Gone are the days (well, mostly gone) when summer vacations meant drinking as many frozen drinks as possible.
Finding a good facialist is kind of like finding a good partner: Most of us have to shop around a little before we settle on “the one.”
The holiday season tends to leave partygoers feeling emotionally deflated and physically inflated, head to a top spa to hit the refresh button on your wellness.
“Do you see those two women sitting in the corner?” my Korean translator, a young woman in her 20s, asked me. The woman on the right more than her friend on the left.” We stared at two tall, slim, and elegantly dressed women with translucently pale skin who were quietly sipping their own lattes. “These are not natural Korean characteristics,” my translator added.
A beautiful, roomy bathroom provides a lovely retreat to soak away your stress, prep for your day, or simply unwind. The best hotels know how enticing a gorgeous bathroom can be offering views from the tub, outdoor options, and stunning materials. Whether you want to take in the skyline at The Langham Chicago or soak next to hundreds of fish in an underwater bathroom in Dubai, we’ve found some of the most incredible hotel bathrooms in the world. Check out our 12 favorites: Related: How This Standard Hotel Executive Preps For His Day 3 Reasons to Toss Petals into Your Tub The Art of the Baller Bat
Leave it to the city of San Francisco to get the most high-tech beauty experiences before the rest of us do: The 8,500 square feet store located at 33 Powell Street is re-opening November 20 as the first and only Sephora Beauty Tip (Teaching, Inspiration, and Play) Workshop, with over 13,000 products and interactive services. Like most beauty junkies, we’d happily spend a few hours slowly meandering through the selections at Sephora — maybe getting a touchup along the way — but this takes the beauty emporium straight into Willa Wonka territory. In addition to stations for trying new hair and makeup trends, here are the main features you should check out the next time you’re in San Francisco: The Beauty Workshop station at San Francisco’s Sephora Powell Street. (Photo: Courtesy of Sephora) The Beauty Workshop: The main feature of the re-designed store will be The Beauty Workshop, a central workstation where you can take group beauty lessons with Sephora’s top makeup artist instructors, follow tutorials at the iPad stations, or find more inspiration at The Beauty Board, a shoppable gallery made of user-generated content.
These days, being a multihyphenate is practically a requirement for running a successful blog—but Chriselle Lim, creator of The Chriselle Factor, was one of the first. Stylist, trendsetter, outfit-inspirer… and now a new mom, lifestyle icon, and beauty authority (you may have seen her recent videos with Estée Lauder), Lim is an influencer in the ultimate sense of the word—which is exactly why we’re thrilled to announce her as our newest Byrdie contributor! Each month, she’ll be sharing all of her beauty favorites—from the best beauty tips she picked up on her travels (and trust us, there’s a lot) to the new products she’s currently coveting. For her first column, we asked her to share a photo diary of her recent trip to Seoul, along with the buzzy treatments she tried and trends she picked up while she was there.
2010s beauty look from Cut.com’s “100 Years of Beauty” Iran video. (Source: Cut.com) Since the Iranian Revolution in 1979, women in Iran have been mandated by law to wear loose clothing, known as the hijab, covering the head and neck and concealing the hair. But there is a movement called “My Stealthy Freedom,” currently with over 900,000 Facebook fans, that encourages women to post photographs of themselves in public without the headcover. The campaign was founded by Iranian journalist Masih Alinejad, who is currently based in New York City.
Ethiopian supermodel and activist Liya Kebede has been on the cover of American Vogue twice — but her country has had a long history of iconic beauty looks. In this installment of Cut.com’s “100 Years of Beauty” series, the production team, working with model Feven G., explores beauty through the history of Ethiopian pop culture, from cornrows to big curls to slick-straight hair. Watch the first 12 videos of the “100 Years of Beauty” series here: 1, 2,3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8,9, 10, 11, 12. Related: Moustaches and Man Buns: 100 Years of Men’s Grooming [Video] 100 Years of Beauty in Mexico [Video] Behind the Berlin Wall: 100 Years of German Beauty [Video
by Marlee Kula When your state slogan might as well be, “the higher the hair, the closer to God,” you better believe the salons in Dallas are turning out bombshell southern belle manes left and right! With a local style unique to the industrial, eclectic city, the resident Mane Masters of the southwest know a thing or two about big, beautiful hair. Whether you’re local to the area or just a traveller passing through, why not take some time to pamper your strands at these AMAZING hair havens?! BLANC HAIR SALON Owner Scott Witmer has earned quite the pedigree working with top celebrities like Fergie, Nicole Richie, Adam Lambert and Molly Quinn.
The reception area of Oasis Day Spa in Manhattan. (Photo: Courtesy of Oasis Day Spa) The Spa: Oasis Day Spa The Location: In a bustling corner of Park Avenue South, the Oasis Day Spa is just that, providing a welcome escape in the downstairs level of a stunning Art Deco office building. The Scoop: Spas in Manhattan run to two extremes. You have the posh destinations where a massage can cost anywhere from $200 to $500.
Cleo Wade, Liza Voloshin, Margot, and Mia Moretti, co-founders of chez conversations, the New York based female arts collective, hosted three nights of art and music in New Orleans during the Jazz and Heritage Festival.
As we approach the 10th Anniversary of Katrina, the nation is turning its gaze to the city of New Orleans. Like so many have done in the years following Hurricane Katrina, I recently moved to New Orleans — without a job offer or significant other — simply because I had fallen in love with the city.
Tucked behind a gated alleyway in Presidio Heights, San Francisco, where affluent resident neighbors compost their single-origin coffee grinds in their multi-million dollar mansions. The entrance to Skin Remedy, located behind an alleyway in Presidio Heights. The Vermont native started her career in Los Angeles in 2004, but moved to San Francisco after realizing the Northern Californian emphasis on healthy living instead of aesthetics was better suited for herself.
Tomoko Spa in Beverly Hills is the dream and vision of Tomoko Kurono, a native of Osaka, Japan, who fell in love with massage at an early age at the hands of her mother, a local healer.
I’ve ignored skin care for my back even though I have an eight-step morning and night routine for my face (seriously). Wanting to avoid future back breakouts, I got some skin care tips from Stalina, dermatologist Sejal Shah, MD, and Daryl Gioffre, chiropractor and health coach.