We had the good fortune of connecting with Kim Roxie and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kim, what are you inspired by?
I’m inspired by the resilience of Black women. I’m inspired by 10 year old Kim Roxie, who was Underrepresented, Under Acknowledged, Underesteemed as beautiful. A dark skin girl growing up and didn’t see the beauty in her Melanin. I’m inspired by showing girls the beauty within themselves. With LAMIK I can put images in front of people with the women that we get to service and shine a light on because “Beauty is Revealed, Not Applied.”
What should our readers know about your business?
LAMIK Beauty was born from my personal story: I am a black woman who felt left out by the beauty market and was diagnosed with a form of alopecia, which made me start to lose hair, including my eyebrows. I opened my first brick-and-mortar at age 21, which soon became a community where women felt like they belonged. After running it for 14 years, I relaunched it as an e-commerce beauty company, with the mission of providing women of color makeup made with safe and some natural, organic ingredients; after finding out that 75% of beauty products marketed to women of color are toxic. I’m passionate about this community and supporting and celebrating women in all of their glory. With the technology partnerships I’ve secured, we are leading as one of the most innovative e-commerce beauty companies on the market.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
I would definitely take her to Crumbville!!! I love their cookies and sense of community, also their other sweets are super good as well! Then we will hang out at Emancipation Park and visit local businesses in Third War, before finishing up the day at Sunshine’s, for delicious healthy food!! They really have awesome combinations!