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Hair Scientists
on a mission
Our mission is to give you the hair you deserve. Combining hair science and a little bit of your strands, we're changing the status quo for hair care.
Our Story
Strands started with a simple question: what’s happening on our heads? Our founder, Eric Delapenha, was working at a biotech diagnostics company when he started seeing custom hair care companies pop up. Eric realized he couldn’t accurately answer the quizzes. Strands was started to introduce the precision and science of biotechnology to an industry that has been a guessing game for so long.
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from you
We’re here to help you discover your most beautiful hair. Don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions, comments, or special requests. DM us on Instagram @Strands_hair or email us anytime at
Biologists, Chemists,
Engineers, and More
Meet the team who’s designing the future of hair care with you.
Eric Delapenha
Founder, CEO, Biologist
Rita El-khouri, PhD
Chief Innovation Officer, Chemist
Andrew Drach, PhD
Chief Technology Officer
Advisory Board
Our advisors come from different backgrounds that guide us from setup and process optimization, to scaling our operations.
Mike Rapp
Global hair care process engineering at Unilever
Mark Kovinsky
Co-founder, CEO at Superior Biologics
Adam Domian
Portfolio Acceleration at M13, Beauty personal care, foods at Unilever
James Xie
Co-founder, COO at Fulgent Genetics