Ep 248 – Tracee Ellis Ross On Her Ageless Skincare Secrets, Deets On The New Hair Tales Documentary and One Thing No One Knows About Her

October 19, 2022

Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn photographed with Tracee Ellis Ross with Ep. 248 Tracee Ellis Ross written over it

LIVE from the Dear Media Studio in LA, it’s Tracee Ellis Ross! Multi-award-winning actress, producer, beauty CEO, comedienne and fashion guru – we’re talking hair, nostalgia, turning 50 and the joy of making your own lunch.

Best known for her lead roles in the television series Girlfriends and ABC’s comedy series Black-ish, Tracee opens up about aging, plastic surgery and Hollywood’s return of the “waif-period.” Plus, we get the deets on Tracee’s personal fitness, skincare and makeup secrets, including the exact products she blends to create her signature ombré red lip. 

Most importantly, we’re chatting hair! Tracee explains why Pattern Beauty isn’t just another celebrity beauty line –  the haircare brand widely lauded for celebrating and empowering curly, coily and tight-textured hair types, took 10 years and 76 test skus to create.

On the cusp of her upcoming six-part docuseries, THE HAIR TALES, debuting October 22nd on Hulu and OWN, Tracee explains why she’s shining a light on women, beauty and identity through the distinctive lens of Black hair. Tracee reveals what she learned as co-executive producer – and what it was like to interview Oprah Winfrey.

The poster for Tracee Ellis Ross' next project, the Hair Tales

Tracee Ellis Ross’ Next Project, The Hair Tales

More of What You’ll Discover In This Episode:

  • Tracee’s fondest memories growing up playing in the glamorous dressing rooms of her mother Diana Ross, and the best advice she learned
  • Tracee’s personal hair journey, from relaxing, ironing, beer (!) and ultimately, meeting her hair where it is
  • Why she’s a tongue-scraping devotee
  • Madame Hiver’s beauty routine (as told in her alter ego’s voice!)
  • A sneak peek into Tracee’s next project, a 10-episode podcast series titled I Am America, produced in partnership with Dear Media.
A photo of Tracee Ellis Ross with Diana Ross in 2017

Tracee Ellis Ross with Diana Ross in 2017

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