EDMONTON, AB | When creator Gillian Thomson couldn't find a shower cap that worked for her, she knew she wasn't alone. So she set out to design a totally new one. She dreamed of making hair products since she was young, so she earned her chemistry degree and hairstyling license. While developing salon and spa products, she felt the beauty industry wasn't her cup of tea anymore and turned her career towards marketing and design. When the idea for a better shower cap came along ten years later, she combined this unique background to reignite her hair product dreams and invent Skipper, a durable, reusable and environmentally friendly shower cap.
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