Elana Drell Szyfer is a Global Beauty expert with more than 25 years of experience. Her transformational leadership skills have been built at global market leaders and independently owned companies. She is a strategic advisor to Private Equity on beauty acquisitions and operational strategies.
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If you could be born in any decade, which would it be?
I would have loved to have been in my twenties in the years between the two world wars – so born in 1900 so that I would be 20-35 between WWI and WWII. I would have liked to have lived in the Paris of Hemmingway, Picasso, Gertrude Stein, Josephine Baker, etc.
What is your favorite city to travel to?
I love travel overall – and all types – cities, beaches, historical places etc. It may sound trite, but no matter how many times I go, I always find that there is something magical about Paris. I love lots of other cities too, but there will always be a very special place in my heart for Paris.
What’s one song you know all the lyrics to?
The songs I really know the best are children’s songs sung to me that I sang to my children – off the top of my head? “Im a little teapot”
A hobby you’ve had since you can remember?
I am an avid museum and gallery visitor – I love to go to exhibits of all kinds and learn about the art and artists
What does your power outfit consist of?
I have an imaginary power outfit which is half studio 54 and half Gloria Steinem – gold lurex turtleneck, power long necklace, wide leg pants and great boots – perfect smooth hair in a low pony tail, hoop earrings, a killer nude make up look and winged eyeliner – board room – lookout!
Favorite comfort food?
So, so many – but fried chicken and biscuits
Best advice you’ve ever received from your mom
My mother always said – you wear your “hair and face” everyday – invest more in them than in any item of clothing, which you wear much less frequently