Nails

The Top Shelf

Alencia Johnson, Director Of Constituency Communications, Planned Parenthood

"Nobody else is telling me what I can and cannot do with my body, and that is liberating beyond any means. That in itself is a beauty secret that you can’t really buy anywhere."Read more >

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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 >

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Susan Lyne, President & Managing Partner, BBG Ventures

On how losing your job can be the best career move and why the best skincare is the simplestRead more >

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Parris Goebel, Dancer & Choreographer

"I like to look different. Like, I shaved my head when I was 18 and I was bald all the way up 'til last year. I like the idea of being bald... It was very empowering to me to be bald but still be a woman and still be hot."Read more >

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Catherine Shi, Biopharmaceutical Process Engineer

On what it means to be a tech-driven beauty consumer instead of a trend-driven one, and the best lipstick formula for chronically dry lipsRead more >

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Robin West, Digital Strategist

On achieving a spa-quality manicure at home and treating your neck like you would your faceRead more >

The Backstage

Another Moment For Rodarte

Gilded nails, Avedon lips, "rich girl makeup"—God, we love this showRead more >

The Face

January Jones, Actress

On how to restore your hair and nails to their former glory after being Betty Draper for eight yearsRead more >

Top Shelf After Dark

Violette, Makeup Artist

"I do my makeup French-style—no mirror, in the car, in the restaurant. All my girlfriends do it the same way."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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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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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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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 >

News

Tomorrow: The Glossier Showroom Hosts Paintbox

Would you like a side of free manicure with your Glossier purchase?Read more >

The Review

Nail Masks Are The New Sheet Masks

Get one step closer to full-body mummification in the quest for no more dry skin anywhereRead more >

The Extras

My Manicure, Myself

Writer Kaitlin Phillips' thoughts on manicures: mainly addictive but also a small-but-impactful way to finish a lookRead more >

The Extras

Your Biotin Might Not Be Working, Unfortunately

The popular supplement said to help grow your hair and nails could also be giving you acne (in addition to not actually growing your hair or nails)Read more >

The Review

A Beautiful Life's Soy Polish Remover

Tales from the post-acrylic-removal-trauma recovery unit, where acetone is the main weapon of choiceRead more >

X ITG

The Minimalist’s Guide To Good Nail Art

Moving on from the neutral-only trend, Madeline Poole instructs on the best designs even the most reticent of polish users can get behindRead more >

Open Thread

How Do You Pedicure?

Painting your toenails is like shaving your legs—made quickly relevant again by the presence of warm weatherRead more >

The Extras

Nail Polishes Go Non-Toxic

3-, 5-, and 7-free formulations and what it all means for your manicureRead more >

The Technique

How To Remove A Gel Manicure

What to do now that your perfect 2+ week manicure needs to come off and you don't have the patience to wait for an appointmentRead more >

ITG ♥s

Sally Hansen Hard As Nails

The second cheapest way to stop biting your nails (the first being to quit cold turkey)Read more >

Color Coding

The New Pink Polishes

Sheer, classic, bubblegum, and neon—we're trying them allRead more >

The One Thing

A 7-Day Manicure, Thanks To Rejuvacote

The old-school "nail growth system" is the unsung hero of long-lasting DIY manicuresRead more >

The Review

No-Polish Nail Polish

To go with your no-makeup makeup look, Deborah Lippmann's nail polish routine that's natural, not bareRead more >

The Face

Paloma Elsesser, Writer & Waitress

The Instagram star on nail salon loyalty, skincare as makeup, and her favorite Glossier productRead more >

The Extras

The Long Nail Life

Advantages, drawbacks, and tips to growing and maintaining extra-long fingernailsRead more >