The Lori Harvey Effect: 5 Ways to Level Up and Remain Unbothered

#womenempowerment Feb 21, 2023

You’ve probably heard of Lori Harvey, the entrepreneur, model, and daughter of Steve Harvey.

She’s known to attract the most in-demand celebrities while remaining the ultimate girl boss and total wellness inspiration.

She lives a life everyone dreams of and is known for her unmatched “it girl” energy. 

What if I could tell you all of the tips and tricks she uses to attract all of her suitors? 

Her magic formula is known as the Lori Harvey Effect.

It's the energy she emits: the energy of being unbothered, leveling up in all aspects including her love life, wellness, and self-care.

We are going to take 5 tips from this unbothered, self-care queen.





My go-to right now has been Pilates. I feel like that has completely transformed my body and really leaned me out and gives me long lean muscles versus like when I would just go to the gym

One of the most well-known Lori Harvey Effect ingredients is pilates.

Lori is well known for putting pilates on the map for young black women. She went viral when asked about her routine on the Met Gala red carpet.

She single-handedly increased the amount of African American women joining pilates classes in 2022.

In 2023 we focus on our health in all aspects, mental and physical. It was iconically said by Elle Woods, "Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy." -Legally Blonde

Lori Harvey is famous for her love of pilates and now many women are opting for low impact for low stress on the body.

Exercise can affect motivation, energy levels, and even hormones. 

Pilates is a form of exercise that emphasizes controlled movements, proper alignment, and breathwork. 


Some benefits of pilates are: 

  • Improved core strength: Pilates exercises often focus on the core muscles, including the deep muscles of the abdominals and lower back. This can help improve posture, reduce back pain, and enhance overall core strength.
  • Increased flexibility: Many Pilates exercises involve stretching and lengthening the muscles, which can help improve overall flexibility and range of motion.
  • Reduced stress and improved mental health: Pilates can help reduce stress and anxiety, as it emphasizes breath work and mindfulness. It can also improve overall mental health and well-being.


Pilates is a great option for beginners and there are many options online and in person. 


Practice affirmations


The 2nd tip of the Lori Harvey Effect is mindset.

Lori knows she’s that girl. The best we can change our mindset is by acting as if we need to shout from the rooftops that we are that girl.

Affirmations are so powerful and the key is to act as if you already are the baddest in the room. 

 “Not compromising my values and my standards and requirements,” she shared. “I’m not doing anything that’s going to compromise my peace and happiness

-Lori Harvey


Three benefits of daily affirmations are: 

  • Increased positivity: Affirmations can help promote a more positive mindset, by encouraging you to focus on the things you want to achieve, rather than dwelling on negative thoughts or feelings.
  • Reduced stress and anxiety: By focusing on positive thoughts and affirmations, you can help reduce stress and anxiety, and improve overall mental health and well-being.
  • Improved self-esteem: Affirmations can help boost self-esteem and promote a more positive self-image. By repeating positive statements to yourself, you can begin to believe in your own abilities and worth. 

A great journal for affirmations is the Sky Society journal



Skincare as Self Care


"Having that skincare regimen is very therapeutic and something I look forward to every day," she shared. "It's me-time."

The 3rd tip of the Lori Harvey Effect is a solid Skincare routine. To create the full Lori Harvey Effect, you gotta make sure that skin and self-care is on point. 

Lori herself is an entrepreneur with her own skincare line SKN. She takes her skincare routine very seriously.

She focuses on a 5 step routine including cleanser, toner, serum, eye cream, and moisturizer. You can adjust your skincare routine based on your own needs.

Take extra time with your skincare routine as an act of self-love.  Maybe even add in a gua sha or ice roller for extra pampering, because you deserve it.

Three benefits of a solid skincare routine are: 

  • Anti-aging: A good skincare routine can also help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles over time, by promoting collagen production and improving skin elasticity.
  • Even skin tone: By including products that target hyperpigmentation or dark spots, a skincare routine can help even out your skin tone and improve the overall appearance of your skin.
  • Confidence: Finally, having clear, healthy-looking skin can give you a boost of confidence and help you feel better about your appearance

Overall, establishing and maintaining a skincare routine can help improve the health and appearance of your skin, and promote a sense of well-being and self-confidence.



Be Selfish


“Put yourself first,” Harvey sums up. “Love yourself. Put yourself on the highest pedestal, and don’t ever come down.”  

The 4th tip of the Lori Harvey Effect is never compromising and putting yourself first.

The idea of being selfish often carries negative connotations, but it is very important for your physical and mental health.

Three benefits of the importance of putting yourself first:

  • Setting boundaries: Being selfish can involve setting healthy boundaries, which can help protect your time, energy, and resources. Setting boundaries can also help you communicate your needs more effectively and build healthier relationships.
  • Pursuing your goals: Being selfish can mean pursuing your own goals and aspirations, even if it means making sacrifices or putting in the extra effort. This can help you achieve your full potential and build a more fulfilling life.
  • Personal growth: Being selfish can involve taking the time and energy to work on your own personal growth and development. This can involve learning new skills, exploring new hobbies or interests, or focusing on personal growth and self-improvement. 


Overall, being selfish can be an important aspect of self-care, personal growth, and overall well-being. While it is important to consider the needs and feelings of others, it is also important to prioritize your own needs. 


Focus on your Career


"When the next generation is coming up and there's that little brown girl who wants to get into skincare or start her own company, she can see me and be like, 'I can do it, too.'"

The last tip of the Lori Harvey Effect is focusing on your career. 

You are your own breadwinner. See what side hustles or opportunities you can take on to be able to level up your career. 


A few benefits of honing in on your career: 

  • Financial stability: A successful career can provide financial stability and security. You can truly have the life of your dreams once you are financially stable. 
  • Personal fulfillment: A career that aligns with your values and interests can provide a sense of meaning and satisfaction. You can wake up proud of the work you are doing. 
  • Opportunities for growth: By focusing on your career, you may have the opportunity to take on new challenges, advance in your field, or explore new career paths. This can lead to personal and professional growth, and help you achieve your full potential.


Overall, focusing on your career can be important for your financial, personal, and professional well-being.

It can provide a sense of purpose and fulfillment, and lead to greater opportunities for growth and success.

We hope these tips from the inspiring Lori Harvey resonated.


A few reminders of the Lori Harvey Effect formula


1. Make sure you are doing a movement you enjoy

2. Work on your skincare routine

3. Practice your affirmations

4. Be selfish.

5. Focus on your career.

Remember you can do whatever you set your mind to and these tips will get you one step closer to your dreams. 


✍️ Written by Cameron Malone


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