Today we’d like to introduce you to Ryan Crean.
Thanks for sharing your story with us Ryan. So, let’s start at the beginning and we can move on from there.
5 years ago, I came up with the idea of “Unplugged”, the Cordless Hair straightener. I have been a stylist going on 13 years and am always doing photo shoots and styling hair on the go!
Having something cordless just made sense. After coming up with the idea I started researching factories that could build my concept. After years of going back and forth with factories and testing straighteners, Unplugged was born.
But, after creating the perfect prototype I had to fund the straightener. I did a couple attempts at Kick-starter with no luck. However I kept working and saving money, and was able to fund the first shipment.
Once Unplugged was here I was able to get my first order with Sharper Image/Brookstone! It has been a long process but I never stopped and will continue to keep working on making Unplugged a success!
Has it been a smooth road?
No, it has not been a smooth road! Trying to do kick-starter and having it fail two times definitely got me down, but I did not give up. Every part of the process has had it’s hard times, and I know it still will not be easy.
So, as you know, we’re impressed with Unplugged Beauty – tell our readers more, for example what you’re most proud of as a company and what sets you apart from others.
I have been a licensed Cosmetologist since 2005. While still in school, I got certified and became a Hair Extension specialist in 2004. I became obsessed with Hair Extensions and started importing and selling Hair. From there I decided to start my own Hair Extension company, Pretty 2 Gorgeous since 2012. I created a website Pretty2Gorgeous.com and sell online.
Since I was importing hair, I developed relationships with factories for hair tools, from there I was introduced to a factory to produce “Unplugged”. After creating Unplugged I have expanded my brand tremendously.Being the ONLY Cordless USB charged Straightener out there is AMAZING!! I am very proud of how far I have come being only one person! It has been hard but rewarding seeing everything come together and sky’s is the limit!
Let’s touch on your thoughts about our city – what do you like the most and least?
I love everything about LA! I love Palm trees, amazing weather, beaches. You can always find something fun to do here. I will say though I don’t like how restaurants close early and of course the traffic.
- Address: Unplugged Beauty
9663 Santa Monica Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA
- Website: Unpluggedbeauty.com
- Phone: 1-800-553-3442
- Email: info@Pretty2Gorgeous.com
- Instagram: @pretty2gorgeous
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pretty2gorgeous/