Interviewing tips and highlights from #GIRLBOSS

One of my summer reads this year has been #GIRLBOSS by Sophia Amoruso, Founder and CEO of Nasty Gal. I admired her and what she has accomplished even before I knew her story. And knowing more about her story only makes me more admirative. I enjoyed her book, and her messages to women entering the…

Notes from Cosmoprof: sales advice from one Shark and four retailers

During his opening remarks at the Professional Beauty Association keynote breakfast during Cosmoprof, a week ago today, Mark Cuban focused on sales. His remarks were short and to the point, and the two key messages I took away, and have written on postits now strategically placed in my office were: “Sales cures all ills.” “Keep…

BeautyView: Cathy Cluff, President & CEO, The Oaks at Ojai

I met Cathy Cluff, President & CEO of The Oaks at Ojai 10ish years ago (!) because of my fascination with daughters who work with their mother - I do, and she does too (her Mom is the amazing Sheila Cluff). And we happen to work (and play) in the same industry. Since our first…