We've been dancing through life together since 1961—and swapping plenty of beauty tips along the way.
1 of 6Courtesy of Nellah Bailey McGough
Janet Graves Ellis and Nellah Bailey McGough 1961
"My first memory of Janet Graves Ellis was captured in this photo. We were 3 years old and in our first dance recital. Janet had a peaches-and-cream complexion, gorgeous long eyelashes, and silky blond hair with bouncy curls, which I envied. Growing up in Mississippi, the two of us could be found browsing clothing racks at Lads & Lasses, sampling perfumes at Moorman's Drug Store, or eating french fries at the City Cafe. Both of our mamas had great style, so we learned from them and even "frosted" our hair together. Today, that box of "frosting" has turned into an expensive color job at the salon! As we age, it's even more important that we feel comfortable in our own skin and take care of ourselves."
Janet and Nellah in Winona, Mississippi in 1961
2 of 6Robbie Caponetto
"My friend gives her well-kept manicure a clear topcoat. While I have acrylics on my short, stubby nails, I opt for a lighter-colored polish too."
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3 of 6Robbie Caponetto
"Keeping my skin healthy and clear of any age spots is key, so I stash a tube of this sunscreen in my car."