When I met Yolanda, she was Yolanda Yoh. While we had known each other through the industry for a couple of years, and shared a love of the DC region, it is really over stories of love, engagements, weddings, and soulmates that we really connected. She is the perfect illustration of why I love the beauty industry: it is dominated by smart, beautiful, powerful women that are not afraid to admit they still ice skate most week-ends!
AP: What city were you born in? YYB: Silver Spring, MD.
AP: What city to do you live in? YYB: West Palm Beach, FL.
AP: What is your middle name? YYB: Elizabeth.
AP: What is your astrological sign? YYB: Scorpio.
AP: What is your favorite thing about being in the beauty industry? YYB: Getting the facts about new products and treatments straight from the experts, it makes a big difference in understanding how something works and if it will be effective or not.
AP: Least favorite thing? YYB: My husband is now a product junkie.
AP: What is your most prized possession? YYB: My engagement and wedding rings.
AP: What is something about you most people don’t know? YYB: I go ice-skating almost every weekend.
AP: Do you wear a watch? If yes, what model? YYB: Yes. Kreiger and Breitling.
AP: Diamonds or pearls? YYB: Diamonds!
AP: If you could have dinner with the person of your choice, who would it be? YYB: The Dalai Lama.
AP: What is your secret to work/life balance? YYB: I’m still working on finding the right balance!
AP: What are your three top tips for travel? YYB: 1. Get enough sleep. 2. Try to work out while traveling even if it’s just a walk in the morning. 3. Get a duplicate travel sized set of the products you use every day, it helps keep your skin on track.
AP: What is your favorite book? YYB: Celestine Prophecy by James Redfield.
AP: What is your cocktail of choice? YYB: I prefer a glass of wine.
AP: What is your #1 beauty secret? YYB: I have to choose one? It changes over time and depends on what is going on with my skin and hair…
AP: What fragrance do you wear? YYB: I love anything with Gardenia or jasmine.
AP: Botox or not? YYB: Not yet!
AP: Hair color: natural or not? YYB: Lighter than natural.
AP: 3 songs on your ipod right now. YYB: I listen to Pandora, but the stations we most listen to are Andrea Bocelli, Sting and Meditation music.
AP: Quote to live by. YYB: “A 1000 mile journey begins with one step” by Lao-Tzu.
AP: Who is your mentor? YYB: My mother and father have always been my main mentors.
AP: Words of advice for young women starting their careers today. YYB: Always think outside the box… Come up with new ways present your ideas.