Anastasia Soare left her native Romania in 1989 while her native country was still behind the Iron Curtain. She was allowed to leave with just the clothes on her back.
Anastasia arrived in America, "an immigrant without a cent to her name, who couldn't speak the language."
In Romania, "My art teacher introduced me to the concept of the golden ratio (Leonardo da Vinci's mathematical principle). We studied highlight , shadow, balance and proportion."
She also took two years of esthetician courses which enabled her to acquire a job in Los Angeles immediately upon arriving. Although shaping eyebrows was customary in Europe Anastasia found it lacking in Los Angeles. Her first employer wasn't interested in the concept so she opened her own salon and patented the Golden Ration Eyebrow Shaping Method.
Forbes magazine estimates her net worth to be 540 million as of october 2020. https://www.forbes.com/profile/anastasia-soare/?sh=55603fc62fca
CEO, ANASTASIA SOARE
Beauty pioneer, creative visionary and powerhouse entrepreneur Anastasia Soare is Founder, CEO, and driving force behind Anastasia Beverly Hills—one of the fastest-growing brands in the global beauty industry.
Soare immigrated to the US from Romania without language skills or financial means; instead she leveraged a fierce resolve and education in art and architecture to fuel her entrepreneurial vision and unique approach to beauty. In 1990, she introduced a new “brow-shaping” service to clients—later patented as the “Golden Ratio” method—that has gone on to become a staple service and enduring new category in modern beauty. Soare continues to push boundaries today, expanding beyond the brow category with the company’s leading prestige cosmetics line.
Her capacity for driving growth through innovation and organizational focus on customers has become a hallmark of her leadership and the ABH brand. Soare’s gift as artist and entrepreneur is complemented by an ease and grace with customers with whom she connects daily in video tutorials and personal appearances around the world. Her audience spans the globe and comprises many of its most famous faces, who rely on her unique vision of individual beauty to amplify their own.
Soare has achieved iconic status in her twenty-five year journey to self-made entrepreneur and American success story. She has been featured in The New York Times, The Guardian, People, Vanity Fair, Vogue, Elle, and Allure, among numerous other publications, and has appeared on such television shows as The Doctor Oz Show, The Oprah Winfrey Show, and America’s Next Top Model. Soare's belief in beauty’s power to transform extends to her lifelong work for women and children and the establishment of The Anastasia Brighter Horizon Foundation, which supports and advances the lives of young adults exiting the foster care system.
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