The Surprising Reasons You're Having a Bad Hair Day

How many times have you heard that you should only put conditioner on the bottom half of your hair? It's a tip that hairstylists often give to those of us with finer hair, and it's one that I used to follow religiously. A few years ago, however, I noticed that my hair was getting thinner and finer. Every time I talked to a hairstylist, I asked him or her what could be causing my hair problems -- and I heard answers that ranged from hormones to pollution.   See habits

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The Nars Holiday Collection Is the Only Gift You Need

Seeing all the holiday makeup collections before they hit stores is a perk of the job. We get giddy just thinking about what Nars will debut each holiday season. Last year, their provocative Guy Bourdin collection practically sold out in seconds. We expect no less of this year's collection.   read more

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22 Fall-Weather Sweaters You Want Right Now

All summer long, we look forward to fall sweater weather, when we can finally put away the self-tanner, walk to work without sweating and drink pumpkin spice lattes. Whether you've been anxiously awaiting fall's arrival or are still clinging to summer's last remnants, these cozy fall knits will make the cool-weather transition easier to bear. From cashmere to turtleneck and fitted to oversized, we've rounded up the comfiest fall sweaters for all of your favorite autumn activities.   read more

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12 Best Lip Liners

Lip liners get a bad rap, probably because they make people think of that awful lined-lips-with-nude-lipstick look. But skipping a lip liner is a missed opportunity to make your lips look fuller and more defined. It also keeps your lipstick locked in place and prevents feathering. With so many options to choose from, it's easy to end up with a liner that doesn't deliver on its promises. So we narrowed them down to only the top reader-reviewed lip liners to make you a believer.   See reviews

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7 Products to Calm You Down

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7 Products to Calm You Down

The lazy days of summer are officially gone -- your boss is back from vacay and crankier than ever, you've got more deadlines than you can count and the holidays (and all the cookies that come with them) are fast approaching. Translation: You're completely stressed out.   read more

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8 Crazy Things That Happen When You're a Hand Model

While most of us have a cabinet full of skin-care products for our faces, professional hand models pour the same amount of attention into their poreless, baby-bottom-smooth hands. When your hands are your livelihood (raking in $1,000- plus in a single day), you're going to treat them to some serious TLC. We talked to professional hand models Carrie Jacobson (whose hands grace the Orly French Manicure Kit) and Ashly Jacobson (the hands of Sephora by O.P.I.) who spilled their serious -- and sometimes silly -- skin-care secrets for keeping their hands smooth, soft and flawless.   read more

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20 Groundbreaking Style Icons of Color Through the Decades

Half-shaved heads, asymmetrical haircuts, head-to-toe animal print ... we see these beauty and fashion trends on the runways of Fashion Week, the red carpet of the Grammys and in gorgeous, street style snaps. Sure, they're all the rage now, but the majority of these looks began with fashion icons who spearheaded these styles decades ago. What's more, many of these legends were also women of color, who often found it difficult to find mainstream success during their time.   read more

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13 Products That Prove Black Is the New Black

Zombie apocalypses, vampires, covens, dystopian alternate realities -- the dark side has certainly been in style lately. Heck, even scientists have created a black so black we can't see it. The beauty world is also going back to black with ominous ingredients and inky packaging.   read more

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9 Best Hair Dryers for 2014

Hair dryers are like bottles of wine -- some cost $15, some cost $500, and it's often unclear whether or not you're truly getting what you pay for.   See blow dryers

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The Hot New Print for Cold Weather

Plaid is a classic autumnal pattern, and fashionistas everywhere are gravitating toward buffalo check, a bold iteration of the trend for fall. To specify, buffalo check is a type of plaid containing only lines that are equal in width (other types of plaid have lines varying in width and thickness). Classic buffalo check is typically red and black, but it can also be other colors. Now that that fashion lesson is out of the way, check out our favorite ways to wear buffalo check here.   read more

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