The Compact: 5 Bits of Beauty We're Obsessed With This Month


Nykia Spradley Feb, 17, 2017

This feature originally appeared in the March 2017 Issue of ESSENCE Magazine.

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After more than 45 years on the market (who knew?), Herbal Essences, famous for its signature scents, has revamped the brand with nine new product combos that include shampoos and conditioners. And some have styling aids. All are infused with antioxidants and other natural ingredients. You also have your pick of moisture levels with the lightest being for fine hair and the most hydrating for thick, drier textures.

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Greenery is the Pantone hue of 2017. Official beauty partner butter London has launched a limited edition lip and nail collection around the grassy color. "It's a versatile shade that works with neutrals, brights and metallics," says Colette Keenan, butter London makeup artist and national field manager.

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Achieving longer, lusher locks may be as simple as popping a vitamin. Curls has made hair growth pills in a liquid-vitamin form that's more easily absorbed into the bloodstream. (Only 20 percent is taken in from a pill, the company asserts.). The daily supplement is packed with time-released mane boosters that strengthen strands.

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The one-size-fits-all approach to skin care doesn't cut it. Enter Remedies by Bobbi Brown, six blends with ingredients like kale and brussels sprouts, that target concerns like blemishes and clogged pores.

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Swivel Beauty's ( salon pick of the month is Salon PK. Fans of hairstylist Pekela Riley have crowned her queen of haircuts in the South. If you're ever in Jacksonville, Florida, you'll want to book an appointment at her full-service shop. The pros at Salon PK do everything from extensions to color to steam conditioning treatments. And if you need a little style inspo, check the Instagram feed @salonpk.