The Ceremony of Hair

Hairstyles aren't just there to enliven every day. Photographer Julia Hetta and hair stylist Rudi Lewis explore the ceremony of hair. 

Kiki by Stéphane Marais

The makeup maestro picks his polaroid camera back up to capture his new muse for Issue Seven GLAMOUR.

Sixth Position

Edward Watson, principal dancer for the Royal Ballet. Captured in movement by Laurence Ellis from the Beauty Papers archives.

Painting the Face of Marie Antoinette

"Marie Antoinette was a product of grotesque inequalities, but she was also a woman with no power, an innocent lamb heading towards inevitable slaughter."

Downtown Society

"Never, ever acknowledge anyone famous while walking down the street because, after all, you’re a New Yorker, which makes you famous in a way, too."

Slow Curtain

Tom Johnson captures the euphorically exhausted Theo Adams company dancers, moments after giving the performance of their lives.

Beauty Parlour by Bruce Gilden

“Beauty, I think beauty is in the eye of the beholder. My pictures aren’t pretty, they are beautiful. I don’t like pretty pictures."

Naked Vanity. Chapter One

Photographer Yelena Yemchuk discusses her unique friendship with her creative muse; model Guinevere Van Seenus, and the first chapter of their ‘Vanity’ project.

William Farr X MAC

We celebrate the launch of MAC's Prep + Prime Fix+ Scents with an installation by artist William Farr: flowers made from detritus found on the streets of Peckham.

David Sims and Lucia Pieroni

"When I'm creating a makeup, I’m much more inspired by art than I think I am by anything else so it often becomes quite a.


Hair stylist Roger Cho collaborates with British-born Chinese photographer Paul Phung and stylist Karlmond Tang on a series celebrating their multi-cultural backgrounds. 

Laser Quest. Opinions on Pubic Hair

Writer Leanne Cloudsdale takes a trip down puberty lane and wonders why when it comes to pubes, some of us whip it off whilst others.