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Rihanna's Hair Dresser: People Assumed I Was 'White, Gay'

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Rihanna's personal hairstylist, Ursula Stephen, discusses what it's like to be known as the African-American celebrity hairdresser: "[It's] is not annoying. I'm used to it... For a long time, people assumed that a white, gay, L.A. hairstylist was cutting Rihanna's hair. When they saw this face, they were like, 'Huh. Okay.' There goes that stereotype!" Head over to The Cut for the full interview. [The Cut]

· Jumping on the neon train, Essie has released a club-themed nail line for summer. Though they don't glow in the dark like some of this season's rave-y competitors, the brand makes up for it with names like the hot pink "Boom Boom Room" and neon green "Shake Your Money Maker". [SheFinds]—Alyssa Carroll

· This is cute: Another magazine has created a full genealogy for Prada Infusion Family fragrances. The family tree begins with the iris- and cedar-based "mother" and ends with the newest addition to the family, the musk- and vanilla-noted L'Eau d'Iris. [Another]

· Since there's already more than enough to be allergic to in the spring, Clinique has developed the first ever nail polish for people with sensitive skin. The line, A Different Nail Enamel for Sensitive Skins, includes 13 colors available now for $16 each. [Fashionista]

· According to dermatologist Eric Finzi, author of The Face of Emotion: How Botox Affects Our Moods and Relationships, there are studies in this world that show Botox injections between the eyes can possibly alleviate depression. In a 2003 study, for example, Finzi claims to have found that 9 in 10 patients had fewer depression symptoms after one treatment of Botox. [Allure]—Alyssa Carroll