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How Jen Atkin Became the World's Most Influential Hairstylist

How Jen Atkin Became the World's Most Influential Hairstylist

Welcome to Second Life, a podcast spotlighting successful women who’ve made major career changes—and fearlessly mastered the pivot. Hosted by Hillary Kerr, co-founder and chief content officer at Who What Wear, each episode will give you a direct line to women who are game changers in their fields. Subscribe to Second Life on iTunes, and stay tuned. 

This week, we’re rebroadcasting and expanding upon one of our favorite episodes from the archives, which happens to be our very first Second Life episode, with Jen Atkin.

In addition to being the most influential celebrity hairstylist in the world (according to none other than The New York Times), Atkin is the founder of Mane Addicts, Mane University, and, of course Ouai Haircare. 

Believe it or not, Atkin got her start in the hair world as a receptionist at a salon after doing a series of odd jobs upon moving … Read the rest

How Anine Bing Went From Modeling to Founding the Ultimate L.A.-Girl Brand

How Anine Bing Went From Modeling to Founding the Ultimate L.A.-Girl Brand

Welcome to Second Life, a podcast spotlighting successful women who’ve made major career changes—and fearlessly mastered the pivot. Hosted by Hillary Kerr, co-founder and chief content officer at Who What Wear, each episode will give you a direct line to women who are game changers in their fields. Subscribe to Second Life on iTunes, and stay tuned. We’ll be releasing new episodes on Mondays.

If you’re a reader of Who What Wear stories, have any knowledge of the most popular L.A. fashion brands, or routinely get your fashion inspiration from Instagram, you’re probably familiar with Anine Bing. Bing launched her eponymous fashion brand in 2012, and since then women have come to rely on it from both elevated basics and wearable trend pieces, ranging from chic blazers (a Who What Wear editor favorite) to boots, jewelry, and so much more. Anine Bing is the quintessential L.A. brand that … Read the rest

How Jennifer Meyer Started Hollywood's Most Coveted Jewelry Brand

How Jennifer Meyer Started Hollywood's Most Coveted Jewelry Brand

Welcome to Second Life, a podcast spotlighting successful women who’ve made major career changes—and fearlessly mastered the pivot. Hosted by Hillary Kerr, co-founder and chief content officer at Who What Wear, each episode will give you a direct line to women who are game changers in their fields. Subscribe to Second Life on iTunes, and stay tuned. We’ll be releasing new episodes on Mondays.

As far as jewelry brands go, celebrities are very loyal. Without a doubt, one of the brands they’ve worn most often (for years, at that) is Jennifer Meyer. Meyer founded her eponymous jewelry line over a decade ago, and according to her e-commerce site, it’s “designed to become an extension of the woman wearing it – a symbol of luck, celebration & love—a way for every woman to reflect on the important milestones in her life.” Meyer is the founder, designer, and CEO … Read the rest

The Woman Behind L.A.'s LEKFit Workout Craze

The Woman Behind L.A.'s LEKFit Workout Craze

Welcome to Second Life, a podcast spotlighting successful women who’ve made major career changes—and fearlessly mastered the pivot. Hosted by Hillary Kerr, co-founder and chief content officer at Who What Wear, each episode will give you a direct line to women who are game changers in their fields. Subscribe to Second Life on iTunes, and stay tuned. We’ll be releasing new episodes on Mondays.

Los Angeles has seen its fair share of fitness crazes take off over the years, but few have a reputation for being as fun, effective, and successful as LEKFit. Founded by celebrity fitness instructor Lauren Kleban in 2016, LEKFit is a musically driven, dance-based, full-body workout consisting of two class types: Bounce (utilizing trampolines) and Sculpt (utilizing mats). (And if you’re not in the L.A. area, digital classes can be streamed for $20 a month.)

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You'll Never Forget This Career Advice From the Founder of Paige Denim

You'll Never Forget This Career Advice From the Founder of Paige Denim

Welcome to Second Life, a podcast spotlighting successful women who’ve made major career changes—and fearlessly mastered the pivot. Hosted by Hillary Kerr, co-founder and chief content officer at Who What Wear, each episode will give you a direct line to women who are game changers in their fields. Subscribe to Second Life on iTunes, and stay tuned. We’ll be releasing new episodes on Mondays.

You’re probably already aware that Paige is one of the top premium denim brands—it has been since its inception in 2005—has a slew of celebrity fans, and is beloved by men and women around the world. For this, we have Paige Adams-Geller to thank.

To give you a little backstory, after modeling as a teen, she attended USC for broadcast journalism and communications. Post-college, Adams-Geller went on to work as a fit model while she pursued an acting career. Many of the brands she … Read the rest

#LifeLessons: Designer Laura Vassar on What It's Like Founding Your Own Brand

#LifeLessons: Designer Laura Vassar on What It's Like Founding Your Own Brand

Our Second Life podcast (released on Mondays) is growing! On Wednesdays, we’ll be releasing a limited series in partnership with Cartier called Life Lessons, in which Who What Wear co-founder and Chief Content Officer Hillary Kerr will chat with women who’ve had incredible careers within a single field or industry. Subscribe to Second Life on iTunes, and stay tuned. This week, she’s talking to Laura Vassar, co-founder of luxury ready-to-wear label Brock Collection.

By the time Laura Vassar found herself sewing her own prom dress back in high school, it was clear to her that she wanted to someday pursue a career in fashion. That initial dress—in all its strapless fuchsia glory—may not be found among the designs she’s sent down the runway for Brock Collection (her luxury ready-to-wear line), but she still has fond memories of it. “Ruffles… okay,” she says with a laugh. “I had … Read the rest

The Woman Behind the Fastest-Growing Haircare Brand at Sephora

The Woman Behind the Fastest-Growing Haircare Brand at Sephora

Welcome to Second Life, a podcast spotlighting successful women who’ve made major career changes—and fearlessly mastered the pivot. Hosted by Hillary Kerr, co-founder and chief content officer at Who What Wear, each episode will give you a direct line to women who are game changers in their fields. Subscribe to Second Life on iTunes, and stay tuned. We’ll be releasing new episodes on Mondays.

Briogeo is the buzzy haircare line that’s clean, cruelty-free, highly effective, inclusive of all hair types and textures, and is rapidly growing, all thanks to the company’s founder and CEO, Nancy Twine. Prior to creating Briogeo in her NYC studio apartment (initially) while she worked a day job in commodities sales at Goldman Sachs, Twine grew up in West Virginia and started making beauty products with her grandmother in the kitchen. She later got a degree in finance at the University of Virginia, which … Read the rest

#LifeLessons: Molly McNearney on What It Takes to Make It as a TV Writer

#LifeLessons: Molly McNearney on What It Takes to Make It as a TV Writer

Our Second Life podcast (released on Mondays) is growing! On Wednesdays, we’ll be releasing a limited series in partnership with Cartier called Life Lessons, in which Who What Wear co-founder and Chief Content Officer Hillary Kerr will chat with women who’ve had incredible careers within a single field or industry. Subscribe to Second Life on iTunes, and stay tuned. This week, she’s talking to television’s Molly McNearney, co–head writer at Jimmy Kimmel Live.

When Molly McNearney heard through an acquaintance about a job opening as an assistant executive producer on The Jimmy Kimmel Show, she had never watched an episode… and she had no idea who Jimmy Kimmel was. All she knew was that she wanted to work in television, so after she landed an interview, she had to stay up late and catch an episode (this was before TiVo was a thing).

Obviously it all … Read the rest

Wise Words From Mercedes Abramo, Cartier North America's CEO & President

Wise Words From Mercedes Abramo, Cartier North America's CEO & President

Our Second Life podcast (released on Mondays) is growing! On Wednesdays, we’ll be releasing a limited series in partnership with Cartier called Life Lessons, in which Who What Wear co-founder and Chief Content Officer Hillary Kerr will chat with women who’ve had incredible careers within a single field or industry. Subscribe to Second Life on iTunes, and stay tuned. This week, she’s talking to Cartier North America President & CEO Mercedes Abramo.

She’s the president and CEO of Cartier North America, she’s had the chance to live in France (oh, and Maui, nbd), and she’s pretty much living out our collective dream… Meet Mercedes Abramo, dynamic businesswoman and mother of two, who was kind enough to take some time out of her busy schedule to walk us through her career trajectory and offer up some seriously useful advice for navigating the workplace (no matter where you’re at … Read the rest

#LifeLessons: Gregg Renfrew on What It Takes to Be an Entrepreneur

#LifeLessons: Gregg Renfrew on What It Takes to Be an Entrepreneur

Our Second Life podcast (released on Mondays) is growing! On Wednesdays, we’ll be releasing a limited series called Life Lessons, in which Who What Wear co-founder and Chief Content Officer Hillary Kerr will chat with women who’ve had incredible careers within a single field or industry. Subscribe to Second Life on iTunes, and stay tuned. This week, Kerr talks to Gregg Renfrew, the entrepreneur behind innovative natural beauty and skincare brand Beautycounter.

These days, clean beauty is a key category for almost every retailer selling makeup, skincare, and haircare products, but that definitely wasn’t always the case. Back when most of us were coming of age and starting to get into makeup, natural brands were super-niche (and regarded as maybe a little hippie-dippie, if we’re being honest). We slathered our faces with products filled with all sorts of chemicals and preservatives and dyes willingly—without even a second thought.Read the rest