Olori Sandra Thomas is a beautiful woman who dresses so well. She combines the two.
She is into beauty. She is into Fashion. She is blessed with flawless skin that glows.
She has a brand that works wonders. It's the Makari range of products.
She is the Makari De Suisse (Lagos) Boss. She is a classy and stylish celebrity woman who is not loud at all. She takes life easy.
She hardly grants an interview. She hardly talks about her success story. But she spoke to Citypeople Online Fashion and beauty Magazine months back about beauty and style.You need to read it. Below are excerpts.
Why did you go into beauty business?
My passion as always being to make people more beautiful. I love what I do and it gives me joy to see my clients turn out so beautiful/get their desired results at the end of Our consultations.
How come you choose to deal in Makari products?
I choose Makari products when a popular brand I was using back then was discontinued in the US, where I was living at that time, due to its high hydroquinone content. I spoke to my dermatologist then and we agreed I try ORIGINAL Makari products as they are free from harmful chemicals. I tried the products and the results were amazing, the dark knuckles I had from my previous creams were cleared, patches gone...flawless skin creped in and I was amazed...I just, at that time, decided I had to help people like me...women like me, people were asking me questions and the only way I could respond positively was to encourage them to try the products and see for themselves and that's how setting up Makari Lagos came into reality.
Why should ladies go for Makari products?
The products are not for ladies alone, men also use the products, we have for children, babies so it's a total package for everyone. The only difference is ladies are much more beauty conscious than men...We love to have flawless skin, we go through a lot of cycles that cause a lot of changes in our skin, like acne from pregnancy, hormonal changes, stretch marks from childbirth and using products that contains steroids, mercury, and hydroquinone, harmful sun rays, and radicals that causes sunburn and patches - these are the main focus of Makari range of products...We have specific products to tackle all these issues.
What has been your experience in the beauty business?
The experience has been an eye opener because I started the business from South Africa and moving the business to Nigeria is a whole ball game entirely. The way Nigerians accepted the products and beauty products, in general, is quite different from where I was coming from so the challenges braced me up!
I had to up my game to make sure I'm up to date in research and also broaden my horizons to answer clients questions, proffer solutions to skin problems...because for me as a beautician, it's not just about selling the products but consulting which is my strong point because it's important to know that Makari products are not just what you grab on the shelves and use without proper enlightenment as we have for different skin types and tones vice versa...If you pick the wrong ones it may cause some damages that will take some time to repair.
Do you do business in only Nigeria?
No, I have clients all over Africa, I courier outside Nigeria, I have clients in the UK, US, Canada all over...Makari is a global brand well known...and what adheres my clients to me is my ability to look through your skin, tell you the truth and proffer a solution. My job is an interesting one!
Tell us a bit about Olori sandra
My name is Olori Sandra Thomas, a beautician based in Lagos, managing director Makari De Suisse Lagos proud owners of Makari range of skincare products ...my parents are from Ekiti, I'm married to a Lagos Prince, we are blessed with lovely boys and girls, an extrovert and a lover of good food ... I actually love to cook as well!
How best can you describe your fashion and style?
Fashion and style to me is an expression of who I am....as much as I don't follow trends, i pick from trends and apply it positively to my styles....I know the rules when it comes to F&S, as easy as you may think it is you don't want to break d rules as well.
What are the secrets of your beauty?
Secrets of my beauty are: I sleep a lot, I do my 8hours of sleep daily, I may not have it at a stretch I make up for it other hours, I eat good food, more veggies, I drink lots of water, I pamper my skin with good, quality products....I can't afford to use low-quality products on my skin cause the damage may take years to be repaired!