Olivia AlexanderOccupation: Cannabis Industry Entrepreneur
Olivia Alexander has gracefully straddled the cannabis, technology and fashion communities. Olivia is the founder and CEO of The Crystal Cult, a fashion-forward brand for cannabis accessories, eyewear and vaporizers. She is also the COO and co-founder of The Third Eye Agency, one of the most influential marketing agencies serving the cannabis community. Most recently, Alexander has launched The Crystal Cult’s sister cannabis brand, Kush Queen. Inspired by The Crystal Cult and her Instagram community @TheKushQueens, Alexander continues to disrupt the male-dominated cannabis industry with the unapologetically female Kush Queen brand. Her brands have been featured in Cosmopolitan.com, LIVE! with Kelley and Michael, The New York Times, MTV.com, Fortune, Rolling Stone and Jezebel. Olivia is also president of ElevateLA, a nonprofit dedicated to the growth of cannabis education, normalization, and the cannabis industry as a whole. Before becoming an entrepreneur, Alexander spent over 20 years as a working actress and dancer in Los Angeles, appearing in commercial, TV, film, and print.
What is your greatest strength?
I would say my greatest strength is my work ethic. I get it from my mother and my grandmother, who are the hardest working women I have ever met. No day is too long, no task is too large. I get an invigorating feeling from hustling all day and night. I have always had an ability to just go for it and work as hard as I can. I live by the mantra ” they can’t stop you if you don’t stop” and I never do.
Do you have any hidden talents?
I can do a really good Britney Spears impersonation.
What is your favorite Bellacures service?
The Canna-cure of course!
Do you ever get nail art? What would you get?
Crystals and glitter! I love a little Swarovski sparkle or glitter on my nails.
Best drink to go with a mani?
Manicures and Pedicures- same time or staggered?
At the same time!
Matching nail and toe polish colors?
I love to mix and match! I love to put my accent color on my pointer fingers and toes!
What is your go-to restaurant and/or bar in town?
I am obsessed with Bestia in DTLA. Every time is like the first time at Bestia, the food never disappoints.
Drugstore or department store beauty products?
Neither! I love supporting online brands like Limecrime. I am obsessed with their Velvetine lips!
Best way to stay youthful looking?
Cannabis! CBD fights inflammation, which is why I incorporate it into my daily routine. I take a daily CBD supplement orally, then always add it to my serums. It’s incredible what it does for acne prone skin like mine. Being able to see it work its magic on pimples is truly mind blowing!
Who is your beauty crush?
If you could have anyone’s hair, whose would it be?
Camping or glamping?
Mac or PC?
Who do you admire most? What would you want to ask this person?
Lady Gaga! I would ask Gaga how she believes women can actually overcome the gender pay gap. The pay gap is real and its even worse for women of color. Our generation must fight for equal wages for equal work!