I am delighted that longtime IBN member Kaila Westerman will join us at The Media Is You – San Francisco! Kaila is the owner of TKB Trading, LLC, a San Francisco-based supplier of cosmetics colorants for use in toiletries, soap and cosmetics. Kaila also sells waxes, lip product bases, containers, lipstick molds, and associated products. Kaila is a sought after speaker at cosmetics related events. She is also the author of Gel Candles: 40 Creative Projects and Melt & Mold Soap Crafting.*
The photo is of Kaila and I at the 2008 Beauty Business Boot Camp at The Nova Studio outside San Francisco where I taught a series of social media workshops.
I first met Kaila in Minnesota at the 1998 Conference of Handcrafted Soapmakers where she spoke eloquently about melt and pour soap. Kaila is the consummate entrepreneur. In business since 1994, she is one of the first companies to distribute melt and pour soap base on a national scale to small business and crafters. She has also invented unique lines of colorant that people can use the color their soaps.
The mineral makeup Kaila supplies today helps thousands of small business owners successfully launch and expand their own line of cosmetics. I am excited that I will see Kaila again in San Francisco and look forward to you joining us for an amazing day of learning and collaboration as we empower ourselves to make the best and most efficient use possible of social media.
Can't wait to see you, Kaila!
*(Disclosure: links to Kaila's book are Amazon affiliate links.)