The sign outside his Los Angeles beauty salon
May 4, 1951 |
|Occupation||Skin Care, Day spa, Author|
Ole Henriksen was born and raised in a small town of Nibe, Denmark. After an impoverished upbringing, Henriksen travelled to Indonesia, during which time his skin became inflamed with cystic acne. He was treated by an aesthetician named Lagita, at a clinic in Jakarta.
The successful treatment, performed with various botanicals, piqued Henriksen’s interest in skin care. Henriksen moved to London to pursue degrees in skin care and cosmetic chemistry, before moving to the United States.
He moved to San Francisco for a year and before moving to Los Angeles to open his first spa. It was after Vogue Magazine ran a short story on him that he began attracting a celebrity clientele and his spa remains a constant hot spot for socialites and celebrities to have their skin pampered.
His spa business, based on Sunset Boulevard in Los Angeles, has been running for three decades. The spa has been the preferred skin care clinic for countless of Hollywood celebrities, recording artists and other high profiled customers for years. Henriksen sold his Sunset spa business to employee Vance Soto in 2013. The Ole Henriksen skin care product business operates from Van Nuys. The product line is available in over 12 countries and has won several awards. Henriksen serves as the company's Creative Director after he sold the product line to LVMH in February 2011 for an undisclosed amount.
Henriksen resides in the exclusive Hollywood Hills with husband Laurence Roberts. The couple married in 2008 shortly before the same-sex marriage in California was placed on hold in the State by Proposition 8. In 2011 Henriksen became the fist male recipient to receive the Grevinde Danners Ærespris- a Danish honorary award presented by the Danner Foundation in recognition of achievements in women's and children's rights. Henriksen was awarded for speaking publicly about abusive relationships of which Henriksen himself was a victim prior to meeting Laurence Roberts. In 2014 Henriksen became a naturalized citizen of The United States.
Public appearances and television
Henriksen gained a renewed attention with his show Ole Henriksens Hollywood on Danish TV2 in 2007, where he invited six well-known Danish men to his clinic in Hollywood for a complete treatment. In 2014, Henriksen appeared in a Danish documentary Jeg vil være Ole Henriksen (I want to become Ole Henriksen) created and hosted by Danish journalist Ole Juncker in which Juncker follows Henriksen in his daily routines for weeks with the intent of adapting Henriksen's famous, positive mindset and cheerful personality.
- Featured in
|2011||"Dope" (PULS feat. Ole Henriksen)||3||PULS EP
- "Story behind Ole Henriksen".
- "Ildsjæle tager pulsen på Ole Henriksen".
- "Summer Beauty Tips From an L.A. Skin Care Guru".
- "LVMH Acquires Renowned Skincare Brand Ole Henriksen". Businesswire. 7 February 2011. Retrieved 2 January 2016.
- Ioannou, Lisa (4 November 2008). "Ole Henriksen gifter sig pga. valg" (in Danish). TV2 Nyhederne. Retrieved 2 January 2016.
- Seeberg, Kenan (4 November 2011). "Voldsramt creme-konge hyldes i Dannerhuset". B.T. Retrieved 2 January 2016.
- Ritzau (11 July 2014). "Ole Henriksen afslører: Nu er jeg amerikaner". Fyens Stifttidende. Retrieved 2 January 2016.
- Lennon, Christine (2006-03-08). "California Closets". Time. Retrieved 2010-05-20.
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- Danish Charts: PULS page