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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…

‘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…

Women, hair and anarchists

With hairdressers in the UK currently closed for lockdown again, we republish Anna Cermakova’s 2017 post on the important role of hair.  How often do you think about your hair?…

Sunbeds: Are they simply an ‘irrational’ compulsion?

It’s 2017, and according to health officials and the media (the main informers of the British public), Sunbeds are BAD – an ‘irrational’ form of consumption. Nowadays, the ‘rational-thinking’ individual should…

Dying For a Tan:The Case for Prohibiting the Use of Commercial Sunbeds

From the 1920’s onwards, tanning was seen as aspirational.   It spoke of foreign holidays and the lifestyle of the rich and famous. It was a matter of “looking good” and…

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…