Paola Girotti: The Disarming Effect of Humor

Paula Girotti

Using humor to connect with her staff and create a supportive and engaging workplace culture.

In this episode, Paola Girotti, the founder of Sugar Moon, about her journey in revolutionizing the hair removal and beauty industry. They discuss the importance of humor in leadership, creating a positive work environment, and navigating challenges with levity. Paula shares her experiences as a leader and how she uses humor to connect with her staff and create a supportive and engaging workplace culture. She also discusses her various businesses and her commitment to fair employment practices and inclusivity in the spa industry.

In this episode you’ll hear: 

  • Paula Girardi is the visionary behind Sugar Moon, a hair removal and beauty company founded in 2002.
  • She has a passion for helping people and has played a pivotal role in empowering individuals to embrace their uniqueness and feel beautiful.
  • Paula is also the founder of the Beauty United Council of Ontario, advocating for fair treatment of the personal care industry in Ontario.
  • She is the owner of Bode for Men, a spa dedicated to promoting inclusivity, and Sugar Moon Yoga, a wellness studio for everybody.

 

Paola Girotti, the visionary behind Sugarmoon, embarked on a transformative journey to revolutionize the hair removal and beauty industry. Founding Sugarmoon in 2002 with a clear mission, Paola aimed to offer clients a fresh approach and natural solutions, driven by her own experiences as a teenager with sensitive skin and excessive hair growth.

Over nearly two decades, Paola has witnessed a notable societal shift in attitudes toward once-taboo topics like facial and body hair. Through Sugarmoon, she and her team have played a pivotal role in empowering individuals to embrace their unique qualities and feel beautiful. As an engaged owner, Paola treasures the opportunity to personally connect with clients and positively impact their lives.

In 2020, amid the pandemic’s challenges, Paola took on another leadership role by founding the Beauty United Council of Ontario. This initiative advocated for fair treatment of the personal care industry in Ontario, earning Paola recognition through appearances on 49 media outlets over two years. Sugarmoon’s distinction as an Ontario Living Wage Company underscores its commitment to fair and sustainable employment practices.

Expanding her reach in 2023, Paola became the new owner of @bodespaformen with locations in Ottawa and Toronto, furthering her mission to promote inclusivity in the spa industry. In 2024, she opened @sugarmoonyoga, a studio dedicated to wellness for every BODY amplifying her commitment to community well-being.

Paola Girotti’s entrepreneurial journey is defined by her passion for helping people and introducing natural alternatives to the beauty industry. Through Sugarmoon, she has not only provided top-quality products and services but also advocated for industry recognition and equitable treatment. Paola’s dedication and vision continue to inspire others, leaving an indelible mark on the hair removal and beauty landscape.

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