Everything You Need to Know Before Getting Your First Shag Haircut

I’ve never been someone who’s put a ton of effort into styling their hair, but repeatedly scrolling past wafty bangs and voluminous shag haircuts in my feed motivated me to quit ignoring things and finally (!) get a fall haircut. I have naturally wavy hair with more defined curls underneath and straighter pieces at the front, so I’ve always felt my long hair required *some* sort of heat—curling iron or otherwise—to balance the texture. 

A shag haircut, with its seemingly perfect, retro choppy waves, always felt intimidating because I thought there would be a ton of commitment involved in the upkeep. Turns out, it’s actually a low-maintenance hair style. “[The shag is] a heavily layered cut that’s worn messily,” says Corinna Hernandez, my longtime hairstylist and founder of Pony Salon in Oakland, California. “Bangs can be short to long, and layers can be short in the crown or just [have] more framing to accent your best features.” The shag isn’t necessarily a new hairstyle, but it’s seen a flurry of trendy takes this year alone. In the spring we saw the pretty shag; in the summer the wolf shag took over. Everyone from Zendaya to Alexa Chung has put their own stamp on this hair trend.

And that’s the beauty of it. “There are so many versions of [the shag]—there is always the right style version for you,” says Ryan Trygstad, hairstylist and co-founder of Mark Ryan Salon in New York City. “On one end of the spectrum is Miley Cyrus with her stronger, fashion-forward Joan Jett version. A softer version of the shag is the look worn by Freja Beha Erichsen, which showcases a beautiful fringe and cheekbone-skimming shorter pieces.”

Basically, I could create my own mash-up and tack on the voluminous, wafty curtain bangs if I wanted. “The wafty bang is a key element of the new shag,” says Trygstad. “It feels more fluffy and conjures up a Farrah [Faucet] vibe.”

I knew I was in good hands with Hernandez, who gave me my first razor-cut bob haircut years back. We settled on a laid-back shag that would be easy to style—no heated tools required. “The more subdued shag is going to be more client-friendly and work for almost anyone with any hair type,” says Hernandez. If you’re into it for yourself and not exactly sure of which version to ask for, it’s not worth getting tripped up on the naming convention of shag hairstyles; explain what you’re looking for once you’re in the stylist’s chair. Want choppy layers? Just ask. Rather a short shag? Buckle up.

A queen of the razor, Hernandez immediately started removing bulk and length, first in the back, then the sides, with a ton of focus around the bangs. The cut took less than 45 minutes, and we were onto styling and maintenance. Regardless of length hair, the benefit to getting a shaggy haircut is that it does the heavy lifting. Save for prepping the hair after a wash, there’s not a ton you need to do to get your piece-y shag looking its best.

Adele Just Wore a Brown Patterned Louis Vuitton Coat and Matching Purse—And It’s So 2000s

Fresh off the release of her single “Easy on Me,” Adele sat court-side at a Lakers vs. Warriors basketball game with her new beau, Rich Paul. And she looked like an autumnal goddess. 

Dressed in head-to-toe brown, Adele draped herself in a Louis Vuitton patterned coat that’s giving major early 2000s vibes. 

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Of course, she matched this with a classic patterned Louis Vuitton bag: 

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Wearing her signature winged eyeliner and hair in loose waves, Adele looked polished and pretty, but let’s circle back to that coat. The iconic LV pattern was everywhere a decade ago, appearing mostly in bag form on the arms of countless celebrities. But the logo was stamped on everything from luggage to sunglasses to umbrellas, and while its ubiquity may have waned over the years, it never really went away. 

This isn’t the first time Adele has looked gorgeous at a basketball game. She and Paul took in the NBA Finals over the summer, making their unofficial debut as a couple. (She made things Instagram official with Paul in September.) 

Adele’s next album, 30, drops November 19, and it might be her most emotional work yet. “I’ve learned a lot of blistering home truths about myself along the way,” she wrote on IG about the record. “I’ve shed many layers but also wrapped myself in new ones. I discovered genuinely useful and wholesome mentalities to lead with, and I feel like I’ve finally found my feeling again. I’d go as far as to say that I’ve never felt more peaceful in my life. And so, I’m ready to finally put this album out.” 

“It’s sensitive for me, this record, just in how much I love it,” Adele told Vogue about the new music. “I always say that 21 doesn’t belong to me anymore. Everyone else took it into their hearts so much. I’m not letting go of this one. This is my album. I want to share myself with everyone, but I don’t think I’ll ever let this one go.”

Billie Eilish Just Announced Her First Perfume

Billie Eilish just launched her first fragrance: a vegan, cruelty-free scent called “Eilish” that comes in a bronze bottle shaped like the chest and neck of a woman. (Those are Eilish’s favorite body parts, per a press release.) Adult, chic, gorgeous.

The singer announced the new project on Instagram, gushing in excitement, “i am SO EXCITED to finally share my debut fragrance ‘Eilish’ with you!!!!!!!!!!!!!! AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!! this is a scent that i’ve been chasing for years and years. this is my favorite smell in the WORLD.🤎🤎🤎 fragrance has always been such an enormous part of my life and existence since i can remember, and it was a dream to create this scent and bring my ideas to life. this has been one of the most exciting things i’ve ever done. i can’t wait for it to be yours so soon!!!!!”

The product, which costs $68, won’t be available until November, but you can sign up for “early access” now on the newly launched site.

According to the press release, the fragrance is “a warm, cozy scent that feels like home no matter where you are. [It] opens with sugared petals, accented by juicy mandarin and red berries. The heart of the fragrance unfolds with soft spices, rich cocoa, and creamy vanilla. The scent is anchored by base notes of warm musks, tonka bean, and sleek woods.” 

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Eilish herself told Elle, “It makes me want to be curled up at Christmas.”

She continued, “It reminds me of when I was 14. I had this shirt, and it was like a mesh black turtleneck. I don’t know why it reminds me of that shirt, but it does. I think about the closet I had that shirt in. I had it in a big wooden closet in my room, and it kinds of smells like that. So that is what comes to mind.”

Madelaine Petsch Can’t Live Without Nail Art and Her Dog

On Riverdale, the only rule seems to be that there are no rules (we’re talking about a show where an entire season revolved around a demented board game). The one constant is Madelaine Petsch’s masterful portrayal of mean-girl Cheryl Blossom, whose razor-sharp insults and classic red lipstick have become one of the most iconic parts of the series. 

While she excels at playing the villain on screen, in real life—or at least over the phone—she couldn’t be sweeter as we discuss self-care, TikTok, and of course, skincare. As someone who’s struggled with acne in the past, Petsch takes her skincare seriously, and her current partnership with Bliss is proof. “I just love Bliss. They have clean products and they’re very transparent about what’s inside of their products so that you can actually feel comfortable with what you’re putting on your skin,” she tells Glamour. 

We caught up with Petsch for a round of Big Beauty Questions. Read on for her answers. 

Glamour: Is there a beauty trend you’re obsessed with right now?

Madelaine Petsch: I love always having my nails done, which is hard as an actor, because a lot of roles don’t call for that. I usually do nail art, even on the show. As long as I incorporate red, I’m allowed to have whatever I want. My nail lady and I have come up with some fun stuff. For one of my favorite sets, she did this bright red base with purple squiggly lines on the center. I’m also really enjoying not wearing makeup on my days off, if that’s a trend.

What’s a beauty rule that you swear by?

Washing your face every evening before bed. You will never catch me falling asleep with a full face of makeup on, even at 3AM.

Fill in the blank. I love my hair …

When my hairstylist Marc Mena does it.

What do you always have in your bag when you’re on set?

My dog and her dog bag. I have my wallet in case I need some coffee or matcha. I have my skincare products so that I can wash my face and get my face all ready for bed when I’m done with work. And I have my gua sha.

You can only use three beauty products for the rest of your life. What are they and why?

Okay. One is my gua sha, because it automatically drains my face. I see such a big difference using that every day. Then the  Youth Got This Pure Retinol Serum and Youth Got This Pure Retinol Moisturizer. I’m not going to talk about my age, but I think it’s really important to find the ingredients that will work towards what your targets are, and it helps maintain youthful skin, which I think we all want. Retinol is something that I’ve been looking for in all of my products. It protects against signs of aging and prevents the appearance of fine lines, which is very helpful for me. And I actually notice the difference in my skin when I use it, and I feel like that I notice a difference in my pores. I have big pores so that helps me. Also, I find that when I use products that are meant to work together, like using the serum and the moisturizer together. I see more of a difference than if I try to put together a bunch of products.

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What’s your go-to getting ready music?

Probably Still Woozy’s new album.

You and some of the other Riverdale girls have been pretty open about your struggles with acne on social media. What made you decide to share this? 

I mean, I don’t think it should ever feel like lifting up a heavy secret that I used to struggle with acne. It’s such a normal human thing to have skin fluctuation. But I think it’s nice for people who do watch what I do to feel like they’re not alone in that, because it definitely can feel isolating. It made me feel less confident when I had that, so I think when people that you look up to open up about that kind of stuff, it makes you feel like, oh, if they can deal with it, I can deal with it.

What’s your favorite way to take a moment for yourself?

Bella Hadid Just Tried Out Bright Red Hair

Bella Hadid is considering going bright red—according to her latest Instagram, at least. The supermodel posted a pic of herself wearing a red-red wig on Tuesday, October 19, with a simple caption: “Should I?” Well, people, what do you think? Bella Hadid is asking your opinion! Should she go bold red à la Ariel from The Little Mermaid

Hadid’s shoulder-length wig is styled with some beachy texture, and it features shaggy bangs. Honestly, it would be such a fun change for fall, but I’m not holding my breath that Hadid will take the plunge. Red shades are notorious for fading quickly, so something this bright would take a lot of maintenance.

In the pic, Hadid paired the wig with a subtle, rosy-brown turtleneck sweater. The hair screams summer, but the ‘fit is autumnal AF. And she kept her makeup minimal to really let the wig sing…you know, like Ariel. 

Bella Hadid has been experimenting a lot with her hair these days. For her 25th birthday in early October, she pulled off side bangs straight out of 2009. And in August, she wore orange bangs that were serving early 2000s punk-rock. A little bit before that, she had a blonde bob. That’s several major hair (or wig) changes in the span of just a few months. 

Hadid opened up to British Vogue about her hair back in 2017. “A tight bun or ponytail is always my go-to hair–I like to keep my hair out of my face, especially when I’m working because it’s easy and I don’t have to think about it,” she said. “My secret? A lot of hairspray. And a lot of gel. I used to use my brother’s mousse that he used on his hair, so I stole it and he’s probably mad at me that I did that.”

Kristin Cavallari Opens Up About Jay Cutler: ‘I Didn’t Want to Be in a Toxic Relationship’

The Hills might not have been real, but its star, Kristin Cavallari, just got very real about her divorce from Jay Cutler.

On the Off the Vine podcast released Tuesday, October 19, Cavallari told host and former Bachelorette Kaitlyn Bristowe about the end of her 10-year relationship to the NFL star.

She said her split from Cutler was the “brightest and saddest” time of her life. Cavallari also revealed she and Cutler tried going on a few dates post-split to see if the relationship could work again.

“There’s been times over the last 18 months where I’m like, ‘Is this the right decision?'” Cavallari said, according to People. “Jay [and] I actually went on a couple of dates, like months and months and months ago. But we did! But then I was like … It’s not there for me anymore.” 

Cavallari added, “I just decided I didn’t want to be in a toxic relationship anymore and I had to break it off. But that’s made it hard and made me sit here and question it for a few months. But then going back and dating him a little bit made me reaffirm it like, ‘No, I know that I’m doing the right decision.'”

Cavallari also told Bristowe her experience as a child of divorce informed her decision. “I don’t want my kids growing up thinking that this is a good relationship because I got to see my mom [get] remarried and in a good relationship, so I knew what one was.” she said, adding that if she didn’t share children with Cutler, she would “never talk to him again.”

Cavallari previously opened up to Grazia magazine about motherhood and co-parenting. “I only have my kids half the time now. I have them every other week,” she said. “…I have just decided that the week I have my kids, I’m mom. I’m not doing anything else. I have a week off where I can go to dinner every night with my friends if I want to. I can work really hard if I need to. I can stay at the office later if I need to. But when I have my kids, I’m not doing anything else.” 

Listen to Kristin Cavallari’s full chat with Kaitlyn Bristowe here

Here’s What’s Leaving Netflix in November

Goodbyes are the worst. And while goodbyes on Netflix mean more new content will soon take its place, it’s still difficult to let go of the movies and shows we were thinking about watching but never got around to them. 

Netflix just released a list of everything leaving the streamer in November. And while it’s not as sad as October, in which we bid adieu to Legally Blonde, several significant titles are falling off. Seasons 1-6 of Glee, which have been staples on Netflix for years, bow out on November 30. Also: A Knight’s Tale, School of Rock, and Pineapple Express check out next month. But don’t worry: We’ll make it through this together.

Here’s everything leaving Netflix in November 2021:

Leaving November 1

My Little Pony Equestria Girls: Legend of Everfree

My Little Pony: Happy Birthday to You!

Leaving November 4

Bucket List

The Lovers

Leaving November 5

The Late Bloomer

Leaving November 7

Sleepless

Leaving November 10

A Single Man

Leaving November 11

Fruitvale Station

Leaving November 14

America’s Next Top Model, season 19

America’s Next Top Model, season 20

K-on! the movie

K-On!, seasons 1-2

Survivor: Season 20: Heroes vs Villains

Survivor: Season 28: Cagayan

Leaving November 15

Safe House

Leaving November 17

Naomi and Ely’s No Kiss List

Leaving November 19

Spy Kids: All the Time in the World

Leaving November 21

Beverly Hills Ninja

Machete Kills

Leaving November 26

Broadchurch, seasons 1-3

Leaving November 29

Man Down, seasons 1-4

Leaving November 30

3 Days to Kill

A Knight’s Tale

American Outlaws

Are You The One, seasons 1-2

Battlefield Earth

Chef

Clear and Present Danger

Freedom Writers

Glee, seasons 1-6

The Happytime Murders

Ink Master, seasons 1-2

Letters to Juliet

The Lincoln Lawyer

Million Dollar Baby

Peppermint

Pineapple Express

Rake, seasons 1-4

Richard Pryor: Live in Concert

School of Rock

Stargate SG-1, seasons 1-10

TURN: Washington’s Spies, seasons 1-4

Waterworld

And here’s a taste of what’s coming. Click here for the full list. 

Available November 2

Camp Confidential: America’s Secret Nazis (Netflix Documentary)

Ridley Jones, season 2 (Netflix Series)

Available November 3

The Harder They Fall (Netflix Film)

Lords of Scam (Netflix Series)

Available November 4

Catching Killers (Netflix Documentary)

Available November 5

A Cop Movie (Netflix Documentary)

Big Mouth, season 5 (Netflix Series)

The Club (Netflix Series)

Glória (Netflix Series)

Love Hard (Netflix Film)

Meenakshi Sundareshwar (Netflix Film)

Narcos: Mexico, season 3 (Netflix Series)

The Unlikely Murderer (Netflix Series)

We Couldn’t Become Adults (Netflix Film)

Yara (Netflix Film)

Zero to Hero (Netflix Film)

Internet Privacy—Or Lack Thereof—Can Quietly Affect Your Mental Health

Research shows that discriminatory digital ads have skewed housing opportunities and job postings by race, socioeconomic status, and gender (making it likelier for women to see jobs with, say, an entertainment or domestic focus—some of which may be lower-paying). Credit card companies have also targeted ads by age, excluding younger demographics. And online advertisers have exploited health issues like addiction, underage drinking, and teen vaping for profit. Even something as innocent-seeming as your level of extraversion can be used by marketers to boost product sales.  

“There are endless examples of how privacy risk [turns into] discrimination risk,” says Wachter. “You can lose out on opportunities without being aware, and you have very little protection. It’s hard to control what people learn about you because you don’t know what your data says, so you can’t fully understand the consequences. If you don’t know something bad happened, what remedy do you have?”

Turns out that gut sense of unease you get when you blindly accept another app’s terms is grounded in cold, hard reality. Whether it’s a twinge of anxiety when you spot a creepily targeted ad or a flare of anger at headlines about another tech giant’s infractions, our growing awareness of personal data violations (and the associated risks) can weigh us down by diminishing the emotional security that comes with privacy.

But that doesn’t mean there’s nothing we can do to protect our data—and our mental health. The first step, say experts, is not surrendering in the face of what might feel like a losing battle. “We need to start putting our money where our mouth is when it comes to privacy,” says Aboujaoude. “Appreciate it as a human right worth defending, and avoid the defeatist trap that suggests nothing can be done. Think of your mental health: Giving up control of the details that make us who we are is disempowering and psychologically destabilizing.”

Short of going off the grid (yeah, right), there are actions you can take to offset the negative consequences of digital privacy invasions, from low-level everyday anxiety to systemic injustices like discrimination and exploitation. These steps might seem small, but they matter.

Personalize your settings to protect yourself

“Very few of us take full advantage of the privacy features offered by our favorite platforms,” says Aboujaoude. When websites or programs offer you the choice to customize your privacy settings—often when you sign up or download an update—take the time to opt out of unnecessarily invasive features. For example, many apps allow the option to enable geolocation services only when the app is in use, versus all the time. And by disabling something as simple as Gmail’s “always display external images” setting, you can prevent email trackers from detecting when you open messages.

Clean up your digital footprint

Have you been meaning to delete some old, embarrassing tweets or Insta posts? Sure, once you’ve publicly posted something online, it’s hard to remove entirely (thanks to automated archives), but you can make it less accessible. Carefully consider whether it’s worth having any public social media profiles—you can always start a separate, protected account for private content. Periodically review downloaded apps, programs and add-ons, and uninstall those you don’t use. Regularly clear your browser cache and cookies. Sign up for an identity theft protection program (offered free through some banks and credit check services) that will alert you to data and password breaches.

Educate yourself—and join the conversation

“The disequilibrium between the individual and big tech is so vast that this can no longer be a private citizen’s battle,” says Aboujaoude. “We need legislation to help us.” Laws that protect digital privacy vary by state and are in different stages of legislation, so it’s worth checking to see what’s in the works where you live, and reaching out to your local representatives to express support or dissent. The more of us who get involved in the conversation, the better. “We need to get people old and young interested in privacy protection,” adds Wachter. “As people find out about data misuses, they start caring more and voting with their feet. Everyone has something to lose.”

Here’s Everything Coming to Netflix in November 2021

Just as you’ve gotten settled into spooky season, Netflix is preparing for the holidays, even though I don’t remember 2021 actually happening. 

Netflix just released everything coming to the streaming service in November 2021, and it includes so much holiday content. The third Princess Switch movie, The Princess Switch 3: Romancing the Star, is coming, and it will absolutely win Vanessa Hudgens an Oscar. There’s also a confirmed return date for season four of Selling Sunset, one of the best reality TV shows ever made. And if Selling Sunset is simply not enough reality TV for you, Netflix is also dropping old seasons of America’s Next Top Model and Survivor this month, too. 

Here’s everything coming to Netflix in November 2021:

Available November 2

Camp Confidential: America’s Secret Nazis (Netflix Documentary)

Ridley Jones, season 2 (Netflix Series)

Available November 3

The Harder They Fall (Netflix Film)

Lords of Scam (Netflix Series)

Available November 4

Catching Killers (Netflix Documentary)

Available November 5

A Cop Movie (Netflix Documentary)

Big Mouth, season 5 (Netflix Series)

The Club (Netflix Series)

Glória (Netflix Series)

Love Hard (Netflix Film)

Meenakshi Sundareshwar (Netflix Film)

Narcos: Mexico, season 3 (Netflix Series)

The Unlikely Murderer (Netflix Series)

We Couldn’t Become Adults (Netflix Film)

Yara (Netflix Film)

Zero to Hero (Netflix Film)

Available November 6

Arcane (Netflix Series)

Available November 7

Father Christmas is Back (Netflix Film)

Available November 9

Swap Shop (Netflix Series)

Your Life Is a Joke (Netflix Comedy)

Available November 10

Animal (Netflix Documentary)

Gentefied, season 2 (Netflix Series)

Passing (Netflix Film)

Available November 11

Love Never Lies (Netflix Series)

Red Notice (Netflix Film)

Available November 12

Legacies, season 3 (New episodes)

Available November 13

Arcane (Netflix Series, New Episodes)

Available November 14

Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You

Available November 15

America’s Next Top Model, season 21

America’s Next Top Model, season 22

Kuroko’s Basketball: Last Game

Lies and Deceit (Netflix Series)

Snowbound for Christmas

Survivor, season 16

Survivor, season 37

Available November 16

Johnny Test’s Ultimate Meatloaf Quest (Netflix Family)

StoryBots: Laugh, Learn, Sing (Netflix Family)

Available November 17

Christmas Flow (Netflix Series)

Prayers for the Stolen (Netflix Film)

The Queen of Flow, season 2 (Netflix Series)

Supergirl, season 6 (new episodes)

Tear Along the Dotted Line (Netflix Series)

Tiger King 2 (Netflix Documentary)

Available November 18

Carlos Ballarta: False Prophet (Netflix Comedy)

Dogs in Space (Netflix Family)

Lead Me Home (Netflix Documentary)

The Princess Switch 3: Romancing the Star (Netflix Film)

Available November 19

Blown Away: Christmas (Netflix Series)

Cowboy Bebop (Netflix Series)

Dhamaka (Netflix Film)

Extinct (Netflix Family)

Hellbound (Netflix Series)

Love Me Instead (Netflix Film)

29 Makeup Gift Sets Perfect for Everyone on Your List

While giving beauty products as a gift can be a bit of a gamble, makeup gift sets win every time. They’re a great way to try tons of products, there’s no guesswork in picking the perfect shade, and you’re guaranteed to get a better deal on a set than you would if you were buying everything separately. Plus, they often come in beautiful boxes that don’t require gift wrap, so it’s one less thing for you to check off your list.

This year especially, a set of gorgeously curated mascaras, tinted moisturizer, or eye makeup seems like a nice way to lift someone’s spirits, introduce them to new products, and add a little sparkle back into their life. (Plus, the mini sizes are more likely to get used up in a year when we’re just easing back into makeup).

Whether the lucky recipient is a mascara-only kind of girl or loves a full glam, there’s a set out there to match their style. We rounded up the 29 best makeup gift sets of the year, from limited-edition, multi-piece sets to single-product showcases. We won’t judge if you end up picking up a few of these beauty gift ideas for yourself, too.

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