Celebrate Independence Day With These 4th of July Nails

Stunning nail art ideas -- from easy DIY to crazy design ideas -- one week at a time

9 Gorgeous Reasons to Go Platinum This Summer

Forget the subtle highlights. This season, it's all about statement-making bleach blonde hair

10 Impossibly Pretty Braids You Need Now

These gorgeous braided hairstyles are the stuff dreams are made of

The Drugstore Highlighter That Makes Me Glow

From new finds to longtime favorites, these are beauty products that our editors use until the bitter end (of the tube)

7 Ways to Make Your Nails Grow Longer

The struggle is real when you're trying to figure out how to make your nails grow faster. Even though fingernails grow about three millimeters a month, if you have brittle nails, peeling nails or are addicted to nail biting, this can seriously hinder your quest for strong, pretty nails.   read more

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Gray Hair Hacks: 5 Genius Ways to Cover Silver Strands

Trying to figure out how to cover gray hair can be stressful enough to, well, cause even more gray hairs to sprout. And while many of us would love to book monthly salon appointments to deal with our strays, the reality is that many of us don't have the time -- or money -- to run to our colorist every month.   read more

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The Only Way to Remove Skin Tags

Skin tags -- they occur out of nowhere and have us booking an emergency appointment with our dermatologist to figure out what the hell is growing on our body. While they're perfectly normal and typically very small, that doesn't stop them from being annoying.   read more

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11 Snapchat Accounts Every Beauty Junkie Should Follow

With every makeup tutorial, hair demo and sassy comment, our favorite beauty bloggers give us serious beauty (and attitude) goals. We've spent countless hours watching their YouTube channels and reading their beauty blogs, gaining major insights into how to do a cat eye in 30 seconds or where to score the best strobing illuminator.   read more

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12 Best Skin Brightening Products -- and the 2 Worst

We know glowing, radiant skin is the result of a good skincare routine, and one of the first steps you should take in your routine is addressing how to even out your skin tone. These reader-approved skin lightening creams and skin brightening products do just that, giving you smoother, brighter skin and lessening dark spots caused by sun damage and scarring. (There are also a few skin lightening creams that just don't live up to their name.)   See products

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12 Celebrity-Inspired Natural Hairstyles

It's safe to say we're in the midst of a natural hair movement. A slew of African-American stars have been showing off natural hairstyle ideas that prove chic doesn't always mean sleek. We love that these kinky, curly, natural hairstyles are less stressful on the hair and don't require being chained to the flat iron for 20 plus minutes every morning.   See looks

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12 Emotional Stages of Giving Yourself a Manicure

Whether it's part of your girls-night-in itinerary or your budget-lockdown savings strategy, giving yourself a manicure always seems like a great idea -- at first. But somewhere between slathering on hand lotion, filing your nails to perfection and delicately dabbing on Ballerina Slipper, this charming at-home-spa fantasy tends to devolve into, well, a total nightmare.   read more

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11 Best Drugstore Hair Products

Turns out, the commercials were right: you can actually get salon-worthy hair with drugstore hairstyling products. At least, that's what TotalBeauty.com readers say about these budget-friendly gels, serums, hairsprays and mousses.   See products

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8 Best Curling Irons -- and the Worst

There are four things you should look for in a curling iron: One, does it get hot enough to adequately curl your hair? Two, is it the right size barrel for the curls you want to create (smaller barrels mean tighter curls, looser barrels mean bigger curls)? Three, is it easy to hold and use? And four, is it a high enough quality iron to last you a long time?   See curling irons

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21 Best Drugstore Shampoos

There are hundreds of shampoos in the drugstore -- but how can you tell which one is the best drugstore shampoo? That's where these reviews from our readers come in. Hair products, shampoo in particular, are of the utmost importance to our TotalBeauty.com readers. This will become clear as you peruse these glowing reviews of the best drugstore shampoo picks.   See shampoos

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