HowStuffWorks has everything you need to look great through every phase of your life. We know that your style changes as your life changes and we've got tips on hair, makeup, accessories and fashion that will help you look your best and always look like you.
It's time for a new do. You're finally ready to go short -- well, not too short and absolutely no spiky bits. Whether you're going to your regular stylist or a standby, getting the haircut you want can be easy if you follow these essential tips.
To the unfamiliar, eye makeup tools can look more like torture instruments than anything else. But as any beauty expert will tell you, the tools you use to apply your makeup are just as important as the makeup itself. How should you stock your kit?
Even if you're a lip-balm-only kind of girl, there will come a time in your life -- a black-tie party, perhaps, or a job interview -- that will compel you to put on some makeup. Be ready with these moisturizer, concealer and foundation tips.
You can still be fun and flirty in your 30s, but your clothes should have a slightly more sophisticated feel and they should be more about your personal style than what's on trend at the moment. Check out our guide for more fashion tips.
Most women aren't tall and slim with an hourglass figure -- they have rounder middles or broader hips. But those "apples" and "pears" get their own shape guides. How can you make the most of your figure if you're big on top, curvy allover or straight as a board?
It's easy to look fabulous when you have stylists at your beck and call and huge bank accounts at your disposal. Yet -- with a little work and a lot less cash -- the rest of us can look just as fashionable as the celebs.
If you're predisposed to itchy eyes, headaches and respiratory irritation in the presence of strong fragrances, just walking downwind of someone who's wearing perfume could trigger a reaction. You may be allergic.
Someone with an inverted triangle body type usually has broad shoulders and smaller hips, and it can be hard to fit a pair of jeans that fits. Should you look for pockets or no pockets? Boot cut or skinny?
Unless you work for royalty or Liz Taylor, chances are the woman at the office Christmas party isn't wearing real diamonds. But can she pull off the fakes? What makes a good piece of costume jewelry and how can you wear your faux sparklers tastefully?
When you see some people out and about, it's hard to believe they have mirrors at home. Some fashion trends don't flatter the human form, and others probably only suit about 1 percent of the population, if that. It's time to let them go.
Iconic shoe designer Stuart Weitzman is well-known for his sumptuous style and sophisticated designs. So it should come as no surprise that he's also known for designing the world's most expensive shoes.
If you love clothes but hate the hassle of visiting the mall, you'll love shopping for clothes online. With great photos and easy-to-navigate pages, finding a little black dress and actually having it fit once you get it home has never been easier.
The fashion world may value slender women, but in the real world, women's bodies run the gamut, from thin to curvy and beyond. How can women with curves find fashions that work well with their body types? As the song says, accentuate the positive.