Entrepreneurial lessons from cult skin care brand owner Ole Henriksen

The skin care expert shares with Cosmetics Business his plans for relaunching his iconic brand

How did you get started in the industry?

Ole Henriksen

How I started was really my own problems with cystic acne, which opened the door for me into the world of skin care.

I studied cosmetic chemistry at college in London and when I graduated with honours, I moved to LA. I soon discovered however, that no one wanted to hire a man.

It was unheard of a man being in the business, so it was very challenging at the beginning, but I have always believed that you should never give up and if you have passion you can take these challenges on.

What is the biggest lesson you’ve learnt since starting your business?

I think one of the most . . .

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