Ava Welsing-Kitcher

Ava Welsing-Kitcher is Stylist’s junior beauty writer and resident curly girl. She’s addicted to lip balm (who isn’t?!), wearing eyeshadow as blush and lipstick and all things hair.

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    Natural deodorants that actually work do exist. In fact, here’s 12

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    Do Corfu the grown-up way, with luxury all-inclusives and remote beach hikes

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    The most perfect red lipsticks for Christmas season

Latest Stories

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The ultimate way to try different hair colours – with zero commitment

Stretch out that space between salon appointments, too.

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This London concept store for black-owned businesses is not one to miss

Janet’s List returns once again.

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The best hair masks for every type, every texture, and every concern

Slap one on and let it sit.

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“My hair’s grown ridiculously fast, and it’s thanks to these miracle products”

It’s the longest it’s been in years.

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How to master gradient nails, winter’s ultimate nail trend

Soothing to the soul and kind your wallet.

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Why you should be taking extra care of your feet this winter

Cold, wet weather wreaks havoc.

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“Microblading is one of the best beauty decisions I've ever made”

Does it hurt? Is it worth it? All questions answered

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“I was sceptical about crystal healing, but it had a profound effect on me”

In the second instalment of our Spiritually Curious column, Stylist’s junior beauty writer tries out crystal healing – with unexpected results.

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The best products for every type of mixed race curly hair

Because equal treatment doesn’t always cut it.

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The best black-owned hair brands and the women behind them

Afro hair is finally getting the premium products it deserves – and these women are leading the charge.

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“Lessons I learned while getting my first wig”

Number one: practice makes perfect.

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The greatest new products to hit the beauty desk this month

Future beauty icons.

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Spiritually Curious: does reiki actually work?

In the first of a new column, Stylist’s Ava Welsing-Kitcher investigates whether reiki can really make her feel less stressed.

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How to reap all the skincare benefits of rose oil

It sure is one powerhouse of a plant

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Brown mascaras: the best shades and formulas to convert to now

It’s not just for blondes.

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This might be the easiest last minute Halloween look ever

All it takes is one item. One.

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Havana travel inspiration: step back in time in Cuba’s capital city

Discover cobbled streets and crumbling rainbow buildings.

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Our junior beauty writer’s 10-step bedtime routine – in micro detail

Mood-boosting mists and an SAD-tackling lamp is the perfect recipe.

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The benefits of lavender in skincare that you probably didn‘t know about

It's not just for bedtime.

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“Canerows on the catwalk are a cop-out – why fashion needs to stop repeating the same hairstyles

'Diversity' needs to do better.

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