Melanie Rud

Melanie Rud

Melanie Rud is a freelance beauty writer, editor, and expert, who writes for numerous national print and digital outlets. Prior to beginning her freelance career, Melanie held beauty editorial positions at Shape, Good Housekeeping, and Health.

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A top stylist weighs in on why this is the perfect style for summer, plus how to create the look.
These mineral sunscreens go on completely sheer, so your skin never looks chalky.
The wrong brush could be responsible for a bad hair day or damaged strands.
Because all acids are great, but not all are created equal.
SPF is super important, but are you using the most effective types of sunscreen?
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Save your strands with these top tips and product picks.
Forget spring cleaning, spring snipping is where it’s at.
We’re falling in love with bangs all over again.
Create the appearance of thicker, fuller strands with these easy hairstyles. 
Consider this a strand-tervention.
A chignon has never looked more chic.
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Whether you’re looking to simply clean up your bikini line or go completely bare, here’s how to do it safely. 
If the star ingredient isn’t part of your routine yet, it should be.
Turns out, the delicacy also does great things for your skin.
Experts weigh in on the state of the clean beauty industry.
Get the most out of your skincare routine with these power combos.
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Sometimes your hair needs more than the usual shampoo and conditioner to leave it silky and smooth. Try one of these reviving products.