Dr. Devgan sits down with Ariane Goldman, founder and CEO of HATCH. HATCH provides a collection of chic clothing solutions to invest in during pregnancy and to wear long after the bump is gone. The HATCH Collection now includes complete head-to-toe styling, as well as HATCH Mama, a line of toxin-free lotions and potions for women during pregnancy and postpartum. Additionally, HATCH has recently opened its first retail location in Soho New York to complement its fast growing direct-to-consumer business model. Ariane’s commitment to giving women what they need during life’s most challenging and important moments extends as well to her commitment to Every Mother Counts, a charity founded by Christy Turlington Burns to ensure maternal health for millions of women globally.
Dr. Devgan sits down with Taryn Toomey, founder of The Class a music-driven, mat-based practice of self-study through physical conditioning. Taryn has always been someone who gathers community to feel alive and inspired and uses music and movement as her medicine. The Class began with no name, in the basement of her building and now seven years later has become a complete lifestyle. With anywhere from 3 people to 1400 people per class any one can do it.
Dr. Devgan sits down with Caitlin Kiernan, Beauty Director of Star and OK! Magazines and author of Pretty Sick, The Beauty Guide for Women with Cancer. As Beauty Director of Star and OK magazines Caitlin talks about Beauty all day along. Spending her days interviewing celebrities and their glam teams Caitlin is an expert in everything Beauty. But when she received a terrible diagnosis, she had to discover another side to beauty, a way to look her best while feeling her worst.
Dr. Devgan sits down with James Sun, CEO and Founder of Beautytap. James was originally on "The Apprentice" and placed as the runner up on the show. His latest endeavor is Beautytap, which began as an online K-beauty retail site, and after huge success and the desire to connect with and educate their community and customers in-person, James launched Beautytap's first retail store only —- 3 months ago.
Dr. Devgan sits down with KJ Miller and Amanda Johnson, Co-founders of Mented Cosmetics an upscale make up brand for women of color. They met at Harvard business school and clicked instantly. One night over wine they discovered that neither of them could find a lipstick they liked, and so began their global makeup story. With the help of YouTube, some wax, oils, fragrances, a hot plate and a lot of hard work, Mented was born.
Dr. Devgan sits down with power mom duo and Co-founders of the new app Masse, Elizabeth Shaffer and Lizzy Brockhoff. Masse is a shopping platform that makes it simple for friends to ask for and share product recommendations with each other. The new app is reinventing the way consumers find and purchase products. Listen as they turn their mutual struggle to pick out a stroller into the ultimate shopping platform.
Dr. Devgan sits down with Stephanie Nass, better known as Chefanie, a professionally-trained savory and pastry chef and Founder of Victory Club and Chefanie Sheets. Stephanie studied in France and then staged some of the most highly rated restaurants in Manhattan. With a passion for desserts, Stephanie caters in NYC, and her clients include celebrities, fashion designers, and media. Dr. Devgan hopes you enjoy this delicious episode.
Dr. Devgan sits down with Liz Bert, founder of Valnoir, Columbia Law student and fashion model. Listen as Liz talks about her luxury fashion brand, that sits at the intersection between luxury and lounge, her incredibly successful modeling career, working with brands such as Rimmel and Michael Kors, and her analytical side that she expresses through her studies at Columbia.
Dr. Devgan sits down with Erika Wasser, founder of Glam+Go. Erika is a dynamic young entrepreneur whose brand of blow dry salons Glam+Go has become the fastest-growing salon chain in the country, doubling in size in 2018. Erika, a former standup comedian and TV host, has turned the traditional blow dry bar model on its head: partnering with hospitality and fitness venues, she developed a service menu of 30-minutes-or-less traditional blowouts and 15-minutes or less dry blowouts, giving women great hair where they need it most.
Dr. Devgan sits down with Lauryn Evarts Bosstick, Founder of The Skinny Confidential. The Skinny Confidential is a cheeky resource that has evolved from a fitness blog into a full-on lifestyle. The Skinny Confidential has created a community where woman from around the world can connect and discuss all things wellness, relationships, fashion, home décor, beauty travel, & everything in between.
Along with an insatiable appetite for all things aesthetic — Claire Olshan has been equally absorbed by her passion for health and wellness. In 2012, Claire founded Fivestory, the go-to shop to find emerging designers with a whimsical approach to dressing up. In a sense, Claire has always supported those that think out of the box and weave a sense of play into their work. With DADA Daily, Claire bridges the gap between the fashion and food worlds: elevating healthy snacking to an artful event.
Dr. Devgan sits down with Barbara Close, Founder and CEO of Naturopathica. Starting in 1995, Naturopathica is a holistic beauty brand offering skin, body and herbal remedies rooted in naturopathic medicine to support overall well-being. From the beginning, Barbara’s mission has been to educate on the benefits of a holistic approach to skin health, reinforcing that the skin mirrors what is going on inside of the body.
Jill Donenfeld and Tiana Tenet of The Culinistas are bridging the gap for busy households by giving them access to delicious, balanced and routinely home cooked meals. The Culinistas offer customized in-home private chef services for family-friendly weekly cooking and special occasions in New York City.
The Culinistas develop weekly menus of vegetable-forward, modern homestyle cooking that is prepared in the home by trained chefs, and served or stored for the week ahead. The Culinistas handle the menu planning, personalized local grocery shopping, cooking, and clean-up. Find them year-round in New York City, the Hamptons for the summer, and Aspen and Palm Beach for the holidays.
Dr. Devgan sits down with Dr. Zahir Dossa, Co-founder & CEO of Function of Beauty. Graduating from MIT with a PhD in sustainable development, Zahir is a wealth of knowledge. Combining his background in computer science and ecommerce with a deep understanding that the beauty industry is constantly changing, Zahir created Function of Beauty. With a mission to celebrate every person’s unique beauty and an innovative and industry-leading algorithm, Function of Beauty can create 27 trillion unique formulations for shampoo and conditioner.
Dr. Devgan sits down with Lucy Lang, a career prosecutor who was recently appointed as the Executive Director for the Institute for Innovation in Prosecution at John Jay College. Lucy grew up in New York City with a passion for public service. She has been a Manhattan Assistant District Attorney for 12 years, ran Manhattan’s Intelligence Driven Prosecution Symposium, and pioneered a first-of-its-kind college in prison class in which incarcerated students study criminal justice alongside prosecutors.
Dr. Devgan sits down with visionary hairstylist Ursula Stephen. Ursula is the owner of “Ursula Stephen The Salon”, in Brooklyn, NY, and a Unilever global haircare brand ambassador. Born and raised in Brooklyn, Ursula attended a vocational high school and earned her cosmetology license even before her high school diploma. From there she has gone on to become one of the most sought-out stylists by artists such as Rihanna, Kerry Washington, Queen Latifa, and Zendaya, to name a few.
Shirin von Wulffen is co-founder of the beauty and lifestyle brand, Bastide, from Aix-en-Provence (along with her husband Frédéric Fekkai). Born in Iran to German parents, with an American education and fluent command of four languages, Shirin is truly a citizen of the world. She is also the former VP of Public Relations for YSL, VP of Public Relations for Tom Ford, and former communications director for Gucci.
Dr. Devgan sits down with Craig Elbert, co-founder and CEO of Care/of. Care/of brings a refreshing honesty and personalization to the vitamin experience. Care/of delivers personalized daily supplement packs to your door monthly. Inside each pack is a mix of vitamins and supplements unique to you and based upon your goals, lifestyle and values.
Prior to founding Care/of, Craig Elbert led marketing at Bonobos, where he helped grow the company from 10 employees to over 250. Craig has an MBA from Wharton, where he graduated as a Palmer Scholar, and a BA from Dartmouth College. He lives in New York with his wife and son. Because raising a newborn and launching a company in the same year is maybe a bit draining, he is a fan of the herb Rhodiola Rosea.
Nina Lorez Collins founded the Facebook group, “What Would Virginia Woolf Do?” two years ago. The Facebook group is a closed community where literary-minded feminists over 40 years old come together to offer support, resources, inspirational stories, and laughs. It was through this community that Nina felt inspired to write her own book, which is appropriately named, What Would Virginia Woolf Do?
Dr. Devgan talks with Nina about how she got her start as a writer, what inspires her, reinvention, and how the amazing community she has built has gotten her through the toughest of times.
Jane Larkworthy is recognized as one of the beauty industry’s most respected editors. She is known for her authentic voice, and using it to help navigate all the complexities that come with being a woman.
Using her expertise she has kept us connected in the beauty world through her work with publications such as W, Elle Decor, Coveteur, The Cut, L'Officiel, In The Groove, as well as has her own blog, The Fraudulent Chef.
Listen in as she sits down with Dr. Devgan to discuss everything from her favorite beauty products, how she started her career as a beauty writer, and the importance of being able to constantly adapt to change.