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I'm Dr. Lara Devgan, and I'm a plastic surgeon in New York City, the CEO of Scientific Beauty, and of course, a major beauty enthusiast. You are listening to Beauty Bosses, where we chat with fellow industry leaders who are shaping beauty, fashion, wellness, and all things pretty.

I'm Dr. Lara Devgan, and I'm a plastic surgeon in New York City, the CEO of Scientific Beauty, and of course, a major beauty enthusiast. You are listening to Beauty Bosses, where we chat with fellow industry leaders who are shaping beauty, fashion, wellness, and all things pretty.
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I'm Dr. Lara Devgan, and I'm a plastic surgeon in New York City, the CEO of Scientific Beauty, and of course, a major beauty enthusiast. You are listening to Beauty Bosses, where we chat with fellow industry leaders who are shaping beauty, fashion, wellness, and all things pretty.




Vikki Ziegler, Divorce Attorney, Female Entrepreneur and Media Personality

Vikki Ziegler is a practicing attorney of matrimonial law and civil litigation, a television personality that is known for her commentaries on high-profile cases, an active volunteer for women’s and children’s charities, and the innovator of a unique and realistic approach to “divorce management.” Bringing together her insights as a divorce attorney, her childhood experience of her own parents’ divorce, and years of careful listening to clients and friends, Ziegler’s approach seeks to...


Karah Preiss, Co-Founder of online reading community, Belletrist

Karah Preiss is a content producer based in New York City. In 2017, she founded Belletrist, a social media-first community for book lovers, with actress Emma Roberts. Through Belletrist, Karah and Emma are on a mission to promote reading as an accessible and unique form of self-care. Prior to Belletrist, Karah was a video producer at The Huffington Post and hosted the short form series Talk Nerdy To Me. She now co-hosts the iHeart Radio podcast Sleepwalkers, which explores the A.I....

Ian Lirenman, CEO and Founder of skincare brand, emerginC

The brain behind and face of emerginC, CEO and Founder Ian Lirenman was born and raised in Vancouver, Canada, where he found himself immersed in the skincare business when he accepted a position at a leading distribution company for top industry brands. As a result of his years of work, Ian gained an extensive knowledge of formulations, molecular technology, and scientific industry breakthroughs which gave him the inspiration to finally launch and create his own line. With a commitment to...


Cindy Feinberg, Founder and President of the Recovery Coach LLC

Cindy Feinberg, CPC, CAI is the founder and president of The Recovery Coach LLC, a private recovery coaching service that integrates recovery and intensive administrative management for individual clients in myriad stages of recovery. As a scheduling and administrative manager, lifestyle coach, and interventionist, Cindy facilitates the actions necessary to aid an individual in remaining free from the chaos and disruption that drugs, alcohol and other self harming actions or addictions can...


Rebecca Minkoff, founder of global fashion brand, Rebecca Minkoff

An industry leader in accessible luxury handbags, accessories, footwear and apparel, Rebecca Minkoff’s playful and subtly edgy designs can be spotted around the world on young women and celebrities alike. After developing an affinity for design while in the costume department in high school, Rebecca Minkoff moved to New York City at only 18 years old to pursue her dream of becoming a fashion designer. In 2001, Rebecca designed a version of the “I Love New York” t-shirt as part of a...


Cassandra Grey, Founder & Chief Creative Officer of Violet Grey

Cassandra Grey is an American business woman and a Creative Director. Formally a New York-based brand and marketing lead for hire, Grey opened a styling studio on Melrose Place in 2010 as a creative space for talent and industry experts to craft red carpet images. The studio naturally sparked collaboration and, by virtue of its access and collective expertise, it soon evolved into a trusted source in beauty product recommendations. In 2013 Grey founded VIOLET GREY – a content and commerce...


Stephanie Wynne Lalin and Jenny Klatt, co-founders of Jemma Wynne, a line of classic and chic jewelry

Passion and creativity were the driving forces that brought Stephanie Wynne Lalin and Jenny Klatt together to launch Jemma Wynne in 2008. Guided by their uniquely sophisticated and chic sensibility, the design duo combines classic polish with relaxed femininity to create their fine jewelry collection. Together, Jenny and Stephanie breathe fresh life into precious jewels by adding their unique perspective and unexpected detail to all of their creations. Today, Jemma Wynne can boast a growing...

Frédéric Fekkai, International Hair Expert and Accomplished Entrepreneur

For almost three decades, Frédéric Fekkai has shaped the international beauty landscape. Born in France, Frédéric rapidly rose through the beauty ranks. Instead of performing a “signature cut”, Frédéric became the master of customization. Frédéric’s vision extended beyond running a salon when he realized that women spared no expense on their complexions, but the majority of haircare products were purchased at the drugstore. With a nod to prestige skincare, Frédéric decided to extend the...


Dr. Samantha Boardman, Positive Psychiatrist and Creator of Positive Prescription

Dr. Samantha Boardman is a Positive Psychiatrist with a private practice in Manhattan. She is a Clinical Instructor in Psychiatry and Assistant Attending Psychiatrist at Weill Cornell Medical College. After a patient told Dr. Boardman that every session only made her feel worse, Samantha realized, “She was right. I knew how to dial down her misery, but I knew nothing about how to build up her strengths and cultivate wellbeing.” In response to this, Samantha went back to school and received...

Jacquelyn DeJesu, Founder and CEO of SHHHOWERCAP

Jacquelyn DeJesu is the founder and CEO of SHHHOWERCAP, a fashion forward reinvention of the shower cap that has been optimized for both form and function. As an advertising creative, Jacquelyn spent over a decade building brands at some of the world’s top agencies and has led the creative work on accounts across a range of categories. Throughout her career, Jacquelyn has been driven to create disruptive ideas by finding power in simplicity and beautiful execution. Listen as Dr. Devgan and...


Jake Walker, Client Lead at Giphy

Jake Walker, an early employee at Giphy, climbed the ranks and currently works as a Client Lead at the popular social media company. He is also an illustrator that has been with Giphy from its early stages and he has personally contributed to its growth. Giphy completely revolutionized social media when they introduced their animated content and you can find Jake himself in their trending searches. Listen as Dr. Devgan and Jake talk about social media, trending topics, and business growth.


Haley Sacks, Founder of Mrs. Dow Jones

Haley Sacks is an entrepreneur and the financially savvy founder of the popular platform: Mrs. Dow Jones. Haley started her company in 2017 when she realized that financial information/content needed a millennial makeover. She took matters into her own hands and now puts out content that appeals to the masses. Mrs. Dow Jones has disrupted Wall Street and now listen as Dr. Devgan and Haley chat about everything from beauty, women in business, and Wall Street!

Pamela Baxter, Founder of Bonafide Beauty Lab

Pamela Baxter is the founder of Bonafide Beauty Lab, an entrepreuner, executive, and boss lady. Pamela Baxter chats with Dr. Devgan about her role as a woman in leadership. Her innovative company, Bonafide Beauty Lab, is a beauty incubator that identifies founder led beauty businesses and provides them with funding and management services for accelerated growth. As the former President and CEO of huge name brands in the fashion world, she is a certified Beauty Boss. Listen as Dr. Devgan...

Melissa Ben-Ishay, Founder, President and Chief Product Officer of Baked by Melissa

Melissa Ben-Ishay is a successful mom and baker. She is the founder of Baked by Melissa, the famous New York City-based brand that produces handmade, bite-size cupcakes and treats. Her passion for baking led her launching Baked by Melissa in 2008, with the idea that people should be able to taste more flavors without a post-dessert guilt trip.Today the company operates 14 stores and ships across the country. In October of 2017, she released her first cookbook, Cakes by Melissa. She currently...


Jeremy Adelman, Founder & Managing Partner of Artis

Jeremy Adelman worked as an investment banker and corporate development consultant prior to co-founding Artis. During his previous roles, he assessed countless business pitches on products, both new and established, from like-minded creators and visionaries – all who were seeking white space opportunities and new ways to enhance their customers’ experiences. Jeremy’s ability to work across all consumer product categories armed him with the skill set and expertise he needed to develop a...


Dan Browne, Co-Founder, President and CEO of Revance

Dr. Devgan sits down with Dan Browne, Co-Founder, President and CEO of Revance. Revance is responsible for a new neurotoxin, DaxibotulinumtoxinA, that is expected to be on the market next year. This groundbreaking toxin is predicted to last 6 months, 2-3 months longer than all other toxins that are available now. The currently unnamed product is the first vegan toxin and is just the beginning of long acting neuromodulators. Listen as Dr. Devgan learns what’s new in the world of aesthetics...

Sara Foster, Creative Director of Bumble, Actress, Model and TV Producer

Dr. Devgan sits down with the beautiful and charismatic Sara Foster. Sara is currently the Creative Director of Bumble, a TV producer, model, actress, and mom just to mention a few. Her story to success has taken her on many different paths and often finds her working with her younger sister Erin. Listen as they discuss everything from eyebrows and lasers, to children and how we are now living in a time where women can do it all.


David Pirrotta, Founder of David Pirrotta Brands

Dr. Devgan sits down with David Pirrotta. David's career began in New York City on the cosmetic floors of Bergdorf Goodman and Barneys New York. It was there where he learned in great detail how to sell, manage, and built esteemed relationships. His extensive beauty and fashion knowledge continued to grow and evolve in varied positions: Sales and Marketing Director at Jeffre Scott New York, Sales and Education Director for red flower, Sales & Business Development Director for The Art of...


David Moatazedi, CEO of Evolus

Beauty Bosses is in Cancun! Dr. Devgan sits down with David Moatazedi, CEO of Evolus. Listen as they discuss Jeuveau, a new neurotoxin that has just launched. The first neurotoxin to enter the market in over 10 years. In college David was a chemistry undergraduate but knew that he wanted to go into marketing and sales. After an internship with another pharmaceutical company he knew that he wanted to make a difference in the industry and own his own company, but he didn’t know how. 14 years...


Melissa Lovy, Founder, Designer & CEO of the Melissa Lovy Jewelry Brand

Dr. Devgan sits down with Melissa Lovy, Founder & CEO of the Melissa Lovy brand. Melissa Lovy is an NY based jewelry brand aimed at generating mass appeal – the designs connect generations through classic shapes and versatility. Each pieces is made with 3-D printing, combining technology & fashion. It is truly the jewelry that moms buy and their daughters immediately steal. Melissa’s used her business savvy, marketing & social media expertise to bring coveted pieces to the market. As a...