Clubhouse, the new invite-only audio-based app, has recently become one of the hottest places to hang out (virtually, of course). With many of the world’s top celebrities and industry leaders using the app, it’s quickly gained recognition as “the place to be” right now. If you haven’t joined yet, or are still on the waitlist for Clubhouse, I’ll explain a little about how this app works.
What is the Clubhouse app?
Similar to a live radio show with a host(s) and guest speakers, Clubhouse enables listeners from around the world to listen to each show’s live broadcast. Plus (and here’s the fun part!), it allows audience members to ask questions and literally join in on the conversation. That means you get the chance to ask your favorite celebs or industry icons a question and say hello, in real-time!
Just last week alone, I was “hanging out” in chatrooms with Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, best-selling author Marie Forleo, “The Shark” Daymond John, Jeanine Lobell (Founder of Stila Cosmetics), and more.
Unlike other social media networks (that flood our feeds with images or videos), Clubhouse acts differently. Each person has their profile photo with their attached bio. I tend to think of Clubhouse as a “LinkedIn meets Live Radio”. While it can be used for leisure and recreation, it also offers great business networking and brand-building opportunities. The ability to connect with and join real-time conversations is incredibly powerful, especially given our virtual world these days. It’s a great way to learn expert advice, tap into people’s vast knowledge and experience, and connect with like-minded people who share similar interests.
The best part is – you can find all types of Clubhouse chats happening at any moment. From beauty, fashion, and wellness to business, technology, and more – there are groups and chats on all types of topics. So, that means you can spend time popping in and out of “rooms” to hear (or join in on) conversations about a variety of interesting subjects.
Clubhouse Beauty Secrets
As an avid beauty lover, I especially enjoy listening to and learning from the beauty experts in Clubhouse. During a recent chat called “The Beauty Pioneers” (hosted by The Beauty Club, a popular group on the app), celebrity hairstylist Sam McKnight discussed his experience working backstage at Fashion Week, styling celebrities, and launching his line of hair styling products, Hair by Sam McKnight. His brand of hair styling products is sold online at retailers like Net-A-Porter, Selfridges, and Violet Grey.
As shared on his website, “Celebrated session hairstylist, Sam McKnight, is the hairdresser of all hairdressers. He boasts a legendary career spanning over four decades encompassing catwalks, editorial, and advertising campaigns for fashion houses such as Chanel, Fendi, Balmain, Burberry, and Tom Ford. A regular contributor to both British and international Vogues, W, Harper’s Bazaar, Vanity Fair, i-D, and Love, he has over 100 covers to his name from British Vogue alone. McKnight has collaborated with some of the world’s most prominent photographers including Patrick Demarchelier, Mario Testino, and Nick Knight. A long-time stylist for the late Princess Diana, McKnight was the creative behind her iconic short, slicked-back hairstyle in the now-famous 1990 Demarchelier shoot for British Vogue, a partnership that led to him becoming her personal hairstylist for seven years.”
Since his product line features mostly dry shampoo, texturizing sprays, and hairspray, I asked him to share his pro tips on how to take care of our hair. I prefaced my question by stating that, while we all love using these products (for convenience), research shows that too much hair product on our scalps can cause clogged pores, which leads to unhealthy hair. So, how do we best use these styling products, while still caring for our hair? Here’s what he had to say…
Pro Haircare Tips from Celebrity Hairstylist Sam McKnight
- Only use dry shampoo on occasion, as a quick-fix.
- Try to wash the dry shampoo out of your hair as soon as possible after using it.
- Dry shampoo should not be used daily or too regularly, as this can clog pores on the scalp.
- Instead of spraying the dry shampoo directly onto your roots, spray it onto a brush first (ex. boar bristle brush).
- Use scalp-boosting products, such as a clarifying shampoo and scalp tonic (weekly).
- These products can help prevent build-up and cleanse the scalp of product residue.
- Sam recommends a brand called Act+Acre, which creates award-winning scalp detox treatments.
Join The Beauty Club on Clubhouse
If you’re on Clubhouse and love learning about beauty tips & tricks, I encourage you to join The Beauty Club group. Founded by Michela Wariebe (a makeup artist & beauty educator), this active group of 6k+ beauty pros and enthusiasts regularly hosts Clubhouse chatrooms featuring beauty experts, beauty industry leaders, and beauty brand founders. It’s a great resource whether you’re in the beauty business, aspire to be, or just enjoy discovering pro secrets (about makeup, skincare, haircare, and more).
Michela says, “I started The Beauty Club because, in a space that was saturated with tech and VCs, I felt that the beauty deserves its space too. We’re an industry that brings billions of dollars in revenue across the globe, so in a space talking about impact, it only made sense that beauty was included.”
The Beauty Club hosts weekly chatrooms including:
- Beauty Clubhouse: Beauty Townhall for All (Sundays, 3 PM EST)
- Morning Beauty Chat (Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10 AM EST)
To learn more about Clubhouse beauty chats, check out the recent skincare chat hosted by “Working Women+Health” that I was invited to be a guest speaker on last week. Stay tuned… I’m planning on hosting upcoming beauty-focused chatrooms. If you’re on Clubhouse, follow Christina-Lauren Pollack and turn-on alerts to know when I host chats.
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