Alyssa Reeder

Alyssa Reeder is a California-born, New York City-bred writer and editor. Formerly in beauty at Vanity Fair, she now splits her time between the coasts, avoiding the winter, and discreetly painting her nails on the airplane.

Book Club

I'm Force-Feeding My Friends Coffee Table Books For Christmas

And it's partially because they ship in two days from Amazon PrimeRead more >

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Losing Your Hair Vs. Losing Your Mind

A reminder that stress really does affect your hairRead more >

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LA's Finest Liberal Arts College Is A Hair Salon

Salon Benjamin hosts regular art history lessons, movie nights, and will make your hair color happier than it's ever been, proving heaven is a place on Melrose AvenueRead more >

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Shiva Rose's Guide To Living Well

The woman behind the Shiva Rose oils shows us around her farm, where there are chickens roaming free, a garage laboratory, and more crystals than you can shake a stick atRead more >

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The Beauty Of Being A Little Bit Of Everything

Half Japanese-Hawaiian, half Swiss-Welsh, Alyssa Reeder writes about the one beauty rule when it comes to being mixed-race: that there are no rulesRead more >

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Advice For Wannabe Surfers

Blue Crush-inspired beauty advice foreverRead more >

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The Skincare Of A Geisha

Exploring storied Japanese beauty secrets, one ingredient at a timeRead more >

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Navigating A Japanese Drugstore

Back from Tokyo, Alyssa Reeder reports on Japan's drugstore beauty staplesRead more >


Free Advice: Go to Japan And Take Off Your Clothes

Writer Alyssa Reeder escapes her Tokyo vacation for an afternoon in the countryside hot springs, called onsensRead more >