Yandy Smith on Yelle Skincare and the high price of style

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The COVID-19 pandemic may have paused production on “Love & Hip Hop,” but for Yandy Smith’s Yelle Skincare, business is booming.

“Thank God my beauty business really took off. Even though the show stopped shooting, my skincare line [is actually doing] better than before,” the entrepreneur and reality star, 38, told Page Six Style.

Smith, who previously managed music superstars like Missy Elliott and Busta Rhymes, launched her line of plant-based products “exclusively for melanin-rich skin” in 2017.

“I’m not into makeup at all, so I like to make sure the canvas is beautiful so I don’t have to put a lot on,” she explained of her beauty approach, adding that she rotates between products from The Mane Choice, Curls and Camille Rose to keep her hair looking its best.

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Since “Love & Hip Hop” provides its cast with makeup but not hair or wardrobe, Smith supplies those on her own — at a steep cost.

“My stylist gets paid $3,000 a month,” she revealed. “And my hair person is on salary now because I have to use him every day while I’m shooting. I was never into hair and makeup before I got on TV.”

As for her personal style? “I’m a mix between class, business and ratchet,” Smith said. “You might get a little ratchet when we have a club scene. Occasionally you might get a suit, or you might get a Champion sweatsuit, or you might just get a great ‘freak ’em’ dress with six-inch heels.”

“Love & Hip Hop: Secrets Unlocked” premieres Jan 4.

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