From Wall Street to Main Street

  • Starting off crunching numbers and cold calling, Gail Sagel analyzed numbers and formulas for derivative products on Wall Street. 
  • She worked her way up to V.P. of institutional energy derivative trading at Bear Stearns and managed long/short US equity hedge fund. 
  • Financial services lacked the passion Gail was seeking and she brought her intuitive business knowledge from Wall Street to Main Street. 
  • She found her calling in the business of beauty. 
  • Recognizing the importance of convenience to women, Gail launched a new retail concept in the world of beauty. 
  • Faces Beautiful was an innovative beauty concept store and salon that combines beauty services and upscale cosmetics. 
  • The business was an incubator for indie brands in an era before the Sephora's, Blue Mercury, Ulta and Dry Bars were on the scene. 
  • Her ability to drive revenue, improve efficiencies, maximize profitability, and generate positive consumer experiences allowed the business to thrive for over 18 years. 
  • At the height of the 2008 recession, Gail timely and strategically transformed the business model from a 3rd party multi-brand retailer to a DTC vertically-integrated makeup and skincare brand. 
  • Over the past decade she has owned a day spa, built a national brand and consults to business professionals in the beauty industry.