If you like a good hair tutorial or makeup tip — or anything useful, really — then you must have a Pinterest account by now. It’s where all the best and beautiful ideas come to be shared, especially under the “style” category.
But not all Pinterest boards are created equal.
So I scoured the site to find my 20 favorite Pinterest users that you should absolutely be following:
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The Beauty Department 2 of 20
Boards to Follow: ALL of them.
TheBeautyDepartment.com has quickly become one of the best Web sources for easy-to-follow beauty tutorials — all of which can be found on their Pinterest page. Although they have brilliant ideas for makeup fixes and DIY beauty products, it's really their hair tutorials that hooked me.
Follow The Beauty Department
Lauren Conrad 3 of 20
Boards to Follow: "Primp," and "Wear."
Speaking of The Beauty Department, its founding celebrity, Lauren Conrad, has an alluring Pinterest page all on her own. Beyond TBD, Conrad pulls inspiring photos and ideas from all over the Web. Although she has her hands in plenty of fashion and beauty biz — from Web sites to fashion collections — her Pinterest page isn't one big self-promotion, which is cool.
Follow Lauren Conrad
eat.sleep.wear. 4 of 20
Boards to Follow: "Beauty," "Four Eyes," "Fashion," and "Personal Style."
Fashion blogger Kimberly of eat.sleep.wear created a booming Pinterest page with thousands of fashion and beauty pins — including over 70 pins on stylish glasses.
Allure Magazine 5 of 20
Boards to Follow: ALL of them, especially "Editors' Favorites!"
Do you need a reason? They're the undisputed "beauty expert," for crying out loud.
birchbox 6 of 20
Boards to Follow: "Hair," "Face," Eyes," and "Braids, Braids, Braids!"
The monthly beauty subscription service Birchbox knows a things or two about beauty — and Pinterest, apparently. They have one of the most extensive must-follow collection of pins about beauty, wellness, and all things inspirational. You might as well click "Follow All" on this one.
Glitter Guide 7 of 20
Boards to Follow: ALL, but especially "Beauty"
Another incredible collection of all things beautiful.
Follow Glitter Guide
petit_elefant 8 of 20
Boards to Follow: "Hair," "D.I.Y. Beauty," and "Make-Up Ideas"
If you're into DIY beauty — easy tutorials and why-didn't-I-think-of-that ideas — Petit Elefant has boards for you to follow.
Sarah James (whoorl) 9 of 20
bellasugar 10 of 20
Boards to Follow: ALL — it's a beauty bonanza
One of my favorite beauty blogs; some of my favorite beauty pins.
WWD (Womens Wear Daily) 11 of 20
Boards to Follow: "RTW Fall 2012," "Backstage," and "Fashion."
Women's Wear Daily is the official bible for all things high fashion and luxe beauty — and it's a must-follow Pinterest account for industry trends and backstage beauty (especially during Fashion Week).
Sephora 12 of 20
Boards to Follow: "It Lists," "Eye Candy," "Nailspotting," and "Trending Now"
Would you expect the beauty gurus at Sephora to not have an amazing Pinterest collection?
Hair Romance 13 of 20
Boards to Follow: "Braids Braids Braids," "Hair Trends," and "Top Knot Romance"
The name says it all: hair, hair, and more hair — from ponytails to turbans.
Follow Hair Romance
Margit Detweiler 14 of 20
Boards to Follow: "Top Knot Mania," "Hair Dos," and "Someday When I Go Gray"
Margit gets specific with her beauty pins — top knots, "spex," going grey — and I love it.
Lindsay Kotay 15 of 20
Boards to Follow: "Hairstyles," "Current Beauty Trends," "Face, Make Up, Nails," and "Style Your Own Hair!"
This hairstylist has some of my favorite beauty boards on Pinterest — well edited yet extensive.
Follow Lindsay Kotay
GoodGood Gorgeous 16 of 20
Boards to Follow: "Gorgeous Hair," "Gorgeous Braids," and "Make Up"
A mix of inspiring ideas and personal recommendations, GoodGood Gorgeous is all about unapologetic style.
Follow GoodGood Gorgeous
Megan Gilger 17 of 20
Boards to Follow: "Beauty"
Blogger and designer Megan Glilger knows beauty when she sees it — and she certainly has an eye for artistic expression.
Follow Megan Gilger
Elsie Larson of A Beautiful Mess 18 of 20
Boards to Follow: "Hair," "Beauty," and "Style"
The blog A Beautiful Mess has some of my favorite hair tutorials on the Web, so it's no surprise how much I love their Pinterest collection.
Follow Elsie Larson
Harpers Bazaar 19 of 20
Boards to Follow: "Beauty," and "Street Style"
It's like browsing through their magazine, without the ads.
Follow Harper's Bazaar
Kate @ Wit + Delight 20 of 20
Boards to Follow: "Hair + Beauty"
Beauty is just the tip of the (overwhelmingly addictive) iceburg that is Wit + Delight's Pinterest boards.
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