Honoring these wonderful beauty experts for AAPI Heritage Month! Cynthia Sakai and Jenny Cho have worked incredibly hard to accomplish their goals. They inspire women of all kinds to never give up on their ambitions and strive to fulfill their aspirations. They have paved the way for generations to come! Their diligence and great effort is motivating to all who are eager to make their mark. These founders’ positivity, passion and excitement have encouraged people, that they are capable of anything and everything they put their minds too.
Cynthia Sakai, jewelry designer and founder of evolvetogether, is striving to leave this world better than we found it with the launch of her new Personal Care Collection, that’s good for you and good for the planet.
Jenny Cho, celebrity hairstylist and R+Co Collective Member, is creating some of the most trendsetting looks on her clients Addison Rae, Jennifer Garner, Kristen Bell, Sandra Oh and Chloe Kim, to name a few. Last summer she also created a capsule collection of easy-to-use styling products with R+Co designed to enhance natural texture – VELVET CURTAIN Cotton Touch Texture Balm and RAINLESS Dry Cleansing Conditioner.
Cynthia Sakai, Founder of evolvetogether
“I’m sure my race or gender have been a part of the no’s I’ve heard along the way even when I wasn’t aware of it, but it’s never been something that has stopped me. My persistence has always been the loudest voice in my head. We founded our brand on the idea that nearly 8 billion of us share this one beautiful world, and we’re all connected no matter our race, gender, religion, or where we live. Our hope is to become the go-to for luxe, earth-friendly daily essentials — the brand you reach for whenever you’re looking for that everyday item that’s made with care, and made to take care of you and the planet” – Cynthia Sakai
Inspired by the collective power of small actions adding up to a lot of good, Cynthia and her team launched evolvetogether at the start of the pandemic as a daily essentials brand focused on helping people and the planet. Their first product, an easy-to-style, medical grade mask, became a celeb-favorite and instant bestseller thanks to its comfortable fit, minimal design, superior filtration, and an authentic ethos of doing good every day, together.
Powered by a passionate customer base that cares just as much as they do (their customers are planting well over 5,000 trees each week by donating a $1 USD at checkout), evolvetogether continues to launch effective, earth-friendly daily essentials for people who care in the beauty, wellness, home, travel, and ready to wear categories. As a nod to how they began and the belief that we can create a better future for all of us, each product is stamped with global coordinates as a reminder that we’re all connected no matter our race, gender, religion, or where we live — and to keep doing good every day, together.
Jenny Cho, Celebrity Hairstylist and R+Co Collective Member
“To be a part of the most forward-thinking hair care brand made by the most creative and talented hair collaborators in the business is beyond exciting. R+Co is a conscientious brand that responsibly produces products that highly perform. Good for the person, good for the planet – that is the type of brand that I can completely get behind” – Jenny Cho
Bringing a unique layer of diversity and perspective to the group, Jenny works with R+Co on product development, content creation and education. Jenny’s organic approach to hair allows her to create innovative looks that highlight her clients’ natural beauty. Last summer, she introduced a capsule collection with R+Co with VELVET CURTAIN and RAINLESS that reflects her philosophy – easy-to-use, high-performing products that are good for the earth.
Jenny spent the early part of her career honing an accomplished set of styling and cutting skills. Today, her work is characterized by her creativity, expert attention to detail, and emphasis on texture. A unique and singular talent, she has become one of the most sought-after hair stylists in the industry.
Jenny’s work is featured regularly in editorials for top publications including Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, ELLE, i-D, Vanity Fair and Allure, and she has collaborated on advertising campaigns for brands such as Dior, La Mer, Cle de Peau Beaute, Happy Dance, Hello Bello, J. Brand, Paige Denim and Movado. She has worked with leading photographers including Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin, David Sims, Juergen Teller, Patrick Demarchelier, Ben Hassett, Annie Leibovitz, Brigitte Lacombe, Ellen von Unwerth, Jan Welters and Paola Kudacki. Jenny’s celebrity clients include Jennifer Lawrence, Amanda Seyfried, Carey Mulligan, Emilia Clarke, Scarlett Johansson and Kristen Bell.
We celebrate these beauty experts as we spotlight them for all of their dedication to their career successes! These influential business women are experts in their field and prove that they are unstoppable, driven to achieve their goals!
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