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Janet Carlson


Janet Carlson


Communications Specialist


New York

Nobody talks the beauty talk more knowledgeably than Janet Carlson.  For more than thirty years, she has been putting the must-ask questions to beauty industry insiders in her role as Beauty Editor at some of the top magazines.  Now, as a member of the Clarity team, she shares her extensive insights with executives and spokespeople from the top beauty brands on how to get the right kind of coverage for their products.

As a staff writer and editor at national consumer magazines, Janet helped plan issues, create content, re-envision pages and departments, and mentored junior staffers. For 19 of those years, she specialized in beauty and health. Whether you’re preparing for desk-sides or a product launch presentation, Janet’s peerless experience gives Clarity clients a keener understanding into how to make their brand messages rise above the clutter and sound distinctive.

As a beauty expert, she is a New York-based writer, Huffington Post blogger and author of a memoir, Quick, Before the Music Stops: How Ballroom Dancing Saved My Life (Doubleday/Broadway Books, 2008). Her magazine credits include Town & Country, SELF and European Travel & Life. Recently, Janet has written for Real Simple, Dr. Oz The Good Life, Good Housekeeping, Gotham (and all NicheMedia titles), Coastal Living magazines, and She has also consulted and written for such brands as Clinique, Clarins, La Prairie and Blackglama.