Melissa Schweiger Kleinman began her journalism career over 20 years ago as an assistant editor at a glossy fashion magazine, decades before people received their style news from Instagram. She spent many years as an editor in the fashion and beauty departments at Cosmopolitan, Seventeen, and Marie Claire. Melissa’s obsession with beauty and skincare drew her to a job in the marketing department at Sephora, where she served as a beauty editor for the mega-retailer. Melissa continued writing articles for In Style, Redbook, Shape, and Interview. After becoming a mama, Melissa’s love of discovering the next best thing in beauty was rivaled by her quest of finding the best strollers and nursing tops, which led her to writing for mommy websites, including Cool Mom Picks, Babble and Mom.me.
Melissa has written a few books on beauty, including Sephora: The Ultimate Guide to Makeup, Skin and Hair from the Beauty Authority and Belli Beautiful: The Essential Guide to the Safest Health and Beauty Products for Pregnancy, Mom and Baby. Her latest book, Mama You’ve Got This, is a collaboration with the pregnancy skincare brand Mama Mio. Melissa lives in the suburbs of New York City with her husband and two sons, where her days are powered by strong cups of cold brew, carpools, Vinyasa yoga sessions and her MacBook Air.