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    May 26, 2016

    INbassadors

    INbassador Series: Gena Schmoll

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    Gena Schmoll, Intelligent Nutrients Master Aesthetican, joins our INbassador series featuring advocates in our shared mission of sustainable health & beauty.

    Favorite relaxation technique

    Walking outside, bath or scalp massage

    My essential oil is

    Vetiver

    Best part of getting older

    My gray hair. Ok, so I don’t have a ton — but the ones I have, I AM obsessed with them. I love how the texture is so different from my
    regular hair. I know, it’s weird.

    Current beauty regimen

    Lots of IN

    Favorite hair trend

    I love all the natural curly wild hair styles

    Next big adventure

    Europe with my daughter Isabelle

    Your beauty icon or hero

    Sofia Loren and Frida

    What’s on your bedside table

    A journal and the book Daring Greatly

    When are you happiest

    Hanging out with my daughter Isabelle

    If you had one super power what would it be

    Hmmm — to stop time so I can sleep a tiny bit more in the morning.

    Your morning ritual

    Journal and sometimes yoga or a walk

    Biggest advise

    Be kind to yourself

    Your best teacher

    Nature

    Meditation to me is

    Centering

    My creative outlet

    Writing, knitting, playing around with make-up

    My sign

    Sagittarius

    My uniform

    Black, black and some more black

    Top 3 reasons you love what you do

    My clients, the look on my clients face after their facial, constantly
    being challenged in a growing industry.

    What are your hopes for the beauty industry

    I would be so happy to see stronger regulations for ingredients in all beauty products.

    Best part of being a part of IN?

    Being apart of a company that is all about taking care of our planet.

    What are your biggest hopes for IN?

    That the company grows and everyone has at least one IN product in their home, purse and office.

    Book online with Gena at INsalon Minneapolis location, or call 612-617-2011.

    THE INTELLIGENT LIFE ARCHIVE
    GROWING UP HORST

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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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