Month: August 2019

What I love most about a trip to the nail salon is it’s basically an oasis of endless possibilities. That being said, most trips to the salon still begin with me staring down the “services” menu trying to figure out if I’ll stick to a regular manicure or treat myself to something more creative like
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Alongside PSLs and leggings, a fleece jacket used to be a key part of the Basic Student starter pack. Now, the fashion industry is claiming it as its own. Indie designer Sandy Liang was the first to adopt the look back in 2015 with her Insta-famous outerwear, but the trend is peaking. Philip Lim, Fendi,
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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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I like to grind. Work-wise, dance-wise—let’s grind it out. But there’s an area I don’t appreciate grinding, and that’s my mouth. I remember when I first realized I was mercilessly grinding my teeth at night: I was on a shoot, getting ready to interview celebrity cosmetic dentist Bill Dorfman about teeth whitening. Before filming, he
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In this series for Harper’s Bazaar, I will be “outfit dissecting” women who work behind the scenes in the fashion industry. The women you will meet in these profiles work for some of your favorite brands, and whether they’re designing the pieces you love or answering your DM questions, they are also quietly cultivating trends.
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For the Green Beauty Devotee R.A.W. Texturizing Styling Spray Matrix Biolage ulta.com $19.50 Get results without guilt—this natural spray has no artificial fragrances, colors, nor silicones and parabens. It’s also packaged in recycled plastic. More importantly, the matcha green tea-infused formula gives hair the lift it needs while remaining soft to the touch.
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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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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
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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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