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Lois Joy Johnson

Lois Joy Johnson is a top beauty and fashion expert who has spent over twenty-five years interviewing, reporting, and shooting about and with the best of the best.

Her versatility as a writer, market / sittings editor, and media spokesperson on style for the 40 + women’s market is well established and respected in both industries. From supermodels like Christie Brinkley, Paulina Porizkova and Lauren Hutton to hair and makeup gurus like Frederic Fekkai, Laura Mercier and Bobbi Brown, to fashion icons like Diane Von Furstenberg, Vera Wang and Norma Kamali, every “name” has graced her editorial pages.

Johnson is a highly sought media pro who appears frequently on TV and radio and has been a frequent contributor to The Today ShowThe Early ShowExtra and CNN. As beauty and fashion director of MORE magazine from 1998 to 2008, her lively personal Beauty Solutions column was also syndicated in Knight Ridder newspapers.

Johnson is an experienced keynote speaker at beauty and dermatology conventions and workshops.

Lois Joy Johnson

Most Recent Articles

The number of new beauty products being marketed to adult women is now over 100,000 a year and growing steadily — with a definite upwards price boost at every level.Sometimes it seems as if researchers and scientists behind the scenes must be…

Girls' Night Out: Lipstick, not Lipo

Thursday, 13 November 2008 23:02
A night out with the girls is heaven, especially when you’re divorced and your chums are too. A glass of Sancerre or Diet Coke Plus and the honest exchange of beauty advice and gossip make Sex and the City seem tame. It’s the best time to dish…

Sole Survivor: 4 Ways To Love Heels Again

Thursday, 19 March 2009 02:18
Almost nothing makes me happier than getting the new Bergdorf Goodman shoe catalog — it’s shoe porn at its best. The cover of the Spring 2009 version is the Christian Louboutin “Short Tina” peep-toe platform in magenta suede with …
I’m an insomniac, which normally wouldn’t bother me since I actually like the peace and quiet at 2 A.M. when I can read or e-mail friends (most of whom are also awake). But as a beauty editor, I know enough about cell renewal to realize…
I remember the transition well: One of my soon-to-be exes had pulled a fast one, cleaned out our bank account, and left me with the kids, dog, and a mountain of unpaid bills.My job as a fashion editor meant looking the part 24/7. My friends were…
Back in the days (not so long ago) when drugstore products were a poor woman’s substitute for department store beauty items, magazines decided to take the “get-this-look-for-less” idea seriously. So did brainwashed readers who…
I have high expectations when it comes to anti-aging skincare, but zero patience waiting the usual two or three months for improvements to show, especially after a long winter.Trying a new wrinkle cream is like dieting — you want immediate…
I'd forgotten about spring. Somewhere between the economy crisis, the hovering unemployment issue, the housing market decline, and the daily octuplets news-flash, spring shopping got lost in the shuffle.The stream of awards shows culminating in the…

4 Beauty Secrets for Divorced Women

Sunday, 29 November 2009 15:12
As a beauty editor with two divorces and thirty-six relationships under her Hermes belt, my expertise on makeup camouflage won’t come as a surprise — certainly to those who know me, it isn’t.Like the Oracle at Delphi, my…

4 Tips for Face Lifts after Night Falls

Wednesday, 13 August 2008 08:24
Maybe it’s hormonal. I don’t know about you, but at 3 AM I’m wide-awake and e-mailing my friends who are also — boiing! — awake and shopping online.Rumor has it that sleep-deprivation leads to weight gain, general…

Dressing Up Divorce: Fall Fashion Fever

Friday, 22 August 2008 01:21
Heart disease is the #1 killer of women, and yet another condition is so prevalent that certain stores should be labeled “dangerous to your health.”That plague is shopping fever.Resistant to economic strain, relationship turbulence, and…
I think it was the fabulous Bette Davis who said growing older is not for sissies. Well, it’s not for fashionistas who like their trends with a second-skin fit, either.But now that Spanx has taken over our universe, even late night Ben & Jerry…

Hair-Care Secrets from a Long-Hair Lover

Friday, 05 September 2008 01:24
Check any shopping mall and you’ll see identical long manes on moms and their college-bound daughters. And whether you like it or not, most men do prefer long-ish hair (just ask any dating service counselor). Spurred on by glamorous celebs in…

Scent of a Woman: 5 Sexy New Signatures

Friday, 12 September 2008 00:12
 It’s hard to resist the temptation of a new scent, but when you’ve worn and loved the same fragrance for years, it becomes part of you. The smell that others know you by becomes embedded in your psyche as well as your clothes.However,…
The number of new beauty products being marketed to adult women is now over 100,000 a year and growing steadily — with a definite upwards price boost at every level.Sometimes it seems as if researchers and scientists behind the scenes must be…
Hey, I know it’s not quite October, but the Farmers Almanac predicts a wet, cold winter, and I like to be prepared.Every woman I talk to is questioning whether a new winter coat is even on her to-buy list now. This is partly due to…
Last week, I had my makeup done for the Skin Cancer Foundation Gala where I was a guest of honor and speaker.Sitting robed and restless in a N.Y.C. salon two hours before the event, I worked on putting the final touches on my speech and my face in…
When I was in my early thirties, newly divorced and dating, well-intentioned friends insisted on scheduling our girly get-togethers near Bloomingdales for a “bite of shopping.” When I was newly divorced (again!) in my mid-forties we’d …
Remember this: you are not alone in the universe. As our economic crisis causes jittery shoppers to pull back on the plastic, women are pickier than ever about what they buy (when and if). My own mantra is “ You are not the CEO of a luxury…
Recently I attended a wedding where the bride was 30, the groom 55 and two days later, a celebratory divorce lunch for a girlfriend who is 54 and dating a guy who is 37. Neither hook-up is shocking anymore, but this is: You’d have sworn these…
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