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FRIDA EMALANGE-HUEBNER

Frida Emalange-Huebner is an expert stylist, salon owner, and the founder of Zorganics Cosmetics, a line of professional-quality organic and paraben-free skin and hair care products. Her passion for beauty began at a young age, and by her teenage years, Ms. Emalange was doing her own hair and working on clients part-time. Though she attended a four-year college to study business and entrepreneurship, she soon decided to focus her attention on the beauty industry. Born in Cameroon, Ms. Emalange lived in Germany and France before moving to Washington to be near family and pursue cosmetology licensure. An NCEA-certified master esthetician in addition to being a licensed cosmetologist, Ms. Emalange opened her first salon in the Bellingham area in 2001.

By 2007, Ms. Emalange had recognized the need for a line of holistic skin and hair products that would meet the needs of beauty professionals while protecting clients from exposure to inflammatory or toxic ingredients. Zorganics Cosmetics was created as a response to her desire to offer clients and stylists high-quality, safe, and organic products, and by 2012, she had rebranded her salon to Zorganics Beauty Salon and Spa and featured the line in all services. In 2018, Zorganics Cosmetics opened an independent retail location and Ms. Emalange achieved another long-term goal by opening the Zorganics Institute of Beauty and Wellness, an accredited cosmetology, aesthetics, and massage school.

Ms. Emalange attributes her success to identifying a need in the market and working to fill it and encourages other would-be entrepreneurs to focus on their goals and keep working, regardless of setbacks. She is active in the Bellingham Regional Chamber of Commerce, the National Coalition of Estheticians, Manufacturers/Distributors & Associations, and the Professional Beauty Association, and has been nominated for Bellingham Live Magazine’s Best of Business list. As a part of her commitment to giving back to others, Ms. Emalange created the Zorganics Cancer Foundation to provide beauty and skincare services to cancer patients free of charge. In the coming years, she looks forward to continuing to grow her brand and business with a special focus on expanding the Zorganics Institute of Beauty and Wellness.

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