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Baby got back? There’s yet another area of the body that requires your attention, and professional intervention. Meet the entrepreneurs and surgeons who are focusing exclusively on improving your posterior

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Want to explore the canals of Venice and the olive groves of Greece? This all-expense-paid trip also includes the world’s most exclusive Birkin. Christine Nagel explains how she got the job

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The founders of SoulCycle revolutionized the group workout. Now they’re taking on group therapy. Our brave beauty-and-wellness columnist dares to open up in front of an audience

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Getting gorgeous is not always pretty. But, please, apply the smelly masks, fishy creams, and messy waxes in private. Your sex life will thank you!

Courtney Rafuse

The Toronto-based perfumer discusses Universal Flowering, her cult-favorite brand of small-batch scents that transform over time

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What happens when the key ingredient of a blockbuster fragrance becomes scarce? For Thierry Wasser, the head perfumer of Guerlain, reworking recipes is a primary job responsibility. Along with reading Proust and traipsing through fields, naturally

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What do the contents of your stomach have to do with the appearance of your skin? Plenty, it turns out. When it comes to the fascinating eco-system of the gut microbiome, our science-loving beauty columnist can’t help but talk dirty

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Aging: It’s all relative, right? For those who are trudging into 2023 feeling like the past few years have weighed heavily on their faces, help is here, without a single trip to the plastic surgeon. It will, however, require a bus ride …

The Pleasure Is All Hers

As a designer, author, and curator, Betony Vernon elevates the fine art of seduction

The Pamper Palace

Carita, the original Maison de Beauté, has had some work done, but its aura remains undiminished

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It’s no longer enough to simply smell good. For the .01 percent, only a completely custom fragrance will do. And if it costs tens of thousands of dollars, so be it! Our sensible beauty columnist sniffs out the truth of this trend

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If sleep is the new sex, what to do about performance anxiety? Our chronically rested beauty-and-wellness columnist investigates the latest attempts to lull us into a medication-free slumber

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The latest innovations in skin care have nothing to do with creams or serums. Can the subtle art of hair removal accomplish more than mere shaving? Our intrepid beauty columnist investigates

Maria Sole Ferragamo

The young jewelry designer behind So-Le Studio uses her family’s signature fabric—leather—to make accessories that double as works of art

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Yearning for self-control? A new coterie of tough-love life coaches are now specializing in “accountability,” and they’re ready to weigh in on your every snack. Is this helpful, harmful, or perhaps a bit of both? Our beauty-and-wellness columnist investigates

Silver Vixens

From Jane Fonda to Andie MacDowell, gray hair is taking over Hollywood, all thanks to one ambitious colorist who charges as much as $10,000 a head

Mika Kol

The Depop seller has amassed a cult following on the fashion-resale app, thanks to her diaristic clothing descriptions

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Spooky season ushers in a spate of hair-raising procedures and products that promise to treat some and trick the rest. Which will it be for our intrepid beauty columnist?

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Victoria’s Secret is attempting a comeback. But will its conciliatory new ad campaign atone for its many sins? Our skeptical beauty columnist is not so sure …

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As a talented actor and professional heartthrob, Brad Pitt has captured the hearts and minds of people from all over the world for over three decades. But will he manage to convince them to buy a $385 serum? Our beauty-and-wellness columnist tries to resist his charms …

Christelle’s Ball

The fashion designer behind Koché puts her own sporty spin on French style

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Filters are fun, but not everyone wants to go out in public with full-on Instagram Face. Now the hottest trend in foundation is more subtle (and less Spackle). But is our discerning beauty expert ready to show her bare face to all the world?

Mother Knows Best

She escaped domestic abuse and poverty. Now, at 74, Maye Musk is a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model and the mother of the richest man in the world

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Who’s buying that $1,950 undereye serum sold out of a dodgy storefront on Madison Avenue? Our investigative beauty columnist finds out, and discovers that .01-percenters are just as susceptible to scams as the rest of us