Need a Pick-Me-Up? Skip the Coffee and Try this Ritual
Need a Pick-Me-Up? Skip the Coffee and Try this Ritual

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Need a Pick-Me-Up? Skip the Coffee and Try this Ritual

We’ve been conditioned for years to reach for the hard stuff (i.e. a bold black drip or a double espresso) every time our performance drops one iota below optimal, or we feel even the teensiest bit of burn behind the eyes. I’ll admit, that makes it hard to cut back, or let alone, cut out coffee completely for the sake of our health.

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The Amazon Advocate: Francisco Costa

The former creative director of Calvin Klein Collection’s womenswear said that building his own brand was the “light at the end of the tunnel” after a grueling career as a designer, which included stints at Oscar de la Renta and Gucci.

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The Mani Master: Jin Soon Choi

During New York fashion week, even nails get dressed to the nines—which is where Jin Soon Choi, one of the city’s most in-demand manicurists, comes into play with her rather extensive range of eponymous JINsoon polishes.

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How to Give Yourself a Spa-Worthy At-Home Facial

When you book a facial, it’s rarely on a whim. It’s a plan with intention, and whether that intention is a deep pore purge or a quick glow for a night out, it’s possible to achieve some pretty winning results without leaving your house or putting on pants.

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Does Your Beauty Routine Need Its Own Refrigerator?

Whether you want to snap an Insta-worthy shelfie or simply need to clear room in your vegetable drawer for actual vegetables (what, you don’t hoard your sheet mask collection in the crisper?), a mini fridge may hold the answer.

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Sun in the City

Seasonless Suncare, Skin Tips, and beyond from Dr. Marko Lens, Founder of Zelens. 

Sun care—a topic often reserved for months spent by the beach, has become a hot word (quite, literally) for all seasons.

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The Second Act: Melanie Mayron

Another Father’s Day has come and gone, but for actor, director, and entrepreneur, Melanie Mayron, celebrating dear old dad is something she does 365 days year. In fact, her reason for thinking beyond the small screen (where she nabbed an Emmy for her role as the “artsy and creative” Melissa Steadman on Thirtysomething) and getting into skin care started because of sibling rivalry.

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9 Simple Solutions for Summer’s Biggest Problems

There’s no denying that rosé-fueled lunches al fresco and blissful days at the beach are what the good life is all about, but counteracting the season’s sweaty, frizzy, and sunburned side effects are decidedly less sexy. From strands that cave under heat and humidity to sunscreen-clogged pores, discover nine ways to survive a cruel, cruel summer.

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How-to get Kacey Musgraves Cult Vibes Summer Hair

Celebrate the first day of summer by letting loose. Hairstylist Giovanni Delgado, who created this waist-grazing look on Kacey Musgraves for the Bonanaroo Music Festival, shows you how.

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9 Ways to Master a Glow Job According to Nam Vo

You know makeup artist Nam Vo for her mesmerizing (and often blinding) “highlighter porn” that racks up hundreds of thousands of likes on Instagram. But long before Vo developed her signature #dewydumpling look embraced by everyone from Rosie Huntington-Whiteley to Chrissy Teigen, she was working with an entirely different set of celebs. 

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The Holistic Goddess: Shiva Rose

Long before Gwyneth Paltrow spawned Goop and the concept of wellness became inextricably linked to beauty, there was Shiva Rose. Tucked away in the Santa Monica Mountains, the actress, activist, author, entrepreneur, and Hollywood earth mother regularly whips up lotions and potions for lit-from-within skin in her Los Angeles oasis. Her transition from the big and small screens to the beauty business began with a holistic blog, The Local Rose, designed to document her path.

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@Mancrediblebeauty Shares His Beauty Routine!

"Here’s an inside look into my personal routines and the products on Materiae I think you should add to your own." - Josh Blaylock

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The 7-Day Spring Refresh

While the warmer months are finally upon us, your skin and strands are likely still stuck in winter mode. Here, seven product picks that will instantly reset your routine from hair to toe.

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The Skin Electrician: Melanie Simon

Known as both the electrical esthetician to the stars and co-founder of ZIIP, Melanie Simon’s journey started from rather humble beginnings. In fact, her passion for perfect skin was sparked by her sister’s science project. “She tested different moisturizers on the skin of nectarines from the same bundle,” Simon explained.

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The Mane Master: Sacha Mitic

Sacha Mitic, co-founder of cult-favorite brand, Sachajuan, is an “accidental hairstylist.” His inadvertent rise to the top of the beauty world started with an attempt to woo a woman wielding scissors. “When I was 14, I had my hair cut in a big salon in Gothenburg, Sweden by this really cute girl,” Mitic explained.

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Hello Beauty: How to become a Successful Beauty Brand

With a slew of beauty brands emerging everywhere, there is still only a few that will be truly successful. The triumph of these few beauty brands could be the doings of David Pirrotta. David Pirrotta is this week’s Hello Beauty guest, where he shares his new endeavor called Materiae.

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The Retail Visionary: Brian Bolke

Brian Bolke—co-founder of Forty Five Ten and mastermind behind The Conservatory, an immersive and carefully curated shopping experience at NYC’s new Shops at Hudson Yards (more on that later)—has always felt at home in stores. His father’s work took his family from city to city as a child, but Bolke never failed to find refuge in retail.

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@DirtyBoysGetClean Top 10 Cleansers

The first step of your skincare routine is to get your face clean so that you can start your skincare routine with a clean slate. It is so important to get all of the dirt, grime, makeup, and pollution off of your face so that your serums, moisturizers, and oils can penetrate deeper so that they are more effective. 

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The Chicest New Hair Salon in New York

On the fifth floor of The Webster lies the chicest new hair salon in New York City’s Soho—a neighborhood already replete with high-end hair offerings. David Mallett opened the proverbial doors to his first New York City salon on October 16th—and New Yorkers have welcomed him with open arms.

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The Connoisseur of Cool: David Pirrotta

He’s launched 76 beauty brands and counting. He’s clocked countless hours at cult-favorite cosmetics companies, including RéVive, Red Flower, Art of Shaving, among many others. He’s responsible for bringing Rodin—a now-iconic name that started with a single face oil—to product aficionados all over the world.

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