Joey Lauren first thought of Kissamint when she was still in college and calls it her ah-ha ‘MoMint’. She was getting ready to watch a movie and was looking for lip balm, only to realize that she had the after-taste of candy and had to get back up again to use some mouth wash. There and then her idea was born but it took a little while to make it happen. She graduated from the University Of Albany School Of Business with a focus in Marketing and Management, was at the New York Posts’ Page Six Magazine, launched an apparel company, Change the World Together, served on the creative team at RCA Music Group, was on the merchandising team at Louis Vuitton and starred on Bravo’s reality TV sho
Always one for celebrating individuality and going against the grain, Taliah Waajid had a dream of being a pioneer in the natural hair care world – and that’s exactly what she accomplished. Being natural means being yourself, according to Taliah, and when you stand tall and celebrate that, others will as well. Tapping into her strong desire to create chemically-free hair products, Taliah founded Pure & Natural Shea-Coco™, the five-product line for natural hair enthusiasts.
Taliah took time to speak with Beauty in the Bag on why natural hair care is the way to go.
1.How and when did you first become interested in natural hair care?
My mother did not let m
High-definition cameras deliver exceptional clarity and resolution to images they capture, but they also highlight skin imperfections. This was the issue Kasey D’Amato and her husband, Stephen D’Amato, First Assistant Director of some of primetime TV’s hottest shows, discovered while on set with actors and actresses. Wanting to develop an all-natural skincare line that would improve the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and protect collagen from UV and IR radiation, Kasey and Stephen scoured the globe in search of the most innovative and effective natural ingredients. With her passion for skincare and more than 10 years experience as a Dermatology PA, Kasey co-developed Airelle
Alexandra Whitcombe, the daughter of a fine-arts aficionado and a New York City model grew up taking advantage of all that was beautiful around her — gallery openings, the ballet, and high fashion glamour was her world. Earning a degree in Art and Art History helped her fine tune her eye for quality and color, and years working in the floral industry gave her the expertise of how natural botanicals can work hand in hand and elevate beauty products. It was this realization that led Whitcombe to the soon-to-launch Vendome Paris, a luxurious beauty brand born from her love of beauty products and botanicals.
With more than 15 years of experience in both beauty and botanicals, Whitcombe has c