“The daughter of a hair stylist, I grew up in a house where beauty and creativity took center stage. As a child, I watched my mother transform one woman after another with color, cuts (and yes, perms too). I loved watching women leave my mother’s salon looking beautiful and feeling their best. To me, beauty has always been very powerful.
As a young adult, my parents, understanding only the service aspect of the industry, steered me away from beauty as a career and toward almost anything else. As a result, my first job was on Wall Street as a Marketing Associate for J.P. Morgan. Three years later, I knew I’d made a huge mistake and found my way back to my true passion – beauty – the industry I have had the pleasure and extreme honor of working in for over 20 years.”
- Renée Ryan
MEET RENÉE RYAN
Renée Ryan, Chief Beauty Brand Creator at Brazen Beauty, approaches each project, from established luxury and private label brands to revolutionary new brand startups, with a unique sense of authenticity. With innovation at the core of each project, Renée delivers cutting edge packaging design with innovative product development, all with a keen eye for budget and timeline.
Renée’s attention to detail is essential to every project’s success, a critical element she has maintained throughout her evolution. Renée began her beauty career at the Estée Lauder Companies creating products and campaigns for both the Estée Lauder and Clinique brands. She later moved to Unilever Cosmetics where she developed the first two fragrances for iconic wedding dress designer, Vera Wang. After over 10 years in corporate, she moved into a consulting role and started her own company, Ryan Basics. A consumer product consulting firm specializing in concept and brand development, Ryan Basics completed projects for iconic companies such as John Varvatos, LXR Luxury Resorts, Hilton Hotels and Shiseido. Ten years later, she accepted an opportunity to work for Maesa as Vice President of Blue Sky Brand Innovation where she led the development of several startup brands including Show Beauty for Tamara Eccelstone, Kristin Ess Hair for Target and Circa Beauty for Eva Mendes.
Brazen Beauty is a boutique brand development, design and manufacturing firm, catering exclusively to the beauty industry. Created in the early part of 2018, Brazen develops growth opportunities and brings them to life by creating a 360°, cross-functional approach to building products and brands across the skin, hair, color, fine fragrance and home fragrance categories.
Renée is an avid art collector, a travel enthusiast and devoted pet lover. She currently works and resides between New York and Los Angeles.