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Visionary Spotlight: Kim Cross

In celebration of Small Business Month, we are elated to shine the spotlight on visionary entrepreneurs across the United States thanks to our Visionary Sponsor, SwagHer Magazine and Media!

Today, we introduce you to Kim Cross!

Introduce yourself to the Visions of Greatness audience. I am a Happy Skin Formulator and proud Navy veteran. I served in the U.S. Navy, following the footsteps of a long line of servicemembers, going from Chicago to Florida to Washington State and several trips overseas defending the country she so loves. I was never was completely satisfied with being out of the military, so I began to follow her original passion of being a hair stylist--a trade I had been active in since middle school. Zhi Bath & Body was born from years of trial and error with formulas and testing. For almost 17 years, her goat milk skincare and soy candles have been helping people of all ages and skin types to love their skin…naturally.

Who or what inspired you to pursue entrepreneurship? Constant exposure to water and chemicals made a skin condition I developed in the Navy worsen, so I finally came from behind the stylist chair after almost 20 years in the cosmetology industry. With my skin out of control, I began her journey to entrepreneurship when finding skincare products that did not agitate my already inflamed skin became almost impossible. Knowing the hardship of finding skincare that is gentle, good for the skin, and smells amazing, I used the grit and determination learned in the military to research and formulate her own solution.