5Q: LILLIAN TUNG, FUR
I don't remember how I met Lillian Tung Co-Founder of FUR. Suffice to say we are linked together forever through the bond of female entrepreneurship becoming fast friends! Our products are innovative spin on green skincare and often found side by side in the same niche and prestige beauty locations.
So let's get personal! I am a waxer and I also have naturally curly hair anyone who understands that combo will also understand the need for the FUR collection! I live for the oil - honestly the entire collection makes sense in caring for your PUBIC regions with glamor and ease. We care about looking good, we care about our skin, we want our bods to be smooth at all times - especially as we slide into swimsuit season! I'd also make a point of noting, FUR is not just for the waxer, anyone maintaining his or her nether regions is welcome in the FUR community!
1. Looking back on your first job, what skill did you use that you still use today?
I started my career in finance which is a far cry from beauty especially pubic hair care products! That being said, the greatest skill I developed while banking was the ability to multi task. On any given day my tasks vary, but what remains consistent is that there are always many different balls to juggle.
2. Was there a defining moment that made you start your business?
When my two business partners discussed Fur with me, I was still on the fence UNTIL I tried our first Fur Oil formulation. It was so good that it got me hooked. From there I realized this is a real opportunity to provide grooming options beyond removal.
3. What was he first step you took to launch your brand?
I can’t take credit for the first step. That goes to Laura Schubert our CEO who picked up the phone and started screening chemists to find the right partner for us to make the best possible products. That’s the thing about being an entrepreneur, you just have to take the leap on so many things.
4. What is the greatest lesson learned in your first year in business?
We learned so much our first year of business. Probably the most important is that there are thousands of different directions to take and no one really knows what the best decision is. The most important thing is when you make a decision, make sure it allows your business to live another day. Don’t get trapped into bad contracts or partnerships.
5. What is your best piece of advice for your fellow Female Founder?
Network, network, network! That’s how I met Lauren :)