Shamso Ahmed smiles with red lipstick and a white hijab

Massachusetts gets its first hair salon that’s exclusively for women who wear hijab

In a neighborhood peppered with beauty shops, what makes Shamso Hair Studio and Spa unique is not the silver and black décor — or even the henna body art or the hammam steam spa — it is who is allowed in and who is not. 

A model has her nails done backstage before the presentation of the Nicole Miller Spring/Summer 2013 collection during New York Fashion Week on September 7, 2012.

Manicured nails come cheap for New Yorkers, but workers pay the price

From left, BBC reporter Shaimaa Khalil, salon owner Murtasa Misbah and acid attack victim Bushra Shafi, who got medical attention for her burns thanks to Misbah and now works at her salon.

‘For less than a dollar, you can [buy] a liter of acid and basically destroy someone’s life’

Seniors pose at the COSAT prom

School Year Blog: Crashing the ultimate fashion show, a South African prom

India’s hair cutting magnate