You can feel good about cutting ties with this tired beauty advice. 

By Hallie Gould
Updated September 22, 2015
This chic chevron pattern works on hair of any texture. First Warren gathered the model’s dry hair into a low, loose bun. Then he scrunched a golf ball–size amount of mousse through the hair to give the pins something to grip onto. Next, he slid the pins in, two at a time. To buy: Scunci No Slip Grip Bobby Pins, $4 for 48,
Barbara Donninelli

This article originally appeared on MIMI.

My whole life I've been inundated with rules. As a kid, I was told not to play with matches, to look both ways before crossing the road, and was forbidden from talking to strangers. And then as a teen, those logical rules gave way to other guidelines that, to be honest, were limiting. Don't wear too much makeup, de-frizz your curls, and so on. As we grow up we're made to believe that we should fall in line, rather than experiment and stand out.

Luckily, beauty trends are finally on the other end of the pendulum swing. Girls are encouraged to be free, feel good, and look however they want. That means wear as little (or as much) makeup as you see fit, dye your hair blue, cover yourself in body glitter—the sky's the limit. So, I've compiled a list of the top fifteen rules I'm most excited to break. Because it feels good to be bad, no?

Barbara Donninelli


But now it adds fullness and texture in a playful way.

Barbara Donninelli


But now it adds fullness and texture in a playful way.


Spring for neon colors and interesting shapes when crafting your look. It's fun! And makeup is supposed to be just that.


But this fresh and modern take on the trend plays up your eyes and is super striking.


No longer! It's all about the tease, baby.


Brush up and over, and under and down for a sultry take on the played-out style.


Rejoice! This one is my new favorite rule to break. Grease up, slick back, and play with product for a wet, Britney Spears "I'm a Slave 4 U" vibe. In a good way.


OF COURSE it is. Stock up on all the oxblood, maroon, and bordeaux shades you can. The best part? You'll save on new shades for fall.


When done correctly, it looks classic Old Hollywood gorgeous.


I'm partial to a blonde with dark brows (or any woman with the moxy to dye them blue).


Think Brigitte Bardot, Madonna, and this lovely Chanel model.


Gold leaf is inexpensive and you can use it to adorn yourself practically anywhere.


The right shade for your skintone is perfect for spring (and will make blue eyes pop).


Make a cool design and people will be talking about your 'do for days.


We'll never forget when Jan Brady rubbed lemons of her face to get rid of her unwanted freckles. Because then, I too, rubbed lemon on my face. Freckles are youthful, gorgeous, and deserve their day in the sun. Get it? The sun?