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Sally Hershberger, Hairstylist

Read for gems like "When I was in my 20s, I got a call from Julia Roberts—‘Hey Sally, it’s Julie. Can you come over and cut my hair off? I’m sick of it.’"Read more >

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Cheryl Burke, Dancer

"My coach told me it was time for a new look, so he literally chopped my hair off. I was crying. He dyed it black, and that’s when you first saw me on Dancing With The Stars."Read more >

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Lolita Jacobs, Style Director, Courrèges

"Every time you read about a French girl, they say, ‘I’m not using anything. I’m like this naturally.’ Yeah right. Don’t worry, we use as much shit as girls anywhere!"Read more >

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LeAnn Rimes

The singer opens up about her psoriasis, styling her hair extensions, and how to shrug off paparazzi when you don't feel like looking 100 percentRead more >

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Jennifer Fisher, Jewelry Designer

On the ins and outs of lash extensions and how to moisturize your kids even when they hate lotionRead more >

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Amy Sedaris

The actress and comedian on why you should cover yourself in Elizabeth Arden's Eight Hour Cream, steam with laxative flakes, and consider doing your own makeup for all your red carpet glamour needsRead more >

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Sunny Hostin, Legal Analyst, CNN

You learn a lot about good mattifying primers and under-eye concealer when your job is to sit under TV lightsRead more >

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Kai Avent-deLeon, Owner, Sincerely, Tommy

The Bed-Stuy bred store owner on what women really want to buy, her favorite nude lipsticks, and getting over the fear of chemical peelsRead more >

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Michelle Monaghan, Actress

"I think that if you are healthy, you are beautiful on the outside and on the inside. The best thing to do is just lead by example."Read more >

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Suleika Jaouad, 'Well' Columnist, The New York Times

After being diagnosed with cancer at 22, the writer is in remission with a new perspective on life, makeup removal, and the pixie cut Read more >

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Donna Karan

The committed yogi on the wonders of a good guru, some essential oils, and a body suit you can wear from Pilates to workRead more >

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Candice Huffine, Model

"There’s some quote I read recently that said, it takes 10 years to look like an overnight success or something like that. People don’t know that you’ve been hustling for along time."Read more >

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Cipriana & TK Quann, Urban Bush Babes

The sisters behind the fashion and lifestyle site speak candidly on the correlation between hair and confidence, their simplified beauty routines, and drugstore lipstick to buy by the handfuls Read more >

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Erica Weiner, Jewelry Designer

On picking out engagement rings, finally learning how to apply eyeliner, and how to look like you have more hair than you actually doRead more >

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Leslie Fremar, Stylist

The woman behind basically all of your favorite red carpet looks on the all-consuming award show circuit, being comfortable without any makeup on, and her frequent massage habitRead more >

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Meredith Melling, Co-Founder, La Marque

After 10 years in Vogue's fashion department, the mother of two (with one more on the way) is focusing on new projects—like styling attendees for the Met Ball—and learning to streamline her routines for hair and bronzerRead more >

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Lisa Eldridge

The inimitable makeup artist and creative director of Lancôme on her upcoming book, surprisingly pared-down makeup routine, and her two-cleanse nighttime methodRead more >

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Mari Kussman, Creative Director, Nanotronics Imaging

The creative director and start-up founder talks about her pink hair, her retinoid routine, and why she takes her products out of their original packagingRead more >

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Alicia Yoon, Founder, Peach & Lily

The Harvard Business School grad built one of the main pipelines for Korean beauty in the United States—she talks about how she did it and the products currently in her testing rotationRead more >

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Dr. Patricia Wexler, Dermatologist

Considered one of the best dermatologists in New York, she talks about why you really should exfoliate every day, which eye shadow she's been using consistently for 20 years, and why she plays Carly Simon's "You're So Vain" while performing liposuctionRead more >

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Indre Rockefeller, US President, Delpozo

Former ballerina turned fashion-brand whisperer on headache-relieving eye masks, body oil as perfume, and the best subtle lip colorRead more >

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Soraya Silchenstedt, Jewelry Designer

On her favorite sunscreens for every day and when she surfboards, her new lip plumping solution, and the hair mask that combats the chlorine in the YMCA poolRead more >

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Khloé Kardashian

"One time I said to someone, ‘I have H and M tomorrow,’ and they were like ‘Why are you going to H&M?’ I thought everyone knew that H and M meant 'hair and makeup,' but then I realized it's just us."Read more >

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Aurora James, Creative Director, Brother Vellies

On straight vs. curly hair, having to worry about makeup melting off in the African sun, and finally finding the perfect red nail polish for her skin toneRead more >

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Martha Stewart

The lifestyle media mogul on the best way to take makeup off, personal expression via interior design, and the most durable makeup compacts that won't break when you drop themRead more >

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Simone Shubuck, Artist

"I don’t want to be constantly having conversations with my friends about who’s doing Botox or things like that...It just gets a little boring and feels like we’re all self-conscious and not confident."Read more >

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Jen Atkin, Hairstylist

With gems like "Here I am, living in Salt Lake at the time, and I meet Dave Matthews there. He told me and my best friend ‘Yeah, if you want to do hair, you should move to LA or New York.’"Read more >

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Brooke Wall, Founder, The Wall Group

"When I first started representing artists, the first question was always what shows have they done. Then it transitioned into what celebrities have they worked with, and now, it’s about how many followers they have...That’s a lot of different ingredients, like a recipe for a great meal. You need to have a lot of elements to make it outstanding."Read more >

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Michelle Phan, Entrepreneur

The one-woman brand powerhouse on how the first job you want isn't always the right one, and why the best business partners are your closest friendsRead more >

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Britt Morgan-Saks, VP of Strategic Partnerships, Rent The Runway

On breaking into the music industry, knowing when to shift gears in your career, and the infinite beauty wisdom of Zoe SaldanaRead more >

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Elle Macpherson

The model and co-founder/creative director of WelleCo on the simplest ways to feel healthier, from her Super Elixir to going to bed earlyRead more >

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Stacy London

On everything from the not-so-glamorous (struggling with psoriasis) to the ultra-luxe (her shoe closet)Read more >

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Natalie Joos, Stylist

On making the best out of bad circumstances, all the matte lipsticks that're worth the word, and the one product that'll give you "instant youth"Read more >