Elana Drell Szyfer, CEO of ReVive Skincare

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

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