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Melanie Rud headshot

Melanie Rud

Melanie Rud is a Chicago-based beauty and lifestyle writer and editor with over 15 years of experience in the industry.

Highlights:
* B.A. in Journalism & English from NYU, Magna Cum Laude
* 15 year of experience in beauty journalism
* Contributes to multiple national print and digital publications
* Consults with beauty brands on editorial and marketing strategies
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