Hi! I’m Alyssa Kolsky Hertzig and I’m a magazine writer, editor, and beauty expert. I live in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, with my husband and daughter, and moved here after earning a masters degree in magazine publishing from Northwestern University, and spending time in Los Angeles, Chicago, Minneapolis, and Hong Kong. Most recently the beauty director at Shape magazine, I previously worked at Allure as executive beauty editor, and have also held editorial positions at Harper’s Bazaar, Lucky, Good Housekeeping, and Vitals. In addition, my work has appeared in publications like Cosmopolitan, Real Simple, Self, Redbook, Time Asia, and Fitness.

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Looking forward to connecting!