Tuesday Web Candy


Since I just got some new hair extensions (more on that in another post), this story on seven things no one ever tells you about hair extensions is very appropriate…and, p.s., they’re all true – Byrdie.com

I want EVERYTHING in this post. Love them all – PennyChic.com

Oh and I approve of everything in Amber’s nighttime skincare regimen, especially the Biologique RechercheRouge18.com

Loving all of these easy, no-carve, pumpkin decor ideas…mostly cause I’m lazy – ABeautifulMess.com

Yep, these halloween costume ideas are definitely all awful. – TheLuxurySpot.com


Real Talk: The Truth About Fine Hair


I’m constantly preaching about how much I love my hair extensions, but back in January I decided to go au naturale and let my real hair grow out for a bit.  Why? Why would I ever give up long, thick hair?  Well, for starters, after about eight months straight of having the best extensions ever (keratin-tip, I’m telling you), I started to get nervous about how short/damaged my real hair was underneath everything.  Luckily, the keratin-tip hair extension process is pretty gentle (as long as you take care of your extensions) so I really only had about an inch of split ends once they were out…and that’s basically like just not getting a hair cut for that long- no biggie.

Over the years I’ve MASTERED the art of my fine hair and how to beat what I annoyingly ended up with but, hey, I’ve got PLENTY of other amazing qualities, thankyouverymuch.  Here are a few of my trade secrets for fine hair…


Hair Depression: It’s a Thing

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I was chatting with my friend Ashley the other night at an event and telling her about how, since moving to LOS ANGELES, I’ve had the best hair of my life.  It sound ridiculous, but my HAIR completely effects my mood- e.g. if it was raining and humid while I lived in NEW YORK CITY, I sometimes opted to not go out.  Believe me, I know how insane this sounds…”Is Jamie saying she actually wouldn’t leave her apartment when the weather was shitty?”  The answer is yes, yes I did that.  Let me step back a bit and explain…my hair, it’s naturally wavy and frizzy.  I don’t have a lot of hair, but the hair that I do have is very textured and gets huge at even the slightest sign of moisture in the air, which ultimately blows if you live on the east coast.  Los Angeles’ dry climate has been an absolute god-send for me and now that I’m taking a break from my hair extensions, I’ve recently been feeling a little bit drab in the hair department.  I’m thinking about spicing it up a bit but I’m not sure what yet…possibly cutting off some inches or maybe going a little lighter (again)?  We will see.  All I know is, I recently thought about a run-in I had with a guy I knew from high school while still living in New York:

Me: Hey “guy”

“Guy”: Hey Jamie…nice hair. Bahahaha.

I’ll admit it, the weather was AWFUL that day; my hair was super poufy and the pieces around my face were curling in every direction imaginable, as they do.  It was spring time, pouring rain, and like 65 degrees, which makes for the wettest weather possible.  I get it.  We always had the kind of relationship where we gave each other shit but apparently he never learned that there are two things you don’t use as ammo against a girl: her weight and HER HAIR.  Needless to say, my hair and I are MUCH HAPPIER now…the only time I get any kind of frizz is when I’m near the beach for too long.

So yeah…a change is coming but, in the mean time, my hair and I will be enjoying the desert climate here in California.  And to clarify, the photo in this post is WITH EXTENSIONS. Sad face. I miss them already.

Do you guys feel the same way? Does bad weather give you hair depression?

photo credit: Kristen Turner

Reader Question: How Do I fix a bad hair cut?


Hey Jamie!

So my regular hair stylist really f*cked up my hair and chopped off too much. I want a few extensions now to make up some of the length, and since you have them, what do you recommend? I want just few strands. He put too many layers in and  it looks so bad that it makes me sad to look in the mirror.  What’s your advice, pretty lady?


Hi K,

I’m so sorry! A bad hair cut can really mess up your self confidence, and that’s no good.  But you’re right- a few extension pieces should do the trick for you and will help you feel better while your hair grows out a bit.  Since there are so many different kinds of extensions, I’d recommend talking to an extensions expert at either a salon or hair store.  They’ll be able to look at your hair type and texture to figure out what kind of extensions would be best for your hair. For example, I have fine, dyed blonde hair and I prefer the semi-permanent individual keratin tip extensions.  I have friends who prefer the clip-in kind that you take out every night and put in every morning, but I’m too lazy for that.  If you’re in the Los Angeles area, I really love Just Extensions– they’re an extensions only hair salon and they have really affordable prices.  You can also use the salon locator for Great Lengths Hair, one of the most well-known hair extensions on the market, to find a salon near you that carries and applies their extensions.

Good luck and keep me posted on how it goes!


Editor’s note: I actually really LOVE Julianne Hough’s short hair, but this before and after photo really shows what a few extensions can do!