I would encourage my daughter Maya to carefully consider anyone with whom she would consider entering into a business relationship. And, like any other relationship, develop a strategy for clear and healthy communication for all things. Current communication is key. Also stay true to her heart and do whatever necessary to maintain the health and integrity of the company.
If you were to look at scrapbook of your professional career, what would be your favorite page? Which page would you like to remove?
My favorite page (but I have too many) would be when I realized our professional performance and natural/organic ingredients conquered psoriasis, cradle cap, itching, eczema, dry scalp and skin, and other skin/scalp and hair conditions commonly picked up from grocery and drugstore products. I’d like to remove the time I practiced a hair straightener on my husband and all his hair came out—it was a “natural” product. Whoops.
If someone were to write a book about your life, what would be an appropriate title?
I’ll Make You Look 10 Years Younger: Give Me Two Hours
If you weren’t in the beauty industry, what would you be doing?
I am an artist first, so I’m sure I would be creating something! I could see myself doing architecture, sculpture or organic gardens. I would also continue my volunteer work in empowering women. I am passionate about working with and elevating women and families.
What are you working on now? What’s your next professional step?
I am constantly developing new products. I’m VERY excited about the skin care line I’m creating right now! I love using it.
How would you like to spend your retirement?
When you truly love what you do, it’s not work, so I don’t see myself retiring in the classic sense. I know I will always continue my work in empowering women and supporting environmentally sustainable businesses well into my golden years—where I will look like I’m 20.