Beauty Category

On Women Complimenting Other Women

Missed Connection: Pretty lady with pixie cut – w4w -24 (Penn Quarter) You had the type of close-cropped cut I’m tempted to get when my curls snap yet another comb, or a hairstylist looks terrified and asks me, “like…what do I…do with it?” You were dressed in a silky floral top and pants that I […]

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Modeling: Not As Easy As It Looks

If you have seen even one season of America’s Next Top Model, you will hear these catwalk hopefuls tell Tyra, Queen of You and Everything Else Ever, “I had no idea modeling was this hard!” I have seen every episode of the show. Yes, I actually kept watching even when they came up with Pot […]

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On Black Beauty and NonCompliance

When I was around 14, my mom took me on a cruise around the Caribbean. We made friends with a family who had a girl around my age, Mandy. Mandy was adorable with shiny white blonde hair, enormous deep blue eyes and some stomach chub that she’d probably lose after puberty. I had just come […]

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Thoughts While Getting Threaded

At a recent eyebrow threading appointment, as I suppressed yelps while the aesthetician mercilessly yanked hair off my face (sounds really barbaric when put like that, right?), I realized something: I keep my eyes open during the process. While the aesthetician is bearing down on my face, I’m always left wondering where to look and […]

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