About Beauty Banter

Beauty Banter was launched in July of 2006 as a comprehensive beauty blog covering trends, tips and tricks, insider secrets, and weekly must-haves. Beauty Banter has a reputation of being on the cutting edge of emerging trends and product launches so our readers are always the first to know what’s hot and what’s just not.

Our mission at Beauty Banter is to form a dialogue between reader and expert – to merge runway trends with real life, and to give our readers a VIP peak into the world of beauty through the people who shape that very art form.

You’ll always get exclusive content, always interesting, and, hopefully, always inspiring. Thanks for reading!

About Sarah Howard, founder and editor

Sarah Howard is a writer and beauty consultant currently living in Los Angeles. Growing up in the industry (her father is owner of renowned NYC salon, Pierre Michel and previous owner of Make Up For Ever), Sarah got a taste of beauty at an early age. Her collection of products now ranges in the thousands and Sarah’s site is known for its professional tricks, celebrity secrets and sassy product reviews.

Sarah has written beauty, fashion and lifestyle pieces for a variety of publications including LA Times Magazine, LA Confidential, and Mean Magazine. She also launched the beauty section for hollywoodlife.com and Lifestyle Mirror before becoming the contributing beauty editor for interviewmagazine.com. She has lent her beauty expertise to style.com, elle.com, refinery 29, thefashionspot.com and avenuemagazine.com, among other online venues. Sarah has appeared on-camera as a beauty expert for AT&T, CW Now and Extra and has filmed a beauty show for the WB.