Well done, Virgin Atlantic – now all companies must ditch their makeup rules for women

Requiring flight attendants to wear makeup forced them to do two jobs at once – actually look after passengers and play at being stereotypical air-hostessesYou always knew that Virgin Atlantic must have required its female flight attendants to wear makeup. They always looked so polished that any...

Virgin Atlantic drops mandatory makeup for female cabin crew

Airline says crew can work without makeup but must follow chosen palette if they doVirgin Atlantic has told female cabin crew they will no longer have to wear makeup in the air.The airline will also provide female crew with trousers as part of their standard...

Jess Glynne’s no-makeup stunt at the Brits was trite, skin-deep feminism

The singer’s performance won plaudits for promoting bare-faced self-acceptance – but I was unconvincedLadies, prepare to be inspired, empowered and generally wowed. You see, I did a courageous thing this morning: I left the house without makeup. Strangers stared as I passed by, moved by my bravery....

Is this the haircut of a strong, independent woman?

The rain ended my blow-dry bravado, but I still feel its magicThere’s a classic halloween episode of the Simpsons in which Homer receives a hair transplant from Snake, a criminal who has recently been executed. Slowly, Homer finds himself morphing into the bloodthirsty, chain-smoking jailbird: the hair is possessed....

Why the humble hair clip is this season’s must-have accessory

From Selena Gomez to Holly Willoughby, the statement barrette has been adding a fashionable finishing touchAlexa Chung has long been a fan and regularly wears several at once. Ariana Grande has made a plain silver hair clip a signature, along with her high ponytail. But barrettes with...

The best new scrunchies

I’ve long since advocated the use of scrunchies to preserve volume without washing and blowdrying from scratchBrace yourselves, because I’m about to claim that you need a scrunchie. One that costs more than a tenner, too. But please stay with me. I’ve long since advocated the use...

Is David Cameron’s new haircut an apology for his breezy Brexit gamble?

The former prime minister’s punt on the EU referendum didn’t work out as he’d planned. Is he now self-shaming with his hair?Name: David Cameron’s haircut.Age: About a month.Appearance: Short, neat, chastened.Chastened? Yes.About calling the 2016 referendum? What...

Tried and tested: the best fig fragrances

All Ages model and lifelong fig aficionado Sylviane Degunst gives fig-scented fragrances a thorough once-overTo me, figs are the fruit of the gods. That’s why I was excited to test these fragrances: just the idea is heaven.Miller Harris’ Figue Amère (£75 for 50ml, millerharris.com) has a strong scent, a...

Tried and tested: deep-pore cleansing masks for men

‘I don’t often splash the cash on products, so I was interested to see if any of these face masks made a noticeable difference,’ says Dewi Rees, our All Ages modelMy job means that I have to look after my skin, but I don’t often splash the...

Tried and tested: curl creams

‘I have to refresh my curls each morning, otherwise they aren’t as bouncy as I like,’ says All Ages model Leah Alexxanderr-Caine. So how does she get on with the latest curl creams?Ialways use curl creams with other hair products, such as a leave-in conditioner, then put...

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