41 episodes

The Beauty Vanguard is a podcast exploring beauty as community, identity and a cultural celebration. Hosted by Nyakio Grieco, founder of nyakio Beauty and co-founder of inclusive beauty e-commerce platform Thirteen Lune and journalist and author, Melissa Magsaysay, each episode delves beyond skin deep prioritizing culture and ethnicity as much as catching up over every must-have product. Through upbeat and honest conversations, with a line up of dynamic guests, The Beauty Vanguard looks at beauty through the lens of diversity and inclusivity.

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    • 5.0 • 47 Ratings

The Beauty Vanguard is a podcast exploring beauty as community, identity and a cultural celebration. Hosted by Nyakio Grieco, founder of nyakio Beauty and co-founder of inclusive beauty e-commerce platform Thirteen Lune and journalist and author, Melissa Magsaysay, each episode delves beyond skin deep prioritizing culture and ethnicity as much as catching up over every must-have product. Through upbeat and honest conversations, with a line up of dynamic guests, The Beauty Vanguard looks at beauty through the lens of diversity and inclusivity.

    Building a Lifestyle Brand With Alli Webb

    Building a Lifestyle Brand With Alli Webb

    It’s the SEASON FINALE of The Beauty Vanguard and we’re chatting with friend and inspiring beauty founder, Alli Webb. Anyone who hadn’t heard of a blowout pre 2010 definitely learned quickly after Alli Webb opened her game changing business Dry Bar that year. The entrepreneur has continued to innovate in the beauty industry and beyond, building inclusive and exciting new brands that reimagine self care and mental health to be more personalized and accessible. Tune in as Melissa and Nyakio talk to Alli about her beauty journey beginning with Dry Bar and now as the president of humidifier brand, Canopy.

    • 58 min
    Making Scents with Chriselle Lim

    Making Scents with Chriselle Lim

    Influencer, entrepreneur and now beauty guru Chriselle Lim has created what can easily be referred to as the most sought after scent this year. With her company Phlur, the longtime blogger and fashion mainstay created Missing Person, a perfume that permeated social media and sold out immediately, plus created a 100k waiting list. Chriselle gets into each note and why this scent seemed to touch people on a deeper level, eliciting tears and a sense of longing for many people who spritzed it.

    • 48 min
    Beauty In America Part 2 with Monica Corcoran

    Beauty In America Part 2 with Monica Corcoran

    In this special series called “Beauty in America” Melissa and Nyakio talk to inspiring women and explore a more diverse definition of beauty. Monica Corcoran is a celebrated journalist and author who has penned some of the most insightful and entertaining articles for major publications like In Style, New York Times and Cosmopolitan. Her media platform, Pretty Ripe, focuses on women above 40 and addresses everything from peri-menopause to favorite beauty products. She sheds light on an often overlooked demographic, digging deep into aging, relationships and parenting.

    • 53 min
    Oscar Beauty with Frederic Aspiras

    Oscar Beauty with Frederic Aspiras

    Melissa and Nyakio sit down with Oscar nominated hairstylist Frederic Aspiras about his historic nomination, longtime collaboration with Lady Gaga and how his rich Vietnamese-Filipino heritage has paved the way for his dynamic career.

    • 49 min
    Beauty In America Part 1 with Julie Maldonado

    Beauty In America Part 1 with Julie Maldonado

    In this special series called “Beauty in America” Melissa and Nyakio talk to inspiring women and explore a more diverse definition of beauty. Up first! Latina Vamp is a welder, custom car enthusiast and beauty fan with a look she’s coined “Rock-a-Chola” and inspired by her Mexican American heritage, LA roots and her all-female custom car club, the Varrios Vamps.

    • 42 min
    Winter to Spring Beauty with Gloss Angeles

    Winter to Spring Beauty with Gloss Angeles

    The girls of the popular beauty podcast, Gloss Angeles are joining us to talk about what skincare and fragrance they use once the weather starts warming up! Sara Tan and Kirbie Johnson are beauty editors and product experts who have a fun, honest and inclusive approach to their work and we’re so excited to deep dive into what they’re loving for spring.

    • 46 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
47 Ratings

47 Ratings

KC Costa Mesa ,

Sound Quality

I found this podcast when one of the hosts was a guest on Glossangeles, I love your content, however the sound quality is so poor, one voice so loud, the other too quiet, not sure if it is possible to address this issue? I want to hear everyone, great guests and discussion!

jonbonjovi_rocks ,

Love this beauty podcast!

Two beauty experts and women of color who know their stuff and cover interesting and informative topics! If you’re into beauty and inclusivity, give it a listen. Also love hearing from top-tier guests sharing their industry insights. Two thumbs up 👍🏽

skankinmat ,

Smart and Informative Talks on the Beauty Industry

The hosts are so knowledgeable about the beauty industry and bring a fresh perspective to the conversation. A must listen .

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