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Indie Beauty Execs Reveal Holiday Plans

From exponential growth to enormous acquisitions, Indie brands have had a great year. Here, how some founders plan on celebrating over the holidays.

Sonia Kashuk, makeup artist and founder of Sonia Kashuk Beauty“I will be spending time at my home in Miami with my most favorite people in the world, my family. We’ll be taking long walks, swimming, cooking and catching up on movies.” 

Jamie Kern Lima, cofounder and ceo, IT Cosmetics: “I am heading to Disneyland for Christmas with friends and family, then kicking off the New Year at QVC! Both are always a wild ride with some of my favorite people.” 

Edward Bess: “For Thanksgiving and Christmas I’ll be enjoying time with my family down in South Carolina where I can completely unwind and indulge in every southern sweet in eyesight—no holding back. For New Years I’ll be in Big Sur with my better half Ruven Afanador where we go every year to rest and reset for the year ahead.”

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Mathilde Thomas, cofounder, Caudalie: “I will go to Meribel, in the French Alps to stay at our family chalet, the Lodge SHL. We are big skiers as my parents met on the French ski team in the Sixties. Every morning before skiing we all enjoy a big breakfast together, then in the evening, around the vintage wooden table, we enjoy raclette and a glass of Smith Haut Lafitte.”

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Dineh Mohajer, cofounder and creative director, Smith & Cult: “I’m a hopeless workaholic (self-professed and recovering-ish) but my best friend dragged me on vacation for the first time in years a few months ago. We went to the Four Seasons Resort Hualalai in Kona. This place was literally heaven. I am daydreaming about returning there for the holiday with my husband Mike.”

Carisa Janes, founder and ceo of Hourglass: “I’m heading to Palm Desert for a quiet week of hiking, tennis and spending time with friends and family.”

Jenny, Taylor and Ally Frankel, cofounders, Nudestix: “Whenever possible we try to get away from the Canadian cold and stresses of reality with a hot beach getaway. This year we are planning a two-week Caribbean cruise visiting Barbados, Saint Lucia, Saint Martin and Aruba among others. We love exploring the ocean life, soaking up the sun, playing beach volleyball and gourmet meals. Cruising is always a dynamic trip because everyday brings a new adventure.”