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Yesterday, singer Jessie J posted an Instagram video giving fans an in-process look at her DIY haircut. With chunks of hair strewn all over the floor and laughter as our only clues, we weren’t sure if we were witnessing a hair fail in the making or the work of an unsung genius creative. Luckily, it ended up being the latter. This was not a small trim, either: Between the fits of laughter captured in the audio, Jessie J held up a lock of hair that appeared to be about four or five inches long. “It looks like life right now…uneven,” the singer wrote in her Instagram caption. “But man do I feel lighter,” she continued, offering a clue to the style she was going for: “The short bob is back, baby.” View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jessie J (@jessiej) The mystery look didn’t stay that way for long: The same day, Jessie J posted a follow-up photo of the finished look, proving she could have a second calling as a hairstylist. The “after” shot reveals a sharp, chin-length bob with a soft fringe that looks borderline professional. “Home hair cut by me,” the songwriter wrote. “Appointments for haircuts by me now available on Zoom…” View this post on Instagram A post shared by Jessie J (@jessiej) Whether you’ve delved into the world of home hairstyling since the start of quarantine almost a year ago or you’ve let your hair grow long, Jessie J’s DIY bob has us feeling emboldened to try something new. Maybe we’re not ready for a big chop, but we might just bust out our scissors and work up to it. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?
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If you’ve ever told an astrology lover that you don’t really identify with your sun sign, they may have asked you if you’re a cusp. Meaning: Were you born right on or near the day when the sun moves from one sign to the next? Some people think that being a cusp means you could take on the traits of the adjacent sign as well as your own. Take Jenna, for example. Her birthday falls right on 20th January, the date that the sun moves from idealistic and independent Aquarius into pragmatic and disciplined Capricorn. “When I was younger I totally identified as an Aquarius, but as I got older I identified more with being a Capricorn,” the 24-year-old tells Refinery29. “Now, I just tell people I’m a cusp baby, and buy both signs in mugs and things.” Jenna’s reasoning makes sense — you’re born close to two signs, so you embody characteristics of both. According to astrologers, though, that isn’t exactly how the zodiac works. “In astrology, there’s no such thing as cusp signs,” Maren Altman, an astrologer based in New York City, tells Refinery29. “You can be on the cusp of a sign, but that does not mean that you inherit traits due to a blending of the signs.” Leslie Hale, psychic astrologer for Keen.com, agreed, saying: “The fact is the sun, or any other planet, can only be in one place at any given time. You are the sign you were born under.” Sorry Jenna: You’re a Capricorn. (Well, not sorry, actually — Caps are kind of the best.) In Western astrology, the sky is equally divided into twelve equal parts, which form the twelve signs of the zodiac. “The term ‘sun signs’ comes from the sun presently being in one of the 12 zodiac signs,” explains Narayana Montúfar, senior astrologer for Astrology.com. “Even if someone was born on the day that the sun moved from one sign to the next, their sun sign will be determined by where the sun physically was at their exact moment of birth.” And apparently, there’s no such thing as the sun being “on the line” or half in one sign, half in another at the time of your birth. The idea of cusps didn’t become a phenomenon until the relatively recently, Altman says. She links it back to the explosion of interest in astrology that stared in the 2010s. People started checking their daily horoscope via apps, sites, and (if they were really old school) newspapers — but they were only reading about their sun signs, which is just one small part of your astrological makeup. “The confusion usually stems from not understanding that astrology is not based on one sign, it’s based on the entire map of the sky at your time of birth,” she explains. We have entire natal charts filled with planets, signs, and aspects that all help us figure out who we really are. For example, Montúfar points to the placement of Mercury in our charts as why those born just on the edge of a certain sign may feel the pull of another sign’s energy, like Jenna. “Being the very next planet from the sun, Mercury is never far from it,” Montúfar explains. “If you’re a Scorpio sun, your natal Mercury has to be either in Libra, Scorpio, or Sagittarius. In the case that your sun sign is Scorpio and your Mercury is in Sagittarius, sure, you can easily attribute the strength of your Mercury to your sun ‘being on the cusp.'” We asked for Jenna’s birth chart to figure out exactly where her Aquarian energy was coming from. Turns out, out she’s not just a Capricorn sun — she a Capricorn moon, rising, and Mercury as well. But she does have two planets in Aquarius: Mars and Uranus. Mars is the Planet of Aggression, and it peeks out in how you assert yourself (and in your sex life). Jenna might feel connected to her inner water bearer during moments of passion. Uranus, on the other hand, shows up in how you rebel; if the planet resides in Aquarius, you may be more concerned with humanitarian causes. Jenna says she still thinks of herself as a cusp, because she feels like an Aquarius in some ways — but knowing what she knows about her birth chart, when people ask her sign, she’ll start saying Capricorn. Astrologer Lisa Stardust points to her best friend as another example of someone whose cusp-ish ways make sense once you take a look at their whole birth chart. “My BFF since I was three years old is a Cancer sun sign, and she was born the day the sun moved into Cancer,” she explains. “But, she has a few planets in Gemini, and takes on that energy naturally in her chart.” This sort of thing can work for non-cuspers too. My boyfriend’s Cancer sun always threw me off (he’s not really all that outwardly emotional) but once I learned he had a Scorpio moon and a Scorpio rising, his personality fell into place. If the realization that cusps aren’t real is giving you a minor identity crisis, plug your birth info into a natal chart generator, such as the one on Astro.com or CafeAstrology.com. Understanding where the planets were when you were born will open a new window into understanding why you feel Leo-ish in some ways, Virgo-y in others. And you can still buy the zodiac mug you most identify with, whether it’s printed with your rising sign, your moon sign, or something else entirely. Astrology is meant to be fun, after all. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Your Horoscope This WeekYour Money Horoscope For 2021 Is HereWhat Venus In Capricorn Means For Your Love Life
They may have first come back into fashion as a byproduct of our quarantine style fatigue, but accent braids are proving to have a lot more staying power than we originally thought. To toast US Inauguration Day, Hailey Bieber styled her hair in face-framing baby braids, taking the Zoom-popular look and making it feel downright festive. Hollywood hairstylist Jen Atkin, who is to credit for Bieber’s Inauguration Day glam, shared a photo of Bieber to Instagram that shows her dirty-blonde hair parted down the middle with two tiny hairline braids falling down either side. “Happy lil’ braids on a happy girl on a happy day,” Atkin captioned the shot, alluding to the optimistic vibe fitting for Wednesday’s events. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Founder/Hairstylist/DogMom (@jenatkinhair) The rise in at-home styling has led to a whole host of creative new hair trends, accent braids being a favourite among celebrities and influencers. “During quarantine, I’ve noticed a huge increase in braided hairstyles, mini accent braids specifically,” celebrity hairstylist Justine Marjan told Refinery29 late last year. “I love doing two space braids on either side of my part. They feel fun — a little retro and bohemian — and help create a subtle trim around my face.” The best part about this look in particular is that, because it’s DIY by nature, you can put your own spin on it. Atkin’s interpretation includes the addition of clear mini elastics cinching the braid at the root, creating a pigtail-style braid and a tighter, more secure hold. Who’s to say you couldn’t add a few more tiny braids throughout the rest of your hair? While it might be a while before we’re working from an office again or socialising in person, we have a feeling that fresh, Zoom-centric hairstyling won’t be going anywhere anytime soon. Consider purchasing some new hair accessories above and beyond clear elastics; we’re thinking some mini snap clips, colourful headbands, and maybe a claw clip or two. Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?I Got A Braided Ponytail & This Is How It LooksAIRFRO Is The Hair Product Sporty Black Girls NeedMy Damaged Pink Hair Transformation Reveal
We all know President Joe Biden and Madame Vice President Kamala Harris aren’t going to fix everything wrong with America overnight. They are not perfect, nor do we expect them to be. We also know that we can’t just swipe left on the previous administration. It happened and, now, here we are. But where is “here,” exactly? Let’s be real, the problems we face in America didn’t all originate in the past four years. Discrimination and inequality are woven into our nation’s fabric by design, and the recent violence at the Capitol wasn’t hate’s debut — it was a continuation of a legacy not only of white supremacy, but of an institutional willingness to ignore it until it boils over. Things might have calmed down a bit in the two weeks since that impossible-to-ignore moment, but that doesn’t mean we’ve healed. That’s why, for many, yesterday’s inauguration was a lot to process. On a group chat, a friend said, “I don’t know how I feel today… I’m just still sad about the last four years. It’s hard to shake that immediately.” I didn’t need a census survey to know he wasn’t alone. The historic firsts we were celebrating were only one part of the day. And yet, I woke up feeling joyful. For me, this transfer of power is also the start of a psychological transformation. As a Black woman and Howard University alumna, Kamala stands as a symbol of realised potential, and makes the future look less dim for future generations of young girls, including my 17-year-old step-daughter and seven-year-old daughter. I’m not naive enough to think the swearing in of Madam Vice President Kamala Harris was a singular antidote for a nation in need of a comprehensive cure. But, it was an invaluable testament to the power of representation and showing our girls what’s possible — and that possibility offers hope. Despite my happiness, though, I realised I had become numb, fatigued, and — dare I admit it — jaded. And, that’s not what I want to inspire in my girls. With that in mind, I saw yesterday as an opportunity, a rededication to hope in my own heart. When Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor asked Kamala to repeat after her and take her oath of office, it signalled that this country had actually taken a step toward being ready to accept that women and women of colour can lead at the highest levels of office. I felt seen. It meant that when my girls walk into a job interview they might be seen, too. Twenty-two-year-old poet Amanda Gorman’s regal and wise-beyond-her-years presence was the icing for me. Amanda stood as the embodiment of promise. My heart is still swollen. It was this line from her poem that impacted me the most: “That even as we hurt, we grew.” After yesterday, my girls’ — all of our girls’ — futures feel as bright as Amanda’s sunflower-coloured coat. I revelled in that. I went to sleep pregnant with hope and I allowed myself to sit in my complicated chaos of emotions. Today, my mind toggles back and forth between visualising the future and our current state. I think of the Black girls who are actively criminalised in their school, the kids who were illegally separated from their parents because of immigration, and the tall tower of chips stacked against girls and women everywhere. So, now what? With every milestone we need momentum. Leadership is about being accountable to the people you serve, and before this administration’s plot unfolds any further I’m choosing to recalibrate and hold myself accountable. Here at Refinery29 we didn’t kick off 2021 with the typical “New Year, New You” grouping of stories that lifestyle publications often defer to. We talked about our “Good Baggage” and how to productively channel your 2020 anger or frustration about the status quo, how to be active. Many of us are still figuring out our own ways to be accountable, to take action, to be allies, to hold it all together. Because the hardest work begins today, I’m committed to being more intentional in my own journey. I have a voice and a platform, so I’m pledging to help spread the word about people or organisations that are simply trying to make the world a better place. Allow me to introduce Girl Up, a gender equality youth initiative of the United Nations Foundation. They focus on teaching girls skills that they’ll need to become leaders, so even at a young age, girls can be empowered on a global scale to help fight against gender-focused issues — education disparities, gender violence, to name a few. They actively help shape potential with tangible skills. We partnered with Girl Up (@girlupcampaign) and Ogilvy, to release “Today We Rise,” a short film that encapsulates what watching Kamala officially become Vice President made us — especially those of us watching with a young girl that is close to our hearts — feel. “Today We Rise” was filmed and produced by a volunteer network of photographers and cinematographers during the inauguration in over 30 households across the country who were driven by the hope of Kamala’s nomination alone and wanted to record the mixed moments of relief, pride, and anticipation when imagining who your daughter, niece, or little sister can become. “This moment is about hope and possibilities. It’s about infinite potential – not just that of Madam Vice President Kamala Harris, but of every girl, everywhere. Girls seeing her today will grow up to remember the moment they first believed they could do anything – because of what they saw her do,” said Melissa Kilby, Girl Up Executive Director. This film illustrates the immeasurable impact that the images of Vice President Harris taking her oath of office, administered by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor — the first Latina to serve on the nation’s highest court — will have on generations to come. As a Howard University household (my husband also went there), my seven-year-old has been very in tune with the excitement around the Vice President’s election. Recently, she asked what an inauguration was. I explained, “Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are making a promise to the country that they will be the best leaders they can be.” An oversimplification, but factual. Then she asked why it’s taken so long for America to have a woman as a vice president. I went into a long, overly complicated explanation about patriarchy, race and whatnot to which she simply replied, “Well, if Kamala is doing it that means I can too, right?” Like what you see? 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US President Joe Biden and US First Lady Jill Biden along with their family walk up Pennsylvania Avenue to the White House north gate January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC after being sworn in as the 46th President of the United States. (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY / AFP) (Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP via Getty Images) After sleeping on it, one thing about Joe Biden’s inauguration has become clear: The entire day, frojm the swearing-in ceremony to the celebrations afterward, will go down in fashion history. Kamala Harris and Michelle Obama were visions in purple, Lady Gaga nodded to The Hunger Games with couture Schiaparelli, and Bernie Sanders went viral for his mittens knit by a Vermont schoolteacher. But while those looks — as well as Jill Biden’s blue Markarian coat and dress and J.Lo’s all-white Chanel ‘fit — were certainly deserving of praise, according to TikTok, it was an entirely different and less expected group of women that stole the sartorial show: the President’s kin. @jessicamorton1398 BIDENS GRANDCHILDREN. we stan. #inauguration2021 #joebiden #kamalaharris ♬ original sound – jess “The grandchildren of Biden are elite, straight-up elite. Like, undeserving of the flex of coats,” said TikTok user Jessica Morton in a video that first shows the President’s children Hunter and Ashley Biden, before flashing to his grandchildren, Naomi, Finnegan, Maisy, Natalie, and Hunter Jr. To the sound of “Baby I Got Your Money” by Kelis, TikTok user Jett Williams called out Maisy for wearing purple Jordan 1s with an all-black look. “Y’all lookin at Natalie, but Maisy came prepared,” the caption of the video reads. (Meena Harris’ husband Nikolas Ajagu also wore Jordan 1s to the Inauguration; his were a product of Nike’s collab with Dior.) To the same track, TikTok’s @essiehuh called the Biden family’s fashion “immaculate” during a photo montage showing Maisy’s ensemble, as well as the monochrome looks from Natalie, in a bubblegum pink coat by Lafayette 148 New York which made her the day’s style star, and Finnegan, in a camel look from Brandon Maxwell. Biden’s eldest granddaughter Naomi also wore a matching ensemble, choosing head-to-toe white by Adam Lippes. WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 20: U.S. President Joe Biden, first lady Jill Biden and their family pose at the Lincoln Memorial where the president participated in a televised ceremony on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. Biden was sworn in today as the 46th president. (Photo by Joshua Roberts-Pool/Getty Images) But TikTok’s praise of the Biden family’s style game didn’t stop when the sun went down. Rather, the looks they brought for the Celebrating America TV special that followed were even more celebrated on the platform. For the occasion, both Natalie and Finnegan showed up in sequin corset dresses by Markarian, Alexandra O’Neill’s New York-based label that also designed the First Lady’s blue look from earlier that day. Maisy swapped her Jordans 1s for a different pair of Jordan 1s, which she delightfully wore with a pink-and-white dress by Rodarte. @alicenajj 😲🥵Can’t believe that’s her middle name! #ashleybiden #biden #joebiden #inauguration #usa #fyp #greenscreen ♬ I’m Legit – Nicki Minaj Though the jury is still out on whether Natalie’s pink coat-and-mask duo or Maisy’s sneaker flex won for the daytime events, the evening’s winner was unanimous. Thanks to her decision to ditch the status quo and choose a tux (with an unraveled bow-tie!) for the special rather than a dress, Biden’s daughter Ashley stole the hearts of everyone on TikTok (and the entire internet). Between the internet’s praise for Natalie’s eye for coats and Ashley’s tux, the people have spoken about Biden’s family. And what they said was, “[They] are style icons, period.” Like what you see? How about some more R29 goodness, right here?Bernie Sander's Inauguration Mittens Went ViralJill Biden’s Inauguration Day Look Is A TributeThe Purple Looks Were A Nod To Shirley Chisholm