HydraFacial Keravive Scalp Treatment Review: I Got a Hair Facial

Normally, I’d never confuse a scalp treatment with a facial. I mean, one involves the top of your head, while the other involves your face. This held true up until I encountered the HydraFacial Keravive, which uses all the recognizable implements of a high-tech facial, but delivers its benefits directly to your scalp.

I’m low-maintenance (some may say lazy) when it comes to my hair, and the three-step process involves a lot of gadgets I’d usually avoid in favor of a simple shampoo and massage. But I happened to already be a devotee of the regular HydraFacial, which uses a medical-grade device to produce an awe-inspiring level of glow. So when I heard the brand was using the same device (a huge machine with several attachments that suck gunk out and then infuse your skin with actives) for scalp treatments, I had a feeling it would beat out any salon shampoo, no matter how luxurious.

The three steps are simple: deep-cleanse, stimulate growth, and keep up the results with a take-home spray. “HydraFacial Keravive delivers a blend of growth factors and skin proteins to hydrate, nourish and stimulate your scalp,” says dermatologist Ava Shamban, M.D. “The result of the treatment is thicker, fuller, healthier-looking hair.” 

While the treatment works for anyone looking to improve their scalp health, it’s particularly effective if you’re experiencing scalp irritation, itchiness, or dryness. It’s also approved for anyone experiencing conditions like seborrhoeic dermatitis or hair loss. The latter two didn’t apply to me, but I definitely wanted to benefit from a total scalp reset. Sweaty workouts and too much dry shampoo buildup had left me with scattered scalp breakouts and mild itchiness that even the best clarifying formula couldn’t erase.

According to Shamban, this is because cleansing on its own isn’t always enough. “Hair follicles are often coated with product, sweat, and sebum,” she says. “Our scalp often receives less attention than we give our face, but a balanced scalp provides a more optimal foundation for growing healthy hair.” When scalp pores get clogged up, they react the same way they would on your face—with breakouts, redness, and inflammation. I needed cleansing and exfoliation on a deeper level than I could achieve with my regular shampoo.

I arrived for my appointment at Berlin’s Capital Aesthetics with Katharina Brueggemann, M.D., aesthetic specialist and lead doctor. (To find your nearest treatment provider, check out the HydraFacial site.) It’s best to do this treatment on clean, product-free hair, so I showed up accordingly. Once I was comfortably settled on the treatment bed, Brueggemann fired up the HydraFacial machine and hooked up the attachment that mimics a pore vacuum

Working in small sections, she quickly moved the wand all over my head, focusing on the areas near my hairline. The attachment sucked out all the scalp juices (based on what I saw, this is truly the best description, I’m sorry), removing excess dead skin cells and grime while boosting circulation. I realize that passing a miniature vacuum over your head may sound painful, but it was actually delightful. It didn’t pull on my hair, but gave me the refreshing sensation that someone was doing a cooling deep-clean all over my head.

For step two, Brueggemann hooked up a new attachment that would deliver the Keravive Peptide Solution, a serum packed with growth factors and proteins to hydrate and encourage hair growth. 

Zillow Stalking: A Strangely Satisfying Pandemic Pastime

Jordan, a Black 24-year-old living alone in Los Angeles is still a renter. But she does “deep dives” on Zillow as research—she dreams of having several investment properties. “My goal is to build generational wealth, especially important within the Black community,” she says. She hopes to own her first home by 2021. 

Brionna—a Glamour staffer living in Brooklyn—says she and her partner look at property sites with the dream of buying land, growing food, and living communally. But as a Black woman, even her daydreams are tainted by racism. “We’re trying to live that homestead life,” she says. “But It’s complicated because racism plays a big role in where we imagine ourselves living—yeah the backwoods sound nice, but we don’t want to be one highway exit away from a KKK chapter disguised as a 4A club or something. It’s disheartening—the most beautiful areas have the most terrible past of hurting people on their land.”  

In San Francisco, where I’m sheltering in place with my parents, a record number of people have broken their leases and moved in with their parents, presumably to save, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Those who can cut costs (or offload them onto parents or siblings) will in all likelihood bounce back faster from this crisis and may find themselves able to move into a sensible condo (with new stainless-steel appliances) or an adorable cottage (with partial views). But as I walk past million-dollar pastel properties in San Francisco, tabulating how much I’m saving on travel and dining out, I also step around growing tent cities. The gap between people who spend time on real estate sites with the intention to fork over a down payment versus those who are just fantasizing about the stability of home ownership versus those who don’t even have internet connections is dizzying.

Four months into shelter in place, I found myself doing something I had never done before—sitting two inches away from my computer screen, manically entering information into Zillow and scrolling breathlessly through aerial maps of rural northern California, the coast of Maine, and suburban Michigan.

As a millennial in an unstable field, it had never occurred to me that I could ever own a home, except in a long-standing daydream in which I am married to an astoundingly wealth cryptocurrency miner who cheats on me with his first love but I have to stay with him because he funds our daughter’s art classes. But after spending months working from home, the real worth of the tiny apartment I left behind in New York, compared to the money I was spending on it, seems not just stark, but absurd. Five years in New York, paying between $950 and $1,000 a month for mice and bed bug-ridden apartments, has cost me over $60,000 in rent alone. That’s a down payment. But now it’s gone. I’m not saying I could be living in a custom one-bedroom houseboat on Seattle’s scenic Lake Union right now ($314,950, gorgeous high, wood ceilings), but I am saying this is bullshit.

Home-buyer horniness has hit the Glamour staff hard. “I call it lady porn, because it’s what I and my friends look up furtively when we get in bed at night,” says Sam Barry, Glamour’s Editor in Chief—her friends send each other properties in remote Wyoming and multi-million dollar Hamptons houses that “we should go in on together.” As I requested a photo to accompany this article, Glamour design director Sarah Olin responded, ‘Do you want a picture of my boyfriend interrupting my workday to show me $20 million beachfront properties?”

“I’m pretty hopeful that my house will be similar to the ones I look at on Zillow,” says Jennifer, the Arizona college student. Same with Arianny, who has her eye on nine-million-dollar estates in Hidden Hills, California. Like most women who spoke to Glamour, Diana, the 21-year-old in Duluth, says her goal is just to buy a house one day, period.

“I know it won’t be anything like the multi-million-dollar homes I see on Zillow, but I really just look at that stuff for entertainment,” she says. “You don’t need 8 bedrooms and an indoor pool to be happy…but it might help.”

*Some names have been changed to protect privacy. 

Jenny Singer is a staff writer for Glamour. You can follow her on Twitter.                    

31 Paper Anniversary Gifts To Celebrate Your First Year of Marriage

You’ve officially clocked 365 days as a married couple. Congratulations! But how should you commemorate this special occasion? As the tradition goes, paper anniversary gifts are the way to go. 

While this may sound limiting, celebrating your first wedding anniversary with a paper gift leaves plenty of room for creativity (thanks in part to craft sites like Minted and Etsy)—and it’s a tradition steeped in history. Paper anniversary gifts are thought to symbolize the fragility and youth of your new marriage, and they can be inexpensive, highly customizable, and most importantly, thoughtful. 

If you and your spouse are going the traditional route—or if you’re a friend or loved one looking to congratulate your favorite couple while they cheers in quarantine—your search for the perfect paper anniversary gift ends here. Ahead, shop 31 keepsakes that are timeless, thoughtful, and worthy of this momentous milestone.

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Netflix’s ‘Skin Decision: Before & After’ Review : For a Show About Plastic Surgery, This Is Surprisingly Real

Despite its rising popularity and acceptance, plastic surgery is still largely treated like the butt of a joke when it comes to TV shows and movies—think Botched, Sex and the City, or even RuPaul’s Drag Race. Even as a beauty editor with access to info on the most up-to-date procedures and the firm belief what you do with your body is up to you, when I hear the words “plastic surgery,” I can’t help but think of the swollen lips, Playboy-worthy boob jobs, and stiff face lifts mocked in the media. But Netflix’s new reality show Skin Decision: Before & After, now streaming, is the first I’ve personally seen handle plastic surgery with the care and nuance usually reserved for other medical issues. 

On the surface, Skin Decision is a makeover show in a similar vein of What Not to Wear or How Do I Look? Each episode features two different subjects with something specific they’d like to change about their appearance. After we’re introduced to their stories, they meet with two experts: Dr. Sheila Nazarian, a board certified plastic surgeon, and Nurse Jamie, a skincare expert and registered nurse who works with celebrities like Lisa Rinna and most of the Kardashians. The experts will meet with the subjects, then debate whether the person is a better candidate for a surgical procedure, performed by Nazarian, or a series of non-surgical treatments (lasers, fillers) by Nurse Jamie. 

The reasons the subjects appear on the show are as varied and complex as why people seek out plastic surgery in real life. No one ever needs to justify why they want to undergo plastic surgery, but the stories they share on Skin Decision are emotional, powerful, and, in some cases, shocking. Several people featured have survived tragic incidents that left them with major scarring or disfigurement. Sanaz, a woman who’s dealt with extreme acne for half her life, tells us she quit dating because she felt so insecure about the scars it left behind. Atticus, meanwhile, wants gender-affirming top surgery. Others come onto the show because their body changed following major life events like giving birth or turning 50. Regardless of the reason, the series (and experts) treats each patient with the same amount of care. 

Just ten minutes into the first episode, it becomes clear Skin Decision is equally about healing and trauma as it is about looks. I was immediately captivated by Katrina, who has several scars—including a literal bullet hole in her side—from when she was shot by her ex-husband before he took his own life. The scars wore on her self-confidence and were a physical manifestation of her trauma. After her procedure, which I won’t give away all the details of, she was ready to start fresh. 

Ivanka Trump Tweeted About Goya Beans, and It’s Sparked an Internet Backlash

Ivanka Trump is back in the social media crossfire. And it’s about Goya beans.

Some background info: You may have heard that there’s currently an effort underway to boycott Goya products after the company’s CEO, Robert Unanue, praised Ivanka’s dad. “We’re all truly blessed at the same time to have a leader like President Trump, who is a builder,” he said. “And so we have an incredible builder. And we pray. We pray for our leadership, our president, and we pray for our country, that we will continue to prosper and to grow.” Celebrities and politicians, including Chrissy Teigen, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, have all expressed their support for boycotting the brand.

Now Ivanka, who also serves as a senior advisor to the president, has weighed in. She posted an image of herself holding a can of Goya beans across her social media platforms with the caption, “If it’s Goya, it has to be good. Si es Goya, tiene que ser bueno.”

The online response was swift…and harsh. Some questioned the ethics behind a government official appearing to endorse a brand. “White House advisor Ivanka Trump promoting Goya seems like it could raise potential ethics issues since executive branch employees other than the president are prohibited from using public office ‘for the endorsement of any product, service or enterprise,’” researcher and writer Anna Massogolia tweeted.

“Senior advisor to the president endorsing a product – using the company’s own advertising line. Ethics rules do not allow it – and pretty much unimaginable in previous administrations,” MSNBC correspondent Chris Jansing wrote.

Others had some jokes.

While President Trump didn’t comment on his daughter’s tweet, on July 15 he wrote, “.@GoyaFoods is doing GREAT. The Radical Left smear machine backfired, people are buying like crazy!”

It remains to be seen if Ivanka Trump will be charged with any ethics violations.

Clarisonic Is Going Out of Business—and Everything Is 50% Off

Clarisonic, the beloved brand behind one of the beauty world’s favorite skin cleansing devices and so much more, is going out of business. No, this is not a drill or a much-delayed April Fool’s joke. 

The brand made the announcement on Instagram and let fans know that everything (yes, everything) is on sale right now for 50% off, while supplies last. “To our entire Clarisonic community, it has been our absolute pleasure to serve you all these years,” the brand shared in a statement on Instagram. “Please take advantage of our last chance, 50% off EVERYTHING sale on Clarisonic.com and at our authorized retailers (@Amazon, @Sephora and @ultabeauty)while supplies last, and see the link in our bio for a list of FAQs regarding our closure. Thank you for being a part of the Clarisonic family.” 

With its sonic technology to clean your skin and pores in a way they’d never been cleaned before, Clarisonic was game-changer when it launched back in 2004. Since then, the company says it has sold over 15 million patented devices tackling issues from aging to acne. 

According to Clarisonic.com, the company (currently owned by L’Oréal) is officially shutting down on September 30, 2020, so you’ve still got some time to stock up on your favorites before they’re gone for good—or relegated to re-sale on eBay. In a frequently asked questions section about the closure, the brand explained the reason: “This difficult decision was made so that L’Oréal can focus its attention on its other core business offerings.” 

Clarisonic also recommends stocking up on your favorite brush heads now, from the brand directly or authorized retailers. “After September 30th, Clarisonic will no longer sell its devices, brush heads and attachments. However, you may continue to purchase Clarisonic products at our authorized retailers, while supplies last. In the meantime, please take advantage of promotional offers at our authorized retailers on the full product assortment,” a message on the site reads, noting that Clarisonic products will not be “manufactured by a third-party or available under another name.”

Here are some of our favorites that are still available right now—so hurry up! Sets that once cost $199 are going for $99.50. 

Clarisonic Sonic Awakening Eye Massager

Clarisonic

$29.50

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Clarisonic Deep Pore Facial Cleansing Brush Head

Amazon

$27

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Clarisonic Uplift & Glow Skincare Set

Clarisonic

$199

$99.50

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Clarisonic Mia Prima Facial Cleansing Skincare Device

Clarisonic

$99

$49.50

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Clarisonic Radiance Brush Head

Clarisonic

$58

$24.50

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Clarisonic Under Eye Awakening & Hydrating Skincare Set

Clarisonic

$199

$99.50

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Chrissy Teigen Deleted 60,000 Tweets Because She’s Worried for Her Family

For most of us, Chrissy Teigen‘s social media presence is a source of great joy—from her classic clapbacks and commentary to the adorable photos she shares of her two children with husband John Legend.

But now Teigen is once again speaking out about online harassment aimed at her, and explaining it’s why she recently deleted around 60,000 tweets. Basically, there is a segment of the internet that has convinced itself that Teigen (and Legend) are connected to Jeffrey Epstein and Ghislaine Maxwell, who is currently awaiting trial for alleged sex crimes connected to Epstein. There are some who claim (without evidence) that Teigen appears on one of Epstein’s flight logs to the island where he allegedly trafficked young women.

“I actually deleted 60,000 tweets because I cannot fucking STAND you idiots anymore and I’m worried for my family. Finding me talking about toddlers and tiaras in 2013 and thinking you’re some sort of fucking operative,” Teigen responded to one person making such allegations.

Teigen is thinking about leaving Twitter completely. “If Twitter doesn’t do something about this actually scary harassment, I am gonna have to go,” she wrote on July 14.

“I have block chained over one million people, ONE MILLION people today, and I am still flooded with sick psychopaths. So please, spare me the ‘Just ignore them, they’re just trolls,’” she continued in a Twitter thread. “Anyhow, I’ll do my best to stop entertaining them. They have definitely been living for this and have zeroed in on ONLY me. Thank u to EVERYONE for helping me, in and out of the dm’s. People I’ve never met have been so, so kind and huge thank you to @yashar especially.”

The “Yashar” Chrissy Teigen is referring to is journalist Yashar Ali, who gave his perspective on what his friend has been dealing with in a Twitter thread of his own.

Twitter has yet to comment publicly on the situation.

This post may be updated as new information becomes available.

18 Best Linen Dresses to Wear All Summer: Madewell, Everlane & More

The best linen dresses are the ones you forget about as soon as you put them on. Meaning, they’re lightweight, not cut too close to the body, and generally just a delight to wear on sticky summer days. And while dresses might not be the first thing on your shopping list this season—who cares what you wear to run to the supermarket, right?—the styles we love are as effortless as throwing on your beloved (and, presumably, well-worn) sweats to run errands, enjoy a socially-distant picnic, or dial in to yet another virtual meeting. Here, we’ve spotlighted the 18 best linen dresses to live in this summer, from billowing midis, ’90s slip styles, and belted minis. 

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Paralympian Scout Bassett Won’t Be Tokenized

Bassett was adopted by a couple from the United States and spent most of her childhood in a small town in northern Michigan. “I grew up in a community where I was the only person with a disability and I was the only non-white girl,” she says. “You realize you’re very alone. In some ways because of how people treat you, you think you’re this total monster, you know?”

When we talk about the importance of representation, this is it. Bassett had no role models—no Michael Jordan of the Paralympics, no athletes with disabilities showing off their hardware on social media, no community. “I had never been in an environment with other people with disabilities,” she says of her early races. “I saw girls that were missing one and two legs, who were missing arms. I had never seen anyone like that doing a sport before. And they were doing it so well and so fast—it seemed so effortless for them. That was the start of the idea that I could be an athlete like these other girls.”

Since she started running, Bassett has run in three World Championships, brought home two bronze medals (long jump and the 100m dash), and made it to her first Paralympic Games in Rio in 2016. She is the fastest woman of her classification to ever run the 100 meter dash for the U.S.

Joe Kasumoto

For so many athletes, the cost of sports greatness comes at the price of a total laser focus on that elusive moment on the podium. Bassett has her eyes firmly fixed on bringing home a gold in the 2020 Paralympic Games to be held in Tokyo next year but the medals and records aren’t the point for her. Her goal lies beyond the track, fueled by a drive to make women with disabilities more visible. 

“One thing that happens to me all the time when I’m at the grocery store or at Target is a little kid sees me, and he might start screaming to his mom—like ‘Mommy, look at her leg! She’s a robot!’ They’re screaming to their mom for attention like ‘Explain this to me!’ And I would say over 99% of the time the parent silences the kid and tries to hush them up and say, ‘Don’t point. Don’t ask,’” Bassett says. “Stop trying to get them to be quiet about it. I understand the intention of the parent is good, but the problem is that it makes the child think that there’s something wrong with it and that there’s a reason to be fearful. That’s why visibility and representation matters. Our society cannot change the way we see people with disabilities and cannot create greater opportunities for them if we have this collective discomfort.”

In 2019, Bassett appeared in ESPN’s annual Body Issue, bearing her running blade and her scars. When she was first approached with the idea, her response was “No. Not in a million years,” she says. “It really didn’t have anything to deal with being a nude aspect. I have burns from my waist down that I haven’t exposed to the world and I haven’t always embraced that about my body.” The idea of helping to promote greater visibility eventually changed her mind. “Sometimes we have to put aside our own fears and be willing to take the lead and to be bold and courageous,” she says. “Not just for ourselves but for somebody else.”

Media coverage that promotes visibility is becoming more common but massive strides still need to be made. The Paralympic games is one of the largest sporting events in the world—but it’s not covered like that. “I want the Paralympics to matter. It’s a great opportunity to have the world, in particular this country, see people with disabilities in such a different light,” Bassett says. “When I see the amount of coverage that we receive in this country compared to the Olympics or that of able-bodied athletes, it’s really a disgrace to me.”

Tyra Banks Is the New Host and Executive Producer of Dancing With the Stars

Tyra Banks just landed a huge new gig: She’ll be the next host of ABC’s Dancing With the Stars, as well as serving as an executive producer. The news comes just one day after it was announced that longtime host Tom Bergeron and co-host Erin Andrews would not be returning.

“I’ve been a fan of DWTS since its beginning … The fun mixed with raw emotion, seeing celebrities push past their comfort zones, the sizzling dance performances … it’s always transported me to my days of turning it up 10 notches on the catwalk,” Banks said in a statement, per People. “Tom has set a powerful stage, and I’m excited to continue the legacy and put on my executive producer and hosting hats.”

Of course, Banks is no stranger to hosting television shows—she’s helmed America’s Next Top Model, America’s Got Talent, and her own eponymous talk show.

“Tom has been an integral part of the ABC family for nearly two decades, from hosting AFV to Dancing With the Stars—we are grateful for all he and Erin have done to make Dancing a success,” Karey Burke, president of ABC Entertainment, said to People. “As we gear up for the show’s 29th season, we can’t wait to welcome Tyra Banks to our Dancing stage. Tyra is an award-winning multihyphenate whose fierce female prowess and influence across many industries have made an indelible mark. Her fresh take on America’s favorite dancing competition will surely bring more than a ‘Smize’ to fans everywhere.”

It would seem the news of a hosting change came as a bit of a surprise to Bergeron. “Just informed @DancingABC will be continuing without me,” he tweeted on July 13. “It’s been an incredible 15-year-run and the most unexpected gift of my career. I’m grateful for that and for the lifelong friendships made. That said, now what am I supposed to do with all of these glitter masks?”

Andrews, who originally appeared on the show as a contestant, also shared her thoughts on social media. “Thank you, ABC and the entire Dancing With the Stars family for 6 memorable seasons,” she wrote on Instagram. “Those years wouldn’t have been as special without my loving host, Tom Bergeron, the talented dancers, and witty judges. I will always cherish my days on that set, even if I wasn’t the best at walking in heels.”

“Tom Bergeron will forever be part of the Dancing With the Stars family. As we embark on a new creative direction, he departs the show with our sincerest thanks and gratitude for his trademark wit and charm that helped make this show a success,” ABC and BBC Studios said in a statement about the change. “Erin will also not be returning, and we appreciate all that she brought to the ballroom. Fans have been rooting for her since she originally competed as a contestant back in 2010, and her signature sense of humor has become a hallmark of the show.”

People on social media had lots of reactions, both to Bergeron’s departure and Banks’s hiring.

The next season of Dancing With the Stars is slated to premiere on ABC this fall.