Everyone knows Daniela Ciocan, Marketing Director, Cosmoprof North America. She is just one of these women in our industry that connects people, knows everyone and everything. And it’s not only because she runs Cosmoprof Las Vegas and is on the ICMAD board. She just has that little “je ne sais quoi.” Maybe it is her exotic (Romanian) accent. Or her platinum blonde hair (natural?). Or the fact that she always seems (to me at least) just a little bit mysterious… I always wonder what she is thinking…
AP: What city were you born in? DC: I was born in a small town in Transylvania in Romania about one hour away from the border with Hungary.
AP: What city to do you live in? DC: Officially, Las Vegas NV.
AP: What is your middle name? DC: Mariana but don’t tell anyone 🙂
AP: What is your astrological sign? DC: Need you ask? Leo!
AP: What is something about you most people don’t know? DC: That deep inside I am a big nerd!
AP: What is your most prized possession? DC: A ring gifted to me which was made by artisan jewelers in the 1800’s in southern Romania with the old fashioned hand diamond cutting technique.
AP: If you could have dinner with the person of your choice, who would it be? DC: Oprah Winfrey.
AP: Describe your fashion style in three words maximum. DC: Quirky, comfortable and chic.
AP: Do you wear a watch? If yes, what model? DC: I have several that I change depending on my mood and what I am wearing. They range from Omega, Technomarine, Movado, Juicy Couture and La Mer Collections.
AP: Diamonds or pearls? DC: Depends on the occasion!
AP: What is your #1 beauty secret? DC: Cleanse your skin thoroughly every night before going to sleep, moisturize twice a day including the eye area and sunscreen every day.
AP: What fragrance do you wear? DC: Anything high end artisanal and niche.
AP: Botox or not? DC: Not.
AP: Hair color: natural or not? DC: Does she or doesn’t she?
AP: What are your special diet tips, if any? DC: Eat whatever you like in moderation.
AP: What do you do for exercise? DC: Zumba, hot yoga and when I am extra good I run.
AP: What are three things that you always have in your fridge? DC: Greek yogurt, San Pellegrino and eggs.
AP: What is your cocktail of choice? DC: Chocolate martini
AP: What is your secret to work/life balance? DC: I haven’t discovered it yet; I am all about extremes.
AP: How many miles do you fly per year on average? DC: 50,000.
AP: What are your three top tips for travel? DC: 1. Carry on, never check luggage. 2. Always replenish your cosmetics upon returning from a trip so that way you just grab your toiletries bag and you are ready to go. 3. Ear plugs and an eye mask.
AP: 3 songs on your ipod right now. DC: Etta James, Beyonce and Pitbull.
AP: What book are you reading right now? DC: Crossing to Safety by Wallace Stegner.
AP: Quote to live by. DC: “When people tell you who they are, believe them.”
AP: What is your worst pet peeve? DC: Saying you will do something and not doing it!
AP: What time do you usually wake up in the morning, and how many hours of sleep do you usually get? DC: I try to get up around 7:30am but I need at least 7 to 8 hours of sleep to function.
AP: What is your favorite thing about the beauty industry? DC: Getting to play with many new beauty products and meeting many inspiring entrepreneurs.
AP: Least favorite thing. DC: Egos.
AP: Who is your mentor? DC: Not one specifically; I get advice from a variety of friends and my parents.
AP: Words of advice for young women starting their careers today. DC: Figure out what excites you and pursue that for a living; it will make each day exciting. And never burn any bridges.