You will feel like a beauty-industry insider after listening to this week's episode. Our guest is hair stylist Ursula Stephen, who works with ALL the celebrities, including Rihanna, Mary J. Blige, Kerry Washington, Iggy Azalea, Laverne Cox, and Rita Ora. Side note: The highlight for us came after we stopped recording and her "bat phone" rang. We kept asking if it was RiRi, but she wouldn't tell us, and we get it; her discretion—and her humor and humility—is why she's such a star. And, as Jess promised during the interview, here's a video that gives you a good idea of what Marcel irons are and how they're heated:
Also on this episode: A recap of the Fragrance Foundation awards (check out all the winners here). Then we enlisted Eva Scrivo Salon hair colorist MeriKate O'Connor to answer a listener question about why the roots of her silvery-blonde hair might be turning yellow and what she can do about it. Finally, we talk about the end of Estée Edit. Also, TRIGGER WARNING: If you grew up in the 90s, you may remember (and me traumatized by) size-shaming fashion retailer 5-7-9. We mention it on the episode, so consider yourself warned. If you have no idea what 5-7-9 is, read this.
Here's a list of the products we mentioned.
Diana Vreeland Simply Divine
Suave Professionals Weightless Dry Spray Luxe Styling
Sedu Flat Iron
Solano Flat Iron
Mario Badescu Kiwi Scrub
Covergirl Super Thick Lash
Circa Beauty Absolute Lash Icon
Temptu AIRbrush Makeup System
Kevyn Aucoin The Sensual Skin Enhancer
M.A.C. Prep + Prime Lip
Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula
Mederma Scar Gel
Keri Daily Dry Skin Therapy Moisture Original Body Lotion