Lauren Finney Harden

Lauren Finney Harden
Education: University of Georgia

Lauren Finney Harden writes about fashion and beauty products for InStyle and specializes in the entire lifestyle spectrum, from parenting to wellness to breaking trends. She's contributed to many sites such as Byrdie, Verywell Family, and Insider.


  • Lauren has written for Verywell Family since 2021, and Byrdie and InStyle since 2022.
  • Her work has appeared in Modern Luxury, Insider, Cosmopolitan, Lonely Planet, Today, Domino, Redbook, and more.
  • Lauren has written for name-brand clients such as Schumacher, Summersalt and OXO. 


Lauren is an experienced print and digital content creator with an extensive list of clients whom she has served through editorial consulting, content creation, branding, copywriting, native content, branded content, and more. No topic is off-limits, from travel to parenting to interiors, and she can write everything from tweets to long-form articles.

She worked in New York City for almost a decade as a fashion editor for magazines like Cosmopolitan, Ocean Drive, and Hamptons, and was the launch Editor-in-Chief of Lonely Planet's first and award-winning North American magazine, Lonely Planet. It won min’s magazine media awards Best New Magazine.

She returned home to Atlanta, where she most recently served as Editor-in-Chief of several Atlanta- and Hawaii-based titles for Modern Luxury.

As a parent and work-from-home warrior, she looks for the best value for the price, as well as shortcut items that will help streamline her day. She's not above indulging in something frivolous, especially if it's sparkly (she even had a disco wedding!).

About InStyle

InStyle is an award-winning destination for fashion, beauty, and pop-culture, with an all-are-welcome ethos that swings open the proverbial velvet ropes. Whether you’re looking for a wardrobe refresh, haircut inspiration, or a story that’ll make sparkling cocktail-party conversation, our expert-connected coverage is where to start. Learn more about our team and editorial guidelines, here.

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Sensitive Skin Amazon Hack
A Nurse Practitioner Recommended This $12 Hack to Calm My Eczema-Prone, Tomato-Red Skin
Spanx Wide Leg Jeans Launch/Review
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Oprah's Favorite Spanx Loungewear Collection Now Includes a Comfy Crewneck Sweater
French Pharmacy Primer Review
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People Keep Comparing This Neutral Lip Liner to More Expensive Options—And It’s Only $5
People Can’t Stop Comparing This $5 Lip Liner to Much More Expensive Options
I Tried This TikTok-Loved $11 Eye Tint, and It Works Better Than Concealers Double the Price
I Tried the $11 Eye Tint Everyone Is Talking About, and It Works Better Than Concealers Double the Price
Controversial Drop Shoulder Vest Trend
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Amazon's Best-Selling Sweatpants Are So Soft, 67,700 People Love Them — and They're $10
Versed Face Mask Deal
The Resurfacing Mask That Went TikTok-Viral for Its Glass Skin Results Is Back in Stock — and on Sale
Black Friday Under Armour Leggings
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Bumble & Bumble Dry Shampoo
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Kristin Ess Hair Gloss
Shoppers Say This $15 TikTok-Loved Hair Gloss Rivals “Spending $100” at a Salon
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Apple Watch Strap Review
This Expensive-Looking $18 Apple Watch Strap Makes Me Feel Fancy Every Time I Wear It
Honest Beauty Prime Deal
Jessica Alba’s Extremely Popular Lengthening Mascara Is One of Our Favorite Beauty Deals at Amazon Right Now
Amazon Prime Early Access Nail Polish Roundup
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Champion Joggers Sale
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Spanx’s Just-Launched Seamless Leggings Are So Good, I’m Already Wearing Them Everywhere
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