“Problems are opportunities in work clothes…” and other wisdom from Lynelle Lynch, Owner, Bellus Academy

Lynele Lynch, Owner of Bellus Academy, is a renaissance woman. Our paths crossed at an International Spa Association event, and I was captivated by all of the hats she wears. At Bellus, she started a wellness program for cancer patients; she is also involved with the Professional Beauty Association; and she is President of the…

“Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.” Jillian Wright’s favorite quote, and other words of wisdom

When Melisse Gelula of Well & Good says you need to connect with an amazing woman, you do. Hence Jillian Wright, Owner of her eponymous skin care line and Co-Founder of Indie Beauty Expo (IBE) connected recently, in fact right after the August IBE. I was in NYC that day specifically to experience this show,…

Are Lisa Goldfaden and I work twins? Read more to find out…

When I first started reading about Lisa Goldfaden, Vice President of Marketing for her eponymous line Goldfaden MD, I thought I was reading about myself. She has a BA in History of Art. She works in a beauty family business. Her father is a dermatologist and created a skin care line based on medical research…

“Your job is to love people – that’s it.” And more wisdom from Erin Williams of Erin’s Faces

I believe in Karma, and in the truth behind “what goes around comes around.” Apparently so does Erin Williams, founder of Erin’s Faces Cruelty-Free Beauty Line. What seems like eons ago (it was actually 2008), she was running an email list-serv in Manhattan to put niche beauty brands in touch with amazing freelancers for in-store…

Bridget Mahoney, Treat You

Meet Bridget Mahoney, lead aesthetician at Portland’s best beauty studio, Treat

I have never been to Oregon, and Portland is on my bucket list. I recently found one more reason I must visit this city soon: Treat, a female-owned salon boutique, where Bridget Mahoney leads a team of magical aestheticians. Somehow she found me, and Alchimie Forever. Visiting Treat You (which was recently featured in GOOP…

Maureen Choi

DC’s Beauty Scene Improves With Maureen Choi’s Move To The Capital

I love a challenge. I particularly love the challenge of convincing New York City transplants that while DC may not be as big as the Big Apple, the Capital is certainly just as worthy of their love. This latest challenge presented itself in the person of Maureen Choi, freelance beauty and health writer, and former…