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Breaking Beauty Podcast

Oct 19, 2022

LIVE from the Dear Media Studio in LA, it’s Tracee Ellis Ross! Multi-award-winning actress, producer, beauty CEO, comedienne and fashion guru – we’re talking hair, nostalgia, turning 50 and the joy of making your own lunch.


Best known for her lead roles in the television series Girlfriends and ABC’s comedy series Black-ish, Tracee opens up about aging, plastic surgery and Hollywood’s return of the “waif-period.” Plus, we get the deets on Tracee’s personalfitness, skincare and makeup secrets, including the exact products she blends to create her signature ombré red lip. 


Most importantly, we’re chatting about hair! Tracee explains why Pattern Beauty isn’t just another celebrity beauty line –  the haircare brand widely lauded for celebrating and empowering curly, coily and tight-textured hair types, took 10 years and 76 test skus to create.


On the cusp of her upcoming six-part docuseries, THE HAIR TALES, debuting October 22nd on Hulu and OWN, Tracee explains why she’s shining a light on women, beauty and identity through the distinctive lens of Black hair. Tracee reveals what she learned as co-executive producer – and what it was like to interview Oprah Winfrey.


More of What You’ll Discover In This Episode:


  • Tracee’s fondest memories growing up playing in the glamorous dressing rooms of her mother Diana Ross, and the best advice she learned
  • Tracee’s personal hair journey, from relaxation, ironing, beer (!) and ultimately, meeting her hair where it is
  • Why she’s a tongue-scraping devotee
  • Madame Hiver’s beauty routine (as told in her alter ego’s voice!) 
  • A sneak peek into Tracee’s next project, a 10-episode podcast series titled I Am America, produced in partnership with Dear Media


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Hosts: Carlene Higgins and Jill Dunn

Theme song, used with permission: Cherry Bomb by Saya

Produced by Dear Media Studio