Horrified, she began to study ingredients and craft her own skin care products in her kitchen. “I added luxury ingredients with tremendous skin benefits like champagne, caviar, and truffles,” she says. “I infused them with organic extracts for anti-aging results.” She started gifting these products to friends, and they wanted to buy them as gifts for their friends. She became the “accidental entrepreneur”. “I wanted to incorporate the Korean beauty rituals that I grew up with. But as a busy mom and wife living the gorgeous chaos of New York City, I needed flawless skin in a New York minute. And it must be organic and it must work.”
Now Angela runs a group of holistic facial spas in New York City’s West Village and Upper West Side, and in upstate New York. She continues to develop luxe organic products in the Beauty Kitchen with her team of Savor Spa Estheticians. Her Dollars & Scents initiative hires women who are transitioning back into the workforce, by giving training and tools to develop new skills. They make and ship the beauty creams fresh from the Hudson Valley in New York.
Angela Jia Kim is a former concert pianist, wife to a Swissman who loves to brew craft beer in his spare time, and mom to a second grader CEO and a yellow lab named Ella Fitzgerald. They live in New York City’s Upper West Side.
Milana’s career is rooted in beauty retail. Her experience encompasses development of innovative retail within spa, wellness and hospitality environments, business growth through innovative marketing and sales strategies and mindful leadership of inspired, motivated and goal oriented teams.
Milana was born in Zagreb, Croatia, where she received BA in English and Italian literature from the University of Liberal Arts. Before moving to the United States Milana completed studies of Italian language at L’universita per Stranieri di Perugia and studies of English literature at Hexagon University in UK.
Milana is a member of Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW), International Spa Association (ISPA) and Luxury Marketing Council. She serves on SpaHive Board of Directors and is one of the leaders of Global Wellness 1000 Days Initiative. She is an active speaker at spa conferences and industry educational seminars.
Carrie Mayo is the passionate owner and art director of MAYO Designs. Carrie leads a Marketing and Web Services team where she oversees and manages the marketing, planning, and execution of campaigns.
She is currently acting Director of Marketing for The New England Patriots Alumni Club, Axis Business Solutions and The Sustainable Economy Alliance. As Director of Marketing for these organizations Carrie works closely with the executive teams to build out sustainable marketing efforts, planning for large scale events such as annual customer summits, celebrity golf and fishing events & multiple customer/prospect facing lunch and learn events as well as ensuring that their message is consistent across all digital media (web, social, email marketing etc.) Where applicable she also manages customers internal marketing teams ensuring that everyone is on the same page and working toward common goals.