There’s a new beauty ed on the beat at New York: Ashley Weatherford has been named associate beauty editor at The Cut, The Daily can exclusively report. Currently a freelance beauty writer, Weatherford has contributed to SHAPE, Washingtonian, Birchbox, and The Washington Post. Her blog, August Skin, nabbed a finalist nod in Allure‘s Beauty Blog of the Year contest, and was named best new beauty blog by Refinery29. The Northwestern University grad is relocating from D.C. for the job.
“At The Cut, we cover beauty the way we all talk about it amongst ourselves—with humor, authority, honesty and obsession. We’ve admired Ashley’s insights, wit and taste on her personal blog for quite a while now and can’t wait for her to add her thoughtful voice to our coverage,” said The Cut’s editorial director Stella Bugbee. “As we ramp up heading into fashion week and the busy fall season, look for the Cut to build our best-of beauty lists, more industry news, more beauty gifs and a robust red-carpet season coverage.”
In her new gig, Weatherford with work with The Cut’s beauty editor, Kathleen Hou, and will report on the beauty and wellness beats with news items, product reviews, celebrity beauty, fitness, and diet and health content. Weatherford will begin the new role on August 28.