Jillian Wright is the co-founder of Indie Beauty Expo (IBE), a master esthetician, and founder of Jillian Wright Skincare. She’s been in the beauty and skin industry for more than 15 years. Her IBE team is constantly on the lookout for new brands and products, providing them with opportunities to flourish and grow. Learn more about her approach to wellness and discover her healthy tips and industry favorites.
What does wellness mean to you?
To me, wellness is about listening to your own body and achieving balance in this manner.
What are your favorite things to do to maintain your personal wellbeing?
I love to sleep, do barre classes, take nature walks, and cook.
Is there a specific fitness activity that you love and why?
I love barre classes, because I build strength without hurting my lower back. Because I have lower back issues, barre classes are perfect for me.
What is your favorite healthy food, and do you have a favorite way of preparing it?
I love sautéing shishito peppers with a little bit of salt and pepper.
What person in wellness do you most admire and why?
I admire Melisse Gelula, the co-founder of Well+Good. More than 10 years ago, she saw a wellness white space and put wellness living on the map with her media organization.
What is your idea of balanced healthy happiness?
Following your goals and being methodical but slowing down and enjoying life with the people you love.
What do you think is the most overused word or words in wellness?
Do you have a secret health or wellness tip you would like to share?
Be disciplined, and take good care of your skin. Never skip your morning or nighttime routine, and find healthy skincare brands that nourish your skin.
What aspect of your wellbeing do you struggle with the most, or would most like to improve?
Pre-COVID, I wasn’t taking good care of myself. My immune system was compromised. This year forced me to slow down and truly understand the capabilities of my body and mind. Now, my thoughts are clearer, and my body is stronger. When things get back to a new normal, I plan on adapting a slower pace to nurture my overall wellbeing.