Beauty File: Interview with Alesia Lanzo of Morgan Taylor

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Beauty File: Interview with Alesia Lanzo of Morgan Taylor

Meet Alesia Lanzo, creative director of Morgan Taylor and color connoisseur. She's the mastermind behind the 100 incredible shades Morgan Taylor launched with the startup of the new lacquer company.


What was your first job?
When I was 12, I started a baking business called Alley Cats Baked Goods with my best friend. We produced and sold baked goods at local garage sales, street fairs and directly to people in our hometown. I learned a lot about business from that experience.


What was your first job in the industry?
I worked in a small custom color lab in NYC where we made custom-color cosmetics for clients.


What was your childhood ambition?
I was always passionate about art, beauty, and business. I found a career path that allowed me to combine all three.


Who would you like to work with?
I would love to collaborate on a color collection with fashion designer Alexander Wang. His talent continues to amaze me season after season.


What inspires you?
I am inspired by the people who use our products. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing people at a trade show or salon clamoring over their favorite colors.


If you could be anybody famous, past or present, who would you be?
Estée Lauder. She is my inspiration and role model.


What is your proudest accomplishment?
Creating the Morgan Taylor color palette.


Are you a morning or night person?
I am the quintessential morning person. Every day holds a new opportunity.


What is your most treasured possession?
Friends and family; I can live without any of my possessions but could not live without amazing people.


What is your favorite type of food?
I have always been a bit of a health nut. I am happiest with a big salad full of veggies.


What are you wearing on your nails right now?
A full-on gold to gunmetal glitter ombre. At the moment, I can’t get enough glitter.

[Image: Alesia Lanzo/Morgan Taylor]