Dolly Parton’s Soon Coming Fragrance


This post originally appeared on December 11, 2020:

Dolly Parton is one of the most distinct beauty icons of the 20th and 21st centuries, and understandably, fans have long pleaded for the singer-songwriter, philanthropist, and philosopher (yeah, I said it) to launch her own  beauty line. Give us Dolly makeup, they cry. Bless us with Parton press-on nails, they beg. A ray of hope broke through the clouds when she recently told Allure, “Someday, I’m gonna have my own line of wigs and hair pieces.” So needless to say, we’ve been eagerly anticipating an official announcement. Meanwhile, we are waiting for Dolly’s soon promised fragrance to arrive.

Well, an official announcement has, in fact, been made, but Dolly Parton’s big foray into the beauty biz isn’t the hair, makeup, or nail collect...

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The Derm-Recommended Vitamin C Serum Ashley Graham Swears By

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It’s safe to say SkinCeuticals C E Ferulic has far surpassed cult-classic skin-care status and, now, it looks like supermodel Ashley Graham can be added to the convert list.

As Graham told The Strategist, post-baby, she was short on time. “I don’t have time to be in the bathroom for an hour doing a skin-care routine anymore. Before my son Isaac was born, I could take my time and do what I wanted when I wanted to, but now it’s really all about strategy and efficiency. My dermatologist, Dr. Shereene Idriss, told me about this. I started going to her about a year ago because I felt like my skin was starting to look a little dull. I would look at it and it just looked mushy, if that makes any sense. My skin was changing, my body was changing, I was getting older but I’m not old-old...

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Jennifer Lopez Is Dropping a Skin-Care Line on New Year’s Day


This post originally appeared on August 24, 2020:

Jennifer Lopez is no stranger to the beauty industry. She has launched more than two dozen fragrances, had a blockbuster makeup collaboration with Inglot, and has probably inspired millions in hair-extension sales. Nearly two years ago, she said she’d be launching a skin-care line, and we’ve been waiting with bated breath ever since for what felt like an actually-asked-for celebrity beauty brand. And now, it looks like we may finally be getting that and more.

Lopez took to Instagram to post a couple of beautifully bronzed selfies, writing in the caption, “Sunset glow…#JLoBeauty coming soon.”

And that #JLoBeauty hashtag isn’t just a vague concept — it’s an actual brand. On Monday, Allure received an email from the PR firm that will be re...

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The Story Behind Marilyn Monroe’s ‘Happy Birthday, Mr. President’ Iconic Look



Celebrity hairstylists know that their relationships with their star muses can lead to a timeless look that lasts far beyond their own legacy. Think of Chris Appleton and J. LO at the Superbowl, Serge Normant’s elegant bouffant on Julia Roberts at the 2001 Oscars, or Neal Farinah’s high pony on Beyoncé for the 2015 Met Gala. For Marilyn Monroe, the most important member of her 1960’s glam squad was none other than the famed Mr. Kenneth, the O.G. celebrity stylist.

In the new book Kenneth: Shear Elegance, author Giuseppe Longo, who worked for more than a decade at Mr. Kenneth’s salon, chronicles the life and talents of famed hairdresser Kenneth Battelle...

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In ‘Bad Hair,’ A Nasty Weave Makes the Creepiest Horror Villain


I never remembered a time without having a perm until I cut all my hair off, when I was in my 20s. And I literally had never been with my hair. I had no relationship with it. That was really important on my personal journey to love and figure out who I am as an entirety. I think [the film] is just about looking at ourselves, getting comfortable with ourselves, and then expressing that.

ALLURE: Did working on this film in any way influence your own relationship with your hair?

EL: Yes! I just thought about that recently. I have fun with my hair anyway, like I do lots of twist-outs and I’ll style it [different ways], but since working on this [film], I’ve been more explorative...

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