Beauty Tricks of Different Trades

Have you heard the one about the flight attendant, fitness coach, and techie who walked into a bar? No, this isn’t a setup for a cheesy joke—we decided to tap these pros for the beauty habits they’ve picked up in their respective fields. From washing your face before you work out to using a toilet seat cover as blotting paper, their advice is priceless.

Flight Attendant

Lily Meyer

Title: NYC-based International Flight Attendant for a major US airline
For the past eight years, Meyer has brought her Southern charm to the skies. Logging all those hours at 30,000 feet has made her an expert on finding shortcuts for grooming in transit.
Top Three Beauty Tips:
1. On combatting the dreaded recirculated air: “I couldn’t survive it without a facial mist—I am currently using derma e® Hydrating Mist with Hyaluronic Acid.”
2. On hacking the airplane bathroom: “If you don't have blotting papers, the toilet seat cover also works to remove oil—but make sure you get one from the middle of the pack. The lighting in airplane bathrooms is also amazing for plucking eyebrows. Those errant hairs really stand out!”
3. On security-approved products: “I like to carry non-liquid, lightweight products like Herban Essentials Toilettes and LA FRESH® Travel Lite® Antiperspirant Wipes for Women.”

Trainer

Sue Stanley

Title: Equinox Tier 4 Coach, EFTI Educator
As a coach and instructor, Stanley helps her clients maximize their health and fitness. Since she's constantly working out, she has some smart ideas for cleaning up afterwards.
Top Three Beauty Tips:
1. On keeping skin clean: “Wash your face before and after exercise, and shower as soon as you are done. I love hitting the steam room for 5 to 10 minutes after exercise to help clear my pores.”
2. On managing (inevitable) odors: “I don't wear antiperspirant—just all natural Crystal deodorant. Afterwards, I wash my gym clothes in hot water.”
3. On staying hydrated: “Drink half your body weight in water and it will naturally clear toxins. The body has an incredible natural capacity to heal itself. We only need to support it.”

UX Researcher

Kristin Koch

Title: User Experience Researcher at Facebook
From 9 to much later than 5, Koch interacts with Facebook users in order to help the company create better experiences. Because of demanding hours, she's learned how to expedite her beauty regimen.
Top Three Beauty Tips:
1. On making the most of office amenities: “We have disposable toothbrushes and deodorant at the office. So when early research sessions have me on the shuttle before 7 a.m., I wash up and brush my teeth at work!”
2. On using her research skills to source her next hair color: “I survey my coworkers (a common research tool!) to decide what color it should be next.”
3. On the influence of Silicon Valley: “In Northern California, having a laid-back style is the M.O. It's really nice to work in a place where I can be as dolled up or as minimal as I want.”

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