Entrepreneur and CEO
Kim Roxie is the Founder & CEO of LAMIK Beauty, a clean beauty brand that caters to multicultural women. After opening her own brick and mortar makeup shop at age 21, in Houston, TX on a $500 investment, Kim ran that store for 14 years and was the youngest African American woman to have her products carried in a major department store. In 2019, Roxie pivoted her business and launched LAMIK as an e-commerce beauty company. In 2020, Roxie secured a partnership with an augmented reality company to launch an innovative tech-enabled website that allows consumers to digitally try on cosmetics.
Kim has become a community leader, with the City of Houston formally naming June 23rd as Kim Roxie day. She holds an Executive Certification from the Tuck School of Business, a bachelor’s degree from Clark Atlanta University, and an Esthetician’s license from Houston Community College. She is a scholar in the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program, has served on the board of Career & Recovery Services, and currently serves on the City of Houston Mayor’s Millennial Advisory Board. In 2017 Kim received the Barack Obama Lifetime Achievement Award for Community Service. In 2019, Kim was honored as one of the Houston Business Journal’s 40 under 40, and was named one of the American Business Journal’s Most Influential Young Executives in 2019. Face2Face Africa has named her one of the 30 Black Stars among corporate executives and entrepreneurs and she is a recipient of American Express’ 100 for 100. Her company, LAMIK, has been featured in Essence, Allure, Cosmopolitan, and MarthaStewart.com.