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Wearing your hair down in this humidity guarantees you’ll look like a frazzled poodle by midmorning.
This pretty wraparound braid, on the other hand, stays put even after absorbing drips from every AC unit in a twenty-block radius. In today’s video, hairstylist Jamie Cook of Whittemore House provides a step-by-step tutorial.
It may not be the easiest, and you might need an assistant to hand you bobby pins and stray locks the first time you do it. But we’re proof that anybody can DIY. (Even some of our shorter-haired coworkers have pulled it off.)
A little unruliness actually complements this style. But if you’re really all thumbs, there are the messy side bun and asymmetrical ponytail options. And if you’re still worried about frizz, check out our gallery of summer-proof hair products.
Or put your locks in expert hands: Whittemore House is offering 20 percent off all salon services through August 11. Mention DailyCandy when booking and make an appointment for no later than August 11 to receive the deal.
Something you’re dying to DIY? Send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Warby Parker is the Cara Delevingne of eyewear brands. In this video, co-founder Neil Blumenthal shows our editor Lauren Lumsden the new sunglasses created just for DailyCandy Collaborations.
To buy the sunglasses, go to dailycandy.com/collaborations.
Photo: Stephania Stanley / DailyCandy
We couldn’t be more excited about our second round of DailyCandy Designer Collaborations. Why? See for yourself in this video, in which chief correspondent SuChin Pak gives a sneak peek at the goods.
For more information or to buy any of the products, go to dailycandy.com/collaborations.
It takes balls to cover Queen Bey.
Singer/songwriter Emeli Sandé, who sings “Crazy in Love” on the Jay-Z produced Great Gatsby sound track, doesn’t need ’em: Her voice is unreal (and her hair is pretty slick, too).
In today’s 5 Questions with SuChin Pak video, Sandé tells us what’s changed since she’s become a star (her song “Next to Me” is everywhere), what she sings in the shower, and the best advice she’s ever gotten. She even sings the first lyric she ever wrote, at age 7, about aliens.
In case you’re wondering, the interview takes place at JFK, as Sandé joins the ranks of Taylor Swift, Ellie Goulding, and Robyn for JetBlue’s Live from T5 concert series.
These girls run the world.
Sandé’s album, Our Version of Events, is available at itunes.com, $8. Want more 5 Questions? Check out our interviews with supermodel Coco Rocha and nutritionist-to-the-stars Kimberly Snyder.
In today’s installment, SuChin has three recommendations for what you should get your mama this Mother’s Day. Just a warning: You’ll want to buy all three things for yourself, too.
For more Mother’s Day gifts, check out our editors’ 25 favorites. To get your hands on the featured products, go to ahalife.com, rachelcraven.com, and etsy.com.
In this week’s video, SuChin shares a DIY face toner made from stuff at Whole Foods, a use for Baggu totes you probably hadn’t thought of, and an ecofriendly top coat that gives nail polish new life.
For more of Pak’s obsessions, check out her favorite videos on our YouTube channel. To try any of the products, go to baggu.com, butterlondon.com, and our Facebook page (for the toner recipe).
You may remember our office guy, Dan (exceedingly handsome, answered burning relationship questions). Well, his dog, Puppy, was spotted by a talent agent, and they moved to Tinseltown.
So we embarked on a manhunt. Introducing the new and improved Ask the Office Guy series, in which we approach (adorable) men who work at our favorite companies and ask for their advice.
First up is Mashable’s editorial director, Matt Silverman. Today he tackles three hard-hitters: When should I follow a new guy on Twitter (above)? What are the red flags when dating online? And, finally, are you single?
We were so smitten with Silverman that we got him to film three more videos, which we’ll publish in our next installment.
After those, we’ll have guys from Foursquare, Yahoo, and who knows.
Maybe even a few from Hollywood.
Want more advice? Check out our original office guy’s tips on flirting, when to text a guy after a date, and what to do if you’re dating a dude with a rattail. Got a question? Email email@example.com. Follow Silverman on Twitter at @matt_silverman and @mashable.
Our iPhones are third arms at this point. In today’s video, SuChin shares three apps that make them even more indispensable.
To fill your phone with more fun, check out our list of seventeen apps you can’t live without.
Juices or shakes? Carbs or Atkins? Stevia or agave? When it comes to healthy eating, sometimes it’s just easier to say, “Pass the Oreos.”
In today’s 5 Questions with SuChin Pak, nutritionist Kimberly Snyder answers our burning foodie FAQs, from her feelings on juice cleanses to the items she would add and subtract from everyone’s diets.
We took advantage of Snyder’s know-how (her latest book, The Beauty Detox Foods, came out yesterday) and snagged a hair-thickening Caesar salad recipe and a roundup of foods that combat cellulite, too.
It’s evident the health guru practices what she preaches: She’s flawless in person.
We’re lucky she sandwiched us in.
The Beauty Detox Foods is available at amazon.com, $11. For more about Snyder, go to kimberlysnyder.net and check out her five beauty must-haves.
In this week’s installment, SuChin has three techy gadgets you never knew you needed: a tiny printer, a toothbrush sanitizer, and a portable humidifier.
For more of SuChin’s obsessions, check out her favorite videos on our YouTube channel. To purchase the items for this week, go to amazon.com, comforthouse.com, and brookstone.com.
In today’s video, SuChin Pak shares three of her favorite wardrobe items that go the distance from late winter through spring. She’s picked a dress that isn’t too girly despite its ruffles, a classic maroon leather jacket, and a mixed-media necklace.
For more of SuChin’s obsessions, check out her favorite videos on our YouTube channel. To purchase the items for this week, go to barneys.com, unitedbamboo.com, and ofakind.com.
Sorry, wallets everywhere. You’re about to get a lot thinner.
SuChin Pak’s latest Currently Coveting video is money: three gadgets that usher in spring-cleaning and organization. (Who doesn’t want a robot that mops the floor?)
The video’s part of our weekly series in which SuChin highlights a trio of goods she — and probably you — can’t live without. In case you missed the others, check out her favorite green beauty products, items that keep life cheerful through the winter, and gifts for significant others.
We launch a new installment every Tuesday. Next up: spring’s best outfit.
Good buy, Benjamins.
Want more? Check out SuChin’s YouTube playlist for her top videos across the Web.
In this installment, SuChin Pak shares three items that’ll get you through the final days of winter: a sweater that’s half party/half relaxing at home, a dress so bright you have to wear shades, and bath melts you can make in your kitchen.
For more of Pak’s obsessions, check out her favorite videos on our YouTube channel. To get the items for this week, go to rachelcomey.com, facebook.com/jillaikoyeedesigns, and tibi.com.
In the second installment of our new weekly series, SuChin Pak dishes about three gifts you should buy for yourself (or someone else, if that’s your thing) on Valentine’s Day.
For more of Pak’s obsessions, check out her favorite videos on our YouTube channel. To purchase the items for this week, go to estatejewelsbygr.com, printstagr.am, and macaronparlour.com.
Since it’s almost V-Day, we have a confession: We’ve had a crush on model Coco Rocha ever since she did an Irish jig down the catwalk at John Paul Gaultier in 2007.
Now that the 24-year-old is a mentor (alongside Naomi Campbell and Karolina Kurkova) on Oxygen’s new model competition show, The Face, we thought it time to act. She’s the subject of our first-ever Five Questions with SuChin Pak video series.
From her first kiss (the answer to which will shock you) to what she’d be doing if she weren’t modeling, Rocha gets deep for our chief correspondent. And, yes, she’s as pretty and porcelain looking in person as on TV.
Our feelings only grow stronger.
The Face premieres tomorrow night at 9 p.m. EST. For more information, go to the-face.oxygen.com. Want more Pak? Here are her current obsessions.
Our woman about town, SuChin Pak, likes things. Lots of things. And in this new series, she’s showcasing three of them each week. They could range from a YouTube video on foot massage (that’s right) to her favorite outfit at that moment. Check back every Tuesday for a new video.
To check out Pak’s picks, go to the-gypsy-wagon.com, coyuchi.com, and youtube.com.
Usually, when we film an In the Kitchen video, the purpose is to teach viewers to re-create a recipe.
But during our shoot with Eddie Huang, chef at Baohaus in Manhattan, five minutes into making his pork bao he said, “Honestly, people can’t do this. If you want to do that, try Momofuku.”
Which sums up what drew us to Huang in the first place: His memoir, Fresh Off the Boat, out now. Huang, whose parents are Taiwanese, grew up in Orlando, moved to NYC, and became a lawyer, a hustler, a stand-up, and a restaurateur.
The book’s appeal is Huang’s honest, funny description of his experience growing up Asian-American, and finding both solace and strife in his Chinese heritage. We promise it’s like nothing you’ve ever read.
Like his baos, he’s inimitable.
Fresh Off the Boat is available at amazon.com, $14.
There’s no place like home for the holidays. Unless it’s someone else’s massive Manhattan townhouse, replete with a huge Christmas tree and 4-year-old twins singing “Jingle Bells.” (Yeah, we’ll take that.)
It belongs to Candela designer Gabriela Perezutti. In today’s Inside Story, she gives us a tour of the space she shares with husband Austin Hearst and daughters Olivia and Mia.
The house is currently decorated for the season, but evidence of Perezutti’s upbringing on a cattle ranch in Uruguay remains. We especially love the black and white photos of her mom on horseback.
They make us happy in a million ways.
For more information on Candela, go to candelanyc.com.
Two truths and a lie about New York designer/boutique owner Michele Varian: 1. She’s one-third of triplets. 2. She was born on Christmas Day. 3. She’s married to Crash Test Dummies lead singer Brad Roberts.
Okay, they’re all true. Sue us. Then watch today’s Inside Story video, in which we tour Varian’s Soho loft.
The vintage-inspired space is filled with knickknacks from her worldly travels, instruments used by her husband to compose, and — the good news — items you can buy from her store.
Every nook is filled with something eye-catching, to the point it almost feels like you’re on a movie set (say, Hugo mixed with The Royal Tenenbaums).
But we all know fact is better than fiction.
To shop Varian’s store, go to michelevarian.com. For more Inside Stories, check out designer Heidi Merrick’s Silver Lake bungalow, actress Mindy Kaling’s closet, and designer Rebecca Minkoff’s light-filled loft.
Before we bring you today’s regularly scheduled content, we want to mention our thoughts are with all those affected by Hurricane Sandy. To make a financial donation to help with disaster relief, go to redcross.org.
The appeal of dressing up as Honey Boo Boo tomorrow night is obvious (but you’d have to eat Cheetos the entire time to be realistic).
To get the necessary props, you’d need to elbow through the nightmarish Halloween store crowds and spend a Benjamin on wigs and boas.
Instead we’ve assembled ten costumes you can make with stuff around the house — from Fifty Shades of Grey and Ermahgerd Gersberms to something we’re calling “Gingham Style.”
None of them requires you to chug go-go juice (sorry).
But you’ll still be the queeeeeeeen.
Check out our videos from Halloweens past to see how to dress up like Shark Week or a Kraft Single (yeah, that’s right).
There are celebs, and there are celebs.
In today’s video, we meet up with our favorite member of the latter: Uggie, a.k.a. star of The Artist, who takes time out of his busy A-lister schedule to show us how to do everything.
From spicing up your marriage to avoiding your landlord, he’s been there, done that. For further proof, check out his eponymous new autobiography (that’s right), Uggie.
And to answer your questions: Is he humble despite his millions? Yes. Is he shorter in person? Maybe just a little. Is he really a toddler dressed in a canine costume?
We didn’t get that kind of access.
Uggie is available at amazon.com, $10. For more gratuitous animal footage, check out our videos on turning your dog into a painter and giving a canine massage.