Jo Allen

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Lives In

New York, NY


  • Syracuse University
  • Niagara University


  • Beauty


Jo has always had a passion for beauty, growing up spending weekends at Sephora with arms full of swatches, and hoarding makeup samples from magazines. 

Before moving to Manhattan, Jo held a beauty editorial internship with InStyle's Fashion Director Julia Von Boehm on her personal site, while serving at a restaurant in midtown. Before going to graduate school, Jo also held staff positions across several online publications including the Odyssey, and worked in social media at Hearst. You can also find her freelance articles, photography, and designs on her website.


She holds an MA in Magazine, Newspaper & Online Journalism from Newhouse, Syracuse University. She also holds a BA in Communications from Niagara University.

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