Stories by Katie McCarthy

How to Get a Perfect Color Match Every Time

HAIR CARE  |  PARTNER CONTENT

How to Get a Perfect Color Match Every Time

Finding a beauty look that flatters you isn't easy -- if it were, looking at high school yearbook photos wouldn't make you cringe. That's why understanding how to pick a hair color can be such tricky business.   read more

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8 Genius Hair Hacks for Women With Fine Hair

The saying "you always want what you can't have" is never more applicable than to a woman's relationship with her hair. And women with thin, fine hair will always want the kind of thick, voluminous hair that would make Connie Britton throw up her hands and go home.   read more

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9 Mother's Day Gifts for Every Budget

What to get the most important women in your life? Here are sweet, stylish Mother's Day gifts at every price point   read more

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5 Must-Dos After You Color Your Hair

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5 Must-Dos After You Color Your Hair

Every great new hair color involves an investment of time and money -- and smart women know you've got to protect your investments. That's why any clued-in colorist will tell you how you care for your colored or bleached hair affects your results dramatically.   read more

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9 Cleansing Balms That Take Off the Entire Day

Got dry skin? How about sensitive skin? Or oily skin? Because you might need a cleansing balm -- and they're coming out in droves.   read more

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6 Meditation Room Ideas to Help You Chill Out

If you meditate, you know that an A-plus effort doesn't always lead to success. Even if you succeed in clearing your mind -- pushing away the concerns of your day, running through your mental to-do list -- your so-called meditation session may just turn into an accidental nap.   read more

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The 12 Best Hair Rollers for Lazy-Girl Curls and Waves

The last time I/the world used hair rollers was probably right around the time that blue eye shadow was still a definite fashion 'do' and Jessie Spano was tweaking on caffeine pills. But, like crop tops and Doc Martens, what was retro yesterday is hot today.   read more

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14 Cult Beauty Products You've Never Heard Of -- But the Pros Swear By

When you pack a makeup kit, it probably fits inside a purse or tote. When makeup artists pack a kit, it fills a plane's cargo hold. Suffice it to say that makeup artists know cult beauty products -- and they're hip to all kinds of amazing beauty products that you may not find on a drugstore endcap or in a Sephora check-out line. They know the products that work miracles on every skin type -- and can stand up to glaring flashbulbs, high-def camera lenses and scrutinizing fans. So when they say a product is holy grail, we take it as gospel.   read more

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17 Spring Perfumes to Make You Feel Better About 2017

We'll miss 2016 like we miss a searing UTI or a period-week bikini waxing session -- in other words, not one, miserable bit. It was a banner year of upsets, disappointments, tragedies and all-around f$&#ery. It's no wonder so many of us closed 2016 mentally and emotionally hungover, eager for the new year and its attendant promise of change -- whether or not that promise is fulfilled.   read more

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19 Awesome New Target Beauty Buys to Grab ASAP

If you struggle to walk through the Target beauty department without sneaking a new lip color, face mask or hair product into your basket, you're our people. You're also going to freak the $#&@ out the next time you take a trip down the Tar-zhay aisles. Everyone's favorite affordable department store has just added an amazing new selection of boutique beauty products. Now, you can find top Korean makeup and sheet masks; organic, handcrafted skin-care products; exclusive hair products created by a celebrity stylist; and much more.   read more

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