In ELLE.com’s series Unexpected Expert, we’re going straight to the source to find out which items are actually worth your hard-earned cash. Mia Feitel As so many people adjust to a new normal of working from home, gone are the mornings spent intricately styling your hair before a day at the office. My personal new
The year is 2020. All human interaction is conducted online, meaning you date on FaceTime, get drinks with friends on Houseparty, and talk business with your boss on Zoom. But what is the beauty beat of the digital age? That’s where the experts come into play. Celebrity makeup artists Alexx Mayo (Lizzo’s right-hand man, hold
A few years ago, I was watching puppies play in the window of a dog sitting service when a woman came up next to me to take in the adorable scene. After watching in silence for a few minutes, she turned to me and asked, “Excuse me, are you Irish?” “I mean, partly, yeah?” I
Peter GriffithGetty Images If going natural taught me anything, it’s that I don’t know everything there is to know about my hair—no matter how many YouTube videos I watch. According to YouTube, I have a 4c hair type, and according to how coarse and dull my hair gets after some time (mainly due to my
Box braids will always be the crown jewel of protective styles, but with new techniques being birthed at light-speed, the black girl staple is quickly fading to the background while buzzier new styles take the throne. Last summer, knotless braids—a more modern iteration of classic box braids but with less tension at the root—held the
Rich Fury Back in 2009, I chopped off all my hair and never looked back. Sure, I attempted to grow it back out once or twice, but honestly…I never feel like myself with longer styles. There’s simply something so unapologetic about facing life all without any hair covering your face. The long story short? I
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“I wake up with a camera crew every day, but I can’t remember which one you guys are—it’s ELLE, right?” Tan France, Queer Eye‘s resident fashion guru, quips first thing in the morning. Sans coffee or a hairbrush, he wakes up witty and with perfectly-coiffed hair. (No bedhead here!) France is in New York City
Chances are your beauty routine is going through some changes. Self-isolation has thrown every appointment with a hair stylist, manicurist, and dermatologist into disarray. But what do you do when you’re stuck at home with a pressing beauty question? Should I be wearing sunscreen? Are those long showers drying out my skin? How can I
Lately, I’ve been all about small joys. With not much on the calendar to look forward to—living that #SocialDistancing life—I’ve succumbed to padding around my apartment, focusing on what in my homebound routine makes me excited. While I’m not one to hoard products, or even spend all that much time on my beauty regimen, the
If you ever wanted to become a beauty influencer, the time is now. Sure, the market is crowded with influencers, YouTubers, and those dreaded beauty editors, but with time on your hands, ask yourself, do I have what it takes to be America’s Next Top Beauty Guru? But in these times of socially distanced people
Homebound and craving comfort, we’re all turning to any peace of mind we can salvage, wherever the source. Well, when your Netflix queue has emptied and your patience for puzzles waned, let me introduce you to my self-isolation sedative: charcuterie videos. Those who have surrendered themselves to TikTok know that charcuterie is an oddly popular
“I almost feel like the people who are the most confident probably don’t need a following,” Huda Kattan, a beauty mogul with 42 million Instagram followers and nearly 4 million YouTube subscribers, admits. “They’re probably really quiet, simple people.” Kattan’s life as a beauty blogger and makeup artist isn’t much of either. She’s unafraid to
Your social schedule is packed. You’ve got a Zoom meeting with your boss at noon, a happy hour with your friends at six, and a possible virtual dinner date on Friday and Saturday night. While we all work and live from home indefinitely, video calls are becoming the norm for any and all human interaction.
My eyes widen in fear every time I scroll on Twitter and read the newest coronavirus-related headlines—so I turn to Instagram. It’s business as usual on the app—an influencer’s sponsored post nestled in between a dog meme and yet another event canceled tour or panel or movie due to the current global pandemic. Between the
Francesco Luigi Scotti “So you really want to know [what I’ve had done]?” says Huda Kattan through a shy smile. I do—and I’m guessing her 43 million Instagram followers and 3.8 million YouTube subscribers are also curious. We’re sitting in the bathroom of Huda Beauty’s Dubai headquarters, which often doubles as the setting for the
Similar to their popular sister style box braids, feed-in braids are quickly taking over your IG feed as everyone’s preferred protective style. This styling method earned it’s moniker due to the method of “feeding-in” pieces of hair to the main braid to gradually grow in size—all while maintaining a more natural look at the hairline
Fears surrounding the coronavirus has led to the shortage of sanitizers globally, prompting many brands to begin producing hand sanitizer in an effort to help with the deficit. Estee Lauder is the latest company to switch from cosmetics to hand sanitizer, following beauty and fashion conglomerates L’Oreal and LVMH. According to WWD, Estee Lauder is
The ultimate sale for beauty lovers is here: Ulta’s 21 Days of Beauty. From March 15 to April 4 (yes, that’s three weeks), the retailer is offering a rare opportunity to save on your favorite beauty products and adding new deals to its site every day. To make it easy we’re sharing some of our
Variety: Gold’s Amp The iconic Gold’s Gym was the first of its kind to launch a personal training app. The app features results-driven workouts plus a curated playlist for your at-home experience. The app has over 600 indoor and outdoor exercises and categories include bodyweight, core, outdoor run, outdoor walk/jog, stretching, meditation, strength, and more.
Saweetie might just be the beauty vlogger we never knew we needed. Earlier this week the rapper, while cooped up in her Los Angeles home during quarantine due to the outbreak of coronavirus, went live on Instagram to demo her new makeup collaboration with Morphe called Backstage With Saweetie. While in Saweetie’s words she, “failed
As of Friday morning, Governor Andrew Cuomo has ordered all barbershops, nail salons, tattoo and piercing parlors, hair removal services and any other personal care services to temporarily shut down as part of the state’s ongoing efforts to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Governor Cuomo is joined by New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, Connecticut
Imaxtree The dreaded broken nail. First thing first: It’s important to take proper care to prevent infection and treat the wound. That’s where we come in! We reached out to Dr. Dana Stern, a dermatologist specializing in nail care, to discuss what exactly you should be doing to care for your broken nails. Ahead, Dr.
Beauty blogger Bretman Rock is so skilled, he could achieve his flawless look with a hand tied behind his back. So ELLE.com challenged him to do just that for a game of Look the Most, Do the Least. In it, the makeup expert is armored with only his “trusty dandy right hand” and tasked with
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Maybe it’s the warm weather talking, but summer manicures just hit different. Whether it’s a vacation getaway or hanging out poolside, this fun-loving season makes us divert from our regular manicures for something splashier. The nail trends this summer are no different, taking a cue from 2020’s experimental beauty by playing with shapes and color.
Getty Images The best thing about yoga is that you can practice it anywhere. If you’ve got ten minutes and just a bit of space, you can easily turn to Instagram for both inspiration and live-stream yoga classes. To really inspire your at-home yoga kick, we’ve rounded up some of Instagram’s most fearless and agile
@sirjohn @ It’s getting warmer, ya’ll! And as each day creeps higher and higher in temperature, we get a teeny bit closer to summer. Summer makeup is a chance to experiment with more glow, brighter liners, and blushy cheeks that make a statement. But you’ve also got to deal with sweat. It can seem hard