Beauty and Hair Care

  • Voice Choices

    December 18, 2013
  • Blogs

    August 30, 2013

    De Blasio Secures Crucial Hot 97 Endorsement; Host Calls Dante's Hair "The Most Epic, Non-Jewish Jew-fro of All Time."

    On the heels of a Quinnipiac poll released Wednesday showing Bill de Blasio with a big lead over Christine Quinn, comes more good news for the mayoral candidate: on Thursday he won the endorsement of New York's Hot 97 FM. Sure, Quinn may have gotten the New York Times, the New York Daily News and t ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    August 28, 2013
  • Voice Choices

    August 21, 2013


    Boozy block party

  • Blogs

    February 11, 2013

    A Fashion Week Beautification Offer I Can't Refuse! Could You?

    A man handed me the above card at the fashion show for Academy of Art University on Friday night. I got so excited! All I have to do is get six haircuts and my seventh one will be free! This is sort of like those coupons that say, "Ten percent off anything you purchase over $10,000." Not exactly ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2013

    Penny Arcade: NARS Makeup Is Ripping Off My Name!

    NARS puts out a Warhol collection of lip glosses, including a raspberry one named after performer Penny Arcade. (If they really had guts, they would have named it Bitch! Dyke! Faghag! Whore!") Well, Penny is suitably pissed. She wrote on Facebook:

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2012

    Sushi Cologne: Will Cats Chase You Down the Street?

    Better than a trip to the sushi bar -- or maybe not. Demeter Fragrances, the outfit that brought you perfumes with the odor of Dirt, Baby Powder, Clean Windows, Funeral Home, and Egg Nog (I have the Dirt, and used to use it to disguise the smell of pot in my luggage), has come up with another dooz ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2012

    Blogger Wore Afro Wig to Fried-Chicken Party

    PostBourgie reports on a white woman living in New York who first began wearing an afro wig after a costume party and now blogs regularly about how putting on the wig is changing her life. Michelle Joni covered her long blond hair with the oversize afro before heading to Shake & Bake, the NYCWFF's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2012

    Polish Priest Makes Kids Lick Whipped Cream Off His Knees

    This is no Polish joke. In a high school in southern Poland, part of the initiation ceremony for years has involved kids licking cream off the knees of a priest/principal. Thirteen-year-olds of both genders have done this (see photos in link), in between crawling up the stairs on their hands and k ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    June 27, 2012
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    April 4, 2012
  • Voice Choices

    December 21, 2011
  • Voice Choices

    December 14, 2011
  • Voice Choices

    December 7, 2011


    Grab a cheesy winter sweater and your best fishnet stockings

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2011

    Mo Staches Mo Problems: A November Series on Facial Hair, Continued

    We're hitting the tail end of Movember. After weeks of growth, each moustache is full and proud, like that of a walrus. We hit up the office of travel startup Wanderfly to check on their Movember team's progress. Guys at the company were encouraged to join by team captain Cezary Pietrzak, who said h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2011

    Behold, the Martin "Loofah" King Exfoliating Glove!

    "I have a clean...and so can you, for just $6.92!"​Have you been searching high and low for that "fantastic novelty house warming gift," as puts it? Have you been dreaming of a way to make it so that your "skin appears always fresh," while scrubbing your ass with the face of the man ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    November 16, 2011
  • Blogs

    November 11, 2011

    It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Beard: A November Series on Facial Hair

    ​The second week of November is upon us! And thus the fine gentlemen participating in Movember have developed their creepy facial hair even further. Moustaches that were once wisps reminiscent of an untweezed female upper lip are now patchy, pubescent and stubbly. We checked in with the guys a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 21, 2011

    The Great Band Known As Ponytail Has Broken Up

    ​One of the brightest new bands of recent memory is the Baltimore art-rock outfit Ponytail, whose shape-shifting music and live performances were characterized by a sense of wonderment; listening to their songs was like hearing a group of people constantly stumble upon things that absolutely d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2011

    Mark Malkoff Wants to Give You a Free Cab Ride Tomorrow

    ​Mark Malkoff, the comedian/filmmaker known for various video projects -- he lived in his bathroom for a week, raced a bus on a Big Wheel, and brought a goat to an Apple store, among others -- has a new project, which he'll be filming tomorrow. And this one could benefit you in a monetary and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2011

    Donald Trump, on Hair

    ​Oooh. Donald Trump's hair secrets are out. The Daily News recaps what our favorite possible presidential contender/businessman/reality television personage (he who has suddenly lost a bit of popularity) has to say about haircare! From a Rolling Stone magazine interview, in which Trump's locks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2011

    Today in El Diario: Beauty Salons and Rapists

    ​Today in El Diario, that newspaper at your bodega you always wondered about... Beauty Salon Queens Washington Heights isn't just known for its bachata and meringue music, reports the Spanish-language daily -- it's also known for its vibrant commerce, especially its booming beauty salon indu ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    February 23, 2011
  • Film

    February 9, 2011
  • Voice Choices

    January 5, 2011
  • Blogs

    September 20, 2010

    My Morning Beauty Regimen Revealed At Last

    ​Not that you asked, but I splash warm water on my face, then generously rub St. Ives apricot facial scrub all over it as if it were a golden shower from heaven. Fifteen fame-making minutes later, I shower it off, using the extremely pure and unscented Basis soap in tandem with Nivea face was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2010

    New York Women Like Their Men to Smell Like the Inside of a Starbucks

    ​Well, this is interesting. Smell purveyor AXE body spray took it upon themselves to survey ladies in various cities to find out how they'd like their menfolk to smell. (Note to men: Two of three women say they are actually more likely to make out with a guy on the first date if he smells good ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2010

    NYC's Department of Environmental Protection Flogs Its Own Drinking Water

    ​"Would you like a drink of water," he seems to be saying, "out of this thing that looks like a urinal?" One of the odder sights at the farmers' markets this summer has been the impromptu water station--featuring good old NYC tap water--that has appeared sporadically among the stalls selling ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2010

    Is Human Hair Soaking Up The Oil Spill?

    ​This serious message just came in from a friend who's well connected in the coiffure industry: "I heard this amazing story you can call a few hairdresser to verify--an organizaton is collecting human hair to help soak up the oil spill in the Gulf! "I am not shitting you. A friend's hairdre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2010

    Dear Wal-Mart: Please Stay Away from New York City, and Take Your Snakes with You

    ​Recently we learned that Wal-Mart might be making a surreptitious attempt to invade the borders of our fine boroughs. And though the convenience superstore ultimately denied (for now) that they're moving in on Brooklyn, we still don't trust them. They've been up to no good before. And before ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2010

    Tomorrow: Our 10 Worst Food Show Hairstyles

    ​Tomorrow, we'll take a long, leisurely look at the worst hairstyles ever bestowed upon the viewing public by a televised cooking show. Our picks will be in no way limited to the Food Network, though its stable of talent has inarguably produced plenty of offenders. Whether or not they're more ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    March 24, 2010
  • Voice Choices

    March 2, 2010
  • Blogs

    February 2, 2010

    Do Not Be Alarmed: The Terrifying "Flames, Steam, and Fog" Scheduled For Union Square Park This Evening Are Just Promotion for Beyonce's Perfume Line

    ​Because it's called "Heat," see? Fresh off of taking the Grammys by military force on Sunday night, Beyonce will run up on innocent little Union Square Park tonight, "flickering projections of flames, steam and fog" in tow, by way of launching her new fragrance line. All this noise will be em ... More >>

  • Columns

    January 5, 2010
  • Blogs

    December 29, 2009

    A Parody of "Jersey Shore"!

    ​Yes, it was as inevitable as the fact that the pomade on my teenage hairdo would eventually grow into a separate person. So here comes Greg Scarnici's spoof of Jersey Shore, complete with wacky characters like Mike "The Situation," "Snickers," and "Snickers' Motha."

  • Voice Choices

    September 15, 2009
  • Blogs

    June 29, 2009

    Who Killed Jay-Z's Barber?

    For a song that's all about killing certain trends (auto-tune, mostly, and skinny jeans) and jumpstarting other, more presumably acceptable trends (wearing black, Versace sunglasses, etc.), what are we to make of Jay-Z's current haircut in the video for "D.O.A."? What to even call it? Is there a w ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    February 11, 2009


    Bradford Louryk revives Christine Jorgensen Reveals

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2007

    Trend Alert: Man Perms?

    Here's our chance to beat the Times to declaring a trend. If we could only believe it, we would be telling you that permed fauxhauks are going to be huge for men this fall. Huge! From Craiglist: Male Model Wanted for Perm Wave (Think Ryan Phillipe in Studio 54) (Chelsea) Hi I am a hairdresser ... More >>

  • People

    August 14, 2007

    ¡You've Got Mail, Pendejo!

    Readers tell the Mexican the darndest things

  • Music

    May 1, 2007

    The Makeup Test

    Lil Mama's 'Lip Gloss' boosts both her self-esteem and her burgeoning rap career

  • Film

    December 19, 2006

    Scents and Sensibility

    Filming what was long deemed unfilmable, Tom Tykwer attempts to turn smell into cinema

  • Film

    August 1, 2006
  • NYC Life

    September 20, 2005

    Calgon, Take Us Away

    Beauty products that transport—if only temporarily

  • NYC Life

    June 17, 2003

    Scents and Sensibility

    Smelling Like a Tsar

  • News

    December 19, 2000

    Life on the Outside

    After 16 Years in Prison Elaine Bartlett Came Home to a City and a Family She Barely Knew. Freedom Wasn’t at All What She’d Imagined

  • Long Island Voice

    October 26, 1999
  • News

    November 17, 1998
  • News

    July 14, 1998

    Circus Minimus

    Jennifer Miller Wows 'Em in the Nabes

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