Chlöe Bailey Takes Her Place Among the Hip-Hop Feminists — Cover Interview

As a teen star and half of a sister act, Chlöe Bailey charmed audiences for years. Now she’s launched a solo music career and is lending her distinctive voice to an essential story about sex, race, and Black women’s bodies. BY: Joan Morgan PHOTOGRAPHED BY: Micaiah Carter On the day of our interview, Chlöe is … Read more

23 Allure-Approved Small Beauty Businesses Worth a Road Trip Across the United States

MAREN MORRIS: My mother is a hairdresser, so when I moved to Nashville I knew I had to find someone who could carry the torch of what she had done for me for 23 years. I googled the best salons in Nashville and then I found you. MARWA BASHIR: I remember when we met. It … Read more

Inside Jess Rona Grooming, TikTok’s Favorite Fancy Dog Salon — See Photos

Jess Rona‘s unlikely career in dog grooming began thanks to one very particular family cat. As a teen growing up in the San Fernando Valley of Los Angeles, Rona and her mom would drive to a PetSmart 20 minutes from their home “to get this specific cat food,” she recalls. There, they spotted a help … 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