This week’s muse is author and entrepreneur, Cozy Friedman. In 1992, after hearing about a little boy’s bad experience getting his haircut at an adult salon, Cozy realized that there was a need for fun salons where kids could enjoy getting their hair cut. Today, there are multiple Cozy’s Cuts for Kids salon locations, the Cozy’s Complete Guide to Girls’ Hair has been published, and there is a SoCozy collection of hair products for kids, which is available at Target and select salons around the country. Cozy continues to innovate, offering courses that teach dads to style their daughter’s hair and introducing a line of lice-repellant hair products.
I’ve been a fan of the SoCozy products for a while but had not met Cozy until she hand delivered some of her fabulous products to a TV set for me. This kind of personalized service defines the kind of care Cozy gives to her clients and to her business.
Here are her beauty secrets:
- “For me, simplicity is the key to life – and that applies to my beauty routine, too. I’m not the type of person who experiments with makeup and tries a lot of new looks. I find something and I stick with it. I don’t wear a lot of makeup and when I do need a more polished or dramatic look for nighttime or TV appearances, I generally wear the same thing I always wear, but just apply it a little differently. For example, I’ll add Bobbi Brown Gel Eyeliner to my bottom lids, when typically I only apply on my top lids for everyday. Simple.
2. My pet peeve is chipped nail polish. I love dark colors like Essie Bobbing for Baubles but when I know that I may need to stretch my manicure for an extra day or two, I go with a nude color like Essie Mademoiselle so that if it chips you won’t notice it.
3. And then there’s bronzer. Like everyone else I try to stay out of the sun, but I still think that nothing beats a little fresh sun-kissed look (not a 1980’s tan!). I use Guerlain Terra Cotta Bronzing Powder year round.
4. I think a good hair day is the key to feeling beautiful. When I was growing up I didn’t realize that I had curly hair. I just thought that I had bad, frizzy hair. It wasn’t until many years later that I learned how to take care of my curls so that they are well-defined, smooth and not frizzy.
I realized that anyone can have beautiful curls, you just have to understand them.
5. I know this sounds so corny and cliché but….a daily run, spin class or yoga is what makes me feel good on the inside, which is the key to looking good on the outside.”
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