Beauty news

Proof redheads aren't all white

the MC1R series

Photographer Michelle Marshall is on a mission to bust myths about redheads.

The power of self-pamper

Taking care of yourself is not about vanity; it's about self-respect.

Self-care is not just an indulgence; it's an investment in your wellbeing.

Get the look: Elisabeth Moss

Elisabeth Moss is now a ravishing redhead.

Bold red hair is all the rage at the moment. Here's how to do it right.

Perk up those tired eyes

Concealed arts - getting rid of under-eye bags is part product/part common sense.

Find out what's causing those dark under-eye shadows - and how to fix them.

Pageant a jewel in cultural crown

Jordarn Ratu, left, and Ronita Lal head to the Philippines in September for a Miss Universe New Zealand finalists' retreat.

Culture is key for two of the 20 finalists in the Miss Universe New Zealand competition.

In Lauren Harding's beauty bag

Laura Harding hates heavy makeup and believes it should only be used to enhance your looks.

The medical skincare therapist has tested most products in the name of work - here's what makes her must-have list.

'It's not blackface, it's love'

Model Winnie Harlow has defended her fans who shared pictures of themselves in black and white makeup.

Model jumps to the defence of fans who imitate her skin condition with black and white makeup.

'Is my eyeliner running?!' video

Lydia Ko hits a tee shot during the final round of the Canadian Pacific Women's Open (with eyeliner intact).

Many women fear the 5pm makeup meltdown, and golfer Lydia Ko is no different.

Supermodel ready for South Africa

Hamilton girl Zara Gilbert wins NZ Teen Supermodel 2015 in Auckland.

"It's about the person themselves, about your personality and the change you can make in the world."

What happened to Courteney's face?

Is that you Courteney?

Former Friends star Courteney Cox looks almost unrecognisable at latest outing.

The best quick fixes for brows

She of the wow brows - Cara Delevingne.

Thick, healthy and groomed brows can do so much for your face - so here's the products you need.

Get the beauty look: Halle Berry

Halle Berry proves that you can wear plaits at any age.

If we had any reservations about an age cut-off for wearing plaits, Halle Berry sets us straight.

Going bald as a woman sucks

My baldness turned into an obsession. I couldn't think about anything except for going bald.

It happened suddenly. One day I got out of the shower, and handfuls of hair were falling out.

In my beauty bag: Kat Gee

Kagi jewellery designer Kat Gee likes to keep it simple with her beauty routine, and focus on a tan and enough sleep.

From to bold bracelets to sparkling stones, jewellery designer Kat Gee loves adornment.

Going makeup-free on Tinder

Alexa Mitchell wasn't surprised - and neither were we - when her retouched selfies proved far more popular with Tinder users.

Sure, dating apps can be superficial, but this woman's experiment proves just how looks-obsessed Tinder can be.

Beauty app launches in Christchurch

Beauty at the Tannery manager Olivia Pile tries out new app  'Flossie' for booking appointments.

Beauty-conscious Cantabrians now have grooming appointments at their fingertips.

May the force be in your makeup kit

Covergirl will launch a Star Wars-inspired cosmetics line.

Every wanted the radiant skin sported by Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia? Now's your chance.

Teacher finalist in national pageant

Eastern Hutt School teacher and Miss Universe NZ 2015 finalist Nickie Slater.

A Lower Hutt primary school teacher has been named a national beauty competition finalist.

Perceptions of perfection

Designers across the globe photoshopped the hair and body of a model to create what they believed was "perfection".

What the perfect body looks like depends on who you ask and where they're from.

This is how to rock a selfie video

If squinching is good enough for Taylor Swift, it's good enough for us to give it a go.

Forget the duckface, forget trying to smize, the squinch is all you need for a great selfie, says Nadahl Stelio.

Boost your décolletage

It's not just celebs like Sofia Vergara who can rock a plunging neckline. There's plenty you can do to make the most of your decolletage.

Gone are the days of envying the likes of Sofia Vergara and Chrissy Teigen's daring necklines. Here's how to get your own beauty boost.

Stars' nail stylist comes to cockatoo's rescue

She's worked with Taylor Swift and Rihanna, but a life-saving operation has become Leah Light's best work yet.

Beauty look: Salma Hayek's natural curls

Salma Hayek rocking the natural curls on the red carpet.

It's not often we see an A-list actress embracing her natural hair texture on the red carpet.

In my beauty bag: Mel Homer

Radio host Mel Homer swears by lip balm, suncreen, and YSL Touche Eclat.

This radio host juggles a daily show, TV presenting and family life – here's the products that help her make it all look effortless.

The art of makeup at core of passion gallery

Up and coming makeup artist Codi Judith, 18, creates a high fashion take on X Men character, Mystique.

Makeup artist Codi McMurray-Young is in the final five of a national makeup artistry competition.

10 popular hair myths debunked

Contrary to popular belief, 100 strokes a day won't keep your tresses in tip-top shape.

Think 100 brushes a night, or leaving washes few and far between is doing your locks good? You need to read this.

How to get Kate's tousled pixie cut

Kate Mara rocks the pixie cut.

We’re loving the way the Fantastic Four actress is styling up her new shorter 'do in different ways.

Farmers stops selling Napoleon Perdis

Napoleon Perdis will no longer be sold in Farmers, its only stockist in New Zealand.

Australian makeup brand Napoleon Perdis will no longer be exclusively sold in Farmers department stores.

In my beauty bag: Monique Rana

What you eat, drink, think and feel will reflect on the outside of your body, says Monique Rana.

Here's the routine this model and gym founder relies on to feel her best.

Are plus-size pageants empowering?

"While Miss Plus America tries to subvert traditional pageants by broadening the definition of female beauty, it's a rather hollow victory."

For all the body-positive talk, they just highlight the degree to which a woman's worth is tied to her physical appearance.

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