(Pictured above: Karey Burke and Jenn Worley)
Six years ago, Karey Burke was a single mother who made a drastic decision of selling her wedding ring and risking her savings to invest in an idea with her longtime friends Dawn Olmstead and Jenn Worley. Between the three of them, they have 14 children and attended the same schools. As busy mothers with careers (Kerry and Dawn are producers who run studios, and Jenn is a journalist and entrepreneur), they took a chance and pursued their idea, Face Haus, financing the huge project themselves. This idea would revolutionize the the spa industry because they offered facial services that would be affordable and accessible to everyone.
The idea started in 2012, when Dawn would take their teen daughters for facials. Their daughters’ skin would break out and ask for additional facial treatments. The mothers couldn’t afford the $150 for repeat visits, including ones for themselves. Knowing that facials are very expensive, it motivated them to do considerable research and they found out that the real cost into a facial – basically, there was no good reason for it to be so pricey. The three wanted to democratize facials, making it available and affordable for the people. They partnered with renowned dermatologist, Dr. Harold Lancer, who has worked on Oprah and Maria Shriver. Less than a year later in 2013 the first Face Haus was opened in Studio City.
“We set out dreaming of this business that would bring skincare that you could afford to do on a regular basis. It’s for everyone, men, women, adults, teens and kids.”, Karey proudly declares.
Face Haus opens its fourth location in USC village this week and will be expanding to New York City later this year.
The Zoe report hosts Jet Set Summer sponsored by haircare company Joico. Friends, editors and influencers attended the soiree on August 16, 2018 at the Rachel Zoe Penthouse.
The historic Hotel Figueroa celebrates 92 years in Downtown Los Angeles on August 14, 2018 commemorating its founders – women of the YMCA in 1926. The progresive hotel was a safe haven for traveling business women of that era.
Tarte Cosmetics held an exclusive party for influencers for its #ShapeTapeNation launch on August 14, 2018 at Moonlight Rollerway.
NYX and Beautycon hosted a kick-off party for influencers at Sky Bar in Los Angeles on July 12, 2018. The event celebrates the launch of NYX’s Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Full Coverage Foundation. Synchronized swim team, The Aqualillies, made a surprise performance for the guests.
Entrepreneur and author Rachel McCord hosts The McCord List June edition photoshoot at The Kimpton La Peer Hotel on June 16, 2018. TheMcCordList.com event included gifts from fashion, beauty and lifestyle brands Goody Hair, Imani Collective, Copper + Crane, Skindinavia, & Blush & Whimsy.
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On June 14, 2018 at the Hudson Loft in Los Angeles, Algenist unveiled its newest game changing product, GENIUS Liquid Collagen Lip ($35 at Algenist.com). This product fills out and smoothes fine lines and wrinkles on the lips and around the lip area, while improving the definition of the lip line, and replenishing and revitalizing the lips in just 10 days. Showcasing a unique dual-phase formula, Algenist combines a high percentage of active plant-based collagen, patented Alguronic Acid, botanical lip enhancers and hundreds of beads of Microalgae Oil, and features a new cooling, ceramic tip application. Lips are left feeling soothed and refreshed.
Active Plant Collagen: Listed as the #1 ingredient in the formula
Alguronic Acid: Derived from naturally-sourced and sustainably-produced algae, helps to hydrate and smooth lines and wrinkles
Botanical Lip Enhancer: Visually helps fill and smooth lines while improving lip definition for both instant and long-lasting benefits
Microalgae Oil Beads: Rich in Omegas 3, 6 and 9, helps to replenish and nourish