Singer and songwriter Halsey just called out hotels on social media for not having shampoo and conditioner suitable for the hair of people of color.
One huge perk of spring cleaning is the space that it leaves to buy more new stuff. Okay, it might be a little counterproductive to think of it this way, but how else will we make space for the new shampoos, conditioners, masks, and treatments that deserve a spot in our showers? Spring is a time of awakening — which means that now is the right time to try Dark and Lovely's Damage Slayer five-step system.
Beauty aisles and counters have undergone a dramatic makeover. A decade ago, the selection of cosmetics and skin and hair care was largely driven by a small group of manufacturers and the industry’s history of perpetuating blond European women as the faces of beauty. But in the past ten years — and in the past year especially — a shift to creating products that are inclusive of America’s diverse population has radically transformed the beauty space as we’ve come to know it. This is why Yahoo Lifestyle is thrilled to announce our second annual Diversity in Beauty Awards (the DIBs), which highlight the personalities , brands, and products that embody inclusiveness and innovation. The leaders of this movement? None other than the shoppers. Frustrated with wasting money on hair care that doesn’t live up to its promises, mixing multiple foundations to find the right match, or engaging with campaigns that present one image of beauty as superior to others, consumers are no longer settling or remaining silent. Social media has given them a platform to call out brands for their shortcomings and communicate that they will spend their hard-earned dollars only on products that meet their needs. Industry insiders refer to this seismic shift as the “Fenty Beauty effect,” linking it to the groundbreaking launch of Rihanna ‘s beauty line in 2017, when the singer-turned-cosmetics mogul unveiled a 40-shade foundation range that reflected her rainbow of fans and followers. Our judges gave Fenty Beauty the “Most Inclusive Foundation” nod in this year’s DIBs Ginger King, the founder of cosmetic product development company Grace Kingdom Beauty and one of our 2018 judges, believes Rihanna’s connection with beauty fans contributes to the brand’s success. “With her celebrity status and that kind of drive, you have people saying, ‘Yeah, we have been waiting a long time for this. Finally, someone has spoken up for us,'” King says. Tellingly, Fenty Beauty’s darker shades sold out first. Some brands, including Iman Cosmetics, Bobbi Brown, and NARS, have always offered a wide range of makeup for different skin tones. But many brands still offer just an eight or 16-shade foundation line with an average of two deeper hues. The financial impact of women of color shouldn’t be overlooked. African-American consumers buy into beauty more than any other ethnic group. According to a recent Nielsen report, last year “black shoppers spent $473 million in total hair care (a $4.2 billion industry) and made other significant investments in personal appearance products, such as grooming aids ($127 million out of $889 million) and skin care preparations ($465 million out of $3 billion).” For the 2018 Diversity in Beauty Awards , Yahoo Lifestyle’s editors collaborated with six experts who champion diversity in their careers and cover all bases of the beauty industry to vote on the best in makeup, skin care, hair care, and more. Judges include celebrity hairstylist Vernon François , wellness advocate and personal trainer Massy Arias , beauty vlogger Ellarie , cosmetic chemist Ginger King , celebrity makeup artist Joanna Simkin , and Beauty Director Dana Oliver of Yahoo Lifestyle. A Diversity in Beauty Awards seal is awarded to winners in 16 categories, including the Influencer for Change award to beauty king Patrick Starrr, Beauty Campaign With a Powerful Message award to CoverFX for its thought-provoking “Nude Is Not Beige” campaign, and awards for Best Inclusive Foundation and Best Beauty App . Without further ado, here’s the full list of 2018 Diversity in Beauty Award nominees and winners. Beauty Campaigns With Powerful Messages: Fenty Beauty by Rihanna Revlon Live Boldly Pantene Gold Series #StrongIsBeautiful WINNER: CoverFX ‘Nude is Not Beige’ Social Media Campaigns: Glossier The Solution All Woman Project x Babor Be Cool Be Nice WINNER: P&G #LoveOverBias Beauty Chameleon: Cardi B Bella Thorne Jaden Smith WINNER: Issa Rae Influencer for Change: Monica Style Muse Leah Vernon Tyler Ford WINNER: Patrick Starrr Model-Activist: Aaron Phillip Ericka Hart Cameron Russell WINNER: Tess Holliday Best Beauty App: Stop, Breathe & Think Headspace Sweat WINNER: Benefit Cosmetics Brow Try-On Best Inclusive Foundation: Marc Jacobs Beauty Shameless Youthful-Look 24H Foundation NARS Natural Radiant Longwear Foundation Bobbi Brown Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation SPF15 WINNER: Fenty Beauty Pro Filt’r Soft Matte Longwear Foundation Best Inclusive Hair Care: Briogeo Kristin Ess OGX WINNER: Vernon François Best Inclusive Skin Care: Urban Skin RX Hydranutrient Radiance Restore OIl Dermalogica Stress Positive Eye Lift Philosophy Purity Made Simple Ultra-Light Moisturizer WINNER: Yes to Tomatoes Detoxifying Charcoal 2-in-1 Scrub and Cleanser Stick Best Affordable Makeup: NYX Professional Makeup Powder Puff Lippie Lip Cream Maybelline Face Studio Master Chrome Metallic Highlighter Makeup Revolution Conceal & Define Full Coverage Conceal and Contour WINNER: Colourpop Element of Surprise Pressed Powder Shadow Palette Sunscreens for All: Glossier Invisible Shield Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen Colorescience Sunforgettable Brush-on Sunscreen WINNER: Farmacy Green Screen Daily Environmental Protector Men’s Grooming That Makes Sense: BYRD Hairdo Products Redken Brews Harry’s WINNER: Scotch Porter Best Green Beauty Product: Alba Botanica Hawaiian Detox Warming Mud Masque Juice Beauty Stem Cellular Exfoliating Peel Spray Bite Beauty Amuse Bouche Liquified Lipstick — The Unearthed Collection WINNER: Biossance Squalane + Phyto-Retinol Serum Best Acne/Hyperpigmentation Product: Biologique Recherche Lotion P50 Dior Capture Youth Glow Booster Age-Delay Illuminating Serum Cane + Austin Face & Body Retexture Scrub WINNER: Glossier Solution Best Skin Care Tool: iDerma Youth Restoring Masque Nu Skin ageLOC LumiSpa Device Homedics Radiance Microdermabrasion Exfoliation Device WINNER: Michael Todd Beauty SonicSmooth Best Fragrance: KKW Crystal Gardenia Glossier You Eau de Parfum Jo Loves Red Truffle 21 Fragrance Paintbrush WINNER: Tom Ford F***ing Fabulous Follow us on Instagram , Facebook , and Twitter for nonstop inspiration delivered fresh to your feed, every day.
The internet — social media in particular — has made the beauty industry more democratic than ever before. One brand that's been way ahead of the curve is Nexxus, which has been delivering luxury hair products to the mass market for almost four decades. It was one of the first brands to take stylist-approved products from the salon chair to the drugstore.
Let’s Just Get to the Point:Hask Cactus Water Weightless Moisture Shampoo is loaded with nutrients and antioxidants to leave strands feeling soft, shiny and healthy. The under-$10 price tag means it’s a luxury everyone can enjoy. Key Ingredients: Cactus water and prickly pear seed oil If You Want to Know More:Think of a cactus and you probably imagine something parched, rough and rigid. In other words, dry. That's not exactly the description of most people's #hairgoals, and yet, the prickly ...
While jelly has already had a moment in makeup, it's sudden splash into the world of skin care feels fresh.
In 2017, the entertainment industry broke its own record for box-office sales, hitting just short of $40 billion worldwide in its highest-grossing year ever. But just because Hollywood's elite made $11 billion in domestic revenue alone doesn't mean every celebrity walked last night's Oscars red carpet basking in the glow of all those dollar signs... at least not where their hair and makeup was concerned.
Let's Just Get to the Point:If smooth, stick-straight strands—say that five times fast—are what you're after, you must try the new Ironless Shampoo and Conditioner ($20 each) from Frédéric Fekkai. Hence the name, you don't need to use a flat iron; just wash, condition blow-dry and go. You can now finally rock the "Cher Hair" trend everyone is so obsessed with.If You Want to Know More: Both the shampoo and conditioner are infused with hibiscus protein, which is a natural source of ...
The recent at-home DNA boom is also shaping the beauty industry, as new kit options allow you to test the health of your hair and skin, giving you major insight into how soon you'll go gray and how your skin reacts to harmful UVA/UVB rays.
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Makeup artist and beauty blogger Charity Grace LeBlanc is facing criticism over her 3-year-old daughter's curly pink hair.
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John Paul DeJoria, who co-founded the John Paul Mitchell Systems hair care company and school system, is the subject of a new documentary.
Spring is not too far away — it begins on March 20 to be exact. With every new season comes new products to try, and beauty companies have already begun to roll out innovative creations you will want to get your hands on ASAP.Fragrance houses have concocted fresh new scents to spritz on warm days, and nail polish brands have all the right pastels for your next mani appointment.While these spring delights are enticing, sometimes the trickiest part is figuring out if you have the funds to keep up without breaking the bank. ...
When we think of Tia Mowry, it’s difficult not to reflect back on her adolescent days on the hit sitcom, Sister, Sister, alongside her twin sister, Tamera Mowry. She was always fresh-faced, often with a headful of voluminous, natural curls. But on Tuesday, Tia posted a selfie on Instagram taking pride in her gray hair.