Lockdown Clothing: following up with Alanna

It’s been over six months since the start of the Lockdown Clothing project, and everyone’s lives have changed considerably since we first began collecting stories of how people are dressing under lockdown and quarantine. Dr Alanna McKnight answered the original questions back in April 2020 and this is what she told us when we checked back... Continue Reading →

A new salon for Open Barbers

Have you ever felt unwelcome in mainstream hair salons or barbers? Have you feared getting a haircut because of how you will be judged, and all the incorrect assumptions the salon staff will make? For many LGBTQ folk, getting the haircut they want, at a price they can afford is a an ongoing battle. Thankfully,... Continue Reading →

Review: Pretty Honest

Now that I am 40, I realised that I'm probably going to have to make some changes to my lifestyle, particularly where my body is concerned. It's not just my fitness (or lack thereof) that I can no longer afford to ignore, my skin could do with a bit more attention too. I bought Pretty... Continue Reading →

Introducing… Ragamuffin Crafts

A friend pointed me in the direction of a Facebook post by Ragamuffin Crafts recently as bloggers were required for reviewing hair accessories and, well, I have both a blog and hair so was deemed fully qualified for the job. After poking around on the page for a bit, I discovered that Ragamuffin Crafts is... Continue Reading →

A-to-Z of Accessories: Alice Band

I thought it was about time I started another A-to-Z on Rarely Wears Lipstick, but was all out of inspiration for potential topics until I asked Twitter. Amanda suggested accessories - because I own accessorising, apparently! - and a few folk agreed this would work well, as long as there's something for everyone. So, here... Continue Reading →

Can ghd air rescue my hair?

I got my hairdryer as a Christmas present from my parents, some time around 1992. It was a professional style dryer and came with a diffuser (which was handy for my then-permed hair), and a nozzle for blow-drying straight. I have since broken the diffuser and lost the nozzle but the hairdryer is still going... Continue Reading →

Red carpet hair

Back in 2010, I posted about how I get my 1950s style curls to stay, but more recently I have been somewhat less successful with that look. If I sleep in the rollers, I need to make sure that my hair is dry before my head hits the pillow if I want to avoid the... Continue Reading →

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