Emma Roberts Is in a New Netflix Holiday Rom-Com, and It Looks Delightful

Emma Roberts is here to kick off holiday movie season and not a minute too soon given the way 2020 has played out. We need some charm, romance, and happily-ever-after moments now more than ever, right? 

Netflix just released the trailer for Holidate, which stars Roberts, Luke Bracey, Jessica Capshaw, Kristin Chenoweth, and Frances Fisher. Check out this synopsis and tell us you’re not excited: 

“Sloane (Roberts) and Jackson (Luke Bracey) hate the holidays. They constantly find themselves single, sitting at the kids table, or stuck with awkward dates. But when these two strangers meet one particularly bad Christmas, they make a pact to be each other’s ‘holidate’ for every festive occasion throughout the next year. With a mutual disdain for the holidays, and assuring themselves that they have no romantic interest in the other, they make the perfect team. However, as a year of absurd celebrations come to an end, Sloane and Jackson find that sharing everything they hate may just prove to be something they unexpectedly love.”

As you’ll see in the trailer, many shenanigans ensue on the way to finding true love, including a Dirty Dancing lift moment that doesn’t go exactly as planned; meddling families; and, as always with this type of movie, a few rounds of miscommunication about feelings. We simply love to see it. 

Watch the full trailer, below. 

Along with Emma Roberts, national treasure and forever icon Dolly Parton is also teasing a holiday movie of her own on Netflix: Christmas on the Square. “#ChristmasOnTheSquare is more than just a song…it’s also a musical!” she wrote on Instagram. “Watch my newest movie, directed by @therealdebbieallen and starring Christine Baranski, @jeniferlewisforreal and so many other talented folks, November 22 on @netflixfamily ❤️”

Bring on all the low-key corny (but totally delightful) holiday fun you can, Netflix, Hallmark, and every other streaming platform on the planet. We’ve never needed it more. 

The Best Way to Make Coffee at Home, According to a Barista

I don’t know about you, but over the past six months, I’ve acquired a fair amount of new skills. I’ve become a baker, a roller-skater, a kombucha brewer, but none of my new expertise compares with learning the best way to make coffee at home. Pre-coronavirus, the extent of my caffeinated adventures entailed visits to local coffee shops. However, by late March, the number of options quickly slimmed down, and I was left to my own devices, which meant starting from (coffee) ground zero.

My kitchen didn’t have smooth jazz playing softly in the background. It didn’t have freshly baked pastries eyeing me in the morning. And it definitely didn’t have a high-quality espresso machine—let alone a humble coffee maker. What it did have was running water and generous counter space, so with that, I figured it was time to learn how to make a quality cup. I’ll spare you the details of my “Coffee Notes” journal, but it’s become my new area of study, especially now that I’ve started dipping into unexpected options (shout-out to coffee subscription services).  

After six months of trial and error, I’ve gotten pretty good at making my own coffee. But even after all this time, I’m nowhere near the pro level I’d like to be at (without, you know, becoming an actual barista). So I turned to Robby Sunday, barista and manager of food and beverages at Alfred Coffee, for tips on the best way to make coffee at home. Whether you’re looking to master the art of a solid cup or you just want some expert tips on building a better morning routine, Sunday breaks it down to the basics, and then some, ahead. Scroll on for everything you need to get your coffee love buzzin’. 

1. Start with a fresh bag of coffee.

When it comes to no-fail tips on improving your cuppa joe, Sunday says the freshness of your beans is key. “Most coffee bags have a roast date printed on them. I recommend staying away from any coffee roasted more than a month before you plan to enjoy it,” Sunday tells Glamour. Oh, and that old myth about keeping your coffee in the freezer? Toss it. “Moisture and air are enemies of coffee, so an airtight container in the back of a cupboard is ideal coffee storage,” he says.

Trade Six-Bag Coffee Subscription

If you’re just beginning to drink high-quality coffee and want to explore everything that’s out there, a great place to start is Trade, which partners with smaller roasters around the country to send you the freshest bags possible. Take the brand’s quiz to tailor your orders to your brewing methods and discover what’ll make your taste buds sing. Spoiler: The algorithm’s choices are spot-on. Trust me when I tell you—the discovery factor of Trade never gets old, and the coffee seems to get better with each bag.

Alfred Whole Bean Three-Month Gift Subscription

Of course, if you consider yourself a creature of habit, you can always keep buying the same bag from Trade. Or you can look into the roasters’ own websites since some (like Alfred) have their own online subscription service. (Bonus points for supporting your local businesses.)

2. Gear up on the basics.

“Whether you’re a beginner, novice, or expert coffee brewer,” Sunday says, “the essential items for coffee brewing at home would include a freshly roasted bag of coffee, a single-cup brewing method such as V60 or AeroPress, filters, hand grinder, timer, and instructions for brewing.” And with that, you’re on your way to becoming a coffee connoisseur.

Hario Original V60 Pour-Over Dripper

AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker

$35$30

Amazon

If You Care Compostable Coffee Filters

$3

Thrive Market

Le Creuset Heritage Mug

$18

Le Creuset

Peugeot Coffee Grinder

$110

Food52

Zone Minimalist Danish Kitchen Timer

3. Take it up a notch with barista-approved staples.

When you’re ready to take it to the next level, Sunday recommends brewing your coffee with a glass Chemex (using these reusable filters, if you want to reduce waste). The barista explains that the Chemex will give you the chance to experiment with making coffee for multiple cups versus just one. He also says you can’t go wrong with a burr coffee grinder, because “a blade grinder can’t compare in consistency.” You’ll also want to get a gram scale for weighing your coffee and water, and perhaps even a gooseneck kettle for nailing your preferred water-to-grounds ratio.

Baratza Encore Conical Burr Coffee Grinder

$139

Amazon

Chemex Pour-Over Glass Coffeemaker

Fellow Stagg EKG Electric Pour-Over Kettle

$149

Amazon

Ozeri Pronto Digital Kitchen and Food Scale

$15$14

Amazon

4. Explore the world of espresso.

Maybe you’ve already mastered brewing coffee at home, and want to do as the Italians. But before you invest in an expensive espresso machine, Sunday recommends checking out a moka pot, which will brew your coffee espresso-style on top of your stove, just like they do in Italy. Depending on how many cups of espresso you can handle a day, you can find moka pots in different sizes—from a tiny single to a massive 12-cup. 

Realistically, if you’re making coffee for only one or two people, the three-cup size should hit the sweet spot. When brewed properly, espressos come out thick and velvety, making them ideal for anyone who lives for coffee of the milky variety (think lattes, cappuccinos, or flat whites). All you need is a milk frother for that pillow-soft foam and you’re well on your way to living la dolce vita. We see you, perks of quarantine. 

Bialetti Express Moka Pot

$25$18

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Nespresso Aeroccino 4 Milk Frother

$120

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Gillian Flynn’s Bedtime Routine Is Not For the Faint of Heart

Here, Flynn tells Glamour how she falls asleep, on the rare occasions she does. Proceed with caution.

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My Bath-Time Ritual

I take a bath pretty much every night. I grew up in an old house, and it had no showers, just bathtubs. I think I was probably 12 when I had my first shower, and they don’t really appeal to me. But I love a hot soak in the bath while reading. My favorite part is the filling of the tub. I get in the tub with no water and I try to fill it as slowly as possible so that I can really watch the water creep up over me. There’s something really soothing about that—it’s a kind of ritual. I stay there until the water gets cold—usually 45 minutes to an hour. If I’m feeling environmentally nasty, I might splurge and add more hot water, just to stay in a little longer.

My producer, Jessica Rhoades, gifted me with this giant old-fashioned flower shower cap so that my hair doesn’t get wet and dangle in the water. We call it the Old Ida because it makes me look like an ancient farm lady. If my husband happens to see me in Ida mode, there will be no sex that night.

My Glamorous Eveningwear

I have a very old T-shirt from my EW days [Flynn is the former TV critic at Entertainment Weekly] from a TV movie about the Abominable Snowman. It’s the softest T-shirt in the world because it’s about 20 years old at this point, and it just says ‘Abominable’ on it. I can’t even remember if I reviewed the movie or not, but it’s my favorite sleeping shirt.

My Unfussy Skin-Care Routine

I would love to say that I have a skin-care regimen. I pretend to wash my face a little bit. I always have a jar of Pond’s Cold Cream, which is the softest, most old-fashioned and satisfying thing to slather on your face. I swipe at that, and that’s usually it because I work from home, so I don’t usually have makeup on. It reminds me of my dear grandma, who used it.

I will say that if I’m stressed out, the one thing I always do is put Vicks VapoRub under my nose. It reminds me of childhood and I just love the smell. My husband always knows that it’s been a bad writing day if I come to bed smelling like a bronchitis-ridden 12-year-old.

My Nighttime Reads

I like to read on paper. I stare at a screen all day, so I need to switch and tell my brain that I’m going from work to relaxing time. I am usually reading two books at once. It all depends on my mood. If I’ve had a crummy writing day and my brain is just going through too much, I’ll read something I’ve already read because I just can’t take anything new in. It’s usually a true crime book. I have a billion Ann Rule paperbacks that I can grab at any point. Because I’m clumsy, I often drop them in the bathtub, so once they dry, the books suddenly become these giant paperbacks the size of a Bible. If I had a decent day, I can take in something new. I’m currently reading Memory of Love by Aminatta Forna, which is so beautiful. I’m reading it so slowly because it’s one of those that’s really worth taking your time with.

The Bedding That Helps

We have an amazing Tempur-Pedic mattress that is just the exact amount of firmness that I absolutely love. As far as pillows go, as long as it’s fluffy, I’m usually pretty happy. And then we have these bamboo sheets that are super-soft and snugly. I’m someone who has to burrow in order to sleep. Even if it’s 90 degrees, I need to have eight blankets on me and bury my head under the pillow.

The Myth of Sleep Machines

I’ve tried different noise machines over the years, but they kind of freak me out. When my son was an infant, he would only sleep with this heartbeat machine that would go boom-boom-boom-boom. It was so creepy. And then on top of that, we had a baby monitor that made him glow supernaturally. I remember one night, he started crying and of course, I immediately lactated all over myself. It was like, “There’s a little vampire coming for me! It wants my milk!” So that freaked me out. [Laughs]

The Snacks On My Nightstand

I keep way too much junk on my nightstand. It tends to be stuff I’ve forgotten to bring down to the kitchen. I’m a nighttime snacker, and I basically eat nursery school food, so it’s either dry Cheerios or Goldfish crackers. They’re very soothing. So there are crumbs from those snacks. It’s an ongoing source of conflict between my husband and me because oftentimes when I’m reaching over to grab a book in the middle of the night, I knock over the glass of water that’s been left behind. Which will then knock over an old Diet Coke can that’s been left there for a few days, and it’s a domino effect from there. I’m trying to be better about it.

Where I Keep My Cell Phone

Never, ever in the bedroom! I’m not a phone person to begin with, and it’s a big joke with my friends that texts to Gillian will just go into the ether. In fact, there’s a line in Sharp Objects where the main character says, “I don’t have a cell phone. I don’t ever want to be that reachable.” I had about three different friends say, “That was about you.” 

On Going to Bed Angry

My husband and I have definitely gone to bed angry with each other, but one of us will usually reach over, grab the other’s hand, and squeeze it real quick. We don’t need to say anything. It’s kind of a promise to figure it out in the morning.

How I Conquer Sleep Interruptions

I don’t think I’ve ever really slept entirely through the night. I always wake up because I have a bladder that’s the size of a walnut. Sometimes I do some sort of dreaded mantra, because if my brain starts up, then I’m up for an hour easily.

I have this rule where I treat myself like a small child sometimes when it comes to sleep. The rule is, you just have to sit and try to get back to sleep for 30 minutes. If my brain is still going by then, I’ll read or listen to a podcast. I love Work Brain, Stuff You Should Know, and The Flop House. I also love Crime Junkie, which should come as no surprise. It’s not the best thing to fall asleep to. I’ll wake up three hours later and hear “…bloody hands and the knife,” and it’s like, no wonder you have bad dreams, Gillian!

Caitlin Brody is the entertainment director at Condé Nast.

Demi Lovato Is Reportedly ‘Completely Embarrassed’ by Her Ex Max Ehrich’s Behavior

Demi Lovato and Max Ehrich’s breakup is getting messier by the day. 

In case you haven’t been following the drama, Lovato and Ehrich had a bit of a whirlwind relationship during quarantine, which culminated in a proposal on the beach in July. Now the relationship is over, and at first things sounded pretty amicable. “It was a tough decision, but Demi and Max have decided to go their separate ways to focus on their respective careers,” a source told People. “They have respect and love for one another and will always cherish the time they spent together.” 

Lovato has remained quiet about the split, but Ehrich continues to post his thoughts on Instagram, claiming he learned about the breakup via a tabloid story on his phone. 

A source told E! News that Lovato is less than thrilled with Ehrich’s “erratic behavior,” claiming he has “tried to reach out” and is “in denial.” 

Instagram/@DDLovato

“Demi wants no contact with Max at this point,” the source continued. “She is completely embarrassed at the way he’s been acting and putting their relationship on blast via social media. She wants nothing to do with him.” It seems there is no hope for a reconciliation right now, which isn’t surprising given what Ehrich has been saying publicly. “Demi is completely done and doesn’t want to see him again at this point,” the source said. “She can’t believe she fell into his trap and is really upset over it.”

But don’t fret, Demi Lovato fans. She is reportedly doing okay. “She’s been spending a lot of time with her family and friends to help heal from this, and they are all keeping her occupied and rallying around her,” the source who spoke to E! News revealed.

That’s very good to hear, indeed. Hopefully, this drama will be behind her soon enough. 

Nickayla Rivera Responded to Rumors She Moved in With Her Sister Naya Rivera’s Ex-Husband

Nickayla Rivera, sister of the late Glee star Naya Rivera, has found herself in the news this week as rumors emerged that she’s moved in with Naya’s ex-husbad, Ryan Dorsey. 

Naya passed away in July during a tragic accident on California’s Lake Piru after renting a boat for the day with her young son, Josey, who, thankfully, survived. “We are so grateful for the outpouring of love and prayers for Naya, Josey, and our family over the past week,” the Rivera family said in a statement at the time. “While we grieve the loss of our beautiful legend, we are blessed to honor her everlasting legacy and magnetic spirit. Naya was an amazing talent, but was an even greater person, mother, daughter, and sister.”

Recently stories emerged that Nickayla and Dorsey are living together. While Nickayla didn’t confirm or deny the claim, she did speak out on her Instagram Stories. 

“In the darkest time of my life, the only thing that is important is my friends & family. Showing up for my nephew, even though I can’t show up for myself,” she wrote. “I’m not concerned with the way things look because no one can see each agonizing moment we all endure. 

“What matters most, I’ve learned, is to show compassion, not to judge   others, & never take a moment of life for granted,” she continued. “I hope you all can do the same.” 

Instagram/@NickaylaRivera

Dorsey has not commented on the current situation, but he wrote a loving tribute to Naya Rivera not long after her death. “I have hundreds and probably thousands of snaps and videos that Josey will have forever and know his momma loved him more than life, and how much fun we had together as he was growing up,” he said. “Life is all about good times and bad times but with Josey it makes the bad a little less so because a part of you will always be with us. He’ll never forget where he came from. We miss you.”

Hopefully, Nickayla’s statement will quiet some of the chatter because, really, who is anyone to judge how a family manages their grief after such a loss? 

11 Postpartum Recovery Items Every Mom Needs

When I first became pregnant, friend after friend started giving me their (sometimes unsolicited) advice. There were tips about breastfeeding, the baby registry, and how to get frisky if I was ever in the mood. But the most valuable piece of advice I received was about how to prepare for postpartum recovery.

Recovering from giving birth is different for every woman, but what we all have in common is that we DO have to recover. Our bodies go through nine months of intense hormones, stretching and growing and changing. And that’s before the actual labor. As I approached the fourth trimester, I wanted to be prepared.

So, I made myself a postpartum recovery kit. I included mother’s milk tea (an herbal supplement to increase a mother’s milk supply, which ultimately did not work for me), a peri bottle (a perineal irrigation bottle that helps you clean up, ahem, down there and is not something any woman who delivers a baby vaginally should be without), nipple cream (which helped to heal my very cracked nipples), a breastfeeding nightgown (that I honestly never ended up wearing because I was much too hot), fuzzy socks (ditto on the being too warm), and a really great moisturizer for my exceedingly dry pregnancy skin.

I got most of these goodies in a Mombox—I couldn’t see myself running around town trying to find all of the various things I wanted to buy last-minute for my postpartum recovery. After all, I had my baby in the middle of a pandemic, so the less I needed to leave the house, the better.

Knowing how much my own postpartum recovery kit helped me, I asked a variety of doctors, midwives, and doulas for the items they recommend for new moms. From super comfy sweatpants (How did I miss this one?!) to padsicles, here are 11 expert-recommended items to stock in your postpartum recovery kit before you head to the hospital.

1. Super Comfy Sweatpants

All I ever wanted in those early postpartum days was to be comfortable as I dragged myself from bed, where I breastfed, to the couch, where I breastfed, to the kitchen table, where I ate. That’s why a pair of comfy sweatpants is so crucial for new moms, says Cassie Shortsleeve, an integrative health coach who specializes in maternal health and the founder of Dear Sunday, an online platform that helps women adjust to motherhood. She recommends that you get one in a size or two too big because “no one wants to wear leggings in those early days.”

Out From Under Kya Fleece Jogger Pant

$44

Urban Outfitters

Mango Knit Jogger-Style Trousers

2. Haaka

Breastfeeding can be really challenging so having the right tools can help save your sanity. “The Haaka is something I recommend to every mom that plans to breastfeed,” says Talitha Phillips, a labor and postpartum doula. The Haaka is a nifty little gadget that attaches to the breast to help “catch” any excess milk. “This is especially great for moms with an abundant supply of milk but also works for other moms,” says Philips. ”Unlike a breast pump, it doesn’t stimulate the breast to produce more. This means it can be used much more frequently and especially when your milk is coming in, the baby is small, and they can’t often drain you completely.”

Haakaa New Mom Starter Kit

3. Clean Hands Kit

Until you have a kid, you can never imagine just how many times a day you will be washing your hands. You think the coronavirus pandemic means extra hand washing? Try having a newborn who poops and splits up all day. That’s why the Clean Hands Kit—which includes a hand sanitizer spray, hand soap, and body butter—from Organic Bath Co. is the top recommendation by Dr. Jessica Shepherd, a board-certified OB GYN and minimally invasive gynecologist at Baylor University Medical Center. “Their great products are organic and include bar soaps, hand sanitizers, and body butters.” I personally also love their sugar and coffee scrub. After all, new moms want to be clean…and smell pretty, too.

Clean Hands Kit

$42

Organic Bath Co.

Java Jolt Organic Sugar & Coffee Scrub

$27

Organic Bath Co.

4. Nipple Cream

If you are planning to breastfeed or pump, make sure to stock up on some quality nipple cream to help with mild soreness, like the organic one recommended by Amy Lewis, a doula, certified lactation counselor, and childbirth educator. This is the cream that saved my cracked nipples in the early days and, a few times, helped to protect my nipples when they got chaffed during a particularly vigorous day of pumping. “Remember though, pain isn’t normal!” Lewis says. “Get help from a certified lactation counselor.”

Nipple Cream

5. FasciaBlaster

If you had a c-section and are worried about the scar, the FasciaBlaster might help, says Courtney Virden, a pelvic floor trainer and creator of an online pelvic floor and core program. “In many surgeries, such as a c-section, our fascia is cut into and this creates scar tissue and adhesions,” she says. “It can impede nerve pathways (including our pelvic floor) and create dysfunction throughout our entire fascial system.”

Ashley Black FasciaBlaster Myo-Fascia Massage Tool

$89

Urban Outfitters

6. Perineal Comfort Pillow

Also known as a donut pillow, no mom should start her postpartum journey without one of these babies. Even though I experienced a not-too-bad second-degree tear, I was still plenty sore down there the first few weeks postpartum. That’s why a donut pillow is highly recommended by Dr. Christine Carter Sterling, an OB GYN who specializes in helping moms navigate pregnancy and the postpartum period. You definitely need one of these, she says, “because vaginal lacerations and hemorrhoids are no fun to sit on.”

Frida Mom Perineal Comfort Cushion

7. Oat Cleansing Facial Polish

It’s no secret that all of the hormones of pregnancy and postpartum can mess with skin. I was extremely prone to acne and my skin was very dry all throughout pregnancy (what glow?) and it got even worse after giving birth. A good facial cleanser and moisturizer are essential postpartum tools. Alisa Vitti, a functional nutritionist, loves the Naturopathica Oat Cleansing Facial Polish and Calendula Essential Hydrating Cream. “They saved my skin postpartum,” she says. “The major estrogen drop [in the postpartum period] can cause major skin changes like dryness, acne, hyperpigmentation, and rosacea.” Both formulas are safe to use while breastfeeding.

Naturopathica Oat Cleansing Facial Polish

$62

Naturopathica

Naturopathica Calendula Essential Hydrating Cream

$64

Naturopathica

8. Expectful Meditation App

Although having products in the postpartum period is important, another “item” that every mom needs is “practical tools to support our emotional recovery postpartum,” says Dr. Ashurina Ream, a licensed psychologist and certified perinatal mental health provider. That’s why she recommends that women work on their relaxation skills with a meditation app like Expectful, which is specifically designed for fertility, pregnancy, and parenthood. I personally used Expectful to heal from my miscarriage last year and deal with the anxiety surrounding my new pregnancy—it helped me a lot.

Expectful Meditation App

$10

Expectful

9. Postnatal Vitamins

“Because most women lose blood during delivery, they need supplements in the postpartum period,” says Dr. Zaher Merhi, a board-certified OB GYN, fertility expert and Director of IVF Research at New Hope Fertility Center. He recommends keeping up with Iron and Vitamin D pills, along with postnatal vitamins that support mental health since “a lot of women are prone to postpartum depression.” Personally, I loved my Smarty Pants chewable prenatal vitamins and will continue taking them for months to come.

SmartyPants Prenatal Formula Daily Gummy Multivitamin

10. Padsicles

A padsicle is basically what it sounds like: the combination of a pad and a popsicle. While the might sound gross, it’s actually extremely necessary for helping with swelling after giving birth. Mandy Major, a certified doula ad co-founder/CEO of Major Care, recommends that her clients and friends “create a stockpile of padsicles in the freezer during your last month.” “It’s all about soothing and tending to your perennial area, which has gone through the ringer,” Major says. You can make them yourself or you can pick up a packaged version like the Frida Mom Instant Ice Maxi Pads. “In addition to those padsicles, you’ll want to have the biggest maxi pads you can find and stretchy mesh underwear specifically made for postpartum,” she adds.

Frida Mom Instant Ice Maxi Pad

Fridababy’s Fridet the MomWasher

$15.99

Simply Birth

11. The Fourth Trimester by Kimberly Ann Johnson

What you really need during the postpartum period is to understand just what is going on, which is why I read this excellent book—and why Carrie Murphy, a full-spectrum doula who provides virtual postpartum planning assistance to clients around the country, recommends it too. “This book is the 360 holistic approach to postpartum—the voice of wisdom and kindness that empowers you to prepare for, embrace, and thrive in the fourth trimester,” she explains. “Covering everything from the pelvic floor to your relationship with your partner, Kimberly’s book has practical advice and useful framing for this giant transition of mind, heart, and body, one that is so often minimized in our culture’s urgency to ‘bounce back.’”

“The Fourth Trimester” by Kimberly Ann Johnson

$19$16

Amazon

35 Best Gift Ideas for Women 2020: Chanel, Glossier & More

When it comes to gifting the ladies in our circle this year, our M.O. is the earlier, the better. The best gift ideas for women this holiday season are less about when you deliver your present (that’s what birthday gifts are for!), and more about sending a loving message. After all, with so much time and distance between one another, a little something sent from afar is instantly thoughtful—especially if you can’t hand it off from a safe six-foot distance. 

From sustainable jewelry to silk pajama sets and face mask accessories, we corralled dozens of thoughtful gifts for women—no matter who you’re shopping for or what your budget is. Browse and shop the 35 best gift ideas for women until you’ve ticked them all off your list (and maybe, just maybe, stumbled across a few great gift ideas for yourself too).  

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29 Best Blonde Hair Colors for 2020

While the age-old question—do blondes actually have more fun?—may never be answered, one thing’s for sure: There are more options for blonde hair colors than ever before. Classic blonde shades such as platinum and honey have been joined by tons of trending shades like champagne blush and Nordic white, giving every skin tone and hair color an opportunity to lighten up.

If newly reopened salons have you itching to go blonder, keep in mind that it may be harder than usual to schedule your monthly touch up, since most salons are operating at 50% capacity. Because of this, paired with the risk of a second wave of coronavirus infections, Stephanie Brown, master colorist at IGK Soho, predicts that more low-key blondes will be popping up this year. 

“I think it’s going to be all about the grow-out,” she says. “Whether someone goes natural or a little extreme, people are going to want their hair color to be able to grow out easily without having to touch up their roots as often. I think there are going to be a lot more conversations between colorists and clients about what will look best and what will grow out best on each individual person.”

That said, it’s also a great time to experiment, and if after months of having grown-out color, you want something more extreme, we don’t blame you. Whatever your blonde ambition may be, we spoke to top colorists to find out what the most requested blonde hair colors are of the moment. Scroll on for their advice.

Chadwick Boseman Secured Equal Pay for Sienna Miller on Their Movie by Cutting His Own Salary

The celebrity tributes continue to pour in for Chadwick Boseman, who lost his battle with cancer in August. His 21 Bridges costar Sienna Miller is the latest, revealing to Empire that Boseman actually forfeited some of his salary on the film to make sure she had equal pay. 

“He was a fan of my work, which was thrilling, because it was reciprocated from me to him, tenfold,” she told Empire. “So he approached me to do it, he offered me this film, and it was at a time when I really didn’t want to work anymore. I’d been working nonstop and I was exhausted, but then I wanted to work with him.”

Miller asked for a salary that the studio said no to, but Boseman stepped in to make things right. “I said, ‘I’ll do it if I’m compensated in the right way.’ And Chadwick ended up donating some of his salary to get me to the number that I had asked for,” she said. “He said that that was what I deserved to be paid.”

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She continued, “It was about the most astounding thing that I’ve experienced. That kind of thing just doesn’t happen. He said, ‘You’re getting paid what you deserve, and what you’re worth.’ It’s just unfathomable to imagine another man in that town behaving that graciously or respectfully. In the aftermath of this, I’ve told other male actor friends of mine that story and they all go very, very quiet and go home and probably have to sit and think about things for a while. But there was no showiness, it was ‘Of course I’ll get you to that number, because that’s what you should be paid.’”  

Yet another example of Boseman’s incredible character. Click here to read more tributes from the stars he affected, including Chris Evans and his Black Panther costar Lupita Nyong’o. 

Maybe Don’t Try to School Rihanna on Skin Care

Ask any dermatologist their number one skin-care tip, and 10 out of 10 times you’re going to hear the same response: Wear sunscreen. It’s skin-care canon. Nothing prevents signs of aging and protects your skin like SPF. Despite this, sunscreen continues to get a bad rap, and myths about the stuff abound. Our complexions have a savior, though, and her name is Rihanna—she’s here to set the fake news about SPF straight. 

The beauty mogul posted a photo of herself wearing sunscreen (Fenty Skin, obviously) on September 27 and wasted no time correcting a commenter who tried to imply the season for wearing SPF was over. Spoiler: It’s not.

“It’s the ignorance for me! You gon have wrinkles if you think SPF is seasonal. But continue,” RiRi wrote in response. 

See the comment for yourself, below: 

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And Rihanna’s original post here:

Proper SPF use is one of Rihanna’s skin-care passions. One misbelief she’s keen on dispelling, in particular, is that Black people don’t need sunscreen. “Growing up on an island, you’re exposed to the sun every day, so you thought SPF was like a tourist thing—and especially not for Black people,” she said during the virtual Fenty Skin launch party earlier this year. “And I have learned the hard way, because over time the sun wasn’t that kind to my skin. My skin wasn’t that resilient, and I started to have hyperpigmentation in certain areas and realized I have to put [my Fenty SPF] on.”