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  • Gotta have it

    Do you have strong views about men's make up? Your first thought might be to pinch his stuff if he's bought the new menswear beauty range by Chanel.

  • Gotta have it

    Be gone cement-style foundation and Alice Cooper-esque mascara! We've got the 11 best beauty buys for heatwave conditions and summer holiday suitcases.

  • The 100 day moisturiser

    Want to avoid botox and fillers but after some medical intervention for the dreaded wrinkles? Muddy's Nicky Richardson tries microneedling. But was it worth it?

  • Ready for a chop?

    Can a fringe really knock 15 years off your age? Lead me to Anne Veck salon in Bicester, I'm about to find out.

  • hidden secret salon interior grey chairs mirrors

    Hidden Secret

    Not any more! This Kidlington salon is one of the few places in Oxon offering Great Lengths and KeraStraight treatments, PLUS Guinot beauty. Shall we?

  • beauty pie capsules orange

    Cult beauty brand alert!

    Cult beauty brand alert! We've got our Muddy fingers in a LOT of Beauty Pie's luxe products this week, and we're going back in for seconds.

  • Pink hair – would you dare?

    Our intrepid Muddy reporter tried out rose gold hair at Amersham's Gatsby & Miller. But was she in the pink?

  • The elixir of youth

    This supercool beauty brand is adored by millennials. But there's also a lot to love here when you have more (*cough*) mature skin.

  • Facial acupuncture – would you?

    It's the treatment that has a big celebrity following but can a face full of needles really perk up the Muddy visage? We visit Thame Therapy Clinic to try it out.

  • Ooh, new hair?

    Novelist Clover Stroud is highly promiscuous when it comes to hairdressers. Will an eco-friendly, super-stylish Faringdon salon win her heart?

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