Archive for the ‘Top Women in Focus’ Category

Top Women in Focus: Heather Reier

Friday, March 6th, 2009

heather-reierAs someone who has always been interested in beauty products, Heather Reier really felt the beauty world was missing a line of crèmes and scrubs infused with nourishing ingredients accompanied by stylish packaging and a sassy, fun concept. So much so that in 2003 she whipped it all together – in her kitchen – and Cake Beauty was born.

This female entrepreneur made sure that each and every product was infused with fine ingredients for an unforgettably high quality experience. Barbie by Cake comes out this month, in honour of Barbie’s 50th birthday. It’s part of a global campaign where Barbie is teaming up with beauty brands to create a collection to be sold at Sephora. (more…)

Top Women in Focus: Suzi Weiss-Fischmann

Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009


As OPI’s executive vice president and artistic director, Suzi Weiss-Fischmann is known as “The First Lady” when it comes to nails. (For those of you living in a bubble for the last five years, OPI is a professional nail care company. It has a global influence with distribution in over 100 countries.) OPI was founded in 1981 by George Schaeffer, the company president and CEO. Originally a dental company, called Odontorium Products Inc., they realized that the acrylic porcelains used to make dentures were similar to the materials used by nail professionals for crafting acrylic nails. OPI is a family business and has grown into one of the leaders in professional nail care. (more…)

Top Women in Focus: Jennifer and Fiona Lees

Thursday, October 2nd, 2008

Balmshell sisters

Jennifer and Fiona Lees were searching for the perfect lip gloss – aren’t we all! They decided that if they couldn’t find it, they would develop their own. After years of working with a cosmetic manufacturer, Balmshell was created. Now they have a collection of 16 pretty glosses, which can be found at Sephora stores throughout North America and France. The Lees sisters are this month’s Top Women in Focus. (more…)

Top Women in Focus: Jennifer Jaqua

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

Jaqua BeautyJaqua Beauty is a scrumptious line of head to toe treats created by sisters Jennifer and Sara Jaqua. Jaqua Beauty lives the values the sisters were raised on: “Never settle for anything but the best you can dream up.” We are thrilled that Jennifer Jaqua has agreed to chat with us about the success of Jaqua Beauty.

When you were a little girl, what did you want to be?
I wanted to be a race car driver! And then I wanted to be an archaeologist. One extreme to the other. I never ever felt (or was made to feel) that I couldn’t do whatever it was that I loved.

Where did the idea for Jaqua Beauty come from?
We (my sisters and I) used to get together for Beauty Parlor Nights at my mom’s house and the idea for our company was formed around that concept. We wanted to create a product that empowered women and girls to pamper themselves and each other.


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