Beauty

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Beauty Brands Are Changing Their Terminology

Was there a moment at which the definition of beauty cracked open and no longer pointed to one body type, age, ethnicity, or gender as its apex and ideal? Just as there is no longer one image that suggests what is beautiful, there is also no single word to describe beauty. Perfection has been rep…

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Top Beauty Tips for Women Over 40

As one ages, it is a difficult balancing act between achieving natural looking youth and growing old gracefully. The industry can be a flummox of jargon and specialist ingredients, all claiming to reduce the signs of ageing, plump the skin and prevent further damage, but here’s some tried a…

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US Hotels Every Beauty Enthusiast Must Visit

In a country where vacation destinations understand the importance of looking and feeling beautiful, from New York to Hawaii, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a top-rated hotel that hasn’t integrated spa treatments into its list of amenities. The coolest part is that a slew of these places offer tr…

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The Politics of African Hair

When researcher April Martin Chartrand was an undergraduate at San Francisco State, a professor gave her an unusual assignment: He wanted her to write about her hair. “I was running around with braids in my hair and saying there was nothing political about it,” Chartrand remembers. “I was just so…

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The African-Inspired Hair Combs by Byredo

When it comes to luxury beauty products, no one does it quite like Byredo. The Swedish brand founded by Ben Gorman in 2006 has gained a cult following for their unique scents, luxurious lotions and soaps. And, like most luxury brands Byredo has the ability to make us lust after things we never kn…