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Pretty Boys: Legendary Icons Who Redefined Beauty (and How to Glow Up, Too)

Pretty Boys: Legendary Icons Who Redefined Beauty (and How to Glow Up, Too)

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In this inclusive, illustrated history and guide to skincare and beauty, journalist, and founder of Very Good Light David Yi teaches us that self-care, wellness, and feeling beautiful transcends time, boundaries, and binaries--and that pretty boy can change the world

Chanel and Goop might have seemed ahead of the curve when they launched their men's beauty and wellness lines, but pharaohs were exfoliating, moisturizing, and masking eons earlier. Thousands of years before Harry Styles strutted down the red carpet with multicolored fingernails, Babylonian army officials had their own personal manicure sets. BTS might have become an international sensation for their smoky eyes and perfect pouts, but the Korean Hwarang warriors who put on a full face before battle preceded them by centuries.

Pretty Boys unearths diverse and surprising beauty icons who have redefined what masculinity and gender expression look like throughout history, to empower us to live and look our truths. Whether you're brand new to beauty, or you already have a ten-step routine, Pretty Boys will inspire and teach you how to find your best self through tutorials, beauty secrets, and advice from the biggest names in the beauty industry, Hollywood, and social media.

From Frank Ocean's skin-care routine to Clark Gable's perfectly styled hair, Rami Malek's subtle eyeliner to a face beat to the gods la Boy George or Kimchi the drag queen, K-Beauty to clean beauty, Pretty Boys will completely change the way we all see gender expression and identity.

Author: David Yi
Publisher: Harper Design
Published: 06/22/2021
Pages: 272
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.76lbs
Size: 9.13h x 7.09w x 0.87d
ISBN: 9780358410683

About the Author

DAVID YI is the founder and editor of Very Good Light, a men's beauty publication. After beginning his career at publications like People and Women's Wear Daily, he went on to launch Mashable's first fashion and beauty verticals. A GLAAD and Webby nominee, his work has also been featured in the Wall Street Journal, Harper's Bazaar, Men's Health, and Allure, among others. 

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