Brown Butter Beauty offers a natural alternative to beauty products to enhance your hair, skin and body. Founder, Christine Gant, is an accomplished photographer with a passion for making women feel beautiful.
Want to learn more about Christine and her Brown Butter Beauty creations? Read below.
Tell us about yourself.
I'm a professional photographer turned beauty maven. I left a 10+ year career as a photographer to start "Brown Butter Beauty" a hair care and skincare line created with natural exotic ingredients from around world.
Making women feel beautiful and confident is my passion. When women feel good about themselves they can do anything. I learned first hand that while striving and pursuing a successful career. You have to take time for yourself to re-coop, relax, de-stress and beautify yourself for a healthy balanced life.
How did you get started?
I started making hair and skincare products while working full time as a photographer. I shared my creations with family and friends and eventually started to sell my products at local craft fairs. In 2007, I started selling online and received so much great feedback that I decided to expand my product line.
What's inspiring you right now?
Ingredients inspire me. I love researching new exotic natural oils from around the world and the benefits it has for the skin and hair. I'm passionate about creating products that involve as many of the senses as possible. Not only must the product be effective, but as an artist, I think about color, texture and smell of each product. For Spring & Summer, I love infusing oils with organic herbs and flowers like calendula, jasmine, nettle, chamomile and rose.
Any advice for those starting out in the handmade beauty industry?
Create written systems for everything that you do so that you can easily have others help you with production as your business grows. Make sure you are familiar with the FDA regulations for cosmetics.
What are you most looking forward to at BUST Craftacular's Primped?
I‘m looking forward to grooving to live music and meeting new cool people!!
Can't wait to feel gorgeous wearing Brown Butter Beauty? Get yourself to BUST Craftacular's Primped, a brand-new fashion and beauty fair featuring Christine and over 85 other vintage and handmade vendors.
It's happening THIS SUNDAY, May 4th, from 11:00 AM to 6:00 PM at the Brooklyn Night Bazaar space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.
In addition to the crazy shopping, don't miss out on complimentary salon treatments and makeup applications, a bangin' braid bar, DIY nail art, free make-and-take crafts, and much, much more. Admission is only $3. Click here for more info!