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The Founders of CAP Beauty on Running a Business and Self Care

I am in utter awe of my friend Lindsay of Well/Aware, a minimalist wellness blog and podcast. In the space of a few months, she’s interviewed so many amazing women in the NYC wellness scene, that she’s become a sort of fixture. Listening to her podcasts has the same electrifying effect as if you were sitting in the room yourself, chatting with your smartest, most accomplished friend. I especially loved her latest podcast in which she interviews the founders of the non-toxic beauty store CAP Beauty in the West Village, and wanted to share it with you. But you should just go subscribe. In the meantime, here is her post: 

What an amazing, incredible privilege it was to interview this dynamic duo. And… it’s a WELL / AWARE first: it’s the very first time the show has had more than one guest on in the same episode! These two ladies are shaking up the beauty industry in a real way. Kerrilynn Pamer and Cindy DiPrima are the founders of CAP Beauty — you heard it here first, it’s the new Sephora. CAP is a natural beauty boutique and spa that stocks products with only the most natural ingredients. I Love CAP Beauty, with a capital L. It’s warm, inviting, chic without being pretentious and just a fun place to play, experiment and meet like-minded wellness folk. I can walk in and trust that I don’t have to look at labels (even though I do, of course, partly out of habit, partly out of passion and curiosity) but also, I can go there and trust I’ll learn something new about beauty or wellness.

I met the two of them at one of their events, actually co-hosted by Marissa of Negative Underwear and Sarah Levy, owner of Y7 (where Alex Sharry teaches). They became fans of the podcast instantaneously, and I’m so grateful they did.

There’s a reason CAP has a cult following.

1. They bring us brands we haven’t heard of, leading to experimentation.

2. They bring the makers behind the brands to life through intimate in-person events.

3. Their store feels like the living room of your super chic, always put together and on-trend friend. Once you’re there, you’ll never want to leave. There’s no denying they are busy ladies, but something about being in their presence makes you feel taken care of. I also signed up for a treatment in their spa, which was facial acupuncture with the lovely Elizabeth Alexandre, I’ll write about that on the blog.

We discuss:

  • Kerrilynn and Cindy’s own wellness rituals
  • how Kerrilynn’s celiac diagnosis changed her life
  • their favorite natural beauty products
  • the mastermind meetings that lead to opening CAP Beauty
  • a peek inside their partnership, both big-picture and day-to-day
  • the effectiveness of natural beauty products
  • the key to cap beauty’s swift success
  • balance is overrated (!!!)
  • straight up finances
  • how to write a manifesto for yourself or your business
  • money as a living entity, always in flow
  • why relationships are the key to a successful business

If you want to shout out to Cindy and Kerrilynn during or after their episode, you can reach them at@capbeautydaily on Instagram. Tell them you listened. As I always say, if you’re feeling the love, share it!

If you are in NY or visiting and want to pay CAP Beauty a visit, it’s at 238 West 10th street in New York City’s West Village.

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