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Our Story

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. :)

Someone once told me that I am considered somewhat of an online beauty pioneer, (let's just say I had more rejections when I started Beauty Cafe 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!!

I am pretty proud to say that Beauty Cafe was the online launching pad for many of today's highly coveted beauty and fragrance brands including: Creed, Crown Perfumery, 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!

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

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've had the pleasure and blessings to meet so many of you along the way. I'm grateful to all of you - you enabled me to work from home to raise my daughter as a single mom. Nowadays, in addition to Beauty Cafe, I'm a full-time caretaker for my mother, as well as, my grandson, Julian. Some time ago, a dear friend suggested I write a book about my journey... well it's not a book but it's a blog and you're welcome to read about my adventures and experiences. I would love to hear from you too!!

Love, laughter and friendship,

Lisa

P.S. I was featured in Shopify's Ecommerce University's Blog. You can read all about it here and if you like you can read all about our customers experiences shopping at Beauty Cafe here  and if you have any further questions about Beauty Cafe hopefully our FAQs will answer them. If not, just drop me a note or give me a call. 

Photo by: Autumn Paige Photography

 

Introducing Jackie Stone, my daughter and owner of  Autumn Paige Photography.  

Jackie has joined Beauty Cafe and I couldn't be more excited!! 

While the beauty industry is a new venture for me, growing small business and marketing are not new to my resume.  In fact, I have worked many different industries but most have had that same theme.  Growing small business is near and dear to my heart along with encouraging women to be their best selves; two things that really spoke to me when considering working with Beauty Café. 

For the past 4 years, I have been a portrait photographer and have had the chance to tell people’s stories through my images.  I hope to continue that journey of storytelling by encouraging women to embrace their own truth and helping women feel their best through our products and customer service.

When I became a mom, I set out on a mission seek out more natural, whole, products to provide for my family and it’s grown into a passion for a healthier life style.  As a crispy mom, I enjoy dabbling in essential oils and making my own concoctions that have served as healthier alternatives for my family that are safe for my children as well.  

Outside of photography, I enjoy yoga, cooking, and playing outside when the weather is nice here in Seattle. 

Jackie


Beauty Cafe is honored to be an Authorized Retailer for all the product lines that we carry. This simply means that we work directly with vendors, importers, and distributors to provide you with authentic products. We do not sell "grey market" goods nor do we purchase stock from unknown or unreputable sources. Our product inventory is on a high-turnover rate, so you can rest easy knowing that your purchases are from fresh inventory, not items that have been sitting on someone's shelves for years before selling off to discounters. We use as much recycled material in our shipping and packaging as possible and we hope that you can reuse what we send you.

Beauty Cafe does not sell our customer list nor our email list and we don't publicize our celebrity customer's purchases. We respect everyone's right to privacy. 

If you have a product that you'd like to see at the Beauty Café please send us an email. We're always on the look for new up-and-coming indie lines or lines that our customers think would be a perfect fit for Beauty Cafe!