The death of beauty: why women are going back to basics

1. Shades of grey Join the “Greyvolution” and ditch the £200 highlights for your natural greys with a home glossing product like Josh Wood’s Icy Blonde Colour Gloss (£19, boots.com) to neutralise brassy tones and boost shine at home.   2.... Read more

Are you in a hairstyle rut? These are the five most ageless cuts to try right now

‘For many clients, having a fringe is a step towards shorter hair without giving up their length,’ explains Van Clarke. Fringes are also a great way of concealing unwanted wrinkles and fine lines, while drawing attention your eyes and making... Read more

How to get the most from your visit to the barber

In the summer of 2020, as men emerged with unkempt beards and locks, there were queues outside barber shops. Barber Stefan Avanzato advises that good haircare by brands like Philip Kingsley goes a long way, adding: ‘Halve the amount –... Read more

Why being vain can reap long-term health benefits

A moderate approach to food and exercise clearly clicks with her – she’s glowing and doesn’t appear to have resorted to the cosmetic procedures that so many in Los Angeles find mandatory. Where celebrities lead, the public inevitably follows. Sometimes... Read more

Reese Witherspoon on her beauty regime: ‘Skincare is a huge part of my life’

There are few stars with a voice as familiar as Reese Witherspoon’s. Speaking over the phone from LA, she is warm and polite, her Southern accent just as it sounds on screen.  However she’s talking to me not about her... Read more

Model Adwoa Aboah’s secret to a peaceful night sleep – and a must-have balm for under £10

Supermodel, podcast host and mental health activist, Adwoa Aboah, is one of the most photographed women in the world, and has graced the cover of a host of influential titles such as Vogue and Time magazine. She founded the charity... Read more

The secret to looking good doesn’t have to be all-or-nothing

But what I don’t understand is the thinking that in 2022, it must be one or the other. There’s no shame in being someone who fully adopts a natural approach to ageing, nor someone who would rather have cosmetic interventions... Read more

The five fringe cuts that everyone will have in 2022

Typically January inspires legions of us to rethink our hair – New Year, New You and all that. Except this year the zeal for radical changes just isn’t there. As we hang in the balance, so do our hairstyles, which... Read more

Like Janet Jackson, I’m a firm believer that the secret to looking good is a little ‘zhuzh’

But what I don’t understand is the thinking that in 2022, it must be one or the other. There’s no shame in being someone who fully adopts a natural approach to ageing, nor someone who would rather have cosmetic interventions... Read more

Dermologica founder Jane Wurland’s secret to shiny hair – and the £8 bargain she can’t live without

Silk Face Mask, £12.80, Kes. These washable silk masks are lightweight and gorgeous, in colours from tie-dye to jewel tones, and they come in a silk travel bag. There’s even a bridal white. Jane’s top beauty tip  Be quick and... Read more

Maye Musk on the surprising beauty tip that keeps her youthful at 73

Expressie in Cold Brew, £7.99, Essie. It’s fun to follow different trends on your nails and Essie is constantly coming out with new colours to play with. My favourite right now is this perfect brown polish. ⇢ Maye’s top tip... Read more

Three decades of Demi Moore and what her ‘downageing’ can teach the rest of us

By the time Moore hit 40, she had grown out her locks into an ultra-long and glossy style which she’s since made her signature bucking the trend to go shorter with age. On the contrary, her London hairdresser Ivan Ferreira... Read more

The surprising nail colour of the season

So popular is a dark berry red nail polish for winter, that I am sure nail technicians have a conveyor belt of rouge noir manicures as soon as the clocks go back. However this year there’s a new shade that... Read more

It’s time to stop shaming women for their stretch marks

Of course that sounds entirely ridiculous, but it’s true. Fashion and beauty brands have finally realised that we want to see versions of ourselves in campaigns and images, not unapproachable images of beauty ‘ideals’. Realness sells, and Graham knows it.... Read more

How to get a better smile: Teeth tweakments that will make you look instantly younger

Teeth whitening  Even skin tone is considered a measure of youth, and the same is true of teeth. ‘As we age,’ warns Dr Marques, ‘teeth can get what’s called fluorosis – a condition that leaves white spots on individual teeth,... Read more