Tracee Ellis Ross Is Adding a Whole Bunch of New Products and Tools to Pattern Beauty’s Lineup

The actress and beauty founder also posted a personal message to fans about Pattern’s “Phase 2” and the importance of celebrating the beauty of Blackness.Tracee Ellis Ross for Pattern Beauty.Photo: Sharif Hamza/Courtesy of Pattern BeautyWhen Tracee Ellis Ross launched her hair-care company Pattern Beauty — which specifically caters to curly hair textures — last fall, […]

Great Outfits in Fashion History (Beauty Edition): Lupita Nyong’o’s 2016 Met Gala Hair

An iconic moment in celebrating natural textured hair.Lupita Nyong’o at the 2016 Met Gala.Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty ImagesOver the better part of the last decade, Lupita Nyong’o has made her mark on the red carpet, solidifying her status as a fashion icon and routinely wearing looks (and hair and makeup) worth discussing and remembering. One of the […]

169+ Black-Owned and Founded Beauty and Wellness Brands to Know

Whether small indie startups or veteran staples of the drugstore aisle (and everything in between), there are many, many Black-owned and founded beauty and wellness brands on the market well worth knowing and supporting. The list is ever-growing, so we’ve put together a database of 169+ of these businesses, viewable both in the list below and as a […]

How Fashion and Beauty Brands Are Responding to the Ongoing Police Brutality Protests

We will continue to update as more companies step forward.Photo: Courtesy of PatternIn response to the recent deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and other Black Americans at the hand of the police, people across the world have taken to the streets to protest police brutality and systemic racism. Some of these demonstrations have turned violent, […]

Must Read: Ulta Tests Virtual Beauty Try-On Technology, Pattern Launches Hair Accessories

Plus, Patagonia details a cautious plan for reopening.Photo: Getty ImagesThese are the stories making headlines in fashion on Wednesday.Ulta tests virtual beauty try-on technologyFour years ago, Ulta Beauty launched a virtual try-on program called GlamLab. And with coronavirus concerns bringing in-store beauty sampling to a screeching halt, the technology has seen a four-fold increase in […]

2019: The Year in (Oh, So Many) Celebrity Beauty Launches

In 2019, Americans ceded all control to celebrities. “Dress me,” we begged, and Rihanna gave us Fenty. “Make me smell good,” we demanded, and Michelle Pfeiffer, Lionel Richie and J.Lo heeded the call. “Wait, would you… register me to vote?” we asked, and Ariana Grande actually did it. “Run for president!” we begged Oprah and […]