The popular cut might be more dangerous than you think

Keywords: lazy eye, justin bieber, emo haircut

Word on the street is, the ‘Emo cut’ can lead to a case of lazy eye, this according to ibtimes.com.  An Optometrist out of Australia has come forward with some information that may have some of todays youth making their way over to their local barber shop today.  The article refers to Justin Bieber several times, as an example of an Emo cut; except, Bieber never had an Emo cut.

 

Optometrist Andrew Hogan said Emo-style haircuts that dangle over one eye can cause lazy eye by preventing the nerve pathway from the eye to the brain from developing properly. The damage is more detrimental to the younger generations whose eyes are still in the developmental phase of growth.

 

 

Everything in Mr. Hogans statement all seems to make sense, except for the Justin Bieber part.  I can’t say I’m the biggest Bieber fan, but I can say that I’ve seen the kids haircuts plastered all over every major news outlet thousands upon thousands of times,  and Bieber didn’t have an emo haircut.   An Emo haircut is much more distinct and dramatic, with a stretch of hair intentionally grown past the location of the eye socket.

 

 

These are Emo haircuts- not what Bieber was wearing when he first came onto the scene.   Needless to say, the article makes an alarming point.  While it is known to effect the younger development years of our human growth, it is still found to be problematic in the later stages of life as well.

 

I understand and respect that we all have the right to express ourselves however we want- unfortunately when we are 10-20 years old we feel as if we are invincible, and that warnings like these do not apply to us.  But rest assured, as we enter our late twenties,  we quickly realize how any harm we might have caused to our bodies growing up can catch up to you very quickly.

 

As displayed in the picture above of one of the best bands to ever live, a haircut is a sense of expression, an outlet for us to separate ourselves from the rest of the pack, whether it be an Emo cut, blonde tips, a mohawk, crew cut, extensions etc. We are all unique in our own ways, and however we choose to alter our image is entirely up to that individual.  Unfortunately for those with the Emo-style cuts,  I don’t think a simple article like this will change their mind much.




Rich and vibrant!

 

Keyword: fall, hair color, autumn, trends

Sometimes people like to dye their hair richer and deeper when the fall/winter months start to set in. While, there is nothing wrong with keeping your blonde highlights during the colder months, sometimes it can be fun to change things up a bit.  If you are one of these people, here are some wonderful autumn ideas!  Copper is number one on my list! While reds can look really pretty…I feel like it is over done these days. Copper is just such a beautiful color.  People tend to shy away from it because when they hear “copper” they immediately think of orange and lets face it, no one wants to walk around feeling like bozo the clown. However, if done right it can super sexy and fun. For the longest time I had gorgeous strips of copper with some golden highlights and I cannot tell you the amount of compliments I received on my hair. So if your hair dresser recommends it, give it a shot! If you are not a risk taker you can always stick to a simple medium brown.  And don’t worry about no longer sporting your tan.  These days a paler/natural complexion can be very becoming on a woman with darker hair.  Think Snow White! :)  If you find that a rich brown might be too deep for you, you can always add some golden high lights to brighten it up a bit.  Remember, if you are going for a fall look you want to keep with the colors of the leaves: red, copper, brown, golden…nature will not steer you in the wrong direction!  Happy Autumn!!




Harvard Grad and Asian American Jeremy Lin explodes to finally get a check in the Win column

Keywords: jeremy lin, asian invasion, knicks, harvard, nets, kris humphries, warriors, mike dantoni

Saturday night the Knicks hosted the Nets to play ball for the third consecutive night. The crowd was already rowdy with the ex husband of Kim Kardashian, Kris Humphries, in the building for the Nets. Humphries was voted the most hated player in the NBA recently and the fans at the Garden let him know about it. One thing the New York crowd wasn’t too excited for was the play of the Knicks, who have been losers throughout much of this strike shortened season. Jeremy Lin gave em something to cheer about.

Lets get a little background on the kid first and foremost. Jeremy Lin is the first NBA player to be American born and of Chinese descent. Lin came out of high school looking to play for his dream school, UCLA. They didn’t want him, so he “settled” for Harvard. Now no one really seemed to think that highly of the kid, he was snubbed by his home state of California and even after a solid college career, he went un-drafted.

After getting an Economics degree from Harvard, Lin went to a few training camps. And as the story goes, no one really seemed very interested. That was until his hometown Golden State Warriors came calling for Lin. He signed on to play with the Warriors in the 2010-2011 season. Lin played in 29 games that rookie year. Lets fast forward to the fun part now, the Knicks sniped him off waivers a few days into this season after a Christmas injury to rookie guard Iman Shumpert.

Jeremy Lin came in last night as the Knicks season was reeling and the fans were no longer dealing. The guards of the Knicks have been near useless all season and the team was praying for something to fall in their favor. The very religious Lin answered those prayers. The Ivy Leaguer played 36 minutes in the Knicks 99-92 win. He dropped a career high 25 points, the most by any player by either team in the game. Lin added 5 rebounds, 7 assist, and 2 steals. Lin became an instant fan favorite and the legend was born.

With a story as heartwarming as a bowl of ramen noodles, one would hope that it would continue to trend towards a happy ending. This has yet to be determined; while Lin may have single handedly saved the job of Knicks coach Mike D’Antoni, it remains to be seen whether or not the point guard problem is solved. For now though lets just enjoy the rise of the new hero of the Knickerbockers.




T-shirt bullies Kristen Stewart

Keywords: kristen stewart, trampire, twilight

Have you caught a glimpse of this yet? Apparently some t-shirt company is capitalizing on Kristen Stewarts cheating scandal. While I am certainly not on Kristen’s side of the ring for this one, I think that this t-shirt is taking it a little too far. We live in a society that is constantly trying to stop bullying, and clearly, as demonstrated by the creators of this t-shirt, many adults are still guilty of it. The moral of the story is that no one deserves to be bullied, not even if they are in the public eye.




Miami fans aren’t so bad after all

Keywords: boston celtics, miami heat

 

 

Words are not needed from me, this is one of those things where the punchline is right there for you. Watch the video and enjoy. I hope you saw this live like I did, and laughed like a little girl. And to Lebron, good effort man, good job.




Celebs keeping cozy for the snowy Sundance

Keywords: sundance film festival, taylor swift, elizabeth olsen 

It may be called the Sundance Film Festival, but it seems like the sun is the farthest thing away from Park City, Utah. Celebs have had the challenge of braving the snow, while staying chic for the Sudnance festivities. Taylor Swift and Elizabeth Olsen both look more adorable than ever, while opting for the cozy look. The focal point on both of their outfits are their comfy winter hats. Although we are snow free for a few days here in New York, something tells me there is more to come. Prepare yourself to be cute and cozy and check out Urban Outfitters for similar style hats!

(I swear, it looks WAY cuter on!)




These ladies looked ravishing at last night’s SAG Awards!

Keywords: best dressed, sag awards, award shows

Unlike previous award shows, I had an easier time choosing my fashion faves from yesterday evening’s SAG Awards, these ladies stole the show with their fabulous fashion choices!

Ashley Simpson called upon her beau’s TV show for her SAG ensemble, she looked stunning in Jenny Packham.

Emma Stone pulled off this tea length Alexander McQueen dress without looking like she was going to a tea party.

Michele Williams stuck to her Old Hollywood style in Valentino and got it right as usual, this girl is always a class act.

Angelina Jolie looked incredible in her black Jenny Packham halter. This kind of brought us back to her badass days, except with more glamour than grime.

Naya Rivera looked classy and glamourous in this Naeem Kahn gown, bearing just the right amount of cleavage.