At the age of 16, most kids are looking to get good grades, get a date to the dance or maybe a part time job, but not Margo Gianos. In between school and a social life, she runs one of the fastest growing beauty brands in America. Her company is Honestly Margo, and she started it in her kitchen in Oklahoma City when she was only 12.
“My light bulb came on as a parent and I said, ‘wait a second, this is a drive she has within herself to start a business, she’s had it for years,’” Margo’s mother, Irene Gianos said. “I will ask her and see if she wants to take it to the next level and if she says yes, I will help her and be with her along the way every step of the way.”
Honestly Margo has expanded to other things too such as body balm and tinted balms. The products are now being sold in more than 400 stores in Canada, Australia and the U.S.
“The normal challenges and the push backs and the stubbornness, not only do I have it as a regular teen with her friends with her curfew and all of that but with her work,” Irene Gianos said.