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Meet Monica Pittenger, Julie Jackson and Katie Brading of Busy Beauties

Today we’d like to introduce you to Monica Pittenger, Julie Jackson, and Katie Brading.

Thanks for sharing your story with us Monica, Julie, and Katie. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
We are three crazy sisters (two by birth, one by marriage) who all lead very different but very busy lives and our story starts with Julie.

Julie is a chemical engineer turned corporate executive with hair that couldn’t be tamed, especially in humidity. She went to the best salons, used multiple top-of-the-line products and spent hours on her style but could never get her hair to look good for long. Drowning in all that life had to throw at her, she eventually gave up on beauty, and in turn, her confidence began to waver. After asking her sisters for help, they realized they were all going through something similar. Between working in or out of the home, managing the kids (nine in total), the house, and everything else in life, beauty easily was the first thing to go for all three of us. We were always on-the-go, living their lives with their hair in ponytails and buns. We also realized we were not alone; so many women let themselves go with children and jobs and no time for beauty, so we decided to start a company to help women regain confidence and look their best every day with minimal effort.

We found that with great hair, our confidence soared. We wanted gorgeous hair that could go from the boardroom to the ballpark to the ballroom and last for days. We started researching the best ingredients to achieve the results we so desperately desired and we developed an all-in-one product to deliver superior frizz-fighting style that lasts (especially in humidity), shine, and heat protection that is also good for your hair. After solving that problem, we decided to take on problem skin and created kits for a smooth, radiant complexion to work with us as we age.

We are committed to creating the best products to make everyday beauty easy and accessible for all women and to help us ALL FEEL MORE CONFIDENT! We designed our kits to take the thought out of beauty, and create easy skin routines and products that make your hair look beautiful for days with minimal work. We spent over a year on developing and testing these products to make sure we only offer products we believe in.

Great, so let’s dig a little deeper into the story – has it been an easy path overall and if not, what were the challenges you’ve had to overcome?
As with any new adventures, we have come across many bumps in the road. All three of us have families, jobs, and other obligations, all while living in three different cities, which has proven to be quite challenging. We have had to balance all these other life obligations while being the sole operators of a new business! We have also had to learn about things that none of us really have much expertise in, such as web design, marketing, tax law, and trademark law, to name a few! But, even with all these challenges, we have found it very rewarding and have grown closer in the process.

Busy Beauties – what should we know? What do you do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
We are a beauty company with a haircare and skincare line. We pride ourselves in being upfront and honest with our customers, responding personally to the questions we receive. Our products are made in Texas, using the best ingredients to give results to help women get a piece of themselves back and be more confident. We are most proud of our Signature Styling Cream, as we broke hair down to a science and researched the ingredients that would give us beautiful hair while keeping it healthy. After about a year and a half and many versions, we came up with the product we have today and are excited to offer it to all the busy beauties out there. Our Signature Styling Cream is different from other products on the market because we used organic aloe juice as the first ingredient, while others use water. Using aloe actually helps our other ingredients work better by bringing them into the core of the hair. Our Signature Styling Cream is designed to protect from heat (with four heat protectants), add shine, and hold style, all while nourishing the hair to give a beautiful style that lasts for days.  It is the ultimate multitasker!

What moment in your career do you look back most fondly on?
We have too many proud moments to count! Making it to our one year anniversary and seeing all the amazing results from women around the United States would definitely be high on the list. Also, pairing with Kevin Harrington, the original shark from “Shark Tank!” We will be flying out later this year to shoot our first commercial!


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