Curly Hair

Word of Mouth

The Braids & Twists Roundtable

All the pros, cons, and edge control worth knowing when it comes to protective stylesRead more >

The Top Shelf

Kim Johnson, Community Manager, Glossier

On everything—literally everything—from curly hair maintenance to her mini-contour to what happened when she tried to take her acrylics off in the office...Read more >

The Face

Yvonne Orji, Actress

"I live by Clarisonic, I do, God bless it. Ever since I got it I’ve just been like, 'Bzzzzzzz.' It really does give me a deep clean."Read more >

Guide

The Beginner's Guide To Textured Haircare

It's all about moisture, moisture, moisture, moisture, moistureRead more >

The Top Shelf

Stefani Robinson, Writer, Atlanta

"Having braces is not like having a bad haircut. You can’t fix it with bobby pins or wear a hat. These are on, and you can’t do anything to hide it. Once I got that into my head, I was like, fuck it. I’ve got braces. This is cool."Read more >

The Technique

The Three Steps Your Blow-Dry Is Missing

When you can't get to the blow-out bar, but still want super smooth rootsRead more >

The Review

The Best Drugstore Hair Masks

Mane hydration for the fiscally challengedRead more >

The Face

Rosh Mahtani, Founder, Alighieri Jewelry

"Why can’t we just admit that we're all still a bit of a mess? We're all figuring it out—that’s beautiful in and of itself."Read more >

Top Shelf After Dark

Irina Lakicevic, Dentist

Because lipstick doesn't really translate under a surgical mask—all the better reason to go all out for after hoursRead more >

The Technique

How To Style Curly Hair With Very Little Effort

You asked, we answered (and we brought some friends to help)Read more >

#ITGTopShelfie

The Beauty Expert Chasing Effortless, Natural Makeup

The founder of Harlem's Vivrant Beauty on the clean red lipstick she always reaches for, the pregnancy-safe skincare she swears by, and moreRead more >

The Top Shelf

Ebonee Davis, Model & Activist

On how being true yourself can be a deeply political actRead more >

Guide

No More Hair Breakage

At least not after reading thisRead more >

The Face

Anya, Musician

On the products that maintain her curl and the lipstick that makes her feel like RihannaRead more >

The Review

The Best Shampoos For Curly Hair

Inspired by Frederikke Sofie and Tom's 6-year-old nephewRead more >

The Top Shelf

Marjon Carlos, Senior Fashion Writer, Vogue.com

"My main focus in beauty has always been my hair. It’s where I put in the time, I put in the money, I put in the research…let’s start at the beginning."Read more >

The Top Shelf

Solange Franklin, Stylist

"I don't sleep with a silk scarf on, or anything. I don't like silk pillowcases either! I like my hair in its natural state, and I’m not afraid of frizz—it’s a pejorative [word]. It's me."Read more >

#ITGTopShelfie

Cecilia Gorgon, Student

On the trick to caring for curls and the skincare routine for people who like to sleep in lateRead more >

The Technique

Every Way You Can Blowdry Your Hair

One dryer, two attachments, endless possibilites Read more >

The Top Shelf

Alyse Archer-Coité, Director of Culture & Programing, A/D/O

On how to DIY a true nude lipstick with spare concealer—plus a primer on cutting your hair at homeRead more >

The Top Shelf

Yvonne Koné, Accessories Designer

"I remember when there weren't so many women of color to look up to [in pop culture] either. Then Neneh Cherry came, the singer, and it was such a relief... Now you have Beyoncé, and she's the most beautiful woman in the world."Read more >

The Top Shelf

Audrey Gelman, Co-Founder & CEO, The Wing

"I know that when I’m taking care of myself and engaging in self care, even if it’s just making sure to shower consistently, it actually has a real impact on my mood. That’s mainly the reason why I do it."Read more >

The Top Shelf

Ashley Weatherford, Associate Beauty Editor, The Cut

Winning the award for Top Shelf routine with the most topical acid recommendations everRead more >

Top Shelf After Dark

Cora Emmanuel, Model

Lip balm + black shadow + Tom Ford heels = one hell of a going out routineRead more >

The Face

Jordan Rebello, Vintage Buyer

"Being American Indian is so cool. We originated here! People still forget about us, but it's getting better. I'm trying to do my part."Read more >

The Top Shelf

Phoebe Collings-James, Artist

"I don't think beauty is just the sum of parts. You never think, does Anjelica Huston have a great butt? You think about her as a whole woman."Read more >