This Is What 42 Looks Like

When it comes to aging well, style expert Gretta Monahan relies on green juice, face scrub and a good handbag

As told to Nikki Ostasiewski
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Gretta Monahan
Photograph: Melanie Acevedo

On being born to beautify “The fashion and beauty thing came naturally to me. I grew up cutting friends’ hair and sewing prom dresses. Today, I own three hair salon–spas, a clothing boutique and two day spas.” [Get more info at]

On her all-time favorite product “Exfoliation is the most underrated beauty treatment; it improves the look of your skin without being invasive. I swear by the June Jacobs Papaya Purifying Enzyme Masque [$62;].”

On her post-baby lifestyle change “I used to rely on caffeine and chocolate to boost my energy. But since I had my son, Kai, two years ago, I’ve gotten into juicing and have taken a more holistic approach to my diet.” 

On the piece she swears by “You can’t go wrong with an investment handbag. I prefer a leather carryall that will work for all four seasons. This year I’m splurging on the new small Proenza Schouler PS 13 [].” 

-As told to Nikki Ostasiewski

First Published Wed, 2012-09-05 13:10

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