Greasy Hair, Don’t Care Is the Celebrity Trend You Have to Try
Forget the dry shampoo – your favorite celebrities are now skipping the root soaker and going for the ultimate lazy girl hair ‘do, greasy hair. To pull off the almost wet-looking style you have two options: You can go for slicked-back hair, which comes off a little more refined, or you can really embrace your greasy locks and leave it down, which gives you some big texture. Besides looking cool, not shampooing, blow drying or adding too many products is actually good for your strands. When your hair gets washed too often it gets stripped of the natural oils that help give it the shine and body you’ve come to enjoy. So go ahead, skip the shower today and embrace those greasy locks.
1. Gigi Hadid: The supermodel frequently sports the greasy hair look — especially on the runways of Paris Fashion Week, where countless trends are born. To sport her ‘do, part dirty hair down the center and give a mist of spray gel at the top of the head. Next use a fine-toothed comb to smooth back hair and tuck loose strands behind the ears, and voilà, you’ve got a quick, cool look that will get you out the door in no time.
2. Rosie Huntington-Whitely: No time to wash your hair? Why not pull back those dirty tresses into a sleek bun, à la the recently engaged Rosie, for something that looks polished on the fly. To achieve this look, apply gel to hair and comb through. Pull hair back into a sleek bun or pony, and enjoy. If you want to add a little detail, you can try parting your hair on the side or in the middle after applying the gel. If you have any flyaways, you can smooth down with a spritz of hair spray.
3. Kate Hudson: Kate did double duty with her hair the night of the Oscar’s: On the red carpet for the awards she donned a classic Hollywood look with big waves. But when she took the carpet at the Vanity Fair after party she not only lost the extensions, she was spotted wearing some greasy tresses that gave her some wonderful texture and framed her face. Although the look seems simple, it has a few steps – add some waves to your hair with a curling iron, then work through gel. Give hair a blast with a blowdryer to set. Next tuck hair behind ears, and set the look with a mist of hairspray.
4. Kim Kardashian West: Kim K has detailed her weekly hair care regimen before — the reality star only washes her hair once a week! She told WWD, “I start out the first day with a clean blowout. The second day, I put in dry shampoo, which adds texture. Then, the third day, I sleek it and I straighten it, and then, the fourth day, I put our oil in it, and I make it a really sleek look. I might do a ponytail or a sleek bun. That’s my hair plan, and then I start over.”
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Welcome to Selfmade Finance School, our new money series with Block Advisors to help small business owners with their tax, bookkeeping, and payroll needs year-round. This week, we explore the tax implications of bringing family members into your business.
The question for today is this: Does hiring your family members make sense for your business? Let me be clear. This is not a piece about whether hiring your family members makes sense for your relationships with those family members. As someone who is part of a family business, I could fill up a lot more than 600 words on my opinions about that. For today's purposes, we focus on whether it makes sense from an overall "good business and tax implication" perspective. As it turns out, there is a decent amount of tax nuance when it comes to employing your family. Let's break it down based on relationship to the employee:
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Spouses Who Are In Business Together
Personally, if I had to be in business with my husband, it would not go well. However, many couples build viable, strong businesses together and I say, good for them! Depending on how you have your business entity structured, it will make a big difference on the tax treatment of you and your spouse working as partners. Because a business jointly owned and operated by a married couple is generally treated as a partnership for Federal tax purposes, the spouses must comply with filing and record keeping requirements imposed on partnerships and their partners. The election to file two Schedule C (Form 1040) forms, (one for each spouse) permits certain married co-owners to avoid filing partnership returns, provided that each spouse separately reports a share of all the businesses' items of income, gain, loss, deduction, and credit. Under the election, both spouses will be subject to self-employment tax and on net earnings from self-employment and receive credit for Social Security earnings.
One Spouse Employs Another
If you have a dynamic where your spouse is an employee of your business, then your spouse's wages are subject to income tax withholding, Social Security and Medicare taxes. If you are self-employed (not a corporation or a partnership), your spouse's pay does not have to be included in your federal unemployment tax account (FUTA) contributions and payments. However, if your business is a corporation or a partnership you must include that spouse's pay in your unemployment tax contribution calculation.
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You Employ Your Child
First, let's be clear. I work in my family business, but I am an adult, so I am treated just like a normal employee. However, if you, for example, run a family restaurant and want to hire your children under 18 to work for you, there are some tax benefits. But first, you should check with your state for rules on how many hours minors can work (in non-agricultural jobs) and reference the Fair Labor Standards Act for information on limitations on the kinds of work children can perform.
"This is an often overlooked or under-utilized strategy. Paying your children for true services they provide in your business can be a powerful tax-saving tool," says Cathi Reed, Block Advisors Regional Director. "If you are a sole-proprietorship or single member LLC, and the child is less than 18 years of age, the business is not required to withhold FICA or payroll taxes. The child can use his or her standard deduction against income you pay."
You Hire Your Parent
Oh dear. If you are brave enough to do this, know that you will need to pay Social Security and Medicare taxes on your parent's wages and make the appropriate withholdings, but you don't have to pay unemployment taxes. Now all you have to do is convince your parent that you are the boss. Have fun with that!
Is Hiring Family Members Worth It For The Tax Benefits?
"There are some positive tax advantages to hiring family members. It's important to treat a family member like any other employee. Hiring your children can result in substantial savings for businesses. Make sure your child has real, age-appropriate work to do and a reasonable pay rate, comparable to other employees. Consult with a Block Advisors small business certified tax pro to ensure that you are complying with all requirements," advises Reed. "Block Advisors, a team within H&R Block, is dedicated to meeting the tax, bookkeeping and payroll needs of small business owners year-round. To start working with the tax experts at Block Advisors, visit blockadvisors.com."
In my opinion, you should not hire a family member solely because of the tax benefits. You should always hire based on whether that person is right for the job and keep in mind how this hire could materially impact your relationship with that person and others in your family. Finally, as I mentioned, make sure you have a tax professional on your team when making these determinations. As you can see, things can get a little tricky!
*All details were sourced from IRS.gov and blockadvisors.com