You Know Madeleine McCann. These Missing Girls Of Color Are Cold Cases, Too.

You Know Madeleine McCann. These Missing Girls Of Color Are Cold Cases, Too.

In the early morning hours of February 14, 2000 several passing motorists spotted 9-year-old Asha Degree walking along the side of the highway in her hometown of Shelby, NC in heavy wind and rain. When one driver stopped and began to approach the little girl she ran into the woods. Asha was wearing a New…
I Quit My Job As A Lawyer — Now I’m A Career Coach For Women Of Color

I Quit My Job As A Lawyer — Now I’m A Career Coach For...

“It sounds so corny, but not believing in themselves. Sometimes it’s imposter syndrome, but sometimes it’s much deeper than that: It’s really feeling like they don’t deserve things, whether it’s a salary, or a title, or attention, or the ability to build their own career. We’re so socialized to be a certain way, and not…
A Comprehensive Guide To Wearing This Season’s Most Challenging Color

A Comprehensive Guide To Wearing This Season’s Most Challenging Color

Admittedly, this isn't an easy color to pull off. Much like yellow or neon, it requires a lot more styling sensibility than wearing uncomplicated hues of trusty black or simple grays. Of course, there's the risk of looking like you've drawn inspiration from a hazmat suit or you're celebrating Halloween. And it doesn't help that…
How To Score Kate Middleton’s Hair Color — According To The Pros

How To Score Kate Middleton’s Hair Color — According To The Pros

Carrying a title bestowed by Queen Elizabeth, wearing a grip of jewels as a headband, casually padding around a palace (you know, because you live there). There are plenty of things about being Kate Middleton that we will never know for ourselves. Thankfully, scoring her warm, rich hair color isn’t one of them. Even though…
Lady Gaga Is Getting Ready For Her Las Vegas Residency With A New Hair Color

Lady Gaga Is Getting Ready For Her Las Vegas Residency With A New Hair...

Ahead of her Las Vegas residency, which is set to begin on Friday, Lady Gaga is proving what it really means to be an enigma. Beyond just keeping the details of her show, Enigma, a mystery (though we're sure it'll be incredible), Gaga continues to keep us guessing when it comes to her look for…
We Tried CoverGirl’s New Collection For Women Of Color — & We Have Thoughts

We Tried CoverGirl’s New Collection For Women Of Color — & We Have Thoughts

I Tried: Full Spectrum CoverGirl Matte Shine Free Foundation in Deep Neutral The Verdict: "Typically when I go into the drugstore, there is clearly one foundation that works for me — the darkest or almost-darkest option in the lineup. With this collection, I had to try 2 or 3 before finding my shade. Some might…
Why Red Is The Easiest Color To Rock If Your Hair Is Natural

Why Red Is The Easiest Color To Rock If Your Hair Is Natural

Monica, licensed cosmetologist and creator of MoKnowsHair, has rocked various shades of red — from burgundy to brick. "My signature red color is Ion Demi-Permanent 6RV processed with Ion 10 volume developer," she tells us. In other words, she achieves her trademark color at home without bleaching her IG-famous curls. Her current shade is a…
“Mid-Lights” Is L.A.’s Coolest Winter Hair Color Trend

“Mid-Lights” Is L.A.’s Coolest Winter Hair Color Trend

"One of the biggest mistakes people make when they transition their color to a darker shade is going solid, with a single lowlight shade," Rez explains of what not to do. "Hair is multi-dimensional, so you need a third, or forth, or fifth tone to give subtle dimension, or the resulting color is going to…
I Live in NYC — & My $4,850 Loft Is A Wonder Of Color

I Live in NYC — & My $4,850 Loft Is A Wonder Of Color

Sweet Digs About High rent, small spaces, nosy neighbors — we put up with A LOT of things to live where we love. In Sweet Digs, Refinery29 gets a peek inside the homes of the coolest people we know, from tiny studios to sprawling houses, and ask the real questions like, "Wait, HOW much is…
The Pro Guide To Make Red Highlights Work On EVERY Color

The Pro Guide To Make Red Highlights Work On EVERY Color

"Red-tinged highlights add dimension and tonality to the hair," explains colorist Stephanie Brown. "No matter your natural shade, it looks gorgeous when you infuse, or lift up, those red undertones." Plus, vibrant orange-red color works to instantly brighten up many skin tones, which is perfect for minimalists who feel too groggy to dab on highlighter…

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