In 2011, the GH Institute found high levels of formaldehyde in several brands of salon hair-smoothing formulas that claimed to be free of the carcinogen (it can also irritate the eyes, nose, and throat). But now there are several new treatments on the market sold as “formaldehyde-free.” With the helpContinue Reading

1. Butt bumpsThey might be pimple-esque, but they’re not acne — they’re irritated hair follicles, usually caused by friction from tight-fitting clothes. Bacteria can also be a factor, and a doctor can help determine if it is. The fix: Dr. Rebecca Tung, a dermatologist at Loyola University, tells her patientsContinue Reading

You already know how to create a three-strand braid, but if you’ve ever seen a more complicated braid and wondered, ’How do I do that?’, keep reading. From a dutch braid to a lobster tail, Kayley Pak, braid specialist at the John Barrett Salon in Bergdorf Goodman, shows and tells you howContinue Reading