From a creative director who rebuilds motorcycles to an executive assistant who won a deal on 'Shark Tank' for his elf business (yes, you read that right)
Upahar Rana | creative director at Assembly
Rana and her best friend Marian Miranda launched Half Hippy, an all-natural skincare brand, in 2016. The shop currently sells deodorant—its top seller—as well as restorative face oil and multi-use muscle and vapor rub.
Prices range from $6 to $48, depending on size. The products can be bought at select stores throughout the country and online. On average, the pair sells anywhere from 75 to 150 products a month, including wholesale.
Right now the business “doesn’t really sustain our lifestyles, that’s why we have full-time jobs,” Rana said, adding that it is “really beautiful to see this community of people that even send the most beautiful notes and reviews. It’s really gratifying.”