New products and facials are touting snail excretions as the secret ingredient for perfect skin
When my seventh-grade social-studies teacher taught us about Hippocrates, he buried the lead. Sure, the ancient Grecian was the Father of Modern Medicine. But he also happened upon an early cure for skin inflammation by mixing crushed snails with sour milk—something modern-day beauty brands are drawing on, touting refined snail ... More
From on-demand Botox to non-invasive neck lifts, the future of cosmetic enhancement is all about efficiency
Getting a blowout on-demand is so 2015. This year, it’s all about the Botox concierge. One company in particular, Refined Aesthetics, is making the quick-fix cosmetic procedure easier than ever before by offering at-home appointments for those who can’t squeeze in a traditional trip to the doctor.
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A host of innovations will make taking care of your teeth something to relish rather than fear
Introduced by Beverly Hills cosmetic dentist Kourosh Maddahi and now available across the country, this futuristic face-lift of sorts involves lengthening and shaping teeth using crowns and veneers to contour the lower third of the face. The procedure can reduce fine lines and make chins appear more prominent. ... More
Why the Skype Generation is obsessed with getting "chinplants"
As a Manhattan-based IT consultant for Fortune 500 firms, 39-year-old Lizette Stephens was constantly on video conference calls with CTOs from around the world. So were her chins. “I didn’t think I had a double chin—I never noticed anything when I looked in the mirror—but all of a sudden there ... More
Appalled by going bald? The future that no man, neither friend nor celebrity, can escape
I'd known the men sitting around the table for years, yet one evening I learned that each one of them had been keeping a secret from me, held back over the course of long friendships. The first confession was coughed up like a social hair ball: With an awkward laugh, ... More
Glam&Go and Redken are replacing sweaty ponytails with professional blowouts
For busy women without the time to squeeze in a workout and a full-on styling session, the age-old question has always been: great workout or great hair? With Glam&Go, women can now have both. The mini-salons located inside gyms throughout NYC and Miami offer blowouts in less than 30 ... More
NYC chop shops offers both old-world charm and new-world amenities that any man of style can appreciate
Some barbershops are making the most of your grooming experience, considering every comfort from high-octane motorcycle-inspired chairs to curated grooming products and, if you’re lucky, a cold beer.
In July 2013, F.S.C. Barber founder Sam Buffa opened Fellow Barber, an 800-square-foot men’s ... More
The elite brand teamed up with the Baccarat Hotel & Residences to create its first full-service spa
Luxe sea-kelp-based skin-care brand La Mer has opened its first spa in the U.S. at the Baccarat Hotel & Residences in Midtown Manhattan. Opulent services—like a bespoke, 90-minute La Mer Baccarat Facial ($350), with a diamond-powder exfoliation and warming facial massage using Baccarat stones—harness the healing energies of ... More
Jessica Alba says yes. So do the Kardashians. But do waist trainers really work? DuJour investigates
I was first introduced to the concept of what’s known today as waist training when I was 12, via a well-worn copy of Gone with the Wind that I’d found on my grandmother’s bookshelf. The novel begins with a rapturous description of its 16-year-old protagonist, who has pale green eyes, ... More
Touted as a rising celebrity health trend for years, intravenous micronutrient therapy is now a cure-all of choice for some doctors
As a young Manhattan internist Richard Ash, MD, was looking for a natural but effective way to deal with his inflammatory arthritis. “I wanted off of the steroids,” he says. That’s how he discovered the use of intravenous micronutrient therapy (IVMT), or vitamin drips, as a holistic way to strengthen ... More