Latina Makeup Artist and Around The World Beauty Founder Is Making Travel Accessible To WOC


Professional makeup artist Stephanie Flor knew at the very beginning of her career that she wanted to make a difference in this world. The 31-year-old half Costa-Rican and half Ecuadorian wanted to find a way to combine her passion for both beauty and travel into something that wouldn’t just inspire women, but empower them. This was the inspiration behind Around The World Beauty, a traveling business that “unlocks the world’s best-kept beauty secrets one destination at a time whether it be through content on ATW’s digital platform, their beauty tours that happen around the world, partnerships or local events. Flor figured if she was going to create beauty tours around the world, why not extend them to her home town of NYC too?

“I ventured to travel to over 30 countries to learn from other women their beauty culture, their ingredients, and rituals but along the way I discovered the real foundation of youth. It doesn’t revolve around products, or scientific research. It was the simple act of being in tribe with women,” she tells HipLatina. “Sharing bathing, creating oils together—it was the experience that truly left the mind, body and soul radiating. Around the world beauty continues to evolve from my simple journey to discover my own beauty but now offering global tours where I get to actually bring women to countries where beauty still exist at its most raw and authentic form. We venture to the source of beauty, sometimes to the Amazon and the heights of mountains and indigenous tribes. The trips continue to inspire me, and the world continues to show me the deeper connection to self beyond the surface.”

Flor has organization beauty tours around the world in numerous countries so far including Tanzania, India, Ecuador, and Morocco. But for anyone living in NYC, Steph’s local tours are a great way to get a taste for the international ones she organizes throughout the year.

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#SquadGoals Happy #friendshipday – It's beautiful to find yourself traveling with strangers who after a few days become family. You ask yourself who would I be without knowing this person who so organically has entered your life to add love and beauty. When we're willing to get outside the comfort zone to take a daring step into the unknown we find love and friendships that last a lifetime. I see you because in you I see me – Lisa Schroeder✨💫✨ Cheers to one of our favorite pictures from our #IndiaBeautyJourney earlier in the year and the lifetime friendships we made in those 10 days traveling through India- I can't wait to travel with you ladies again soon ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨ Tag Below your travel #friendship bestie 👯 ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨ #Women #travel #travelblog #travelblogger #travelgram #traveling #instatravel #traveltheworld #doyoutravel #seetheworld #wanderlust #passionpassport #digitalnomad #stayandwander #beautifuldestinations #squadup

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NEW BLOG POST: In Morocco, hijab is mainly referred to as a headscarf that covers the hair and neck of the wearer. This is the most visible way of wearing hijab and you can wear this in combination with long dresses, traditional loose garments like an abaya or even with street wear that you’d associate more with the West. The hijabis who are quite fashionable will often sport the more Turkish style of covering, known as the turban. @DinaTokio and @demureista are some of my popular modest fashion Youtuber who often rocks this style and inspires Muslim girls around the world to feel that an outward representation of their religion doesn’t have to mean you can’t express your personal sense of style or love of fashion. Post written by #Beautytraveler : @bgjaramillo and Special Thank You to @desertluxurycamp for sharing this moment with me. 🎥 @passport2pretty #morocco #hamman #palette #lipstick #beautyexploring ❤️ #hijab #hijabfashion #Marakeshbeauty #marakesh #moroccoBeauty #AtwbeautyxNomad #fezbeauty #moroccotravel #moroccoshopping #nomadbeauty #beautyblogger #moroccotrip #morocco🇲🇦 #moroccan #beautyjourney #dinatokio

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“What inspired the beauty journeys in NYC was really our great followers. Not everyone can travel across the world due to financial restrictions (even though we do have payment plans) and other responsibilities. So we wanted to create an experience we could share as a group in the most diverse city in the world,” she says. “I already had a list o fly favorite wellness destinations and wanted to share them with all women and men that love global beauty and wellness rituals.

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Flor refers to her NYC tours as mini NYC educational tours mixed with beauty vibes. The first one kicks off on Wednesday, September 5th and will include everything from a historical tour throughout the East Village and SoHo, shopping, an introduction to some indie beauty brands, beauty and wellness tips and workshops, lessons on beneficial beauty ingredients, trips to numerous shops, and more.

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“My goal is to inspire people to discover the deeper meaning of beauty. Maybe you’re curious about green beauty or global beauty. Having traveled all around the world, I’ve learned about the magical power of ingredients and how they not only help us achieve outer beauty but also inner beauty,” she says. “My goal is to change the conversation on how we see beauty.”

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#whatisyourbeautyritual .. earlier in the month I had the pleasure of sharing @atwbeauty #aroundtheworldbeauty with an incredible group of women on behalf of @goodtravels.co – I shared ingredients, recipes, and the beauty behind the culture of Morocco. As many of you know I've been working on doing a #beautyjourney to Morocco since last year when I fell in love with the souks, and hidden beauty all around me traveling throughout Morocco. Creating this workshop for @goodtravels.co allowed me to see my vision for Around The World Beauty come to life. I'm so excited to share more of this amazing journey on my blog aroundtheworldbeauy.com ❤️🙏🏾 Stay Tuned. For not how beautiful are these images by @arnelle founder of @goodtravels.co ⭐️We were making #eyekohl ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨ I would also like to Credit @domaine_de_la_roseraie for sharing with us the ritual of #ghassoul during our time in Morocco #beautyexploring. If your in Morocco it's a dream to visit their location and experience your very own ritual. Plus their hammam is incredible. #rhassoulclaytreatment #henna #beautyingredients #beauty #wellness #globalbeauty #beautytravel #moroccobeauty #moroccobeautyingredients #traveler #travel #beautysecrets #beautyrituals

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As far as travel goes, Flor strongly feels travel—especially for WOC—is incredibly important. Though she recognizes it’s a privilege to travel around the world, she also wants to find a way to make it more easily accessible.

“As a Latina it’s important for me to make travel accessible to people because I know what it’s done for me. It opened my eyes to love myself and feel worthy because of the wisdom I built around who I am and why I am beautiful,” she says.

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Wellness Wednesday ✨💄💫💋As glorious as summer is, especially during the Fourth of July weekend it can sometimes throw us off kilter. From sweltering heat and sunburn, to freezing offices and drying chlorine, to days full of sweet drinks and salty foods, it’s easy to feel out of sync. Fortunately, the ancient and effective practices of Ayurvedic medicine can help bring you back in balance. Read on our blog AroundTheWorldBeauty to find out what your dosha is and how to keep them balanced during the long summer days especially today for the Fourth of July. Ph Credit 📷 @lovekarinamunoz Written by @maelstrom54 #beautytraveler https://wp.me/p7POrm-4Ui #dosha #ayurveda #beauty #wellness #tips #

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To learn more about Flor’s beauty tours, check out aroundtheworldbeauty.com and follow them on Instagram @atwbeauty.

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