Topic: high school

8 Back-To-School YouTube Hair Tutorials That Make Us Wish We Were Going Back To School

8 Back-To-School YouTube Hair Tutorials That Make Us Wish We Were Going Back To School

Something that always drove me crazy when I was getting ready to return: how difficult it is to figure out new styles. The pressure to “reinvent” yourself like an aging pop star making a comeback is bizarrely pervasive (at least, it was for me, as I transferred in high school and felt obligated to be…I don’t know, “a new Sam,” or something). Obviously, this is not some requisite for growing up, but change is almost always a fun thing when it comes to style, so why not run with it and try out one of these fantastic tutorials for yourself? More »

What The Gloss Staff Wore To Our Proms

What The Gloss Staff Wore To Our Proms

Though I’m sure you imagine us as robots automatically generating content each day, similar to the rest of the Internet, The Gloss is actually made up of people. Multiple people, in fact, like a big ol’ cheerleading pyramid of glossy goodness. Actually, that sounds sticky and gross, so maybe just a bunch of women in their twenties and thirties writing on the Internet, some of whom went to prom. More »

Crowdsourcing: What Should I Wear For My Awkward High School Reunion? (Also, My Face Is Cats)

Crowdsourcing: What Should I Wear For My Awkward High School Reunion? (Also, My Face Is Cats)

I was not planning on going to my reunion, but I’ve been coerced into it. It’s a clambake, just FYI, and I am not feeling it. Given my weird recent bout of obsessive insecurity, I am ever-so-slightly tweaking out over what to wear. I don’t want to dress up too much, but I also want to wear an outfit that says, “Yes, I did grow up to be an adult, teacher-who-told-me-I-was-hopeless.”

Also, because I am afraid you are all sick of my dumb face, I have applied cat memes to my head instead. More »