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 Shape

Shape is an award-winning digital fitness, wellness, and beauty destination that offers inclusive, trusted, and empowering expert-led guidance and advice for anyone at any point in their wellness journey. Our library of more than 11,000 stories reaches more than 7 million readers monthly who want to prioritize their health, have fun, and lead an active lifestyle while also cutting through the noise of quick fixes and unvetted fads.

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