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FROM LISTINGS TO LIP WHIP: 5 LESSONS FROM THE REAL ESTATE WORLD WE BROUGHT TO OUR BEAUTY BIZ

Before starting Kari Gran in 2011, we both had successful careers as real estate brokers in the Seattle area. We met “in the business” and quickly fell in to a friend/mentor/comrade type deal, and have been learning and growing together ever since. And while we now spend our days turning the beauty world on its … Continue reading FROM LISTINGS TO LIP WHIP: 5 LESSONS FROM THE REAL ESTATE WORLD WE BROUGHT TO OUR BEAUTY BIZ

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BORN FROM A GIFT: THE NECKLACE THAT STARTED IT ALL

We’ve shared our “how the Kari Gran business came to be” story before. The short version: Kari and Lisa meet in real estate, where they are both kicking butt. Kari and Lisa start getting older and reflecting on life. Recession hits. Burn out looms. The two friends go to a holiday lunch to lament and … Continue reading BORN FROM A GIFT: THE NECKLACE THAT STARTED IT ALL

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RUNNING YOUR OWN BUSINESS? A DAY IN THE LIFE OF KARI AND LISA

As you may know, we have this whole business thing down to a science (cough, cough). A healthy, happy Kari Gran-ish science. After working in the Seattle real estate market for nearly 20 years, we’re no stranger to early mornings, long days and hard work. But in starting Kari Gran, we knew “doin’ our own … Continue reading RUNNING YOUR OWN BUSINESS? A DAY IN THE LIFE OF KARI AND LISA

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Exploring Green Beauty: Go-To Resources

There’s an incredible amount of “green living” resources available to consumers these days. I’m not complaining, I love it, but it can be tricky to figure out which ones are relevant, reputable and overall accurate. I spend a lot of time online, searching for the best of the best, and to discover new tips and … Continue reading Exploring Green Beauty: Go-To Resources

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Not Just a Pretty Face, The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry

Not Just a Pretty Face, The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry is a great book if you truly want to know about what’s in your everyday cosmetic counter makeup.  If you want to live in denial, however, I don’t recommend it–Not Just a Pretty Face, The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry will scare the living daylights out … Continue reading Not Just a Pretty Face, The Ugly Side of the Beauty Industry