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    April 24, 2017

    INbassadors

    INbassador Series: Hannah Olausen

    Meet Hannah, Retail Sales Specialist

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    Favorite part of your role at IN

    Awesome co-workers!

    Favorite relaxation technique

    Watching Netflix (Right now Bob’s Burgers, The Office, and waiting patiently on season 2 of Stranger Things!!), and snuggling with my kitten.

    My essential oil is

    Lavender

    Best part of getting older

    New opportunities

    Current beauty regimen

    Nourishing Cleansing Crème, Nourishing Tonic, Detoxifying Glycolic Gel, Restorative Moisturizing Emulsion, Foundation, Brows, Highlight and Contour, Winged Liner, Lashes. Oh, and Lip Delivery.

    Favorite hair trend

    Beachy waves

    I feel most beautiful when

    I’m taking care of myself, mentally and physically.

    Next big adventure

    Los Angeles at the end of February with my best friend!

    Latest obsession

    Wigs! Being a hair chameleon is so fun, without the damage of hair color and bleach.

    Your beauty icon or hero

    Beauty bloggers Lustrelux and Kristen Leanne

    Words to live by

    “If you are depressed you are living in the past. If you are anxious you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.” – Lao Tzu

    Best love advice

    Communication.

    Best work advice

    Work hard and everything else will fall into place.

    Best family advice

    Love hard because life is too short.

    Last belly laugh

    At happy hour with Julian <3

    What’s on your bedside table

    Usually just a cup of water and my phone charger.

    Favorite place in the world

    Anywhere where I am enjoying myself with the people I love.

    When were you happiest

    I can’t pin point it to just one time in my life.

    If you had one super power what would it be

    Travel back in time.

    Your morning ritual

    Hit snooze about 3 times, give my kitten morning snuggles, shower, hair and makeup, say goodbye to my kitten, I think you get the jist. Hahah.

    Biggest advise

    Chase your bliss.

    My best friend would describe me as

    “Free spirited and rambunctious”

    Your best teacher

    My mommy

    Who would you want to star as in a movie?

    I would love to be Louise from Bob’s Burgers, but that’s a show. Does that count?

    Favorite workout

    Strength training and cardio

    What’s cooking?

    Dinosaur shaped chicken nuggets and Macaroni and Cheese (Yes I’m a child stuck in an adults body)

    Current mantra

    As Shia Labeouf so eloquently put it, JUST DO IT!

    Meditation to me is

    Driving with the windows down and music turned all the way up.

    My creative outlet

    Makeup and coloring books

    My sign

    Virgo

    My uniform

    All. Black. Everything.

    Tell us a story of growing up

    Me, My sister, and our best friend used to put on “concerts” for our block and pretend we were the spice girls. If you found a childhood photo of me it would probably be me in a pink dress with some pigtails.

    Top 3 reasons you love what you do

    It is different everyday, My coworkers are amazing, and the product is lit.

    Why is IN important to you

    Because they are shaping the way people buy their beauty products. And that’s pretty spectacular.

    What is the future of the beauty industry?

    Hopefully one that gives people the transparency about what is in them, so people can choose what they put in and on their bodies.

    What are your hopes for the beauty industry

    Stop animal testing completely. Cough China Cough.

    Best part of being a part of IN?

    Helping people feel good.

    What are your biggest hopes for IN?

    Hopefully there is a sheet mask in the works. That would be bomb.

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

    Being the leader in clean cosmetics.

    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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