There's funk, like George Clinton, and there's funk, like an overcrowded New York City subway car. According to George Preti, Ph.D., of the Monell Chemical Senses Center, only one is caused by a complex cocktail of sweat, skin and bacteria. Under the right conditions -- hot, muggy weather, dry skin, stress and smoke -- this malodorous stew can thrive and create body odor, Preti says. Assessing climate history and smoking data, we ranked the smelliest regions in the U.S. See if your city made the list. See Cities
Smoothing, volumizing, moisturizing, color-safe, straightening -- with so many shampoo and conditioner formulas on the market, deciding which one is best for your hair can be a challenge. Thankfully, Erin Anderson, co-owner of the Woodley & Bunny Salon in Brooklyn, New York helped us direct you to the right products for your hair type and issues -- get your results by taking this quiz. Take the quiz
Just because you've bought a great mascara (like one of these top mascaras), doesn't mean you'll automatically have perfect lashes. It all depends on what you do with it. That's why we asked the experts -- makeup artist Fiona Stiles, founder of Three Custom Color Specialists Chad Hayduk, and MAC makeup artist Gina Bettelli -- for their tricks to getting long, voluminous lashes. With these tips, your lashes will stop people in their tracks! See tips
Are you having a good hair day? You probably are if you're living in one of these cities. (And, ahem, you're probably not if you live in one of these 13 worst-hair cities.) We looked at humidity levels, pollution, rainfall, average wind speeds, water hardness, demographics and the number of beauty salons per capita to find which cities have the best conditions for healthy, stylish hair. So did your town make the list? Let's find out. See cities
We all have bad hair days, but instead of cursing the mighty hair gods and calling in sick, you might want to consider packing your bags. There are a number of factors contributing to frustrating frizz and dried out strands, but as it turns out it, they could all be due to the city you call home. From looking at national averages of humidity/wind/rain/sun, water-hardness, pollution levels and even the number of salons in the area, Totalbeauty.com has located the worst cities for your 'do. Did your city make the list? See the list
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Even when Michelle Obama's having a bad hair day, she still knows how to turn heads with her signature, classic style (headbands, anyone?). Read these pro tips on how to make her best looks, from her inauguration 'do to her pre-campaign glow, work for you. See looks
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Brows hold center stage in the beauty world, breeding "brow gurus" like Anastasia and more tweezing, waxing and threading techniques than ever. Why? Because they can make an amazing difference in how you look. Check out our gallery to see the improvements your favorite celebrities have made to their brows over the years and decide if you should step up your brow maintenance. Even if you have to lay off the tweezers for weeks ... it's worth it. See eyebrows
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Self-conscious about your nose but love your eyes? Want people to focus on your amazing legs? We got the hairstylists and makeup artists responsible for A-list celebs -- from the Victoria's Secret gang to Angelina Jolie -- to dish on how to show off your best features.Image: Getty Images Get expert tips
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