Chlöe Bailey’s Hairstylist Bought Her Allure Cover Shoot Accessories at Michaels — Interview

Chlöe Bailey is arguably most well-known for being one-half of the Beyoncé-approved musical duo Chlöe x Halle. The sisters have been in the spotlight since their early days on YouTube covering popular songs, including “Pretty Hurts,” which got Queen B’s attention and earned them a deal with her label Parkwood Entertainment. Last summer, Chlöe embarked … Read more

Celebrating the Legacy and Liberation of Black Beauty in Allure’s First Melanin Edit Issue

DAVIS: It’s rituals. TAYLOR: It’s tradition. DAVIS: Mikki, you were often the only [Black beauty editor]. What did you walk in there with? Who was with you? TAYLOR: At the time, the 14.2 million Black women that Essence served. I knew that when I walked through those doors, that every one of those queens walked … Read more

The History of the Dark Lip Liner Look That Defined the ’90s Begins Decades Earlier

Clara Bow’s cupid’s bow. Marlene Dietrich’s overlined lips. Marilyn Monroe’s contoured pout. All three of these now-iconic makeup looks could not have been done without lip liner. The simple, slim colored pencil is one of the tools the world’s best-known makeup artists have been using since the 1920s to literally etch out the American Beauty … Read more

Tresemmé Is Launching a Course to Teach Hairstylists How to Work with Textured Hair

The ability to walk into any hair salon and find a trustworthy hairstylist is not a luxury that everyone has. For Black women, it’s common to feel anxious when searching for or entering a new salon because the big deciding question is: Who can actually style my hair well without damaging it? The sad reality … Read more

How Atlanta Became a Hub for Beauty Brand Startups

Paco Rabanne top and skirt. Chloé earrings. 3555 Gwinnett Place Dr. NW, Duluth The Atlanta area’s premier 24-hour jjimjilbang, or Korean bathhouse, features nine different mineral-encrusted saunas of varying temperatures — at just $35 to enter. It’s an example of how Atlanta’s Korean population (the biggest of all metropolitan areas in the South) is a … Read more

Gabrielle Union’s High-Half-Ponytail Box Braids Actually Took My Breath Away — See Photos

By now it’s evident that Gabrielle Union is a great source for Black hair inspiration. I mean, just one quick scroll through her Instagram will reveal the many different styles she has tried throughout the years. Braids, wigs, dangerously long ponytails — you name it, she has probably done it.  For instance, we couldn’t keep … Read more

Celebrities and Friends Pay Tribute to the Late Makeup Artist, AJ Crimson

Multitalented. Inspiring. Shining star. Genuine. These are all just a few of the words used to describe the late makeup artist AJ Crimson. News of his untimely death started circulating on March 30 as friends and others went to Instagram to pour out their love for him.  In a statement his family shared with People, … Read more