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Ole Henriksen

Ole Henriksen

Scandinavian skincare expert Ole Henriksen has been giving clients his signature Ole Glow™—pure radiance from the inside out—for more than 40 years. Inspired by his own experience overcoming “problem” skin with botanical treatments, Ole devoted himself to skincare and cosmetic chemistry. The Denmark native opened his spa in 1975 in Beverly Hills, and in 1984, he launched his namesake product line so clients could enjoy spa results at home. Drawing on the healthy lifestyle of Scandinavia, Ole Henriksen skincare combines natural botanicals, powerful actives and essential fatty acids to exfoliate, treat and soothe skin—resulting in the Ole Glow.

2016

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  • 2016

    2016

    Sephora remains my No. 1 retail partner in the world. I often refer to it as a marriage made in heaven!

  • 2015

    2015

    It was a huge honor to be asked to cut the ribbon at the Sephora Grove store opening on the same year as our brand’s 40th anniversary. To top it off, we had a record-breaking 3 Little Wonders animation in all the Sephora stores in Canada.

  • 2013

    2013

    The annual store conference for VITA in Oslo Norway. I was celebrating being the No. 1 skincare brand in their 225 stores.

  • 2012

    2012

    Launch of the OLEHENRIKSEN installation in Copenhagen’s most prestigious department store, Magasin.

  • 2011

    2011

    It was a jubilant year when I joined forces with LVMH, the world’s leading luxury group. This acquisition allowed my brand to prosper more than ever on the global scene. To add to a fabulous year, the prominent business magazine, INC, did a beautiful story on me.

  • 2010

    2010

    Truth Serum Collagen Booster became a No. 1 SKU at Sephora in the anti-aging category. True enough when asked by media around the world what is the one product I can’t live without—I always say my Truth Serum Collagen Booster.

  • 2008

    2008

    With love you can conquer the world and I sure have with the love of my life, Laurence. Here we are on our wedding day, November 3rd, 23 years after we met.

  • 2005

    2005

    Hooray to my launch with Sephora and the beginning of our lifelong love affair!

  • 2003

    2003

    It was an exciting year for global launches in some of the world’s most trendsetting department stores, including Lane Crawford in Hong Kong, Quartier in Berlin, Meyers and David Jones in Australia, Harvey Nichols in London, and Magasin in Copenhagen.

  • 1998

    1998

    E! network approached me to star in a one-hour television special about the latest and hottest in spa treatments. The show becomes a big hit and People magazine features me in a two-page spread, “Pore Relations.”

  • 1995

    1995

    The spa became Ole Henriksen Face/Body Spa and moved across the street to other side of Sunset Plaza. I wanted to really reinvent myself and my brand, expand, and incorporate state-of-the-art wet room treatments. Simultaneously, I launched my new packaging design focused on vivid colors and was the first in the beauty industry to do so.

  • 1989

    1989

    I became known as the skincare guru to the stars. It was a huge honor for me, although I treated everyone as a star. I was booked a year in advance!

  • 1988

    1988

    I had the privilege of being a celebrity judge at the Miss Universe pageant in Taipei; it was telecast on CBS.

  • 1985

    1985

    I published my first book, Ole Henriksen’s Seven-Day Skincare Program. It became a bestseller after my appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show.

  • 1980

    1980

    I debuted my first skincare collection, and with that I started my first mail-order business. I used my quarterly newsletters to promote, inform, and educate. At this time, I was also getting ready to expand my business and move to what became my first location at Sunset Plaza.

  • 1978

    1978

    Making my national television debut on the top rated Mike Douglas talk show. Following this I became a regular on the A.M. Los Angeles. (Image left – right: Mike Douglas, me treating Deidre Hall from Days of Our Lives, and comedian Phyllis Diller).

  • 1975

    1975

    After graduating from the Christine Shaw College of Beauty in London with honors, I moved to Los Angeles. I opened up Ole Henriksen of Denmark Skincare Center on Camden Drive in Beverly Hills.

  • 1970

    1970

    I left Denmark, globetrotting, and settled in Indonesia where I worked as a professional dancer and model. It became a turning point, I developed cystic acne and fell under the magic spell of a local esthetician Lagita—who transformed my skin and piqued my interest in skincare!