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Listen to Editor-in-Chief Michelle Lee and Allure beauty editors chat with influential voices in beauty, fashion, and entertainment to get tips, tricks, and plenty of beauty product recommendations.
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    • Fashion & Beauty
    • 4.0 • 5 Ratings

Listen to Editor-in-Chief Michelle Lee and Allure beauty editors chat with influential voices in beauty, fashion, and entertainment to get tips, tricks, and plenty of beauty product recommendations.
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    Introducing Allure: The Science of Beauty

    Introducing Allure: The Science of Beauty

    Do you start group chats about the best scalp treatments? Google AHA vs BHA exfoliants until the wee hours? Take progress photos of your dark spots after trying a new vitamin C serum? You’re our people. And we know you’re going to love The Science of Beauty, a new podcast produced by the editors of Allure. Michelle Lee, editor in chief, and Jenny Bailly, executive beauty director, are deep-diving into the topics you’ve always wondered about and bringing dermatologists, cosmetic chemists — and even a reality-TV star — along for the ride. 
    Allure: The Science of Beauty just launched, with new episodes releasing weekly. Subscribe now so you don't miss our first episode all about the one product experts say everyone (yes, everyone!) needs to use daily.
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    How Alexa Chung Developed Her Public Persona Pre-Social Media

    How Alexa Chung Developed Her Public Persona Pre-Social Media

    In this episode, Deputy Digital Editor Kara McGrath interviews style icon Alexa Chung about her signature look, the differences between U.K. and U.S. beauty trends, and her favorite drugstores to shop around the world.
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    • 32 min
    Celebrity Hairstylist Nikki Nelms: Often Imitated, but Never Duplicated

    Celebrity Hairstylist Nikki Nelms: Often Imitated, but Never Duplicated

    In this episode, Allure Features Director Jessica Cruel (@jcruel) and Digital Hair Editor Jihan Forbes (@itsjihanm) interviewed Nikki Nelms (@nikkinelms), the hairstylist behind some of Janelle Monae, Solange, and Yara Shahidi’s most incredible red-carpet, on-screen, and editorial looks. Tune in if you want to hear how a chance encounter with Lil Wayne started her career, how her imagination led to her becoming a hair MacGyver, and how the talents of black hairstylists have been disproportionately used and copied, but rarely applauded in the editorial beauty industry.
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    • 39 min
    Beauty Boss: Tyra Banks is Still Democratizing the Modeling Industry

    Beauty Boss: Tyra Banks is Still Democratizing the Modeling Industry

    The iconic supermodel and businesswoman Tyra Banks sat down with our Features Director Jessica Cruel a few weeks ago to discuss how she carved out a special place in the fashion world, how America's Next Top Model democratized modeling, and her new venture, Model Land.
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    • 30 min
    Beauty Boss: Charlotte Tilbury Always Knew She'd be a Household Name

    Beauty Boss: Charlotte Tilbury Always Knew She'd be a Household Name

    The iconic makeup artist turned beauty founder sat down with EIC Michelle Lee to dive deep into how she started in the business, the obstacles she overcame to ultimately break records, and, of course, her own personal makeup, skin, hair, and wellness routines.
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    • 49 min
    A Dermatologist Dispels the "Black Don't Crack" Myth

    A Dermatologist Dispels the "Black Don't Crack" Myth

    Allure Features Director Jessica Cruel (@jcruel) and Digital Hair Editor Jihan Forbes (@itsjihanm) sat down with prominent dermatologist Dr. Michelle Henry (@drmichellehenry) to break down stigmas and myths about skin and scalp care for brown skin. >>> SUNSCREEN > 4:09 - NYT article "Should black people wear sunscreen?" // 6:19 - Sunscreen ingredients you should avoid // 08:16 - Are sunscreens above SPF 30 unnecessary? // 09:45 - One of the most common types of skin cancer in the black community // INJECTABLES > 12:30 - The "Black Don't Crack" myth // 14:04 - Injectables trends among black women // 15:26 - Why the areas black women get injectables in are different // 18:31 - The Right Age to Get Fillers // 21:47 - Injectables trends among Black men // 22:38 - The questions black women should ask when getting laser treatments // HAIR LOSS > 24:18 - The Hair Loss "Epidemic" // 28:18 - How long is TOO long to wear a protective hairstyle (i.e. box braids)? // 32:15 - How to regrow your edges // 35:49 - Is hair oil actually moisturizing? // 37:08 - Are scalp scrubs damaging? // HER BEAUTY ROUTINE > 38:36 - Dr. Michelle's Henry skin-care routine // 40:39 - The Benefit of Vitamin C serums (Theme music: "RSPN" by Blank and Kytt)
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