There are hair rites of passage in Black women’s lives: the first salon appointment, the first treatment, the first blow out, the big chop, the natural transition, the weave, and the braid up. And then, of course, there’s the first moment of isolation and feeling of other from those who don’t understand the history, the
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Back in January, or a full lifetime ago in the year 2020, the Black girl coalition at ELLE.com—Nerisha Penrose, Angel Lenise, and I—came together to create an editorial package centering the joy and beauty of our communities. The brief was simple: How can we use our platform to spotlight the beauty of Blackness in all
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When Skims launched in 2019, the shape-enhancing garment line featuring bras, shorts, and bodysuits quickly became a must-have staple. Comfy loungewear knits and new shapewear silhouettes in a wide range of shades soon followed. In 2020, Skims ultra-breathable pointelle fibers and technologically innovative fabrics remain a hit among shoppers. Now, in celebration of Skims’ upcoming
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Rosalía is officially entering the beauty game. After conquering the music world earlier this year at the Grammy’s, the singer and ELLE summer cover star is MAC’s newest VIVA GLAM Ambassador. “The Barcelona-born singer, songwriter and record producer embodies passion, courage and originality that inspires us and her fans across the world,” MAC announced in
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Chocolate goes well with a lot of things: peanut butter, caramel, strawberries, graham crackers and toasted marshmallows, towering ice cream sundaes with whipped cream . . . sorry, got distracted there. I thought I’d tried all the options in my life as a chocolate-lover, but one combination I’d never thought of? Chocolate with adaptogens. First,
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How does one launch a makeup line in 2020—a year mired in mistakes, change, chaos, rule-breaking, and shape-shifting? If you’re Swedish fragrance brand Byredo—you embrace it all. Founder & Creative Director Ben Gorham and innovative makeup artist Isamaya Ffrench imbued that spirit into the brand’s first foray into cosmetics. It’s a six-product launch that tosses
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STEPHANE DE SAKUTINGetty Images There is no denying that Cardi B is a cultural institution—her most recent song, “WAP” with Megan Thee Stallion, managed to make waves last month amid a news-heavy summer (to put it lightly). Now, she’s taking her rightful place overlooking the city of Paris in Balenciaga’s fall campaign, which just happens
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If you suffer from the uncomfortable pressure or pain from bloating or cramps when your period visits for the month, registered dietitian nutritionist Carlie Beaucejour shared these three nutrition tips on her Instagram page @mindfuleatingdietitian. Eat calcium-rich foods: It’s a “mineral that can help reduce muscle spasms and cramps,” Beaucejour said; she recommends eating yogurt,
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Every dermatologist we interview can’t stop talking about the benefits of microneedling. The minimally invasive treatment can be used all over the body—from scalp to ankles—to improve the appearance of scars, boost collagen, or encourage hair growth. The practice dates back to 1995 but has gained significant traction in recent years thanks to new technology—and
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The coronavirus outbreak is disrupting many a fitness routine, ours included, and has many of us wondering whether social-distancing, shelter-in-place, and mask-wearing protocols extend to outdoor running and walking. Guidelines are changing fast, so let us catch you up on the latest. First and foremost, exercising outside, whether you’re walking, running, or doing a bodyweight
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Thirty seconds, roughly time for one question, is how long I have to divine something from Selena Gomez, singer, actress, humanitarian, and one of the most-followed-human on Instagram. Gomez is sitting at her home, surrounded by products from Rare Beauty, a 16-piece makeup collection that launches at Sephora today, Thursday, September 3rd, on a Zoom
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The students who graduated this summer have never faced a more uncertain future. As they navigated the new quarantine normal, we invited college photography graduates from around the country to showcase their skills in the form of fashion images. The models were their nearest and dearest—parents, roommates, siblings, significant others—who were excited to don high
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