Lexi Novak

Beauty editor, Allure magazine

Location icon United States of America

Beauty editor and writer by day, video game wizard by night.

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7 Easy Ways to Fix Any Bad Hair Day

When some pieces of hair corkscrew while others bend or zigzag, cut your losses and just put it all up. "There's nothing better than a curly, messy topknot," says hairstylist Tippi Shorter. Gather your hair into a high, loose bun-the more pieces that fall out the better-and tie it with an elastic.

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How to Fight Two Skin Problems at Once

If your facial cleanser foams, tones, or lathers, toss it. "It'll remove oil from your skin, but it can also be drying," says Joshua Zeichner, an assistant professor of dermatology at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City. Instead, switch to a gentle formula such as Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser.

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01/20/2016
I Tried This 3-in-1 Curl Conditioner to See How Many Ways It Actually Works

Back when I lived at home, I remember my older brother keeping a bottle of three-in-one (that's shampoo, conditioner, and body wash) in the shower. I'm all for shaving time off of a daily routine, but even then, I suspected BS. It lathered fine but did nothing that even vaguely resembled conditioning.

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11/06/2015
Are You a Lady? This Judgy Article Will Tell You in 39 Steps

Apparently, today is the day for wildly offensive and obtuse social observations, because in addition to a " study" that's sole contribution to society is ranking people's attractiveness by city and state, a U.K. magazine published an article called " The 39 Steps to Being a Lady." What could possibly go wrong?

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11/17/2015
Here's What You Need to Know If You Want a Nipple Piercing Like Kendall Jenner's

Kendall, Kylie, Bella, Rihanna: It seems like everyone has their nipples pierced except me. But every time I toy with the idea (which I've actually been doing for several years now-don't freak out, Mom), worst-case scenarios of inflamed or atrophied erogenous zones immediately put the "hell no" to that fantasy.

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