Founded in 2008, Pollyseon® is the brainchild of an engineer (Polly J. Shrewsbury) & hair dresser (Judy Seonkyung Im), both self-proclaimed beauty addicts. Pollyseon® takes a best of both worlds (smart & sexy) approach to design & manufacturing to ensure precedent-setting, quality designer lifestyle products & accessories.
Polly, with a focus on marketing strategy for Fortune 500 clients, has 12 plus years of executive management and consulting experience. Her passion is bringing innovation to market and growing businesses. She holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Washington University in St. Louis; a Ph.D. in Bioengineering from the University of California, Berkeley; and an MBA Essentials from University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business. Polly has authored several scientific, peer-reviewed publications and patents, including those for the Pollyseon collection. Polly used her experience and education to bring the vision of Pollyseon to fruition.
With more than 20 years of experience, Judy is a gifted hair stylist. She has also worked 16 consecutive seasons in the trenches of New York’s Fashion Week. She can make her clients feel beautiful and bring to life the runway visions of style icons such as Betsey Johnson, Zac Posen, and Rodarte. Judy works at Jackson Ruiz Salon in Austin, North American Hairstyling Awards (NAHA) 2011 Salon of the Year. Her expertise brings deep product and industry knowledge, as well as access to top international stylists and colorists, to Pollyseon. Her work inspired the Pollyseon collection.