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Women’s History Month: Q + A with Briogeo Founder, Nancy Twine

March means warmer weather and blooming bouquets, but more importantly, it means Women’s History Month! We’re ready to celebrate the strong, intelligent, passionate women that inspire us daily. To get a little glimpse into the life of our #1 girlboss, check out our exclusive Q & A below!

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Q: You created an entirely unique line of hair care products. From the ingredients inside to the packaging design, you were a decision-maker throughout the entire process. What inspired you along the way?

Nancy Twine: My passion for beauty started at a young age. I grew up experimenting with different natural ingredients and creating natural products, such as soaps and hair care with my grandmother. I continued my passion for natural beauty and realized how difficult it was to find affordable, high-quality products made with healthy ingredients (especially in hair care!). This is what inspired me to turn my curiosity and passion into a reality!

Q: Who is your role model, your mentor, or your hero?

NT: My grandmother has always been my inspiration and role model. She raised eight children on a farm in West Virginia where she utilized homegrown ingredients to create personal care products that the whole family could use. I really admired my grandmother’s talent and I knew that one day I wanted to follow in her footsteps and create my own product line. She was creative, innovative, and resourceful — qualities I try to channel into my work every single day.

Q: What does a typical morning look like for you? Give us a peek into your daily life!

NT: New York is truly the city that never sleeps! I’ve been living here for years and thrive off of the hustle and bustle. My mornings are filled with workouts, cups of coffee, meetings, phone calls, and lots of creative thinking. It’s faced paced, but I wouldn’t change a thing.

Q: With 16 products in the collection so far, this one might be difficult to answer! If you had to choose, what is your favorite Briogeo product and why do you love it more than the rest?

NT: As much as I love all of the Briogeo products, I’m obsessed with our Don’t Despair, Repair! Deep Conditioning Mask. It keeps my hair hydrated and strong, plus it smells amazing. I’ve turned so many friends into Briogeo addicts after letting them try it. It’s a fan favorite!

Q: You’ve already accomplished so much, but we know you’re not stopping anytime soon! What’s on the horizon for Briogeo in 2017?

NT: This is a BIG year for us! I don’t want to spoil any surprises, but the Briogeo family will be getting a little bigger… very soon. I’m so excited to unveil what I’ve been working on. Stay tuned to see what we have in store – it will not disappoint!

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