Episode 29: Pro Beauty Talks with Sara Happ: Founder & CEO of Sara Happ, The Lip Expert
Sara Happ is the founder and CEO of Sara Happ Inc. a beauty company creating luxury lip products sold in 400 stores nationwide and distributed in 20 countries. Started in 2005, they are best known for launching the first-to-mass lip exfoliator of its kind, The Lip Scrub, and the cult-adored glossy balm, The Lip Slip: One Luxe Balm. A Chicago native and USC alumna, Happ began formulating the "lip scrub" while working for ESPN in Connecticut where the freezing winters left her with persistently chapped lips. When a Google search for "lip scrub" returned no results, Happ decided to create what simply did not exist.
A broadcast journalist, Happ knew nothing about the cosmetic chemistry but knew exactly how she wanted her Lip Scrub to feel and taste- and more importantly, the results it needed to deliver.
Using her kitchen as a test laboratory, she concocted The Lip Scrub through trial and error, mixing sugar and essential oils to produce an exfoliant that transformed the texture of lips, instantly.
Sara Happ is a celebrity favorite and has become a must-have for celebrities including Katie Holmes, Kate Hudson, and many more. Host Melanie Kopeikin has been a devotee to the entire range of lip care products created by Sara including her favorites the Lip Slip and Dream Slip.
Sara shares her story and what it was like to grow her business from the kitchen to where she is today. She also talks about life, leadership, and priorities.