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Manicuring Indifference: The Exceptionality of a Routine Practice – By Louise Rondel

A selection of the colours available at a salon In advance of the 4th Beauty Demands Workshop, Louise Rondel (Goldsmiths, University of London)  considers the wider impact of the  nail…

Sweatshops and Shame

With claims that the recent rise in coronavirus cases in Leicester was partly due to ‘sweatshop’ working conditions in some textile factories, we revisit Maeve McKeown’s post from 2017 on this…

‘I didn’t even notice you’d had a spray tan done’: The role of distinction in the production of femininities in the beauty salon.

At the time of year when we’re encouraged to get “glowing holiday skin”, we revisit this thoughtful exploration of the spray tan from 2016. 3. Where possible, always shave or…

The pure erotics of Brazilian Waxing

One of the questions I often get asked when I talk about my research is how much longer I think the trend for full pubic hair removal will last. I’m…

From VAT advice to medical devices

The British Association of Cosmetic Nurses held their annual conference at ICC Birmingham Saturday 17th September with nearly 300 delegates and up to 50 exhibitors what a resounding success it…

The Psychology of Fashion: New Book

Over the past six years, Prof Carolyn Mair PhD, has brought attention to a previously neglected area of Psychology: Psychology for Fashion.  Prof Mair’s new book, The Psychology of Fashion,…

Who stops the sweatshops?

I’ve studied my field, body image, for the last 6 years. I have published, presented and gave media interviews about how important a topic it is. I completed my, 90,000…

Opportunity or Threat?

My morning read often includes posts from the Business of Fashion @BoF. Today I was fascinated and saddened to read their latest piece The Dawn of Designer Botox, which discusses…

There is such a thing as an ethics of the beauty salon

Recent reports in the UK have raised worrying questions about the regulation of the beauty industry, whether it be the treatment of under-18s or the inadequate levels of care when…