ONDA Beauty is available at Malia Mills on 77th and Lex, and will open its first store this month at 117 West Broadway.
The idea came late one night while I was shopping natural beauty online and researching ingredients. You know those moments when you’re hit with a lightning-bolt thought that’s been staring you right in the face, but you just weren’t looking? That was it. It all came flooding in: the idea, the space, the feeling, and aesthetic. The next morning I woke up and spoke to my husband about it. He has a small advertising shop called Van’s General Store (VGS). He helped me connect with a few people that could help me start working on a brand deck and numbers. But the vision was clear from day one. When I met my business partner Sarah Bryden-Brown all that I had done so far took true form and she started driving the business. She has all the qualities I lack so we are a great team. I think every business needs that balance to be successful.
Come meet Larissa, along with ONDA Co-Founder Sarah and Naomi Watts tomorrow, 8/31 at her Pop-up, from 11-6, at Sunset Beach, 35 Shore Rd, Shelter Island.