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Our Story

In The Beginning

The Beauty Cafe has been serving up the finest in bath and body, personal care, beauty and fragrance product lines, online since 1997. Yes, you read that right... 1997. :)

My passion or rather my true bliss, has always been in working with start-ups and launching/branding indie lines.

Beauty Cafe started with my passion for fragrance and my desire to be able to be there for my daughter as she grew up. I'm grateful to all of you - you enabled me to work from home to raise my daughter as a single mom. 

Someone once told me that I am considered  an online beauty pioneer, (let's just say that when I started Beauty Cafe, I had more rejections than an out-of-work Hollywood Actor). I even had one vendor tell me I was absolutely insane to think I could sell fragrances on the internet. Thank goodness she took a chance on me anyway!!

Beauty Cafe was the online launching pad for many of today's highly coveted beauty and fragrance brands including: Creed,  Histoires de Parfums, Bond No 9, Burts Bees, Laila of Norway, Geir Ness, Comptoir Sud Pacifique, and L'Artisan Parfumers. I thank all of these wonderful vendors for taking a chance on my insane vision!

If I don't love it...we simply don't sell it...I've always believed that customers know when you are b.s.'ing them or when you truly love what you are selling. One of my favorite songs is, "These are a few of my favorite things..." and that's really how we feel about the products we carry at Beauty Cafe.

Twenty Years Later

Three years ago a friend asked me to create a website for their business and as a result, Hippie Chick Design was born. I am a Certified Shopify Expert, with over 300 Shopify store designs and migrations in my portfolio. I am fortunate to collaborate and mentor some pretty amazing and inspiring entrepreneurs. 

It's my way of giving back and saying thank you to those who believed in me when I first started. 

In return, I have been inspired to return to my roots with
Beauty Cafe and share a curated collection of a few of my favorite things. 

Love, laughter and friendship,

Lisa