Stories by Allie Flinn

20 Best Hair Shampoos for 2016

The best shampoos won't make your hair feel dry, brittle or unhealthy. Instead, a great shampoo has the power to transform your hair and even make your hairstyles look better, no matter if you have straight hair, curly hair or somewhere in between. We scoured the shampoo reviews in our database to find the very best shampoos -- here, the ones our readers swear give them the soft, shiny, manageable hair of their dreams.   Best of

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12 Best Summer Hair Care Products -- and the 2 Worst

Summer is an invitation for a more lackadaisical approach to hair. (Hallelujah!) It means letting bangs grow out, letting hair air-dry, getting beachy waves from actually going to the beach and covering up unwashed summer hair with floppy hats. But with the season also comes certain summer hair hazards, like chlorine, UV rays, salt water and humidity -- all of which can lead to pool-hair, fried scalps and frizzy, dried-out, damaged strands.   See products

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9 Best Drugstore Bronzers

The best drugstore bronzer should give you a golden, tan glow that rivals the results of a more expensive bronzer. Sound like a tall order? Not really, according to our reviewers.   read more

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14 Ways Even Your Stick-Straight Hair Can Have Beach Waves

Every summer, I'm bombarded with magazine spreads and YouTube tutorials on how to get the perfect beach waves hair-- and I devour every one of them. I buy salt spray and sit religiously in front of my vanity trying to create those perfectly undone, (seemingly) low-maintenance waves. Summer beach waves may be considered a "quick and easy" hairstyle, but my limp, un-waved hair insists otherwise. So, with the help of Dove celebrity stylist Mark Townsend and the internet, I tracked down 14 supereasy beach wave tutorials that actually work.   read more

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The Face Mask Trend That's Blowing Up Instagram

It's time for you to get acquainted with oxygen masks (no, not the kind on airplanes), aka bubble masks. You apply them to your face while they're in a cream or gel state, and they snap, crackle, pop into a foaming masterpiece that gives your skin a boost of anti-aging oxygen. Consider these masks CPR for dull, tired and aging skin.   read more

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13 New Tinted Lip Balms for a Popsicle-Stained Pout

Okay, I'll address the elephant in the interweb: It's all about lipstick right now, and tinted lip balms are taking a backseat. From Urban Decay's complete lipstick overhaul to Katy Perry's new collection with CoverGirl, lipstick is the Gigi Hadid of makeup.   read more

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9 Gorgeous Reasons to Go Platinum This Summer

Last year, it was the lob. This year, it's platinum blonde. Every It girl -- from Rooney Mara to Jennifer Lawrence -- has been spotted with bright, almost white-blonde hair. "This is the trend that I'm seeing: Everyone wants to be blonde," says celebrity hairstylist and Redken Creative Consultant Tracey   read more

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20 Quote Tattoos for Inspiration All Day, Every Day

We can all benefit from a little inspiration from time to time. And sure, you could tape up powerful quotes on your mirror, but there are a few quotes so meaningful that they deserve to stick with you permanently.   read more

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I Gave Up Luxury Beauty Products for a Month. These Are the Drugstore Products I Loved

It will surprise none of my friends when I say that I have expensive taste. My boyfriend is in awe of my ability to unknowingly gravitate to the most costly glasses of wine on the list. While my job doesn't pay for my $35 glasses of Chateaneuf-du-Pape, it does allow me access to all the spendy beauty products my heart desires. But if I were forced to actually pay for the luxurious products that I love, I'd be broke in two seconds -- much like 99 percent of the world.   read more

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11 New Perfumes for Every Type of Summer Soiree

Summer break may be a thing of the past for many of us, but just because we don't get three months off doesn't mean our social calendars are less packed. Backyard BBQs, weddings, date nights en plein air ... there's a certain sense of freedom and hopefulness about summer that no other season can match. And since scent is one of the biggest memory triggers, there's no better way to remember these stolen summer moments between work and other responsibilities than a special summer fragrance.   read more

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