56 Editor-Approved Beauty Products You Can Score at This Year’s Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

Out of 284 skin, hair, makeup and fragrance items on sale, these are the stand-outs, hand-selected by our beauty editor.Photo: Courtesy of NordstromIt’s baaaack: Nordstrom‘s highly anticipated Anniversary Sale is officially making its return in July, with early access for Nordstrom card holders beginning on Friday, July 12 and full access to the public the […]

Knotless Box Braids Are the Must-Have Protective Hairstyle of the Moment

Here’s what to know about them, from the experts.Rihanna. Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for FentyThere are a couple of ways to determine whether something — a hairstyle, a popular style of shirt, a designer shoe — is evolving into a full-fledged trend. First, you see it on Instagram. Next, you see it on the streets […]

Sorry, But Your Hair Hates Summer—These 17 Products Can Help

Dear summer, although we love you dearly, you annually present an ever-increasing onslaught of hair sins: sun, sweat, sand, salt, stainage, scorch, and countless other forms of strand sacrilege. So, when you (finally) roll around each year, our excitement is always met with catch-22 nervousness. What kind of carnage, dear summer, will you inflict on […]

The 31 Best Beauty Products We Tried in June

Including a dream foundation formula from a beauty industry icon, athleisure-inspired dry shampoo and more.DedCool Massage Candle 01 Taunt, $55, available here. Photo: Courtesy of DedCoolEach month, Fashionista editors try a *lot* of beauty products. And while not every formula we test is a winner, we’re constantly unearthing new favorites. Here, we’ve rounded up our […]

It’s Possible to Safely Color — and Bleach! — Both Relaxed and Natural Textured Hair

Let these expert tips guide the way.Zoë Kravitz. Photo: Craig Barritt/Getty Images for Fiji WaterI remember the first time I had my hair dyed blonde. I was in the 11th grade, and had printed out photos of Keyshia Cole and Kelis to take to the hairdresser. I sat in her chair and showed her the photos, […]

9 Summer Hair Accessories Your Most Stylish Friends Already Own

For all intents and purposes, consider a headband a more structured, rigid adornment that sits delicately upon the top of your head, while a hairband is a more flexible, cloth-like piece of material that wraps entirely around your head but serves a similar function. A small difference, to be sure, but an important one as […]

How Box Braids Helped Ease My Mid-20s Slump

Not having to deal with my curls for weeks or even months sounded heavenly. I’m used to planning my schedule around wash day, a ritual any natural-haired girl knows well. When it comes to my thick, unruly texture, wash day is an undertaking. Don’t get me wrong—I would never shame my rambunctious curl pattern, but […]