Meet Hien Kaplan — one of our amazing three co-founders here at Function of Beauty. Hien is a fearless leader, a super-brilliant formulation scientist, and an awesome mom to boot. Ahead, learn more about Hien, her background, and why she’s so proud to be part of the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community.
Full name: Hien Nguyen Kaplan
Occupation: Formulation scientist + co-founder of Function of Beauty
Family:Hien is one of eight sisters and four brothers
Earliest beauty memory: Watching her sister make a toner for her skin out of rice water
Beauty role model: Her mom, who grew her own plants, showing her the importance of hard work and the power of plants
Hair type + goals: Wavy, shine + anti-frizz
Favorite scent: Eucalyptus
Why she’s proud to be part of the AAPI community: “Because we’re all unique and special and have our own stories to tell.”
Her experience in the AAPI community: “I came from a really big family, coming to America. We all have a place here and we all matter; we all have something to bring and that should be recognized.”
Done reading? Keep up with Hien on Instagram @functionofhien!