Heather Muir Maffei is the Beauty Director at Real Simple and Health, where she guides women in simplifying and streamlining their beauty routines by providing genius shortcuts and shoppable solutions so they can feel refreshed and confident. Heather leads beauty, skincare, makeup and hair content across both brands by sharing her expertise across digital, social, and video platforms. Her contributions have garnered extensive media coverage and recognition, frequently representing the brands as a beauty expert on national outlets such as TODAY, Good Morning America and more.
Before joining Real Simple and Health, Muir Maffei was the Beauty Director at Fitness magazine, where she helped women incorporate beauty into their active lifestyles. Prior to joining Fitness, she held positions at Allure, Seventeen, and Cosmopolitan.
Heather has interviewed celebrities including Beyoncé, Justin Timberlake, Jennifer Lopez, and Kim Kardashian. She has served as an expert beauty source for top-tier broadcast outlets, including Today, Good Morning America, Megyn Kelly Today, The Meredith Vieira Show, PIX 11, and The Insider. Her content has been featured on Yahoo, Yahoo Shine, and New York magazine’s The Cut. She has also contributed to The New York Times, Refinery29, Women’s Health, and Allure.com.
Heather graduated from The University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communications and a focus on public relations and marketing.
You can find Heather on Instagram @hmuir and on Twitter @PYTbeauty.