Stories

The Mask We Wear by Serena Becker

"I feel society prizes strength over gentleness, and there is no place for vulnerability or self-doubt. We can often be alone in our mask."

Tim Walker’s Wonderful Things

Celebrating the opening of the photographer's extraordinary exhibition at The V&A, we interview curator Susanna Brown and set designer Shona Heath.

Teiji Utsumi

"Nowadays we Chinese and Japanese are getting closer as countries. We're exchanging culture, fashion, music... traditional and modern."

London Beauty Week: Haircuts4Homeless

Hero and founder of Haircuts4Homeless Stuart Roberts teamed up with Johnnie Sapong, Adam Reed, Leigh Keates and Neil Moodie cutting up a storm.

Looking Forward in a Backwards Time

From the Beauty Papers archives: Photographer Roe Ethridge and hair stylist James Pecis for Issue Three.

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."