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    August 24, 2016

    INbassadors

    INbassador Series: Chanel Hennessy

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    Human IN Product Encyclopedia and Retail Sales Associate Chanel Hennessy joins our INbassador series featuring advocates in our shared mission of sustainable health & beauty.

    Favorite relaxation technique

    Reading while taking a hot Epsom salt bath with Eucalyptus and Jasmine oil.

    My essential oil is

    Eucalyptus

    Best part of getting older

    I care less about what other people think and care more about making a meaningful impact with how I live my life.

    Favorite Horstism

    Whenever I would ask what a particular concoction was he would always tell me “It’s MAGIC!” and he was right.

    Current beauty regimen

    Plenty of sleep and exercise and of course Intelligent Nutrients Micro Polish, Detoxifying Glycolic Gel, Renewing oil Serum and Jasmine Spirit Essence.

    Favorite hair trend

    French Bob

    I feel most beautiful when

    Helping people feel more beautiful and confident with themselves!

    Next big adventure

    A photography road trip to Atlanta!

    Latest obsession

    Mixing Rose and Jasmine

    Your beauty icon or hero

    Ana Karina and Louis CK

    Words to live by

    Say what you mean and mean what you say!

    Your best love advice

    Let your heart dance with the dervishes and be present for every moment of it.

    Your best work advice

    Hard work, preparedness and a little bit of good luck will take you a long way!

    Your best family advice

    Love them, even if you didn’t get to choose them.

    Last belly laugh

    Awkwardly singing Happy Birthday with three other girls in a room of 20 silent people.

    What’s on your bedside table

    Candles, Jewelry, Jojoba Oil, lavender and peppermint essential oils.

    Favorite place in the world

    Looking through the lens of a camera.

    When were you happiest

    Kayaking on a Lake in Wisconsin

    If you had one super power what would it be

    Super Strength

    Your morning ritual

    First I fill the room with Destress Express then roll on my foam roller to ground myself. Then I dance to my chosen song of the day!

    Biggest advice

    Pick your battles but fight to the death when you do.                  

    My best friend would describe me as

    Stubborn but loveable.

    Your best teacher

    Time.

    Who would you want to star as in a movie?

    Claudette Colbert with Clark Gable in “It Happened One night”

    Favorite work out

    Hot Yoga

    What’s cooking?

    Breakfast!

    Current mantra

    Be Present.

    Meditation to me is

    Reading and Writing

    My creative outlet

    Photography and Cinematography

    My sign

    Sagittarius

    My uniform

    All Black

    Tell us a story of growing up

    Every summer when I was a little girl I use to wander around the Canadian forests with my husky, Bell.  

    Top 3 reasons you love what you do

    1. I get to be an active part of many personal transformations. 2. I love the way an aroma can fill a room and influence people’s moods. 3. Safe products have enriched my life in a big way.

    Why is IN important to you

    IN has inspired me to think big!

    What are your hopes for the beauty industry

    I hope for a healthier approach to the idea of beauty and idea of youth.

    Best part of being a part of IN?

    Being a part of a community that encourages the best kind of lifestyle.

    What are your biggest hopes for IN?

    I hope that Intelligent Nutrients continues to grow and change the face of the Beauty Industry. It’s well on its way!

    What are you most excited for in IN’s future?

    The New York store opening!!!

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    Five Questions for Nicole Rechelbacher, IN Co-Owner

    We caught up with our fearless leader & daughter of Horst Rechelbacher, founder of Intelligent Nutrients and Aveda.

    Q: How was your childhood different from others?
    A: How wasn’t it? My friends thought my dad looked like John Lennon. He was flying all over the world, cooking clove shampoo in our sink, inviting Tibetan monks and Native elders over, and telling us to eat organic instead of OREOS. We didn’t have a picket fence, we had a mandala.

    Q: How did growing with an entrepreneur change your worldview?
    A: Creativity was a way of life for us—but so was hustle. I was cutting hair in high school. I was schlepping to shows and assisting him onstage. I was doing makeup backstage at hair shows and photo shoots. All while my friends were working jobs as lifeguards or retail.

    Dad was never impressed by who people said they were. He was impressed by what you did. And that instilled a big work ethic in me.

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