Seattle Networking Event: Come See Jane Speak at Xconomy Xchange

Seattle Networking Event: Come See Jane Speak at Xconomy Xchange

Attention, Seattleites! Are you interested in learning about innovation, investment, and company building from entrepreneurs and investors who have been there? On November 18, our CEO Jane Park will be speaking at "Xconomy Xchange: Beauty and the Data Beast—Seattle Innovation Stories," alongside five other bright minds in the Seattle start-up scene. If you'd like to attend, hear these inspiring stories, and network with other tech and business professionals here in the Northwest---you're in luck!... Read More

What ‘Beauty Without Rules’ Means to Me

What ‘Beauty Without Rules’ Means to Me

Here at Julep, one of the driving forces behind our work is the idea of "Beauty Without Rules"---but what does that really mean? All this week on the Julep blog, we'll be diving head first into that question, and (hopefully) emerging with some answers that will inspire you to embrace the "Beauty Without Rules" message in your own life. To kick it off, we asked Julep CEO Jane Park to share what "Beauty Without Rules" means to her. I love the fact that we are all about “Beauty Without Rules” at... Read More

Maven Meetup Recap: Thank You, Toronto!

Maven Meetup Recap: Thank You, Toronto!

Great to be back in Toronto! Thank you Toronto for winning the September Maven Meetup! (For those of you who didn’t grow up there---do you know that you pronounce the city’s name in just two syllables like this: “Chrono”?) I was so excited walking over to our event, passing by the Royal York Hotel where I spent my wedding night, and the Loose Moose, the first bar I went to after I turned 19 (the drinking age in Ontario). I think that one of the reasons I love Seattle so much is that it’s... Read More

Jane Featured in New York Times “Corner Office”

Jane Featured in New York Times “Corner Office”

It was such an honor to spend a morning with Adam Bryant, sitting in the same seat as so many incredible leaders before me. Even though I really sit in a "corner cube," I'm thrilled to have been featured in the New York Times "Corner Office" over the weekend. - Jane Here's a snippet from the interview: When you started Julep, did you have specific ideas about the culture you wanted to create? One thing we talk about is assuming positive intent. The whole idea of trying to understand the person in... Read More

Our Plans to Do Better for You

Hi all, Things have been a little crazy here at Julep lately. This last quarter has been really exciting for us with the launch of the Plié and an unexpected growth spurt, but I can’t even put in words how much we care about the customer support and shipping challenges we've had as a result. It absolutely breaks my heart to think that those of you who’ve been with us from the beginning and know how hard we’ve worked to delight our Mavens could read these recent challenges as us caring less... Read More

How to Shower the Right Way & Get Your Softest Skin Ever

How to Shower the Right Way & Get Your Softest Skin Ever

When it comes to showering, Americans have it all wrong. Most of us still use sulfate-laden suds that strip away what little moisture may remain on the armour of crusty dead skin we carry around. I’m here to tell you that what we do need is to EXFOLIATE! Instead of rubbing skin-drying soap on top of dead skin, what we really should be doing is removing that layer, then hydrating and protecting the skin beneath. Here are the three key body care steps that are the secret to beach-ready skin: 1. REMOVE... Read More

Jane Park on How the Plié Wand Was Born (& the Unique Way She Holds Hers!)

Jane Park on How the Plié Wand Was Born (& the Unique Way She Holds Hers!)

When Julep CEO Jane Park talks about the Plié Wand™, she lights up. Granted, if you've ever heard Jane speak about anything going on here at Julep---from our new iPhone app to the newly customizable Maven program, all the way down to each month's nail polish colors---you know that she is a passionate person by nature, especially about innovations that help busy women look good, feel great, and have fun with their beauty routines. So it's easy to see why she loves telling everyone about the Plié... Read More

Are Entrepreneurs Happier?

Are Entrepreneurs Happier?

This piece, written by Julep CEO Jane Park, originally appeared on Forbes.com. One of the questions I’m asked most often is, “Are you happy all the time because you’re an entrepreneur?” The mythology of entrepreneurialism is powerful. You answer only to yourself, set the rules, and make your own decisions. What’s not to love? The leap out of safe, corporate life seems so daunting; the assumption is that those who manage to make it never regret the choice. More times than I can count, men... Read More

#BringBackOurGirls

#BringBackOurGirls

This Mother’s Day, as a mother, my heart is breaking for the Nigerian girls who are still missing three weeks after they were abducted.  They are our daughters:  Deborah, Naomi, Hauwa, Pindar, Mary, Monica, Grace, Esther, Aisha, Ruth, Saraya, Blessing, Gloria, Christy, Tabitha, Helen, Amina, Hasana, Rhoda and over 180 more. Let’s honor these girls and their mothers this Sunday by taking action.  One way is to donate to stop the outrageous practice of selling human beings:  at Julep we support... Read More

Project Gravitas: Diary of a Photo Shoot

Project Gravitas: Diary of a Photo Shoot

As we celebrate my collaboration with Project Gravitas for May, I thought I’d give you a backstage peek into what the day of the photo shoot was like. 6am: iPhone alarm goes off, and I am completely disoriented because it’s really 3am my time back in Seattle. So it takes me a minute (okay, a little longer) to remember that I am in NYC for my photoshoot with Project Gravitas! I’ll just hit snooze ONCE ... 6:30am: ACK! Now I’m late! I have to go meet my friend Lisa Sun at 7am at her apartment. ... Read More

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