I am an artist, a celebrity hairstylist, an entrepreneur, and a philanthropist who has built my FEKKAI brand on taking care of others, body, hair, and soul. Join me weekly for The FEKKAI Life, a series of relaxed, intimate conversations with free thinkers, business leaders, and creatives who have used their passion to change the world for the better
Nader Naeymi-Rad of Indie Beauty Media Group
32:40It takes a real leader to provide a platform for entrepreneurs everywhere. To better understand the driving force behind independent and digital-first beauty brands today, Frederic Fekkai talks with his good friend Nader Naeymi-Rad, the co-founder of Indie Beauty Media Group.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information. .
Laura Beres of Ulta Beauty
23:43For a future with cleaner beauty products that are kinder to our bodies and the planet, it takes all of us—big and small—to make a difference. Frederic Fekkai speaks with Laura Beres, Director of Corporate Strategy at Ulta Beauty, about a new initiative that’s shaping the way beauty lovers shop. Laura’s vision for a future in which the values of beauty lovers are more prioritized than ever is a best-in-class example of the way customers can use their buying power to better our world, and all beauty industry leaders benefit from watching the Conscious Beauty movement at Ulta Beauty.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
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Urmila Ratnam of Alima Pure
21:13In a beauty industry that grows more competitive every day, the brands that stand apart are those driven by their values. Frederic Fekkai speaks with Urmila Ratnam, CEO and President of Alima Pure, a natural beauty line dedicated to sustainability, inclusivity, and feeling good about yourself. The vision that Urmila has for a beauty industry without compromise has the potential to shape our culture forever.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sarah Babington of Green Circle Salons
26:26To imagine a radically eco-conscious future for hair salons globally, Frederic Fekkai spoke with Sarah Babington, Global Educator at Green Circle Salons, a one-of-a-kind program dedicated to recycling and reducing beauty waste. The work that Green Circle does makes a sustainable future for salons not only attainable, but also actionable. Smart consumers will accept nothing less than a beauty routine without damage and it is as salon owners to keep pushing for a greener future.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Kim Paschen of Leaping Bunny
28:53To explore a progressive future for beauty without harming animals, Frederic Fekkai speaks with Kim Paschen, Program Manager at Leaping Bunny, which, as many people know, is the gold-standard in cruelty-free. The ability of Leaping Bunny to be a visible standard and invite brands toward a future without animal testing is inspiring. From recycled materials to clean formula, the beauty industry is joining together to hold itself to a higher standard, and that is an example set by the work of groups like Leaping Bunny.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Sarah Paiji Yoo of Blueland
27:29To get a glimpse into the future of eco friendly cleaning products and sustainable packaging, Frederic talks with Sarah Paiji Yoo, co-founder and CEO of Blueland, the refillable tablet-based system that has revolutionized the cleaning industry. The personal connection that Sarah has to a world with less plastic and her vision for a cleaner, more sustainable future are both inspiring.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Chris Bourne of Klersun Hemp Extracts
30:43Frederic kicks off this brand new season of The FEKKAI Life by virtually sitting down with Chris Bourne, cofounder of Klersun Hemp Extracts and an important partner in FEKKAI's new CBD Scalp Calming line, to discuss his pioneering career in the use of CBD.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Hillary Peterson, Founder and CEO of True Botanicals
30:13Frédéric is joined by Hillary Peterson, founder and CEO of True Botanicals, in Los Angeles for a conversation about building an ethics-based brand and turning your passion into a full-time job.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.
Dr. Shelley Luce, CEO of Heal The Bay
37:44Frédéric sits down with Dr. Shelley Luce, President and CEO of Heal The Bay, in Santa Monica, California, to discuss the crucial fight to keep our water clean and her career as an environmental activist.See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.