If summer hair is defined by sun-streaked highlights, shine, and mermaid-y strands—the epitome of strength and health—then winter tresses can feel like the complete opposite: dull and drab. It’s hard to imagine anything else when the weather outside looks as dreary as you feel. But Dominick Serna, hairstylist at Chris McMillian Salon and Unite ambassador,
Gregg DeGuireGetty Images Brown hair gets a bad rap for being basic and lacking dimension. And, while brunettes can certainly benefit from some added color, caramel highlights and honey-toned balayage aren’t the only way to upgrade your natural shade. If you’re looking to update your brunette with a cooler color option, consider ashy tones—a hue
Courtesy of Justine Marjan Achieving curls that look lived-in, natural, and (dare I say it?) “effortless” is not easy. The first step to getting it right, however, is to use the proper hot tool: A flatiron. Yes, you can get perfect curls by using a straightener. And, if you get the technique right, you’ll never
Timothy Smith The day is May 19, 2018. The world’s first biracial royal ascends the church steps to be greeted by her actual Prince Charming. He bites his lip and utters the words that lip-readers decipher around the world: “I’m so lucky.” So lucky, indeed. A woman became a capital-d Duchess that day. And on
“There was Brenda, LaTisha, Linda, Felicia, Dawn, LeShaun, Ines and Alicia, Teresa, Monica, Sharron…” If you’ve scrolled through Twitter or Instagram recently, you’ve definitely heard the classic DMX song those names originate from featured in countless video montages of black women showing they can literally pull of any hairstyle and color. It’s called the #DMXChallenge.
There’s a certain type of girl who puts Wite Out on her nails as a kid—and Britney Tokyo was definitely that girl. “I was always in trouble,” she giggles while organizing her kit, which includes tiny Chanel and Louis Vuitton nail decals, along with rainbow appliques, glitter powder, and gemstones for her signature super-extra manicures.
I spent the last two days talking about secondhand cosmetics to anyone who spoke with me: my husband, friends, acquaintances, an acupuncturist, dermatologists, and straight up strangers. Every time I broached the subject, I got the most visceral reactions that ranged from shock to horror (“Ew, like, used makeup?” asked a friend, her face scrunched
Matteo ScarpelliniGetty Images Indecision rarely yields strong looks, but in the world of manicures, it’s gold. There’s a new polish trend I can’t escape every time I open Instagram, and it involves wearing a different shade on every nail. Let’s call it the Skittles Manicure. Like the candy, it’s a cheerful arrangement of rainbow colors.
Almost a year ago, Naomi Osaka became a household name when she defeated her idol Serena Williams in the U.S. Open and became the first Japanese woman to win a Grand Slam singles tournament. Heading into the 2019 U.S. Open next week, she’s ranked as the no. 1 female tennis player in the world. BarePRO
Aris Jerome / © ArtPartner It was only a matter of time before we began Marie Kondo-ing our overcrowded shelfies. With the pendulum swinging back from 10-step K-beauty skin-care routines, even the biggest Korean beauty houses are introducing more abbreviated ranges and multitaskers called “skip-care.” It’s a revolution that’s equal parts practicality and existential crisis.
Meghan Markle’s wedding day makeup will go down as one of the most iconic beauty moments of our generation. Okay, that’s really dramatic. But, you and the 1.9 billion who watched the televised ceremony can’t deny she looked incredible that day (so much that her minimalist approach to bridal makeup even inspired me to undergo
What is it about miniature beauty products that makes me want to squeal with joy? From bite-sized Beautyblenders to tiny Tom Ford lipsticks, I hoard these little guys like I’m at risk of shrinking à la Ant-Man at any moment. That’s why I was overjoyed to find out that Harry Josh Pro Tools—a brand beloved
Matt WinkelmeyerGetty Images Honest Beauty. Goop Beauty. Kylie Skin. Kora Organics. It seems like the list of celebrity-founded beauty brands grows longer and longer each week, and Millie Bobby Brown is joining the squad with her own Gen Z-focused beauty brand Florence by Mills. The name comes from Brown’s great-grandmother. The actress says she “felt
Legend has it that if you watch Normani’s new video “Motivation” three times in a row, you’re acne will be cured, you’ll receive 500 years of good luck and knees as strong as Megan Thee Stallion‘s. Just 30 seconds into the buoyant “Motivation” video, Normani does Beyoncé’s iconic “Crazy In Love” opener to reveal a
Rosdiana CiaravoloGetty Images Since its Western debut several years ago, Korean beauty has undoubtedly revolutionized the beauty industry. What started off as a trend has become a major game-changer for the business, spawning countless K-beauty companies and even prompting non-Korean brands to jump on the bandwagon and attempt their own takes on Seoul-inspired skincare. K-beauty’s
Welcome to another episode of Beauty Haul, where we challenge contestants to both shop ($150 budget!) and apply a full face of makeup in less than 30 minutes. Today’s contestant Jasmine Sanders, aka @golden_barbie on Instagram (where she’s followed by 3.5 million), started modeling at the age of 13. Now 27, she has covered countless
For Mess-Free Application Eye Masque Nannette de Gaspe Beaute dermstore.com $80.00 If you’re not a fan of the goopy, liquid serum most eye patches leave behind, turn to this totally dry mask. Laying across your eyes and hooked to your ears, it deposits a blend of olive oil and antioxidants to replenish dry, uneven skin.
monkeybusinessimagesGetty Images In case you missed it, last fall Weight Watchers rebranded itself as WW, pledging to focus more on wellness than on losing weight. And in one of its recent moves, WW launched Kurbo, a controversial app designed to help kids and teens ages 8 to 17 develop healthy eating habits and get active.
Elle Woods famously said, “The rules of haircare are simple and finite.” But that was before Instagram turned every chignon into a tutorial, and every product into a fierce game of 10 Ways to Use It. After mousse and hot rollers got their chance in the sun (or at least the Lumee phone case), hairspray
It’s impossible to think of Ariana Grande without thinking of her extra long ponytail. Remember when Givenchy was trying to do a “surprise” reveal of its new celebrity face with this unmistakable silhouette (and we all immediately knew who it was?) Or when her ponytail took on a life of its own in a music
Kevork DjansezianGetty Images With 7.53 billion people on the planet, it’s estimated that 20 percent of the human population has some variation of brown hair. And, while that may seem like a low percentage, brown hair is the second most-common color in the world, right behind black. Some may deem light brown hair basic, but
Steve GranitzGetty Images People really hate the word moist—like really hate it, but Ashley Graham doesn’t. I sat on a couch in front of the supermodel in her hotel room on a balmy Saturday afternoon in Chicago, just an hour before she was set to make a grand appearance at Revlon’s Rollerama roller skating experience
I own a natural deodorant that doesn’t work—but it wasn’t for lack of trying. It made me smell worse. Still, I stuck it out for four long, stinky months before giving up on it for good. But this isn’t about that journey. It’s about wanting this particular one to work so badly because of its
Physicians Formula ulta.com $10.99 Part liner, part lash serum, this affordable liquid liner is a favorite of Taylor, the vlogger behind Thataylaa on YouTube. “It stays on. It’s quick. It applies pretty well over shimmer eyeshadows,” she says in a review. “For a basic, everyday, quick, easy wing this is definitely my favorite liner I’ve found.