Discover Beauty & the Broth and Be Empowered by Melissa Boloña
In this edition of Empowered Women Empower, join us for a peek inside the inspiring world of Melissa Bolona, founder and CEO of Beauty & the Broth, a beauty and wellness brand offering shelf-stable, direct-to-consumer bone broth that’s care-free, convenient, and customizable. Read on to meet Melissa, and discover why you need to try Beauty & the Broth!
Meet Melissa Boloña
Founder of Beauty & the Broth
Growing up in both the United States and Peru, Melissa Bolona’s immersion in dual cultures led her to appreciate various approaches to natural beauty and expressions of creativity. After completing education in International Marketing in Paris, she decided to pursue acting and went on to lead a successful career alongside many A-list actors in Hollywood and starring in more than 20 films.
Working many years in the creative industry led to Melissa feeling exhausted and unmotivated. Searching for a cure in all the wrong places, Melissa found herself at home with her family where her sister introduced her to bone broth. She immediately saw results, finding her energy levels increased, gut-health improved, and her mind clear with purpose.
Melissa soon got down to business in her own kitchen, testing countless ratios and recipes and figuring out a way to bring flavorful, collagen-rich bone broth to the masses. A natural entrepreneur, her mission is to provide convenient access to this magical elixir so that everyone has an opportunity to experience its benefits.
After a year of development and perfecting, Beauty & the Broth launched in late 2020, delivering holistic healing and beauty both inside and out.
Melissa currently lives and works in Los Angeles, California. In her spare time, she enjoys pilates, cycling, playing chess and backgammon, taking her pups to the park, and also continues her longtime philanthropic endeavors.
Read on to get to know Melissa Bolona and be empowered!
Love Happens: As our name, and the tagline of our publisher KOKET denotes, at ‘Love Happens’ we are firm believers that you cannot achieve any level of success without love. When did your love affair with bone broth begin? And how did it make you feel?
Melissa Boloña: I agree with this statement!!! My love affair with bone broth began about 2.5 years ago. I was SHOCKED how it made my stomach feel and look, how it gave me clarity, and how it truly helped my skin with well crows-feet. I get really into ‘phases’ and trying things out. After having bone broth I knew this one wasn’t a phase but something here to stay.
Lh: What empowers you?
Melissa: People empower me. I feed off of being inspired and inspiring people. Everyone has fears and things that hold them back. Myself included. Seeing brilliant females start their own companies or at the top of whatever business of activity, they are in truly empowers me.
Lh: What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Melissa: I have a range here. My lego-man painting I completed, my puppies living a great life, my modeling/acting career, and THIS—Beauty & the Broth. Beauty & the Broth is for sure my greatest achievement because I literally knew ZERO percent about any of this and how to start a company etc and I dove in headfirst and learned everything.
Lh: Who is Melissa Boloña the Woman?
Melissa: Still learning about her! lol. But she is someone who CARES a lot, she cares about everything she does to do it right. She cares massively for those close to her, and boy does she have OCD which as it turns out is beneficial! She is someone who ponders a lot and cares about making a positive environment and a humorous one for those around her.
Lh: Who is Melissa Boloña the founder of Beauty & the Broth?
Melissa: She is driven, compassionate, executes. She cares tremendously about the well-being of her company, people working with Beauty & the Broth, and of course the amazing, supportive customers. She feels that Beauty & the Broth is a family and operates every day like so.
Lh: How do you empower other women?
Melissa: I think I empower women to chase their dreams and realize no dream is too big or too small. I am proof that anyone and anyone can do it and to not be scared. I think fear is a barrier to a lot of people and I think that is where I empower women.
Lh: What three pieces of advice would you give to a young woman starting her career?
Melissa: 1) FOCUS 2) Take your time and RESEARCH 3) LET GO OF SELF-DOUBT, we all make mistakes—learn and grow from it, and don’t beat yourself up.
Lh: Do you have any mottos you like to live by?
WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR? Live your life now!
Lh: What’s next for Melissa Boloña?
Melissa: Heavily focused on building a bone broth empire!!! I want to help heal people from the inside out and am very happy that people can trust us to do so. New product lines, categories, partnerships, all the things!