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The Student News Site of Kent State University

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The Student News Site of Kent State University

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Art: Sydney Stevenson

Victoria’s Secret

Chloe Robertson December 2, 2023

For years, Victoria’s Secret has been known for their stick-thin models, each of them possessing perfectly toned stomachs, thin arms and unattainable thigh gaps. Along with their lack of diversity, Victoria’s...

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Photographer: Talia Milewich // Stylists: Emma Reichlin and Tippy Barnes // Model: Caitlin Hall

The Return of the Bob: The Truth Behind the Chop

Abby Friedman November 15, 2023

Rollers, blowouts and long-flowing hair have occupied beauty trends over the past few years. Your TikTok feed was probably filled with blowout tutorials and “How to Grow Your Hair Fast” videos, but...

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Art: Mikaela Gomez

Get Rid of the Fruit and Learn Your Real Body Type With the Kibbe System

Liana Boremsa November 12, 2023

If you grew up in the 2000s with access to the internet you probably stumbled across a “what body type are you?” quiz. The answers could include any of the following: rectangle, inverted triangle,...

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Photographer: Katelyn Nguyen // Model: Amanda Pan // Styling: Camryn Parker // Makeup: Katelyn Nguyen

The Evolution of Makeup: 2016 vs Now

Josie Burkhart November 12, 2023

The intense eyeshadow, heavy contour, defined carved-out brows, matte base and liquid lipsticks are all features from 2016 makeup trends. This makeup is not typical for today. Now, it’s the fluffy brows,...

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Art: Reagan Morsman

How TikTok Trends Influence Ulta Beauty

Josie Burkhart October 31, 2023

First-hand experience from working at Ulta Beauty has shown me just how powerful TikTok is when influencing people. TikTok trends are all over our “for you page.” From influencers to normal users making...

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influencers changing beauty landscape

influencers changing beauty landscape

Finora Reilly, Assistant Editor September 5, 2023

In recent years, the landscape of purchasing cosmetics has undergone a major transformation. This is primarily driven by TikTok and Instagram. These platforms are infamous for influencer culture and have...

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photo: hanna bailey // models: brianna keyes, frigillana la muneca, emma joffrion, kiara rodriguez // stylists: emma joffrion, kiara rodriguez, frigillana, brianna keyes, sam delima

the power of nail art

Samantha DeLima May 7, 2023

Artificial nails first originated in the high society of ancient Egypt. Queens such as Cleopatra and Nefertiti adorned their hands with nails made of ivory, bone and gold. Vibrant hues of red signified...

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art: diana peterkoski

my journey to embracing my wavy hair

Kayla Friedman April 11, 2023

For as long as I can remember, I hated my natural hair. Any time I let it air dry, it would look frizzy and have the worst stringy texture. I normally style my hair by blowing it dry or curling it from...

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photo by greta bell // model: liana boersma

facing pretty privilege as an asian american

Liana Boersma December 19, 2022

The halo effect, lookism, pretty privilege, whatever you want to call it, all operate on the same idea: those considered beautiful get more benefits, more opportunities and more adoration than those that...

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illustration: lillie leasure

celebrity beauty brands are taking over the beauty industry

kennedy coughlin December 16, 2022

The relationship between celebrity culture and beauty has always been a close one. In recent years, there’s been a boom in the production of celebrity beauty brands, most commonly ranging from makeup...

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illustration: lauren mobius

models open up about struggles in the modeling industry

Kennedy Coughlin December 2, 2022

For a long time, there has been an assumption in our society that models have the perfect advantage in life simply by being attractive, so much that it caused many people to only value them for how they...

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illustration by amy dudek

meet the internet’s current beauty obsession: bleached brows

Ava Scrabis November 21, 2022

Eyebrows, eyebrows, eyebrows…maybe you like your eyebrows natural, maybe you like using makeup to draw them on, maybe you like them razor thin or maybe you don’t like them at all. If that's the case,...

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