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Meredith Melling, Co-Founder, La Marque

After 10 years in Vogue's fashion department, the mother of two (with one more on the way) is focusing on new projects—like styling attendees for the Met Ball—and learning to streamline her routines for hair and bronzerRead more >

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Lisa Eldridge

The inimitable makeup artist and creative director of Lancôme on her upcoming book, surprisingly pared-down makeup routine, and her two-cleanse nighttime methodRead more >

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Mari Kussman, Creative Director, Nanotronics Imaging

The creative director and start-up founder talks about her pink hair, her retinoid routine, and why she takes her products out of their original packagingRead more >

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Alicia Yoon, Founder, Peach & Lily

The Harvard Business School grad built one of the main pipelines for Korean beauty in the United States—she talks about how she did it and the products currently in her testing rotationRead more >

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Dr. Patricia Wexler, Dermatologist

Considered one of the best dermatologists in New York, she talks about why you really should exfoliate every day, which eye shadow she's been using consistently for 20 years, and why she plays Carly Simon's "You're So Vain" while performing liposuctionRead more >

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Indre Rockefeller, US President, Delpozo

Former ballerina turned fashion-brand whisperer on headache-relieving eye masks, body oil as perfume, and the best subtle lip colorRead more >

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Soraya Silchenstedt, Jewelry Designer

On her favorite sunscreens for every day and when she surfboards, her new lip plumping solution, and the hair mask that combats the chlorine in the YMCA poolRead more >

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Khloé Kardashian

"One time I said to someone, ‘I have H and M tomorrow,’ and they were like ‘Why are you going to H&M?’ I thought everyone knew that H and M meant 'hair and makeup,' but then I realized it's just us."Read more >

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Aurora James, Creative Director, Brother Vellies

On straight vs. curly hair, having to worry about makeup melting off in the African sun, and finally finding the perfect red nail polish for her skin toneRead more >

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Martha Stewart

The lifestyle media mogul on the best way to take makeup off, personal expression via interior design, and the most durable makeup compacts that won't break when you drop themRead more >

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Simone Shubuck, Artist

"I don’t want to be constantly having conversations with my friends about who’s doing Botox or things like that...It just gets a little boring and feels like we’re all self-conscious and not confident."Read more >

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Jen Atkin, Hairstylist

With gems like "Here I am, living in Salt Lake at the time, and I meet Dave Matthews there. He told me and my best friend ‘Yeah, if you want to do hair, you should move to LA or New York.’"Read more >

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Brooke Wall, Founder, The Wall Group

"When I first started representing artists, the first question was always what shows have they done. Then it transitioned into what celebrities have they worked with, and now, it’s about how many followers they have...That’s a lot of different ingredients, like a recipe for a great meal. You need to have a lot of elements to make it outstanding."Read more >

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Michelle Phan, Entrepreneur

The one-woman brand powerhouse on how the first job you want isn't always the right one, and why the best business partners are your closest friendsRead more >

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Britt Morgan-Saks, VP of Strategic Partnerships, Rent The Runway

On breaking into the music industry, knowing when to shift gears in your career, and the infinite beauty wisdom of Zoe SaldanaRead more >

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Elle Macpherson

The model and co-founder/creative director of WelleCo on the simplest ways to feel healthier, from her Super Elixir to going to bed earlyRead more >

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Stacy London

On everything from the not-so-glamorous (struggling with psoriasis) to the ultra-luxe (her shoe closet)Read more >

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Natalie Joos, Stylist

On making the best out of bad circumstances, all the matte lipsticks that're worth the word, and the one product that'll give you "instant youth"Read more >

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Pamela Hanson, Photographer

"It's a weird thing when you don't give a shit. I mean, in high school I wouldn’t step out of the bathroom without makeup. But then I became a hippie and, ever since then, I’ve never bothered."Read more >

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Jane Bishop, Co-Founder, Jean Stories

The Vogue veteran and new Style Director for Travel + Leisure on simple packing tenets, the best facial she's ever had, and Bruce Springsteen's jeansRead more >

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Marisa Competello, Florist, Meta Flora

ITG's florist of choice on leaving her first career, building a new business, and watching it growRead more >

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Jaime King, Actress

The Hart of Dixie star on cutting her teeth in the modeling industry before becoming a full-fledged movie star—and all the beauty advice she's picked up along the wayRead more >

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Lindsay Lohan

Fresh off her run in the West End production of Speed-the-Plow, the actress describes the best way to relax in a dressing room and how S Factor really is the best workoutRead more >

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Lucy Chadwick, Gallery Director, Gavin Brown's Enterprise

The British ex-pat on wearing glasses instead of lipstick, the serenity of Brooklyn, and her very, very low maintenance routineRead more >

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Amy Hood, Actress

Just off the release of Volume 2 of her magazine, Fetishisms, the native Floridian explains why the best red hair is done by a redhead and maintained with a bottle of food coloringRead more >

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Georgina Graham, Makeup Artist

On her first 24-hour photo shoot, her 5-minute makeup routine, and that time Sophia Loren made her dinnerRead more >

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Ana Gasteyer, Actress

"The thing about my generation in particular is that we’re literally at the fork of who’s going to fuck up their face and who’s going to go gradually and gracefully into their power?"Read more >

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Mirabelle Marden, Artist

On de-stressing with aromatherapy, getting rid of zits without smelling like an antiseptic, and wearing perfume instead of makeupRead more >

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Yasmin Sewell, Founder, Être Cécile

"I thought I'd be cooler about aging than I am. Because I started working so early and had my store by the time I was 22, I was always the youngest. And then all of a sudden, I wasn't that girl."Read more >

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Lilly Hartley, Founder, Candescent Films

The documentary filmmaker on her widow's peak, beauty mark, and her easy cystic acne solutionRead more >

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Amber Valletta

"We probably weren’t treated as well as models are now, but I don’t think they have as much fun as we did."Read more >

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Alexis Page, Director Of Product Development, Glossier

"There are only a few products that I’m very loyal to—for the rest, it’s just a Darwinian survival of the fittest."Read more >

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