The Best Beauty Instagrams of the Week: Gigi Hadid, Tracee Ellis Ross, and More

In classic summer fashion, this week’s best hair and makeup-minded Instagrams combined for a mash-up of playful glam and all-natural aesthetics. In the come-as-you-are camp, Alicia Keys communicated her summer vibes with a naked complexion, flawless skin framed by a taut topknot and exaggerated hoops. Elsewhere, Halle Berry discovered that love “is in the hair,” shaking out a lion-like mane of brushed-out blonde curls augemented by the season’s sunbeams. Tracee Ellis Ross treated followers to a characteristically silly dance, this time bikini-clad, while Zoë Kravitz elevated her own features with a cascade of braids and an ample application of nude lipstick courtesy of makeup artist Nina Park. 

Colored lengths also enjoyed a moment, with Gigi Hadid trading her quietly burnished hue for a wash of burgundy, as SZA channeled Smurfette with a rich royal blue. Adut Akech waist-skimming hair paired well with a glossy pout and well-tended skin, while Lizzo opted for a shorter style, a peroxide pixie coupled with coordinated modish eye makeup by her makeup artist Alexx Mayo. And for Erykha Badu, a primary-colored manicure met with inky tattoos and smudged onyx liner for a beauty-meets-art lesson look. The lesson? This holiday weekend is the perfect time to go all in on your chosen vibe, no matter if its pared-down or over-the-top.