Beauty

Slaven VlasicGetty Images “I’ve been thinking a lot about icons,” said Guido Palau backstage at the Marc Jacobs spring 2020 show. He’d made 61 hair looks, all of them different, all of them (hopefully) iconic. “We don’t actually know Marilyn Monroe,” he continued, “But we feel like we do, because we’ve bought into her imagery.
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You know the drill—it’s been a long week, you’re suffering from a hormonal breakout, etc.—and the only plausible solution is to spend money on what I believe my grandmother refers to as an “impulse purchase.” What Granny doesn’t know is that there’s a difference between an impulse and a I-need-this-to-feel-good purchase…and what Grandma doesn’t know,
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Over 134,000 followers drool over her nail art now, but Betina Goldstein’s career as an editorial manicurist-turned-Insta-sensation started by accident. She started off in television, working at NBC, the Food Network, and MTV before landing in fashion at a production company that did runway shows. One day, a manicurist bailed and the team needed help—quickly.
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If you’ve been on social media in the past five years, aesthetically, it’s clear—the lips have it. In the past, lip injections were often an undiscussed augmentation. (Then again, most aesthetic alterations were hush-hush until the online beauty renaissance.) Now, there’s over 1.6M hashtags on Instagram with tagged photos of lip injections and lip fillers,
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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,
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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
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“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.
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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
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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.
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