Ditched the Dye During Covid? Maybe Stay Gray.

Lots of women had to confront their natural hair color when salons were closed or felt unsafe. Now many are sticking with it — and joyfully.

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U.K. Salon Industry Long Underserved Black Clients. It’s Vowing to Change That.

Even as many stylists see the new industry standards as significant, others worry that the change could take customers from existing Black-owned salons.

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Want Your Nails Done? Let a Robot Do It.

Start-ups are using technology to take a robotic approach to manicures, offering a simple way to provide foolproof nail polish.

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Can You Wear Floral on Your Buzz Cut?

The intricate art of hair tattooing reimagines the buzz cut as a blank canvas.

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Ron Levin, Sought-After New York Hair Colorist, Dies at 81

The self-described “most fabulous colorist in the world,” he tended to rich and famous clients like Anne Hearst, Nancy Sinatra, Farrah Fawcett — and Marilyn Monroe.

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Nail Salons, Lifeline for Immigrants, Have Lost Half Their Business

New York City nail salons reopened in July, but few customers come in. “No matter how hard I work, I make no money,” one owner said.

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The F.D.A. Wanted to Ban Some Hair Straighteners. It Never Happened.

In 2016, agency scientists deemed hair straighteners containing formaldehyde to be unsafe, according to newly obtained emails.

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N.Y.C. Enters Phase 3 of Reopening

The city took its narrowest reopening step yet as it welcomed the return of personal-care services and outdoor recreation spaces.

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Hair Salons Reopen, and Americans Rush Back

Many beauty salons and barbershops are booked solid with appointments, showing how much grooming is a treasured ritual.

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Lockdown Taught Me to Care for My Natural Hair

After years of ignoring and being ashamed of my hair, the coronavirus pandemic is forcing me to reassess our relationship.

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Italy Reopens Hair Salons as Coronavirus Crisis Eases

The coronavirus pandemic has shown just how important personal grooming is to many around the world. And perhaps nowhere is that passion for primping as sharply felt as in Italy.

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The Art (and Awkwardness) of a Virtual Haircut

My husband’s hair was looking shaggy. So were my bangs. A hairstylist came to our rescue — or did she? — over video chat.

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