If you thought that Gwyneth Paltrow’s natural glow was born of a secretly overwrought routine, you’d be mistaken. The actor turned wellness and beauty entrepreneur enjoys a surprisingly laissez-faire regimen for one so successful in the space—but perhaps that’s the point. “I believe that beauty and wellness are inextricably linked,” says Paltrow, who starts her day with a protein-infused smoothie and a bout of transcendental meditation. Next comes a bit of dry brushing, the bristles pulled in gentle, practiced strokes toward Paltrow’s heart as she espouses its benefits of circulation and exfoliation. A self-described “massive exfoliating junky,” the Goop creator
Leia’ Love’s goal as a professional is to help women feel both beautiful on the outside and strong, healthy and empowered on the inside.
That’s why she not only runs the Leia’ Love Hair & Nail Salon, but also opened a new business next door called S.H.E. Suite, which offers classes on business, personal development and self-care.
Love, 35, is a Barberton native who graduated from Norton High School’s cosmetology program in 2004, when she got her cosmetology license. She received a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a master’s in communication at the University of Toledo before further studies
Big beauty brands are tapping into changing consumer habits sparked by the pandemic.
These new habits have also made way for smaller beauty companies, which now have consumers’ full attention through online advertising. Kim Roxie, founder of Lamik Beauty, pivoted the focus of her business to online sales prior to the pandemic. But she still hoped to reach new customers through festivals and trade shows before the coronavirus shut everything down.
To adapt, the Lamik Beauty team created quizzes to recommend products to customers online. Now, Roxie hosts a weekly virtual makeup event on Facebook called “Friday