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Agents of Change

By Phebe Wahl



These local luminaries are disrupting the beauty and fashion industries, offering both style and substance.

Barbara Close
“When I founded Naturopathica, I wanted to define well-being as a realistic approach to living a healthy, rewarding life,” explains CEO Barbara Close. In 1995, Close also founded the Naturopathica East Hampton Healing Arts Center & Spa (Red Horse Plaza, 74 Montauk Highway, East Hampton), establishing the brand as a leading authority on wellness. In addition to consulting with thought leaders around the world, Close also counts a master’s degree in therapeutic herbalism and will soon launch a holistic facial as well as travel kits. “We’re continuing to find ways to address the whole person support outer beauty from within,” she says.

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