How We Created Our World Magnificence Situation within the Center of a Pandemic


Three years in the past, we had the grand thought to create what we known as our Out of Workplace difficulty. Your complete employees would — watch for it — work remotely for the month-plus that it took to supply the difficulty. The idea was that the group can be dispatched to far-flung corners of the world to report on magnificence in different nations. We might uncover sunscreen from Bondi Seashore, discover dry-skin secrets and techniques close to the South Pole, and maybe forge an editor-exchange program of types with our sibling model, Allure Korea. Nobody would set foot in our Manhattan workplaces for a number of weeks.

I discussed the outlandish undertaking to our then CEO and braced myself for future HR interference. He paused and stated, “That is an incredible thought. Possibly that’s how we’ll all be working quickly.”

A number of years and one pandemic later, right here we’re.

Alas, the unique idea didn’t materialize precisely as deliberate again then (it seems that abandoning properties and households en masse for prolonged intervals of time is tougher, and dearer, than it appears in memos). Finally, Out of Workplace morphed into what we now know as our Better of World Magnificence difficulty. And that notion of distant work (minus the globe-trotting) has change into not so outlandish in any case.

For this difficulty, we journey — nearly — world wide, from Nigeria to Brazil to South Korea, for our cowl tales starring three international music superstars: Tiwa Savage, Anitta, and CL. We delve into colorism in Thailand with make-up artist Nick Barose, wander far off the crushed path to the lone hair salon at McMurdo Station in Antarctica, get a peek into Danish skin-care phenom Ole Henrikse‘s dream package, and even go extraterrestrial for a lesson in microgravity magnificence and wellness from some skilled house vacationers (possibly this is how we’ll all be working quickly).

Exploring new locations and meals and merchandise and cultures is without doubt one of the joys of my life. And I miss it. However I can lastly see these freer, post-pandemic days on the horizon. My OOO message is standing by.

This story initially appeared within the Could 2021 difficulty of Attract. Learn how to subscribe here.

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