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Meet The Influencers Making Brazil's Natural Hair Movement Mainstream

Inspired by a new generation of YouTubers and bloggers, Brazilian girls are ditching chemical straightening and blow dries.
Branca Lessa de Sá
5 days ago
Life

Making an Appearance at a Conference for Ugly People

At the first annual Ugly Conference, attendees aren't trying to "reclaim" anything. They're just trying to be seen as they are.
Rebecca Brill
4.17.19
this is fine

Dyeing My Hair Rainbow Colors Will Never Make Me 'Less Asian'

Rather than my race, my hair became what people recognized and distinguished me by. But as my white friends began to accept me, I realized that my acceptance of myself was suffering.
Michelle Zhu
3.25.19
Beauty

In Photos: The Afrocentric Hair and Beauty Mall Turning Looks in London

“We want people to come, enjoy, and be educated by their experience."
Paula Akpan
3.6.19
Compact Report

What Makeup Does This Professional Dominatrix Wear to Work?

As with all things in life, says Siren Vandoll, sometimes things don't go according to plan—whether it's a liquid eyeliner disaster or a client who doesn't know what they want.
Siren Vandoll
2.26.19
Beauty

New York City Bans Discrimination Against Black Hairstyles

New guidelines recognize that harassing, threatening, or professionally punishing people because of their hair texture or style is racial discrimination.
Zing Tsjeng
2.19.19
Compact Report

Missy Elliott Inspired Me to Ditch My Naked Palette

Growing up, 21-year-old Abigail Cherubin felt like she had to pare back her makeup to fit in. But bold makeup helps her reject the stereotypes society places on Black women—even if sometimes it looks like she's crying glitter.
Abigail Cherubin
1.24.19
this is fine

Molly Ringwald on How DIY Nail Art Helps Her Empty Out Her Brain

"Nail art takes dexterity and focus, and when I'm doing it, I don't think about anything else. It's my form of weird meditation."
Molly Ringwald
1.14.19
Compact Report

Splurging On High-End Beauty Helps This Executive Feel She's Got Her Life Together

High-end beauty products help 25-year-old Natasha Mwansa feel confident in the workplace. Just don't ask her about the Laura Mercier powder she left in a Starbucks–unless you want her to cry.
Natasha Mwansa
1.8.19
cosmetic surgery

Woman Who Ran Illegal Butt Injection Clinic Charged With Manslaughter

After one of her clients died, 44-year-old Whalesca Castillo was arrested by NYPD officers early Wednesday morning on suspicion of illegally administering silicone butt injections.
Sirin Kale
1.3.19
Fashion

Ariana Grande Increased Searches for Big-Ass Hoodies by 130 Percent in 2018

Finally, our favorite cozy look was liberated from hungover Sundays and considered high fashion.
Danielle Kwateng-Clark
12.19.18
Compact Report

Inside the Makeup Bag of a Teenager Who Splurges at Sephora When She's Sad

Compact Report is a beauty diary series looking inside people's makeup bags (and budgets). This week, a 19-year-old student talks Glossier hype, her onetime aspiration to be an Insta baddie, and her love of turquoise eyeliner.
Fabliha Anbar
12.17.18
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