Ole Henriksen (born May 4, 1951 in Nibe, Denmark) is a Danish skin cosmetician and manufacturer of skin care products. He currently lives in the United States. (Not to be confused with Ole Henriksen, co-founder of Borland).
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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 The Los Angeles Times 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 part-time in the Hollywood Hills with his husband, Laurence Roberts. The couple's other home is in Copenhagen, Denmark. The couple married in 2008 shortly before same-sex marriage in California was placed on hold in the State by Proposition 8. In 2011, Henriksen became the first 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 U.S. citizen. In 2017, Henriksen and Roberts purchased a residence in Copenhagen, Denmark where they currently have lived since 2018.
In spite of an often rough childhood, Henriksen is known for his always positive mindset and his kindness to others. It has often been said about Henriksen that he is the most cheerful and positive-minded person in the public eye.
Public appearances and televisionEdit
Henriksen gained a renewed attention with his show Ole Henriksen's 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.
As of November 6, 2019, Henriksen will star in a television series to be broadcast on Danish Television channel TV2 titled Ole elsker Danmark (Ole Loves Denmark) where he is followed by a camera crew around the country.
Henriksen was the Marine Park speaker voice in the Danish version of Disney's Finding Dory.
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- "Story behind Ole Henriksen". Archived from the original on 2018-12-15. Retrieved 2007-08-17.
- Lennon, Christine (2006-03-08). "California Closets". Time. Archived from the original on September 28, 2006. Retrieved 2010-05-20.
- "Ildsjæle tager pulsen på Ole Henriksen".
- "Summer Beauty Tips From an L.A. Skin Care Guru". Archived from the original on 2007-08-30. Retrieved 2007-08-17.
- "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.
- "Cremekongen flytter hjem til Danmark: HER SKAL HAN BO!". 28 December 2017.
- "Ole Henriksen om mors slag: Jeg har tilgivet hende". 3 December 2019.
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- Danish Charts: PULS page