Introducing Healthy and Chic To You
Healthy and Chic was founded by 2 trend setters, located in the UK. Best friends and former Media and Communications students, myself, Susan Harris, and Jackie Price both, envisioned the idea of a website that would incorporate all aspects of holistic health and wellness. We didn’t want our website to merely focus on alternative health and wellness; as trend setters, we wanted to look at health holistically, incorporating mental, emotional, spiritual and physical health into our pages, while throwing a spotlight on fashion and beauty too.
Ten years later on, in our early thirties, we have made the dream manifest into reality. I have always had an interest in the holistic way of life and natural therapies, and once I completed my degree, and spent time working for a multi-media company, I decided to give up my job and the 9 to 5. I traveled to America for a few years. It was in California that I registered for a course in massage therapy and holistic health. I was in heaven, learning all about health, nutrition, yoga, reiki and other modalities.
I also gained a greater awareness of the interconnection that exists between mind, body and spirit, and how important it is to have balance. My friend, and co-founder, Jackie Price, always had an eye for fashion, and upon completing university, she worked closely with photographers, in a popular fashion magazine. By the way, how cool is it that fashion magazines have evolved moving from print to online?
I mean the online world is just killing it in the world of fashion and beauty, think of online shopping, online gaming and playing online casino games have all made it quite fun. She was also a holistic health enthusiast, and had a knack for concocting natural based hair and skin lotions, creams and body butters.
The skin is the largest detoxification organ of the body, and Jackie, being much into healthy and organic living, understands the importance of using organic products on the skin, which is why she began making her own. Upon returning to the UK, I met up with Jackie, and shared my experiences with her, and my idea about developing the holistic website. I asked her if she would like to help me with it and share some of her expertise. She jumped at the idea, and our baby, Healthy and Chic, was conceived.