We’re celebrating big news and we just can’t wait to share it with our Rosettes. We’re honored to announce that our very own founder Janell Stephens has been chosen for the Ulta Beauty MUSE 100!
“I’m proud to be an honoree in @ultabeauty’s MUSE100 – a celebration of 100 inspirational Black voices in and around beauty,” said Janell Stephens
Janell Stephens knows a thing or two about following her heart - after all, isn’t that part of what makes a muse?
Ten years ago, vegan our beloved Louisiana native founded Camille Rose in her kitchen with the mindset of “Whatever you put on your body should be good enough to put in it.” Fair enough.
What started out as mixing healing ingredients as an inspired fix to her family’s eczema issues turned into a devout passion.
She made it her mission to create extraordinary products out of seemingly ordinary ingredients, turning the mundane into the beautiful, the commonplace into luxury. With Camille Rose, the bathroom becomes a spa, the bedroom a boudoir - this was Stephens' modest yet enterprising vision.
Being recognized for her efforts with Camille Rose isn’t just an honor, it’s a game-changer that moves the brand to be a source of inspiration and movement for the Black community in the beauty industry and beyond.
Through Camille Rose, Janell Stephens is able to create and provide access to community for many that would not have had it otherwise. The space that Camille Rose creates in the world is real and important - for individuals and for the sake of diversity in the beauty world.
So what exactly is the MUSE 100? We know by now you must have heard of Ulta Beauty - the premier beauty brand that made a name for themselves when they flipped the script by bringing all things beauty together under one trend-forward roof.
These days, Ulta Beauty is going deeper, taking the initiative to encourage diversity and inclusivity in the beauty industry.
Representation is everything. It’s no secret that in the beauty industry, oftentimes the focus is put on Eurocentric beauty standards and visions - a trend that only works to hurt and hinder up-and-coming visionaries in the industry.
Enter the Ulta Beauty MUSE 100. MUSE is here to amplify Black voices in the beauty community, across all aspects. MUSE stands for Magnify, Uplift, Support, and Empower. Each of the hand-selected 100 visionaries is chosen for their power to stimulate change and champion diversity.
“We understand our responsibility to inspire positive change and drive greater diversity, equity, and inclusion in our industry,” the CEO of Ulta Beauty said in a press release.
“The MUSE 100 champions those who have succeeded in making so much beauty possible, those who represent the future, and those who have inspiring stories that deserve to be shared and supported. We are proud to honor and uplift these 100 Muses and hope others find inspiration in learning their stories while celebrating with us.”
We’re here for it!