Meet The Gee Girls

Natalie Gee

Natalie Gee

@natgeebeauty

As co-founder of Gee Beauty, Natalie oversees the company’s US studio in Bal Harbour, Florida, creating a unique, customized and completely modern beauty experience that caters to the international, jet-set clientele at Bal Harbour Shops.

In 2005, fueled by her strong entrepreneurial spirit, Natalie observed that something fresh and modern was missing from traditional beauty experiences. It was her vision for ’beauty-on-the-go’ that motivated her to create something innovative – an understating of the busy, modern lifestyle led to time-sensitive, user-friendly and effective beauty solutions. Her immense passion for delivering the very best to her clients has guided her to create distinct and effective beauty experiences paired with an exceptional level of personalized service. Natalie is a true believer that experience is everything.

Balancing her commitment to her business and her brand (as seen in Vogue) with an active, healthy lifestyle in a city as creative, entrepreneurial and inspirational as Miami keeps Natalie constantly energized, excited and engaged.

Follow @natgeebeauty on Instagram to keep up with all her loves - Beauty, Barks and Barry’s Bootcamp.

A Little One-On-One With Natalie

What is your skin like?

It’s mostly oily/combination. I wish my skin was more dry because I love the idea of really rich creams lathered all over my face!

What is your skin goal?

Ultimately my skin care goal is to never look tired :)

What is your favorite service at gee?

This is a game I’ve been playing ever since we opened! If I were a client, what would I do at Gee Beauty! I would have my brows done monthly to include Brow Threading, full Face Threading (basically threading all over the face to remove all the peach fuzz - and once its off, your makeup goes on so smoothly!), Brow Tinting and Lash Tinting.

Next, our Medi-Multi Express Facial I think is genius. And last but not least, I would have my makeup done for any and all occasions (the Paparazzi). I LOVE having false lashes on (Fake It), I love how they make my eyes pop, so instead of applying them myself, I would be in that chair!

What is your favorite makeup product?

Our Gee Beauty Mineral Sheer Tint in Medium, Our Adobe Blush & our Coal Black Eyeliner.

What 3 products make the biggest difference with your skin?

I like to say if I was stuck on an island, this is what I would have with me. These 3 products not only make the biggest difference on my skin, but are the most advanced, preventative, and corrective.

Skinceuticals Phloretin CF
Tata Harper Resurfacing Mask
Tata Harper Restorative Eye Cream

Other than products, what else makes you feel beautiful?

For me, working out is my physical and mental release. The feeling of being strong makes me feel beautiful. I love when I’m consistent with my green smoothies because I know that I’m feeding my body the nutrients it needs.

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Miriam

Miriam Gee

As co-founder of Gee Beauty, Miriam has created a vision for a modern, innovative experience that reflects her favorite inspirations of world-renown service and retail, coupled with her personal, passionate approach to beauty and style.

With an innate love of beauty and a strong creative eye, Miriam began her self-taught career as a makeup artist and achieved early praise, working alongside Canada’s top photographers. It was on-set that she began the practice of shaping models’ eyebrows. Seeing the immediate definition it added to their faces, she realized the strength and efficiency of this practice and saw an opportunity for a bigger business idea.

Miriam has achieved tremendous recognition, including winning the RBC Canadian Women Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2008. She has shared her successes with her daughters and continues to cultivate Gee Beauty’s brand of healthy beauty and glamour on a daily basis.

When she’s not with her clients, Miriam explores and fuels her creativity at home through cooking and design. Always one to keep things current and fresh, Miriam loves to expand her knowledge – watching documentaries, sports, reading biographies, or learning a new language.

A Little One-On-One With Miriam

What is your skin like?

Normal to Combination, but I like a lot of hydration!

What is your skin goal?

To stimulate collagen production and maintain elasticity.

What is your favorite service at gee?

I love every service in our Medi-Beauty Department. Skin Tightening is my favorite IPL treatment because of the immediate results, plus there’s no down-time or redness. I love our medical masks combined with microdermabrasion and Skin Rejuvenation in our Medi-Multi Supreme. I also like the Atoxolene Infusion in the Intraceuticals Oxygen facials to promote brightness in my skin – especially for under my eyes. These combo-treatments, or stacking of treatments as some call it, really give my skin a significant boost in brightness, firmness and tightness.

What is your favorite makeup product?

Our whole Brow collection is unbelievable to really define, highlight and fill-in the brows. I start with our brow powder in Soft Smoke using our Brow brush to create the perfect arch while I slightly thicken the natural shape of my brow. Then I use our Illuminator to highlight the brow bone and the inner corners of the eyes. Next I set everything our Brow Fix clear setting gel. It really maintains and holds the look all day. If I need a touch-up before I head out to dinner or a meeting, I use our Brow Definers in Soft Taupe. A touch of taupe really keeps the brows looking natural in colour, and not too yellow-brown.

What 3 products make the biggest difference with your skin?

Dr. Sebagh Serum Repair for instant lifting and hydration
Tinted Primer with Kabuki Brush for flawless-looking skin
Photo-touch concealer to hide any redness and maintain even skin-tone

Other than products, what else makes you feel beautiful?

For me, maintaining a positive attitude is essential. Creating and reciting a mantra for success, happiness, and inner beauty keeps me focused on my goals, my dreams, and allows me to stay in the moment. Feeling creative (and expressing it) also gives me an incredible sense of fulfillment, and like I’m at my best self, and that’s really how I feel beautiful.

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Stephanie Gee

Stephanie Gee

@babygeegirl

As director of Gee Beauty in Toronto, Stephanie has her savvy, creative and energetic eye on the studio, engaging the clients and leading the Gee store team with her passion and enthusiasm for beauty.

Stephanie’s extensive knowledge of the beauty world, skincare, ingredients, innovative industry technologies, coupled with her admirable entrepreneurial spirit allows her to effectively create custom skin, makeup and beauty solutions for each client. Designing a distinct brand experience via in-store, online and social channels is something she does on a daily basis in order to further enhance the client experience.

As the youngest Gee, her enthusiasm and energy makes her the perfect modern, socially-connected Gee Beauty ambassador.

Rounding out her passion for health and wellness, Stephanie loves to experiment with green-based ingredients in the kitchen, maintains an active, outdoor lifestyle and loves to explore new finds Toronto with her puppy Joey in tow.

Follow @babygeegirl on Instagram for the latest in food, fashion and fitness!

A Little One-On-One With Stephanie

What is your skin like?

Oily and combination.

What is your skin goal?

I’d love wear tinted moisturizer as my only form of coverage! Tight pores, even skin tone, prevention, and reduce oil production but maintain youthful glow!

What is your favorite service at gee?

The Medi Multi Express hands down. It’s the works in only 1hr 15mins. If I had it my way, I would get Micro done once a week. I love the balance of gently buffing the dead skin but also promoting cell turnover and how fresh it makes my skin look and feel. I also like to do Skin Rejuvenation with IPL for pore reduction on my nose, chin and cheeks. The IPL has helped my skin tremendously - blackheads have always been my challenge but the IPL has been amazing to reduce the size of my pores and control my oil production!

What is your favorite makeup product?

Obviously I can’t just name one but if I really had to live on a deserted island, I couldn’t go without our Afterglow Cream Blush. It’s the perfect sun-kissed colour that I use on my cheeks and a dab on my lips. I’m also obsessed with my Soft Taupe brow pencil, Medium bronzer & Lush Black Mascara.

What 3 products make the biggest difference with your skin?

Phloretin CF is definitely my “can’t live without” product. For me, because I am naturally so fair in skin tone, it is the most preventative measure to keep my skin protected from sun damage. Good Genes by Sunday Riley completely changed my life. The lactic acid has been the most transformative ingredient to brighten my skin, shrink my pores, and give a natural plump! I can handle a lot of exfoliation because of my combination skin so I use this product almost every night. Before makeup I mix it in with the Ceramic Slip cleanser as a mask for 10 minutes and my skin is seriously on point! I also have come to love eye cream so much. From everything I have learned about beauty and skincare, I really understand that sun protection & eye cream are the most preventative measures for aging. I love Goldfaden MD’s Bright Eyes for AM + PM all over my eyes. It’s perfectly light and really brightens my eyes.

Other than products, what else makes you feel beautiful?

I am very grateful to have grown up in an environment where health & exercise were so positively encouraged. I truly love working out for the mental release and personal challenge to push myself. I get inspired by all the fitness accounts on Instagram and try to always incorporate new things into each workout.

I have also learned so much about the importance of eating greens through a health & wellness guru named Kimberly Snyder (her book the Beauty Detox Solution seriously changed the game for me). I make a smoothie of kale, spinach, green apple, banana, lemon, water & 2 teaspoons of Elle MacPhearson’s Super Elixir to enhance the nutrients in the greens. This whole ritual makes me feel more beautiful because I know I am taking care of my body and giving it what it needs to be clean, energetic and most importantly, healthy.

I love traveling to New York. The hustle of the people in the city gives me the perfect push to test my limits and work hard for what I love. I actually find it rejuvenating! I’m so inspired by the street style there, which always refreshes me to be more creative and playful in my clothes and to be unique.

I’m also incredibly lucky to work and interact with such driven, motivated and encouraging people. The communication I have with our team and clients on a daily basis makes me radiate with the best vibes that I am always trying to put back out in the universe. Oh, and when my brows get threaded. The feeling of a fresh, full brow, there’s simply nothing like it!

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Celene Gee

Celene Gee

@celenegeebeauty

As Creative Director of Gee Beauty and 6 By Gee Beauty, Celene creates and oversees the brand’s vision, voice, style and direction.

With an eye for beauty across many visual mediums, Celene’s creative spirit is fueled by her love of design, style, travel, fashion, art and interiors. A strong background in branding and marketing gives her the foundation to maintain Gee Beauty’s unique aesthetic, directing all aspects of the brand’s creativity and client-experience in-studio and online.

Traveling and discovering world-class retail experiences, balanced with an active lifestyle (and a beach-day in Miami as often as possible), keeps Celene creative, fueled and passionate about building the Gee Beauty brand.

Follow @celenegeebeauty on Instagram for a little creative inspiration plus her favorites from 6 By Gee Beauty.

A Little One-On-One With Celene

What is your skin like?

Oily and combination.

What is your skin goal?

To look fresh, awake, and not have to wear makeup to conceal anything! Dream big right?!

What is your favorite service at gee?

I love Skin Rejuvenation with IPL (essentially diffused laser) to clear, brighten and smooth my skin. It’s so result-driven and effective.

I also love a good Brow Tint. It really does give a fuller, thicker, defined look to the brows – especially if your brows are on the thin side. You really get the effects when you use GrandeBrow regularly to help promote hair growth. A winning combo.

What is your favorite makeup product?

I love our Foundation Sticks – they’re so easy for beauty-on-the-go and give great coverage without weighing the skin down or concealing too much. I also can’t be without our A Gee Thing lipstick. It’s my favorite lipstick of all time. It’s the perfect creamy, warm, soft nude shade.

What 3 products make the biggest difference with your skin?

I definitely need some type of refining treatment on a regular basis to keep my skin clear, bright and smooth. I rotate between Sunday Riley Good Genes, SkinCeuticals Blemish & Age and also Retinol Reform (available in-studio). Because I know how my skin reacts and what it can handle, I like to switch it up and keep my skin ‘on it’s toes.’ I soothe and hydrate with SkinCeuticals Hydrating B5 Gel which also has great firming properties. I also can’t resist a glow on the skin, so I like to apply James Read Sleep Tan Mask a few nights a week.

Other than products, what else makes you feel beautiful?

I think having a great sense of balance contributes to feeling beautiful. Being in a good groove of creativity in my work, feeling stimulated mentally, staying active, eating healthy and also spending time with friends and laughing really give me a sense of fulfillment.

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