Courtesy of Naza/Natanya Montgomery Like straightening your hair or getting a few streaks of brown highlights, protective styles have become a rite of passage for many black women. Box braids and Senegalese twists, for example, can take up to eight hours to complete, a frustrating and painful relationship many of us—myself included—can’t seem to escape;
In To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, Lara Jean writes odes to the men she’s loved, often inexplicably, sometimes in secret. They were sonnets she penned to work through her own complicated feelings of attraction and adoration, never intended for public consumption. I, too, have been writing love letters on the DL—to Timothée, to
Jen Atkin knows a thing or two about good hair. The hairstylist turned beauty mogul is behind some of your favorite celebrity hair moments—from the Kardashian-Jenner sisters to her BFF Chrissy Teigen—and is the founder of her own haircare empire, OUAI. Her latest launch, a revamped collection of shampoos and conditioners, is the brand’s most
Fendi’s Headband Flip Hairstylist Sam McKnight described the look as “Abstract asymmetrical sculptures, and elegant twists and turns,” for the latest Fendi show. The creative genius created 54 updos that will have you craving carbs. “Updos inspired by a visit to a bakery,” he wrote on Instagram. “Twisted pretzels, plaited bread, and cinnamon swirls (or
The truth is there is no quick fix for cellulite. The dimpled appearance—caused by fat pushing against connective tissue in the skin—happens to everyone, and can be caused by anything from weight gain, to genetics, to aging. While we firmly support the Ashley Graham approach to skin lumps (as she once posted on Instagram, “I
Courtesy CK Everyone Calvin Klein macys.com $55.00 Evan Mock is running his hands through my hair. Technically, he’s ruining it. I’ve done worse things for men. Mock is the internet’s skater boyfriend. He has the same endearing cockiness of a popular middle schooler, making me the insecure fourteen-year-old girl in this analogy. But Mock is…hot.
Courtesy of Haus Laboratories There are fans. There are stans. And then there are Little Monsters, the name given to superfans of Lady Gaga. Monsters are people whose lives have been fundamentally changed by Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta. Their worlds orbit around Gaga, a sun in makeup glitter who teaches her fans to embrace what
Eamonn McCormack/BFCGetty Images Wanna bone? Simone Rocha does. The Irish designer skimmed the sea for her fall 2020 collection, surfacing with wreckage like shark teeth, shredded nets, pearls, scales, kelp, and yes, bones. “It’s one of the first things Simone said to me,” said hair stylist Gary Gill. “She saw bones in the girls’ hair,”
Susan Alexandra Confetti, paint splatter, and pearls were used to create the vibrant manicures at Susan Alexandra. ORLY artist Holly Falcone captured the fun spirit of the collection. “Susan makes amazing use of colors and embellishments in her bags, the partnership with ORLY was such a great match,” she said.
Courtesy of Haus Laboratories Lady Gaga has a Valentine’s Day surprise for the Little Monsters, whether your holiday plans are of the “Edge of Glory” or “I’ll Never Love Again” varieties. On February 18, pursue a bad romance all your own with the latest launch from Gaga’s Haus Laboratories. Meet the Le Monster Matte Lip
Mia Feitel When it comes to Valentine’s Day, there are several categories you can fall into in the love department. Maybe you’re the hopeless romantic in a committed relationship who adores the holiday? Or you’re the carefree dating app pro with a date (or two) lined up? Are you a skeptic whose dating life is
Tom Ford’s Heavy Metal We’ve come to expect a smoldering eye at Tom Ford’s runway shows. For his latest in LA, the models donned multi-layered shadows in deep burgundy, golds, and blacks for a classic very Tom Ford smokey eye. Makeup artist Diane Kendal was inspired by supermodels Erin Wasson and Jacquetta Wheeler for this
When it comes to professional sports, competition is an essential part of the game. Without competition, Simone Biles wouldn’t be one of the best gymnasts ever, with five Olympic gold medals under her belt. But when the chalk settles, the lights dim, and she’s off the floor, the last thing Biles wants to compete against
Rave Waves Effortless edge, rock n’ roll, and ’90s nostalgia is all part of R13’s DNA. Like sweating out your hair after raving all day and getting shoved around in a mosh pit, hairstylist Guido Palau turned the rock n’ roll aesthetic up a notch by creating worn-out, piecy faux bobs on models with limp
The Rich One Vetiver & Golden Vanilla Cologne Intense Jo Malone London sephora.com $190.00 If flirty floral scents aren’t your style, go a little wild with Jo Malone’s Vetiver & Golden Vanilla Cologne Intense. The unexpected smell is equal parts soft and masculine, thanks to toasty warm cardamom, vetiver, and vanilla.
Sixteen years and two kids after having her first breast augmentation, Natalie Gilbert* discovered that one of her breasts had started to harden around its implant. She could also feel the implant’s edge, and there were divots and irregularities on both breasts, indicative of a somewhat common complication called capsular contracture. “[The implants] were really
Courtesy It’s time to purge your Instagram bookmark section of things that no longer serve you—subliminal memes about a crush who’s just not that into you, potential purchases you shouldn’t be making, etc.—and make room for all things fitness. Fitness Instagram is a hodgepodge of inspiring wellness accounts that promote health and wealth, but there
Courtesy of Huda Beauty Skin Huda Kattan has been shaping the beauty world for over ten years now. In 2010, Kattan was logging into WordPress to create her popular blog ‘Huda Beauty,’ chock full of makeup tips and tutorials. She’s since built an active celebrity roster of clients that include the likes of Kim Kardashian-West,
For A Perfect Match Best friends, business partners, and hosts of the popular Sex and Relationships podcast, Girls Gotta Eat, Rayna Greenberg and Ashley Hesseltine, talk vibrators for a living. “It’s no surprise we share a favorite vibrator (don’t worry, we each have our own),” says the duo. “The Roxie is discreet, powerful, and above
The moments before the raucous, tongue-wagging, Alex-Rodriguez-crazy-making halftime Super Bowl performance featuring Shakira and Jennifer Lopez are whisper quiet. A monastery gathered at the altar of a worldwide icon prepping for one of the biggest performances of her life. Performers are locking in, according to Lopez’s makeup artist Scott Barnes. “We don’t have music pumping
If you’re 2020 beauty mood board included glossy skin, Euphoria eyelids and a luscious, bouncy mane, make space in your beauty closet for January’s most exciting drops. From a nourishing body oil to a superfood-packed serum and a multi-purpose concealer, here are the best new-season products worth investing in right now. Skin Welcome to 2020,
If 2019 makeup looks were all about experimentation, then 2020 is the year of embracing the drama and acting casual about it. Long gone are the days when sticking rhinestones on your face was solely for Coachella or neon liner was an unapproachable, scary thing. Now’s the time to buy a multicolored palette, or try
Fenty Beauty I have the most combination skin alive — the rice pudding of epidermises. It’s a little oily and it’s a bit dry, so it’s hard to find the right products. When it comes to foundation, I’m always struggling with needing a bit of hydration with a sprinkle of oil-fighting properties. In my quest
Caroline Tompkins / Refinery29 for Getty Images Exfoliation is arguably one of the most complicated steps in my skin-care routine. I know I have to do it — lest I miss out on the bright, radiant complexion my collection of scrubs, acids, and tools promise me — but how often, when, and which methods I
Skincare routines can get confusing. First, you have to research the appropriate ingredients for your specific skin concerns, then comes factoring in the price of each ingredient and time you have to dedicate to the process. But as it turns out, having an arsenal of acne-fighting, brightening, and calming cleansers, serums, moisturizers, and masks at
Pink Lines We’re still in love with the negative nail trend, and it looks even sweeter in baby pink. Simply add a strip of thin tape horizontally, then paint over in your favorite lacquer. Wait until tacky, then remove the tape. Once the color is completely dry, finish the look with a clear top coat.
Amy Sussman We look to the Oscars for polished, elegant looks and to the Met Gala for the drama. But when it comes to the annual Grammy Awards ceremony, we get the best of both worlds—especially where beauty is concerned. From smoldering smokey eyes to angelic bedazzled nails, these are the beauty looks we couldn’t
@laurenladnier, @oliveandjune, @evemeetswest, @aliciatnails I don’t know what I thought 2020 was going to bring, but for some reason, I figured there would be some Y2K-esque, Sci-Fi reset, where everyone suddenly started dressing in sleek silver bodysuits and wearing holo-colored nails. Instead, 2020 is all about mastering nail art from the comfort of your couch.
Showering is my favorite part of the day. It’s where I perform Beyoncé deep cuts, where I clear my head, where I wash away the crust of slumber in the morning and the grime after a long day at work. But it’s also where I cleanse my face. If you search “washing your face in
It’s time for the age-old question: what are you going to do with your hair this year? Is 2020 the year you get bangs? Should you go blonde? Go brunette? Just shave it all off? If your head is full of questions like these, fear not. We called in celebrity hairstylist Clayton Hawkin, who has