Kathleen Lee-Joe Though the mainstream media tends to promote a fairly homogenous look, ‘pretty’ differs wildly depending on where you are in the world.
Kathleen Lee-Joe A visual tour through the changing roles and rights of women in Iran.
They're simple, streamlined, do the job, and lack that cloyingly sweet scent so popular in women's. (Seriously, who wants their legs to smell like coconut and mango?)
KATHLEEN LEE JOE "It's urine therapy darling; it's not to be sniffed at."
KATHLEEN LEE JOE Wait until Jared Leto gets a load of this …
New in beauty
KATHLEEN LEE JOE These products are to 2015 what organic coconut oil was to 2014. Clear space in your medicine cabinet ...
KATHLEEN LEE JOE Women are constantly told that the key to wearing makeup is to look like you’re not wearing any makeup at all – yet frankly, we think that’s a tad boring.
KATHLEEN LEE JOE Buying perfume is pretty intimate business, but you needn’t be intimidated.
The queen of stealth does it again.
KATHLEEN LEE JOE Or is pink more your style? Dyeing your armpit hair could just be the next big thing in beauty.
Full frontal beauty
KATHLEEN LEE JOE Apparently, post-coital skin is now the end goal of our beauty routines.
Advanced nail art
KATHLEEN LEE JOE We spotted the fancy mani over on Instagram and thought it too good not to share.
KATHLEEN LEE JOE This online search tool allows users to find beauty bloggers and vloggers who share similar features to themselves.
60 the new 20?
Gone are the days when actress Isabella Rossellini was dropped by Lancome at age 40, reportedly for being too old.
KATHLEEN LEE JOE Combining our two favourite things.
KATHLEEN LEE JOE There was a phase in the ‘90s where everyone wanted bangs like Winona Ryder in Beetlejuice – choppy, slicked and super short. Of course, it took a face like Winona’s to pull them off. We didn’t realise this until the damage had already been done.
TV style icons
KATHLEEN LEE JOE Beyond the cinematography and David Lynch’s trippy meta-narratives, the thing that had us spellbound was Twin Peak’s femme fatales and their retro-kitsch style.
KATHLEEN LEE JOE Like rompers and overalls, this particular look sits in that curious category of trends that are tricky to pull off past the age of 10.
KATHLEEN LEE JOE Going organic certainly sounds more holistic and Goop-approved, but are the products as effective as their mainstream counterparts? And what exactly makes a product organic anyway?
KATHLEEN LEE JOE The Nail Olympics (‘Nailympia’) happened in London last week. And we think we just died and went to nail-art heaven.
KATHLEEN LEE JOE We raise our Champers to the Gallic gals doing effortless Franco-sophistication in 2014. (And yes, the list goes beyond Jane Birkin’s daughters.)
KATHLEEN LEE JOE Return to a period when half-up, half-down hairstyles fixed with a thousand claw clips, cloyingly sweet vanilla-scented body spray and multiple shades of mascara were the height of sophistication.
Runway to reality
KATHLEEN LEE JOE Sure, it’s exciting to see faux freckles, powder-blue brows and words spelt out with hair on the runway – but those looks probably aren’t going to work for Sunday brunch or that Monday morning meeting.
CATHERINE RODIE Clinical practitioners in the UK have warned that Botox may 'stunt emotional growth' in young people.
RACHEL CLUN We've learned to love the man bun, thanks largely to Jared Leto and his ombre locks, but now it's time to accept the latest male hair trend: the man bob.
Lucy Corry Good brows are a game-changer. They frame the face, define the eyes and generally make you look more awake. Here are a few of our favourite brow shapers.
KATHLEEN LEE JOE There may be more to a gluten-free lifestyle than just cutting bread out of your diet.
KATHLEEN LEE JOE Reconsidering our position on the much-maligned hair adornment.
KATHLEEN LEE JOE And despite looking stunningly, shiningly, well-put-together on the regular, her approach to beauty is refreshingly low-maintenance.
RACHEL CLUN Virtual makeup and 3D printed eye-shadow. It has to be seen to be believed.
KATHLEEN LEE JOE Anyone with a laptop, internet connection and face can make a YouTube beauty tutorial, but these keen vloggers have well and truly earned their clicks.
KATHLEEN LEE JOE Watch Korean dramas or tune into SBS PopAsia on any given Sunday morning and you’ll know the look I’m talking about.
Cathy Bussey Welcome to the 'no poo' movement, you guys.
KATHLEEN LEE JOE Try not to eat your fingers while wearing these yummy-looking nail art designs.
KATHLEEN LEE JOE The art of contouring is some complicated beauty business.
KATHLEEN LEE JOE Who says Rapunzel should have all the fun? We asked the internet for cool styling tricks for the short-haired set and, as always, the internet delivered.
KATHLEEN LEE JOE After spending the last year meticulously crafting hairy caterpillars onto our face, the trend is about to do a 180.
KATHLEEN LEE JOE It's about to hit the runway, red carpet, and your local supermarket aisle.
KATHLEEN LEE JOE The accessory no one used to notice is having a beauty moment right now.
KATHLEEN LEE JOE This isn’t some skit we pulled from an episode of Portlandia – beard gardens are actually a thing.
Leoni Barlow While the decade did include the odd beauty blunder (perms, for one) there are a few key looks that are making a stylish comeback.
Style a la French
KATHLEEN LEE JOE What’s the secret to achieving that certain je ne sais quoi? Click forth, take notes, right-click and Save As to your desktop …
KATHLEEN LEE JOE There are plenty of beauty tips that we care not to listen to. Who actually throws out their mascara after six months? We ain’t got time for that.
KATHLEEN LEE JOE Abound in beauty inspo, you’ll find accounts by social-media-savvy salons, bloggers and brands, guaranteed to capture your attention and get you calling your colourist.
Body hair for credit
ANNIE STEVENS Well now, this is something.
A braiding party
Effie Mann The Oscar-winning actress hosts a 'braiding party' for her closest friends.
Lupita for Lancome
ANNIE STEVENS It's as breathtakingly beautiful as you imagined it would be.
Best hair tips
Schwarzkopf National Technical Educator, Grant Withnell, shares his tips.
Easy nail art
Melissa Williams-King Here's a nail design you don't need three hands and an Archibald to create.
KATHLEEN LEE JOE Could the secret to healthy skin be a friendly coating of bacteria?
Fish, snails & beer
RACHEL CLUN Try them at your own risk/sense of adventure.
Effie Mann Don't ever let the fact you have short hair stand in the way of a truly head-turning 'do.
KATHLEEN LEE JOE Sizable, an online shopping site, lets you choose the model that best matches your body type.
Stephanie Darling Stephanie Darling visits her favourite podiatrist, catches up with a Parisian hair colourist and comes clean on wipes.
Bee Shapiro A wardrobe update can start at the beauty counter, where this season both candied brights and matte pastels are sprinkled like sundae toppings.
KATHLEEN LEE JOE South Korea, the home of eyelash extensions, blotting tissues, super-concentrated serums and BB and CC cream, is said to be 12 years ahead of the rest of the world in terms of beauty.
Just as millennials are beginning to get comfortable with this new follicle-based fad, science has to go and get in the way.
ANNIE STEVENS Another week, another excellent eyebrows related quote from Cara Delevingne.
Annie Colbert Put down your crimper and Manic Panic hair dye, amateurs.
Nail art history
Jessica Catcher When Susi Kenna became interested in nail art, she brought her lifelong love for art history with her to the salon.