We spent 5 minutes with Chief Creative Officer Tangle Teezer, Jacqui Ripley, to uncover her secret handbag essentials, beauty tips & advice!
This summer the Balance Me team has been busy working on an exciting collaboration with British haircare brand, Tangle Teezer. Available for a limited time only, we have 2 sets you can't go without; the NEW Handbag Heroes duo contains a Compact Styler in Gold Chrome and our Super Moisturising Hand Cream 50ml for just £14.99 whilst the Aqua Splash Trio is made up of our sulphate-free Protect and Shine Shampoo and Conditioner alongside Tangle Teezer's Aqua Splash styler at £21.98.
To get the gossip from Tangle Teezer HQ, we spent 5 minutes picking the brains of Chief Creative Officer, Jacqui Ripley, to uncover her secret handbag essentials, beauty tips and advice!
Tangle Teezer is a British haircare brand that’s been around for 8 years now, how did it all begin?
Tangle Teezer was invented by my boss Shaun Pulfrey who was a former hair colourist. Whilst working in the salon he realised there was a need for a tool that detangled hair. He had come up with a quick way of detangling by using a conventional brush and comb in an unconventional way. He thought if he could put this equation into a brush then women wouldn’t suffer the pain and discomfort from brushing out tangles. He pitched the idea on Dragons’ Den and was turned down for investment, but after the airing his website crashed as the viewers realised the life changing benefits of such an innovation.
How did you get into your role at Tangle Teezer and what advice would you give others wanting to work in the beauty industry?
I was introduced to Shaun via a beauty editor friend. He was fresh out of the Dragons’ Den after being turned down for investment for his detangling hairbrush and he was looking for somebody to help with copy on packaging and the website. We really hit it off, I could see the potential the brand had and it wasn’t long before he asked me to come on board permanently. I jumped at the chance as the opportunity to join a dynamic start-up with an innovative product was very exciting.
My advice would be do your prep and be enthusiastic. Really research the market, find out where your passion lies and don’t be afraid to go in at the bottom and work your way up by pitching ideas. Be an original too. Think along your own lines and not someone else’s.
Can you tell us what an average day is like at the Tangle Teezer office?
There is no average day! As we’re a global brand there’s a lot of travel – our team could be spread across China, South Africa and the USA in any one day. Our team is dynamic and tight, there’s great communication - all departments are fluid so we know what’s happening when and where. We also have our Teezer pug, Nala, who belongs to Amy our PR Executive. Everybody loves her and she gets fed chicken nearly every day!
Most women today are very short on time. Do you have any tips for how we can look fabulous in just 5 minutes?
Brush your hair with a Tangle Teezer! Additionally, I believe you reap what you sow, so take good care of your skin and its less work in the morning. A good mascara is a must-have along with a flush of blush. A great bag helps too.
What can you not live without in your handbag?
My iphone of course.
Why do team Tangle Teezer love natural beauty?
We like to keep it simple – even in innovation.
What’s your top tip for perfect hair on-the-go with the unpredictable British weather?
Our Compact Styler always comes to the rescue for brushing hair back into place. Along with an umbrella I also carry a little crochet skull cap in my bag. It really helps control the frizz when it’s light rain or wind swept.
If you could give one piece of advice what would it be?
Don’t take life too seriously – frowns age you faster than smiles and build on partnerships with the people that matter most in your life – partner, family, friends and work colleagues. You get out of life what you put in.
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