Russian Women Openly Swear By the Beauty Treatment American Women Hide

At Byrdie HQ, it's our MO to celebrate beauty from every corner of the world. The beauty customs of different cultures are unique and steeped in history, and by learning about them, we're able to expand our own perspectives (not to mention pick up a life-changing new tip or two). That's why we're proclaiming this week Global Beauty Week and paying special homage to women far and wide, from Thailand to Russia and beyond. Each day, we'll honor the beauty practices, trends, and traditions of our sisters around the globe—complex, intriguing, and versatile as they are. Enjoy!



Class Is Internal

Unlike French women who have that je nais se quoi beauty aesthetic, women from Russian have a much more straightforward style. From their perfectly dyed and done hair to their pristine manicures, Russian women could teach us a thing or two about put-together beauty. In order to learn the secrets responsible for their always-on-point hair and makeup, we reached out to Saint Petersburg–born blogger and all-around cool girl Sonya Esman, founder of Class Is Internal, for her everyday beauty routine as well as the skincare tips and products she can't live without. Keep on reading to learn her beauty secrets.