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Building While Flying

Nov 4, 2021

Giovanni Vaccaro left his family’s restaurant business at age 18 and went straight to cosmetology school. He says he was the worst beauty student they’d ever seen. After years of learning and hard work, Gio became one of the most well-known and respected beauty professionals in New York. He then parlayed his expertise with his passion for innovation by co-founding the mobile beauty app Glamsquad. For 8 years, this disruptive beauty brand has allowed their clients to get ready in the comfort of their own home with top Glamsquad artists, helping them look and feel their best.


In this week’s episode of Building While Flying, Gio shares how Glamsquad was born and the challenges he’s faced while building and scaling the business. He shares the most important aspect of his business, discusses the qualities he looks for when hiring new team members, lessons learned during the COVID-19 pandemic, and the importance of maintaining brand values. Throughout the conversation, he offers some advice for aspiring business owners—some of which might surprise you!


Other in-flight topics:

  • How Glamsquad was born
  • Scaling the business
  • Building a memorable brand experience
  • Hiring the right people
  • Maintaining brand values
  • Challenges while building and scaling Glamsquad
  • ...and more!


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