A New Look for a New World

This is what the new way to wear makeup is all about. After years of romanticizing “no-makeup makeup,” a catchall for the products to give the illusion of a “bare” (yet perfect) face, people are opting for self-expression as they weigh their appearance in a largely post-lockdown world. Many are back to socializing, eating out,…

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Guido Palau’s Good Hair Days

Among cognoscenti, Guido Palau is one of the select few in fashion to have achieved mononym status. Mention the first name of the British hairstylist to insiders and they can readily reel off a litany of his memorable style “moments.” Think blowzy glam supermodels in the George Michael “Freedom! ’90” video; grunge-era Calvin Klein campaigns…

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Black Women Make Waves in Hair Care

Ms. Donaldson, a Harvard-educated lawyer, developed her brand after writing her first book, “Thank God I’m Natural.” Almost 20 years ago, after she stopped relaxing her hair and learned to embrace her kinks and curls, she had an “aha” moment. “It was like, ‘Thank God, I’m natural,’” she said. “Thank God, I can go swimming,…

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Catharsis Songs

Welcome. A few weeks ago, I wrote about the release that songs like Taylor Swift’s “All Too Well (Taylor’s Version)” provide. I asked for your catharsis songs, the tracks that help you process big emotions, and you delivered. We’ve compiled the songs you sent into a Spotify playlist — check it out. The emails you…

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The Era of the Celebrity Meal

On a Friday afternoon in the spring of 2020, Hope Bagozzi, the chief marketing officer at the Canadian coffee chain Tim Hortons, was on a Zoom call with representatives for Justin Bieber. The agenda for the meeting? Exploring a possible partnership between the two Canadian greats. The call was business-as-usual but took a surreal turn…

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