Speaking to Your Hair, Black Woman Magic, and Why Magnificence Is Charged

Talking to Your Hair, Black Girl Magic, and Why Beauty

The Magnificence closet podcast

jean godfrey-june and megan oneill

goop magnificence editors Jean Godfrey-June and Megan O’Neill like to ask—and reply—questions. On their podcast, The Magnificence Closet, they’re doing each. To familiarize you with every week’s visitor, we got here up with a goop magnificence (and life) questionnaire.

This Week We’re Speaking To:

Julee Wilson, magnificence director at Cosmopolitan journal

Julee Wilson is an professional on every little thing from glowy pores and skin, breakouts, and self-tanner to field braids and defining curls so they give the impression of being as killer as her personal signature halo (that’s Wilson, above—a girl who has seemingly by no means suffered a nasty hair day). As our first visitor on the third season of The Magnificence Closet, Wilson gave us life and profession recommendation—in some way disbursed with equal elements soul, conviction, and humor—that was as mesmerizing as her (wonderful) pores and skin and hair ideas.

We talked about how the Black Lives Matter motion is altering the wonder business, why being an professional means understanding all pores and skin and hair varieties, tips on how to combat imposter syndrome by, as Wilson put it, “leaning into our dopeness,” and why love is the antidote to racism, in and outdoors of the wonder world. “I do know I’m speculated to ‘go excessive’ like Michelle Obama says, however I’m nonetheless engaged on it—I am going excessive slash medium,” Wilson laughed. “It’s onerous to not be simply indignant on the violence throughout us, however I’ve a voice and affect and a platform, and I’m going to ensure I exploit it to point out Blackness in a celebratory gentle.”

Together with all her life knowledge, Wilson’s magnificence knowledge is fairly unbelievable—so we couldn’t wait to ship her the goop magnificence questionnaire.

First job?

Editorial assistant at Actual Easy journal.

Mentor?

Many! Jackie Monk, Bethann Hardison, and Michaela Angela Davis, to call a number of.

Good Sunday afternoon?

Brunch at my favourite restaurant with a bunch of nice girlfriends, adopted by a fast spa second, after which house to get cozy on the sofa with my boys (hubby and son) to look at a film—with a glass of wine in hand, in fact.

Go-to weeknight recipe?

Pasta with sausage and broccoli rabe in spicy olive oil. Parmesan cheese on high.

Finest trick for curly hair?

Inform your curls you like them, and do it usually! It helps them thrive.

Stuff you purchase in bulk?

Le Pen marker pens and candles.

Favourite guide?

Anne of Inexperienced Gables by L.M. Montgomery.

Most well-liked type of train?

Dancing (particularly twerking).

Proudest second?

Giving start to my son, Orion, and anytime my mother and father FaceTime me to say they learn and liked one of many options I’ve written.

How did you spend your final trip?

Two weeks on Martha’s Winery (my pleased place) with my entire household. We do it each August, and it’s the time I look ahead to probably the most yearly.

goopiest factor you’ll by no means strive?

Something involving leaping into freezing-cold water. Brrrrrr!

What would you place in your neon signal?

Go forth and be dope!

How usually do you recharge your crystals?

Not sufficient. Most likely each 4 months.

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