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How to Style the Edgy Buzz Cut Trend

If you feel like you've noticed more and more people in Hollywood with a buzz cut lately, it's because you probably have. This closely cropped hairstyle has been popping up on red carpets, at events, and on a number of celebrities and noncelebrities alike. Though it's not the shortest style you can get - that's reserved for a fully shaved head - it's pretty close. It is a dramatic look that we'll admit is likely not for the faint of heart. Still, it's a style worn proudly by strong, bold people and if you think you can't rock a buzz cut, think again. Anyone can pull off this look. The most recent A-lister to try out the edgy look is none other than Harry Styles. Though the move has made some of Styles's fans spiral over the loss of his beloved shaggy hair, we're here to let you know that buzz cuts are one of the coolest short haircuts there is. If you want to try the look out for yourself, though, there are plenty of things to consider beforehand. First, you need to know what length you're going for. This can be determined by your hair texture or the look you want to achieve. Tight curls will look shorter once you've cut your hair, so you may want to keep a little more length than if you have fine, straight hair. It's always best to talk with your hairstylist about which style will work best for your hair type and lifestyle before making any snip decisions. Remember: with a cut as short as a buzz cut, it'll require regular maintenance to either keep it short or a lot of work to properly grow it back out. Your stylist will remind you of this as well, but it's good to have the knowledge while you're getting inspired to chop off your hair. For everything else you need to know about this trendy hairstyle seen on Jordan Alexander, Michaela Coel, and more, check out these tips from hairstylists. What Is a Buzz Cut? A buzz cut is a very short hairstyle that involves some shaving of the hair but not necessarily getting rid of all of it. Not every buzz cut is the same, however; you'll often see different styles of buzz cut, like an all-over cut or shaved sides. Some people will also buzz their hair shorter than others, but generally, what makes a buzz cut a buzz cut is the length of the hair. Whereas a fully shaved head can be considered bald, a buzz cut leaves some hair behind. Similarly, if the hair isn't quite short enough to be a buzz cut, it's more in the pixie-cut family. When you go to the salon for a buzz cut (or really any hairstyle in general), it's best to show your hairstylist photos of what you want. "It is important to communicate the length you are looking for," hairstylist Jennifer Korab says. "If you are unsure of the length of the buzz cut, start on the longer side." Hairstylist Michelle Cleveland suggests explicitly describing how much hair you want left on your head. "Considering just how short the hair will turn out with a buzz cut, I would be certain to tell your stylist what your goal is regarding length. For example: 'I want to see skin' or 'I'd like to be able to still grab some hair.'" Simply asking for a buzz cut may not get you exactly what you're looking for, because this cut can be done in different ways. A buzz cut is also pretty bold, especially if you've never had it done before, so starting with a pixie and working your way down to a buzz cut might be an easier transition. How to Style a Buzz Cut Styling a buzz cut may seem easy - after all, there's not much hair left on your head - but you still want to properly care for it. For all hair types, hairstylist Emilio Uribe recommends the same product: cream pomade. "All pomades are recommended for a buzz cut - I really don't like to use gels or other products that are not pomades." This will add some shine to your hair and hold it in place without making it stiff or stagnant. Cleveland adds that when she styles a buzz cut, she's selective in the products she uses, simply because when you're working with so little hair, there isn't a whole lot you can do. "A good texture spray or wax works great when trying to hold a style on shorter hair despite the texture or density," she says. "When the hair is that short, one is super limited in styling options." If you have natural or curly hair, you might be used to reaching for products specific to your hair type and texture, and you should continue to do just that, even with a buzz cut. Korab recommends a hair oil if you have natural hair or something with a heavier hold, like a gel, to lay down any curls. And while fine hair may not hold a buzz cut as well, simply because of how thin your strands are, leaving the hair a little bit longer can help give it some shape. If you have fine hair and want to do a buzz cut, Korab says she would use a thickening paste or mousse to lift the hair and give it the illusion of more density. How to Grow Out a Buzz Cut When you're ready to move on from your buzz cut, you can always just let it go and let it grow, but be prepared for some awkward shapes along the way. Professional hairstylists recommend you play with different hairstyles while you're growing out your hair as it reaches different lengths. "Be patient, and enjoy the style change. As you start to add length, try using some fun clips or tucking the sides to change up the looks," Korab says. While the grow-out process can be frustrating, especially when you want it to happen quickly, Uribe notes that what it can look like is different for everyone. "Growing your buzz cut out all depends on how fast your hair grows," he says. "Everyone's hair cycle varies from individual to individual. There are a number of factors that affect one's hair-cycle growth including, but not limited to, genetic predisposition, age, environmental factors, and more." Whatever you do, don't neglect your hair. "Don't just stop getting cuts," Cleveland says. "Continue with regular salon visits, and discuss your goals with your stylist - they will guide you through different looks along your journey to longer hair."

The Best Sex Positions For When You Crave Multiple Rounds

The Best Sex Positions For a High Sex Drive If you find yourself wanting sex often, it could be because you have a high sex drive. Though libido or sex drive will vary from person to person, unless you find it to be significantly interfering with your daily life, a high libido just means you enjoy having a lot of sex - and that's not something to feel insecure about. So long as you're having sex safely and with enthusiastic consent, then by all means, have as much sex as your body desires. When you're planning a long night ahead of you, though, you're going to need some really good sex positions to keep things interesting and exciting. Ahead, you'll find the best sex positions for people with a high libido. Each of these sex positions should not only help you reach an orgasm in a satisfying way, but will also keep both parties feeling comfortable. Just remember to always communicate with your partner about how things feel and adapt these sex positions in whatever ways will make both of you feel sexy and satisfied. Your pleasure awaits. Cowgirl Sex Position The cowgirl sex position is a favorite for one major reason: when you're on top, you're in charge. When riding someone, you can easily set the pace and take everything you need from the experience, which is perfect if you know what kind of depth and tempo your orgasms require. All you need to do to get into this position is straddle your partner as they lie on their back, just like you would if you were riding a horse. Once on top, this angle also allows for deep penetration, which, depending on how you like to orgasm, can be that much more satisfying. Doggy-Style Sex Position What's great about having doggy-style sex is you can get a little bit rough with it, as long as both you and your partner are into that. The position requires one partner to be on all fours, while the other enters them from behind. The penetrating partner can then thrust hard and fast, which can sometimes be exactly what you need if you have a high sex drive. Note that this is another grade A sex position that gives deep penetration and G-spot stimulation, which can result in some pretty intense orgasms. Yab-Yum Sex Position Yab-yum is a popular tantric sex position sometimes used as a meditative practice. Essentially, one partner sits crossed leg and the other partner sits on top of their legs, so that the partners are facing each other. The on-top partner then wraps their legs around their partner's waist and their arms around their partner's shoulders in a loving embrace. This closeness is highly erotic, and when you sync your breath together, it's even more orgasmic. It's a great sex position to try if you're hoping to get closer with your partner since it highly focuses on intimacy. If that level of spiritual connection is what you need to get off, this is the position to try. Butter-Churner Sex Position The butter churner sex position is not for the faint of heart. Basically, the partner being penetrated will lie on their back with their feet over their head and their hips in the air, so the penetrating partner thrusts into them from above. Because you're upside down, the blood will rush to the receiver's head, which can heighten the experience - but it's imperative to approach this position carefully and to avoid having sex this way for long periods of time. For this sex position especially, make sure you actively communicate with your partner about how things feel and if the position ever creates too much strain. Twisted-Missionary Sex Position Missionary is a solid sex position on any given day. However, if you have a vagina, it isn't always the best and most effective way for some to reach orgasm. When having sex missionary style, try the coital alignment technique, or a sex position in which the penetrating partner on top can slide a little farther forward, so that when they grind, they can better stimulate the vulva owner's clitoris. This added layer of stimulation may help both of you peak more quickly than with standard missionary. - Additional reporting by Theresa Massony and Taylor Andrews Related: The Best Sex Positions For Achieving a G-Spot Orgasm

34 Sexy Films Every “Fifty Shades of Grey”-Lover Should Watch

"Fifty Shades of Grey" and its sequels ("Fifty Shades Darker" and "Fifty Shades Freed") are undeniably sexy films, but they are certainly not the only erotic movies out there that explore more singular sexual tastes. What so many people connect with in the relationship between Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) and Anastasia Steele (Dakota Johnson) is the intensity they share in their romance and the dominant and submissive nature between the two. And yes, we can't say we hate that Christian gets ever so slightly rough with Ana sometimes. But sexiness isn't just pure sex. The deep intimacy between sexual partners is also what we love about "Fifty Shades of Grey" and similar movies that explore pure intimacy. Sometimes that comes down to dialogue or emotion more so than actual sex. We love a partner who listens to what we want and actively sets out to give it to us, and that comes down to intimacy in a partnership. For something that's a little more than just your average romance, we have a selection of movies in the vein of "Fifty Shades of Grey" that are sexy, steamy, and perhaps even a little kinky. From bondage and BDSM to pure, passionate sex, we've rounded up movies similar to "Fifty Shades of Grey" that give it a run for its money when it comes to sex-filled scenes and interesting additions in the bedroom (or the car, or the bathroom floor, or the middle of a room filled with masked members of a secret society). If you're up for something a little different than your average romance, then these movies are sure to satisfy. It goes without saying, but these movies are most definitely NSFW but are highly recommended to be enjoyed with a partner (or partners). Related: The 23 Sexiest Movies on Netflix to Stream Tonight

43 Easy and Unique Thanksgiving Desserts That Go Beyond the Basic

Year to year, your Thanksgiving meal probably doesn't change much. You'll likely eat a turkey, some mashed potatoes, and maybe some vegetables on the side - but your dessert can be anything you want it to be. If you're hosting Thanksgiving this year or on dessert duty for Friendsgiving or the holiday itself, this is the part of the meal where you can really shine. Sure, you could buy a premade pie, but with such delicious-looking and unique Thanksgiving dessert ideas out there - like the 42 recipes below - it's hard to skip on making something homemade. That doesn't mean you need to sweat over the oven or stove for hours, either. Some of the recipes listed here are no-bake, make-ahead, and easy for even the biggest of groups. You can stick with fall flavor staples, like pumpkin and apple, or venture into the untraditional, like peanut butter, chocolate, or even chai. We rounded up Thanksgiving dessert options across all these flavors and more, whether you're looking for a pie, cookies, truffles, cakes, or even ice cream. Read through to see the best unique Thanksgiving desserts, and don't forget to save room - you'll want it when these dishes hit the table. Related: 50 Unique Thanksgiving Side Dishes That Will Stand Out on Any Table

What to Know About Will and Jada Pinkett Smith’s Family of 5

Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith have been Hollywood royalty for decades, and the addition of kids merely extended the family's influence. Will shares his oldest son, Trey, with his first wife, Sheree Zampino, but Trey seems to be just as close with Jada as he is with his mom. Trey is also close with and super supportive of his half siblings, Jaden and Willow, and all three kids are talented and driven, just like their parents. In a 2016 interview with Jimmy Fallon, Will talked about his and Jada's parenting style, saying they use the "circle of safety." "They're allowed to tell us everything that they did [in the circle of safety], and they can't get in trouble," Will explained. "The rule is, if we find out after the circle of safety that there was something you didn't say, there was hell to pay." Jada also spoke about how she and Will treat their kids as equals in a 2016 interview with Entertainment Tonight. "You have to be in partnership with them, there's no more dictating," she said. "I did that with two - we adopted a nephew, and I had my goddaughter - and it just didn't go well. It just didn't." During an interview about her memoir "Worthy," out Oct. 17, Jada revealed she and Will have been separated since 2016. Still, she made it clear that she's sure to prioritize her kids no matter what. "My children, they're little gurus. They've taught me a deep sense of self-acceptance," she said in an Oct. 11 interview with People. "They love every part of me. The level of love, unconditional love that they have for me and their dad. And it's one thing to want to be the person that gives that unconditional love. And then there's, to be the recipient of that." Get to know all three Smith kids in the gallery ahead, and check out a whole bunch of photos of them with their famous parents. Related: Will Smith Admits He "Just Lost It" in First Interview About the Oscars Slap