We spoke with Stephanie Lee to learn how the national security figure prioritized mental health and stepped into the world of beauty.
Lee told The List, “I grew up in hair salons because my mother was a hairdresser. As a first-generation child of immigrants, I spent my afternoons and sometimes summer days in salons, where she spent her other days. I’ve seen people take care of themselves.Beauty is in my blood.” During college, Lee, who worked as a makeup artist at the MAC Cosmetics counter, said, “I just loved creativity and expression. But it was my first time on a mission for all ages, all races, all genders, so like I belong somewhere.” “It’s certainly been a big hole in life,” she added.
While Lee appreciates her time at the White House, she always wanted to do more. It’s something I carry with me wherever I am in the world, no matter what I do. ”Lee is a pioneer in the world of beauty, blending her mental health and personal care.