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Dana Oliver is the executive fashion and beauty editor at The Huffington Post. She previously worked for Stylelist, VIBE, Glamour.com and the NY City News Service. She loves neon manicures, Rihanna's constantly-changing hair, shopping at Zara, all things Michael Jackson and gelato.
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What The Heck Is Cleansing Oil, And Why Is Everyone Obsessed With It?

(1) Comments | Posted September 1, 2015 | 1:48 PM

When the cleansing oil craze first took off, we were skeptical about slathering our faces with more a product our skin naturally produces. But we've secretly obsessed over having clear skin like the women we've met who swear by the face cleansing method.

Still there are...

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How To Figure Out Your Face Shape With One Simple Trick

(0) Comments | Posted September 1, 2015 | 12:36 PM

Knowing your face shape can come in handy, especially when deciding on a new haircut or which...

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What Is Rosewater, And Can It Improve Your Skin?

(0) Comments | Posted September 1, 2015 | 10:44 AM

"Beauty Glossary" is a HuffPost series that breaks down beauty product techniques, treatments and ingredients so you know exactly what you're putting onto and into your body.  

While a dozen roses look beautiful in a vase, the beauty world has another use for these incredibly romantic...

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19 Times Zendaya's Hair And Makeup Left Us Speechless

(0) Comments | Posted August 31, 2015 | 12:21 PM

Forget about what all the haters have to say. When it comes to taking beauty risks, no one can compete with Zendaya.

Since her journey from child stardom to young adult fame, the Oakland, California native has done more experimentation with her hair and makeup than most...

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20 Badass Box Braids Hairstyles That You Can Wear Year-Round

(0) Comments | Posted August 31, 2015 | 11:02 AM


Box braids are the quintessential hairstyle for women who need versatility. 


Defined by it's "boxy" or square-shaped hair parts, this individual braided hairstyle has been a go-to for black women for many years. Famous faces, including Brandy, Patra, Janet Jackson,...

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Amber Rose And Blac Chyna Make Bold Statements On The VMAs Red Carpet

(0) Comments | Posted August 30, 2015 | 7:40 PM

Leave it to none other than Amber Rose and Blac Chyna to show up at the 2015 VMAs with choice words emblazoned on their outfits. The models-turned-entrepreneurs strutted down the red carpet with "golddigger," "stripper," "slut" and other racy terms painted all over their nude ensembles to...

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The Big Problem With Calling African Fashion 'Tribal'

(1) Comments | Posted August 28, 2015 | 11:23 AM

You don't need to be a veteran style editor or a high-profile blogger to recognize the huge influence African culture has on the fashion industry. From the runways of Junya Watanabe to the racks of H&M, designers and brands have reinterpreted the Ankara prints...

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6 Beauty Products That'll Help You Beat The Afternoon Slump

(0) Comments | Posted August 28, 2015 | 11:03 AM

By the time 2 p.m. rolls around, we're usually in need of coffee to get us through the...

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America Ferrera's Vintage Waves And More Celeb Beauty Looks We Love

(0) Comments | Posted August 27, 2015 | 12:50 PM

When it comes to red carpet beauty, you can never go wrong with vintage waves

America Ferrera sported a 1940s-inspired hairstyle at the 30th Annual Imagen Awards in Los Angeles, California on August 21. The deep-set waves were pinned up into a faux bob that...

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Meet The Makeup Artist Who Painted Grace Jones' Naked Body

(0) Comments | Posted August 26, 2015 | 5:05 PM

The editors here at The Huffington Post are still in shock over seeing Grace Jones up close and personal at AfroPunk Fest 2015 last weekend. The 67-year-old entertainer put on a killer show, belting out classic hits like "Nightclubbing," "Private Life" and "

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17 Photos That Will Inspire You To Learn How To Fishtail Braid

(0) Comments | Posted August 26, 2015 | 12:22 PM


Learning how to do a fishtail braid is one of our greatest accomplishments. We're not joking.


The intricate plait initially intimidated us, and that fear forced us to settle for a simple French braid or messy milkmaid braid. But after putting in plenty...

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Nicki Minaj's VMAs Dress Is Sheer Excellence

(0) Comments | Posted August 25, 2015 | 11:29 AM

After the wardrobe malfunction Nicki Minaj had onstage at last year's VMAs, we're pretty sure she took every precaution to avoid another fashion mishap on the 2015 VMAs red carpet. And from the looks of her curve-hugging number, we'd say she got it right.

The "Anaconda" rapper wore...

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Taylor Swift Hits The VMAs With Her Squad In A Sequined Crop Top

(0) Comments | Posted August 25, 2015 | 11:11 AM

Well, no surprises here.

Taylor Swift arrived at the 2015 VMAs with her "Bad Blood" squad looking flawless. The Video of the Year nominee stuck to her bare midriff fashion M.O. in matching black and gold crop top and joggers. She accessorized the sequined houndstooth look with strappy...

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AfroPunk 2015 Festival Goers Tell Us What Black Beauty Really Means

(0) Comments | Posted August 24, 2015 | 9:22 AM

If there is any music festival where black men, women, boys and girls can be their carefree, cool and creative selves, it's at AfroPunk Fest

The annual festival this past weekend attracted thousands of innately stylish people from all backgrounds to Brooklyn's Commodore...

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Impactantes fotos de personas con alopecia demuestran que la calvicie es hermosa

(1) Comments | Posted August 23, 2015 | 9:52 AM

La pérdida del cabello es un asunto tan personal como sensible, razón por la que el fotógrafo Daniel Regan afincado en Londres ha decidido poner el foco en individuos con alopecia, que son quienes pueden ofrecer una perspectiva más íntima de lo que significa convivir con la calvicie...

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Lea Michele's Fuchsia Lipstick, And More Celeb Beauty Looks We Love

(0) Comments | Posted August 13, 2015 | 12:05 PM

Wearing bold colors is an art, especially when it comes to makeup. But one foolproof way to pull off a vibrant hue on your face is to keep it simple with lipstick like Lea Michele.

The actress attended the FOX TV All-Star Party during the 2015 Summer TCA Tour flaunting a gorgeous fuchsia lip. It made for quite the contrast against her cornflower blue Elie Saab jumpsuit. Snce Michele kept the rest of her face makeup minimal, it made her lip color even more dramatic. 

Find out how to copy Michele's fuchsia lipstick look below, and see which other celebrities made this week's best beauty list. 

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What Is Marshmallow Root, And Will It Give You Better Skin And Hair?

(0) Comments | Posted August 12, 2015 | 12:23 PM

"Beauty Glossary" is a HuffPost series that breaks down beauty product techniques, treatments and ingredients so you know exactly what you're putting onto and into your body.  

When we think of marshmallows, we think of all the yummy ways to eat and drink the sugary, spongy candy....

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Voici l'erreur que nous faisons tous en nous lavant le visage

(0) Comments | Posted August 12, 2015 | 12:15 PM

Pas besoin de se regarder dans un miroir pour savoir quand notre visage est sale. Et encore moins besoin d’un guide pour savoir comment procéder pour le laver. Mais quand vient le temps d’accomplir cette tâche routinière, il y a une erreur que l’on fait tous: trop laver.

Selon...

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Voici l'erreur que nous faisons tous en nous lavant le visage

(0) Comments | Posted August 11, 2015 | 3:43 PM

Pas besoin de se regarder dans un miroir pour savoir quand notre visage est sale. Et encore moins besoin d’un guide pour savoir comment procéder pour le laver. Mais quand vient le temps d’accomplir cette tâche routinière, il y a une erreur que l’on fait tous : trop laver.

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The Most Memorable Jheri Curl Moments In Pop Culture

(0) Comments | Posted August 11, 2015 | 12:00 PM

The Jheri curl was one of the baddest trends, literally and figuratively, in hair history. 

Invented by Irish-American haircare entrepreneur Jheri Redding, the two-step chemical process transformed straight hair into curly hair. Entrepreneur Comer Cottrell is credited with designing an at-home product known as Pro-Line's Curly Kit, which made...

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