebrities who proudly show off their grey hair.

Twin tone

Olsen twins lead hair trends

Ashley and Mary-Kate Olsen

Tonal fusion is this season's hottest hair trend, says twins' stylist.

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Silver surfing

Long hair over 50 - pretty or past it?

Connie Stevens

Definitely pretty. Hairdressers advise against short hair on older women.

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