Virginia Sole-Smith

Virginia Sole-Smith is a freelance writer and author of the blog Beauty Schooled. Her work has appeared in more than 45 national publications, including Parents, the Progressive, and the New York Times.

The XX Factor
April 13 2012 4:48 PMToxins Found in "Toxin-Free" Nail Polish: Another Reason Beauty Regulation Needs a Makeover

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March 21 2012 5:14 PMIsrael Bans Underweight Fashion Models — So Who's Hiring Them Now? 
Doublex
Nov. 19 2010 12:08 PMMy Year in Waxing SchoolNaked people don't tip well, and more tricks of the trade.
The XX Factor
March 30 2012 12:10 PMDara-Lynn Weiss, Weight and Beauty: Is Childhood Obesity Really a Health Concern?  
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March 19 2012 5:30 PMGirl Model: The Prettiest (Exploited, Underage) Workers in the World

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