THE HIGH PRICE OF BEAUTY: Four Women Reveal Their Annual Costs

That was Jessica Richards’ reaction in 2005 when her neighbor in New York’s West Village opened a salon that offered only blow-drying and styling—then an utterly novel concept. Ms. Richards, an ex-Vogue editor who owns Shen Beauty, a boutique-cum-spa in…

FDA: Approved Drugs Show Promise For Rapid And Robust Hair Regrowth 

Other than costly transplants, underperforming creams and less-than-convincing wigs and combovers, those experiencing hair loss aren't exactly spoilt for choice when it comes to addressing fading follicles. Over the years science has teased us with a number of promising developments,…

THE ASIAN-IFICATION OF BEAUTY

With unusual ingredients, new science and branding prowess, companies from Korea, China and Japan are challenging the dominance of Western beauty brands. You’d be forgiven for thinking that ginseng, mushrooms, bamboo, bird’s nest and pig collagen are an old family…

THE MOST POPULAR CURRENT MEN’S HAIRSTYLES

A good looking hairstyle can either make or break a man’s appearance as demonstrated in our post how much does hair really improve your look . It can be tiresome trying to keep up with the latest trends and that’s…

QUIP TOOTHBRUSH

Quip is a new electric toothbrush developed to take the simple and often overlooked task of brushing your teeth, to the next level. It has vibrating bristles, and a smart electric motor with a 2 minute timer, just to make…

THE MOST POPULAR MEN HAIR CUTS

This infographic, created by the team at Hairstyleonpoint, will help you choose a haircut that fits your style and personality. Take your pick from a mix of popular and classic cuts found in men’s hairstyles, such as the trending “Man…

BISPHOSPHONATE: The New Cream Painlessly Removes Tattoos

As more people get tattooed, more of those people regret having done so. The tattoo removal business is huge, generating around $75 million in the US alone. Laser ablation is the most common removal method, but now a 27-year-old PhD…

ESTHECHOC: The Anti-Aging Chocolate

For ages, people have been trying to find ways to suppress or hide their wrinkles, which is a natural phenomenon in humans due to old age. An anti-aging chocolate may soon come to the rescue of many who want to…

RODRIGO ALVES: The Human Ken Doll

After spending more than $250,000 on plastic surgery procedures, Rodrigo Alves has been dubbed the new "Human Ken Doll." Alves, a 31-year-old flight attendant who was born in Brazil and lives in London, reportedly went under the knife on Monday…

LACE TATTOOS: The New Tattoo Trend

Lace: the best partner of feminity for centuries. Women have always been fascinated by this intricate fabric, and of course, men wouldn’t deny the power it has on them… A female body, adorned with lace underwear is of course the…

MONOM: Perfume Oils & Palindromes

I was struck by the unusual name of a new Italian perfume house that reached out to me in late December: MONOM. A palindrome, to be sure. Not a complete word in and of itself (at least, not in English)…

HOW TO WEAR & LISTEN TO PERFUMES

It's a common question. Journalists ask perfumers and brand owners about it all the time. Every novice to the perfume forums asks experienced perfumistas about it. Probably the most important question of perfumery, which pops out at any perfume-devoted meeting,…

BEAUTY: The Fortunes Of An Ancient Greek Idea

People think of beauty as universal to the human experience. But the truth is actually much more complicated. The English word beauty is semantically rich; that is, it has a wide range of meanings and connotations. In everyday speech, this…

MARYLIN MONROE & CHANEL Nr.5

Chanel Nr.5 is a symbol of good taste and is currently one of the best selling perfumes in the world. Coco Chanel asked the perfume designer Ernest Beaux to create a perfume “which smells like a woman”. Chanel Nr.5 is…