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California based stylist and men’s style expert Ashley North has a client list that includes some of Hollywood’s most influential men. Ashley got her start working alongside Grammy award winning superstars Usher Raymond and Justin Bieber to later styling the likes of J.Cole, Dashon Goldson, Jordan Clarkson, Ricky Whittle and comedian/film star Kevin Hart. Ashley is known for successfully turning emerging talent into best dressed A-listers. Here, she talks about the inspiration behind her latest business venture, beauty must-haves and what motivates her to keep pushing the needle forward.
First thing in the morning I say a prayer, I’m big on affirmations and intention. After I set my intention for the day I get the girls up and ready for school.
I wear less makeup as possible, I like to keep my pores as clean as I can. I also get monthly facials and use products by Acne Expert in between visits. I spend 7 minutes in the morning and 10 minutes at night on just skincare. I love facial massages, and I am really into jade rollers.
I drink 8-10 bottles of water daily. I know this sounds cliche, but candles really calm me and just give me overall peace. I light a candle in the morning while I’m getting ready for the day and always when I disconnect at night.
I workout 3x a week with Body by Calvin focusing on strength training along with intense cardio so I can continue to eat my cookies lol.
How many hours of sleep do you require to be at your best?
I’m at my best when I receive 8 hours of sleep. I look rested and feel energized.
Being an entrepreneur is the most challenging and rewarding thing I have ever embarked on.
The inspiration behind my candle collection is my belief that creativity stems from self-expression, whether it be in your home or your personal style. I created the candles with beautiful and fresh scents that ignite some of my most favorite memories. My collection is influenced by the people and places I love. I am inspired by the idea that a candle can truly set the mood for your home. Every candle is hand poured and curated with love. What started as a hobby is now a full blown business. As we set to launch our first in-store activation all I can say is…God is so good!
I set out to have good intentions everyday. I pray to be the best me so that I can protect and be there for my family, I am the rock of us all so I pray a lot for strength. I communicate with my fiancé, kids, brand manager and my mom everyday that really keeps me grounded as communication is a big deal for me.
My girls, they just do it for me!