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Melanie Huynh, Stylist

The Carine acolyte on the seven day therapeutic workout routine and the only four body lotions worth consideringRead more >

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Kirsten Green, Founder, Forerunner Ventures

Glossier's very first investor on why she believes in online brands and what it feels like to get to the bottom of a moisturizer jarRead more >

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Catherine Deneuve

On why you don't have to wear a lot of makeup to look this good—you just need to know the right makeup to useRead more >

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Claire Thomson-Jonville, Editor In Chief, Self Service

"Personal style for me is having really beautiful skin. I’m not one of those girls who’s going to say I don’t wear makeup because I do, but I love the idea of being barefaced."Read more >

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Nadine Abramcyk, Co-Founder, Tenoverten

"I don’t like sheer polishes. But I’ve lately been obsessed with black, which as a pedicure is the chicest thing ever. Everybody has to try it once."Read more >

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Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Actress

The star of 10 Cloverfield Lane on how she does her own red carpet makeup and how she deals with changing her hair for every new roleRead more >

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Angela Dimayuga, Executive Chef, Mission Chinese

"In all the kitchens I’ve worked in, I’ve always used eyeliner because you don’t really need to reapply it and I feel finished with it on, but not made-up. I can go from work to going out and feeling like I have my look."Read more >

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Kristie Streicher, Co-Owner, STRIIIKE

The queen of the "feathered brow" (really—she trademarked it) on her favorite brow gel and the new eye shadow that feels more like eye creamRead more >

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Jourdan Dunn

Figuring out eyeshadow, hating working out, eradicating facial hair—supermodels, they're just like us!Read more >

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Amanda Shine, Founder, The Setting

"I remember [my first major haircut] was at this Japanese studio in a nondescript building in Chelsea, and he just cut the whole thing dry—this Japanese guy with like a Samurai sword. I was like, ‘Is this life? Like, where is my hair?'"Read more >

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Bobbi Brown

"No one had done a great collection of edited, natural-looking makeup. Lipstick that just looked like lips didn't exist. One day I met a chemist and I asked him to make me a lipstick...I told him, I want to make the best red, the best orange, the best beige. And we did."Read more >

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Paola Kudacki, Photographer

File under: Things to keep in mind when pursuing your dreams, grooming your eyebrows, and shopping for a new under-eye creamRead more >

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Aubrey Plaza, Actress

"I like my nails to be healthy, shiny, and sturdy, especially for survival scenarios, you know? You gotta have nails that can do some damage. I know we want our nails to look good, ladies, but you never know when you’re going to need to claw someone’s eyes out."Read more >

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Jhené Aiko, Singer

"Having to take pictures reminds you how important it is to be consistent about skincare. You’ve been going to sleep with makeup on all week and now you expect to put on a mask and the next day you’re going to look flawless? Like, no."Read more >

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Enikö Mihalik, Model

"Before I started working, I actually always had a love for makeup—ask my mom…I also am a bit of a hoarder. Things that are colorful and that you can do pretty things with, I tend to collect. Or just over-buy."Read more >

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Karla Welch, Stylist

On designing a custom wardrobe for Justin Bieber's world tour and Oprah's best beauty adviceRead more >

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Ligaya Tichy, Tech Partner, Vigilante Hospitality

The angel investor on backing female-oriented apps, getting her money's worth out of of mini products, and curling her hair with a torture deviceRead more >

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Ashley Owens, Editor in Chief, Suited Magazine

The tailor turned editor on giving up soy for her skin, her affair with Retin-A, and the shampoo/conditioner combo that moisturizes without breaking her outRead more >

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Isabel Toledo, Designer

"I don't leave the house without lipstick and earrings. I can put on a pair of glasses and go out, but I have to have the lips. I'll do different colors, but red just feels like an extension of me."Read more >

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Ellen Pompeo

The actor on the damned if you do/damned if you don't nature of makeup on TV, the skincare line that changed her skin, and how to keep her hair from look too much like a "mom bob"Read more >

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Vanessa Seward, Designer

"I’m 46 and, for the moment, I don't want to do any injections or anything. I’m trying to resist. But I've amassed a lot of money in creams—prevention!"Read more >

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Odile Gilbert, Hairstylist

On the best hair masks for blondes, a skin cream for every decade of your life, and why brushes are the most important, least-used part of a hair routineRead more >

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Tali Lennox, Artist & Model

On how masking inspired her Bath Towel Series and why the bathroom really is the most important roomRead more >

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Katherine Power, CEO, Clique Media Group

The Who What Wear founder on how to wash your hair every day even if you don't want to and surviving the bitter end of a Brazilian blowoutRead more >

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Maude Apatow, Actress

File under: cool teens who are also funny and unafraid of a good lipstickRead more >

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Ali Michael

The model and lip balm connoisseur on growing to love her brows, keeping skincare simple, and choreographing spinning routines to Justin BieberRead more >

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Jayne Min, Creative Consultant

The woman behind Stop It Right Now on her yearly perm, her at-home gel manicure set, and her #1 ride-or-die product lineRead more >

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Nasiba Adilova, Director Of Business Development, Buro 24/7

"I saw a picture of Jane Birkin somewhere and I was like, 'Oh, those are the bangs I want.' I tried it and people kept saying how much they loved them, so I kept them."Read more >

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Jessica Alba

On how pregnancy helped her understand her allergies, what inspired Honest Beauty, and the perfume for people who hate perfumeRead more >

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Deborah Lippmann

"Nails are really personal. You’re sitting really closely with somebody, which is actually a part of the business that I would like to see reinvigorated. I understand that we like express service, but to me it’s really important..."Read more >

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Sally Singer, Creative Digital Director, Vogue

The very first Top Shelf is back for an update on what's changed with her hair and skincare routine in the past five yearsRead more >

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Judy Greer, Actress

"I’m in eyebrow rehab right now with Kristie Streicher. She’s trying to help me grow in my eyebrows. I am a victim of the '90s."Read more >

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Sophie Buhai, Jewelry Designer

Formerly of Vena Cava, she's relocated to LA from New York, where she's "allowed to have more focus on health"Read more >