6 must-listen podcasts for hair and beauty lovers
Hair and beauty enthusiasts, line these six podcasts up for your commute - it's not going to be a long journey after all
If you’re bored of playing the same song list on Spotify then it’s perhaps time to delve into the world of podcasts. But with so much choice on offer, it can be tricky knowing where to begin. That’s why we’ve done the hard work for you and selected six of the best current hair and beauty podcasts that make for easy and thoroughly entertaining listening. You’re welcome.
Beauty Full Lives by Madeleine Spencer
Hosted by ex-Marie Claire and InStyle beauty journalist Madeleine Spencer, this podcast burrows into an influencer or celebrity’s love for all things beauty-related. From Ateh Jewel and Ella Eyre to industry pros such as Pixiwoo’s Sam and Nic Chapman, tune in to hear what’s in their make-up bags as well as top expert tips and insight into what beauty means to them. The perfect listen for self-confessed beauty junkies.
Naked Beauty by Brooke Devard
Proving that beauty shouldn’t be taken at face value, podcaster Brooke Devard doesn’t fill your ears with product reviews or advice, but offers real talk about the women she deems inspirational instead. Get set for a full dose of #blackgirlmagic as each episode will redefine your notions of beauty, encourage you to try something new and reaffirm the niggling idea you always knew: nobody has it all figured out yet.
The Beauty Brains by Perry Romanowski and Randy Schuelle
Thanks to chemists Perry Romanowski and Randy Schuelle, this podcast is like having your very own expert on speed dial. Ever wondered why you really need protection from mobile phone blue light or if the cosmetics sold in Europe are safer than those sold in the US? How about if the science behind the curly girl method really stacks up? Every episode answers burning questions and will boost your beauty IQ.
Mane of Your Own by Lynda Moyo and Claire Quansah
Twice a month, Lynda Moyo and Claire Quansah get frank about their feelings on afro hair as well as the meaning behind the daily decisions and choices black and mixed-race women make about their hair. Whether you rock locs, wear twist or braids outs, sport box braids, canerows, wigs or weaves, this podcast is a conversation starter on hair and an insightful listen to blackness in the modern day.
Snatched Edges Podcast by Ebuni Ajiduhah
Certified trichologist Ebuni Ajiduhah is a true natural afro hair specialist who’s aim is to demystify afro haircare. Renowned for working wonders on clients’ heads, she boasts a loyal following. If you don’t have time to book in at her London clinic for a one-to-one, her podcast is the next best thing. From maintaining your curls to healing your scalp, tune in every month for expert insight.
2 Queens in a Pod by Iman Leila and Leah Mai
With a catalogue of episodes covering a range of topics from fashion to the intricacies of dating outside your race, presenters Iman and Leah have an infectious vibe. When it comes to hair, they tap into catchy topics such as ‘Instagram Hair Stylist Stress’ and spend over 56 minutes explaining why women should give their wigs a break. With a little something for everyone, it’s definitely worth tuning in to.