My Favorite Things: An Interview with Shannon of ‘Wake the Dead Scrubs’

My Favorite Things: An Interview with Shannon of ‘Wake the Dead Scrubs’

By Meghan Jenkins

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I’m a big fan of Wide Awake Under Eye Cream by Wake the Dead Scrubs, as I wrote a couple weeks ago.

Shannon Vielma, the owner and maker of Wake the Dead Scrubs, and I had a great conversation recently about her products, her business, and how she started out. It was a lot of fun to get to know Shannon, and now you can, too:

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Meghan: When did you begin making skin and hair care products?

Shannon Vielma, Wake the Dead Scrubs: I started making face and body products for my family in 2015. My mom and daughter both struggle with skin conditions (psoriasis and eczema) so they found it difficult to use drugstore bath-and-body items. I wanted them to have access to the same fun scents and products without the breakouts, flares, and rashes. Then they suggested I share my products on Etsy for others to enjoy. Over time I used my education and creativity to expand the collection. In 2018, with the help of a few of my favorite cosmetologists/stylists I started to attempt to “dupe” [duplicate] popular salon hair care products. In time we found formulas that really worked. Now my products are stocked in several salons nationwide.
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