Beauty appointments are all in the name of upkeep Stateside. Lunchtime manis, pedis, blow-dries, massages and even laser appointments and non-surgical facelifts are viewed as basic preservation over rejuvenation. The vastness of the country has bred beauty hotspots with different sets of ideals: Los Angelenos tend to invest in treatments (and the occasional doctor’s office visit) to exude the ease of #wokeuplikethis beauty, while busy New Yorkers prefer the polish of a bouncy blow-dry and expertly applied make-up. But the true beauty of the US is that if it exists, it’s on offer.
BEAUTY SOUVENIR: Essie Nail Color.
At New York fashion week. At New York fashion week. Backstage at Prabal Gurung. At Alexander Wang.