• Are Christmas songs bad for our health?

    Whether you're a Mariah Carey All I Want for Christmas is You gal, or a Wham! Last Christmas obsessive, we each have our favourite festive songs. But it has now been suggested that we tune out the holiday tracks as they could be bad for our health! Certain sounds, sights and smells really get people in the Christmas spirit, and a big part of that is when the radio starts to blast out seasonal music. However, clinical psychologist Linda Blair is warning people to be mindful of their mental health when listening to Crimbo hits. Listening to Christmas music could

  • Hair hack: Create the illusion of volume with colour

    It often seems as though you can't leave your house without being swished in the face by somebody's lusciously thick hair. But what can us girls who are not blessed in the thick hair department do? Cheat obviously! We got some simple hair hacks from the clever folks at London's Hari's Salon, who revealed adding thickness is all about being clever with colour. "Yes, it's absolutely possible to create thicker hair with highlights/colour!" senior creative colourist Fran Dixon told us. "Adding a minimum of two tones into your highlights will create volume, texture, definition, and substance. Adding colour automatically adds volume to

  • HELLO's beauty team unbox the best beauty advent calendars!

    The first of December is slowly but surely creeping upon us, which can only mean one thing - it’s time to invest in an advent calendar! But finding the right one can be quite a challenge. With more beauty companies than ever before bringing out their own designs, there are an endless array of choices currently on the market. But fear not - here at HELLO!, we have rounded up some of our favourite calendars, and have taken a sneaky peek inside to see what you can get for your money. HELLO!'s Beauty Influencer Alex Light and Fashion and

  • Find out how colouring-in can benefit adult mental health

    Colouring-in may benefit the mental health of adults, researchers claim. Colouring books designed for adults are all the rage at the moment, with titles such as Secret Garden: An Inky Treasure Hunt and Colouring Book by Johanna Basford becoming one of the best-selling titles on Amazon. Other doodling books feature Japanese patterns and mandala-style motifs, with academics at the University of Otago in New Zealand now finding that daily colouring can improve some negative psychological conditions and may be an effective, inexpensive and accessible self-help tool. The researchers tested 115 women aged between 18 to 36, with each participant randomly