Today we’re chatting with serial entrepreneur Alli Webb. She’s the co-founder of Drybar, one of the original chain blow dry bars, launched nearly a decade ago. In this episode, Alli re-counts the key moments that turned a quaint, #MomBoss beauty idea into a $100M success story. (Now, there are 92 locations who do 120,000 blowouts a month.) Stay tuned as your humble hosts review Drybar’s best selling dry shampoo— then, we give you the scoop on a surprise mascara collaboration, dubbed “a blowout for your lashes,” entering stores right now!
In this Hollywood edition of Breaking Beauty, we sat down with Shannon Dellimore, co-founder of the one and only GlamGlow. One of the fastest growing indie beauty brands around, GlamGlow launched in 2011 with just one product: a mysterious mud that had been passed around from celebrity to celebrity in unmarked jars to clear up imperfections and create a spa-style glow in 15 minutes flat. We get the E! True Hollywood story on how it came to be!
We get real with makeup mogul Bobbi Brown about what it was really like to build a billion dollar beauty brand, and after 25 years - walk away from her namesake company. We also hear all what this serial entrepreneur and best-selling author is up to next (hotels, building a wellness empire and more!). Plus stay tuned to the end to see how she answered that burning question we all want to know the answer to: will she ever dream up another makeup line?
In episode 35, we have a very special headliner guest: Sophia Amoruso. From Nasty Gal to Queen of Girlbosses, we catch up with her in Toronto at the Shoppers Drug Mart #BeBold beauty event. We get the scoop on what she has planned for the Girlboss Gang next, to the makeup currently on the fashion influencer’s #topshelf, why she ditched her hair extensions and what his-and-her tattoos Sophia had inked with her boyfriend. Plus, we get the backstory on which of her famously fearless Instagram posts (The Shiggy Challenge, that Ivanka Trump manifesto…) are currently going viral. But before we get to alllll that, we’re nerding out 🤓on skincare ingredients again, namely RETINOL, in partnership with our friends at Elizabeth Arden. We answer your top 5 most pressing questions about #retinol, like the do’s and dont’s to get 👵🏻➡️👶🏻 and you won’t believe how it’s helping skin cancer patients🤯.
Pull up a chair and sit in on our lively beauty round table chat where we dissect all of beauty's hottest and most important topics like inclusivity (who's winning), representation (sniffing out tokenism), and body positivity (why can't we accept ourselves like we do others?).
Joining Carlene and Jill today are some very special guests. Welcome to YouTube beauty creator Aysha Harun (a.k.a Aysha Abdul) the gorgeous Bree Ahmed, who self-identifies as a plus-sized model and recently starred in an Every Woman campaign in support of CAMH (The Centre for Addiction and Mental Health) aaand the hilarious and talented podcast host of Nobody Cares (Except for Me), Anne T. Donahue, who's written for Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, The Guardian and more (you won't believe who just retweeted her tweet)! We dig in to all of the hot topics of the moment and get the scoop on their top shelf musts.
We interview the BeautyBlender Founder about the iconic pink sponge that created a whole new category!
This episode is in Partnership with Olay
By popular demand, our chat with Brandon Truaxe, Founder of Deciem and The Ordinary
In this episode, Jill and Carlene chat with the founder of Drunk Elephant Skincare, Tiffany Masterson. Drunk Elephant is the fastest-growing skincare line in Sephora's history. This Texan mother of four pioneered what she calls "clean-clinical" --marrying the best all-natural ingredients with the best man-made, safe synthetic ones. Find out which products are worth the spend, what it's like to be a self-taught formulator, who her famous childhood best friend (it's got a celeb twist!) and what this super buzzy brand is working on next.
Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn
Audio production: Olivia Nashmi
Theme song: Cherry Bomb by Saya