Your Color Signature, Pt. 2: Your “Season”

It’s been nearly 40 years since Carole Jackson rolled out Color Me Beautiful — her guide to optimum colors for your wardrobe, hair color and makeup. Now … before you crinkle your nose… Continue reading

Your Color Signature: Know Your Undertone Pt. 1

Ever talked your stylist into giving you that hair color you fell in love with in a magazine only to find out it didn’t look ‘like that’ on you? Ever borrowed your best… Continue reading

Shades of Sepia: Why scientists say you’re the color you are

According to Biological Anthropologist and Paleobiologist Nina Jablonski, the story behind the range in human skin color is a story of evolution … and it goes like this: In theory, humans evolved from… Continue reading

Maintaining Moisture: The LOC and LCO Methods Deconstructed

Okay … so I’ve been thinking … The popular LOC textured hair moisturizing method — introduced by Alikay founder Rochelle Campbell in 2011 — is a popular “thing” for moisture retention. For those… Continue reading

Humectants and Hair: A Cosmetic Chemist Breaks Down the Science

Humectants are substances or ingredients with specific molecules that syphon water from the environment. They’re different from oils because they attract water molecules to bond with them so they penetrate and stay in… Continue reading

Skin Care Essentials: 7-Step Skin Care Routine

A good at-home skin care routine isn’t just about pampering yourself (uh … who doesn’t love a luxurious beauty day?). I know, I know … some of you frugal, practical types (like me)… Continue reading