Born and raised in Harlem, Stephanie Coker is the founder and maker behind SDOT Beauty - a luxury apothecary brand handcrafted in New York. As a Harlem native, Stephanie has always had a keen eye for creativity and culture making her education and life’s work about the business of style and beauty. She attended the world-renowned Fashion Institute of Technology, Stephanie is trained and experienced in the fashion and lifestyle industries. She spent over 15 years on the creative development side of style at companies like Rebecca Taylor and KAUFMANFRANCO doing research, development and buying. And in 2012 she decided to leave the fashion industry and invest in her dreams by starting her own beauty and lifestyle brand SDOT Beauty.
What started as a remedy for her personal hair and skincare concerns quickly grew into a thriving business. After 6 years as a beautypreneur, Stephanie has taken the brand from a favorite among just friends and family to a nationally recognized beauty editor fave. Having been heralded in publications like Essence Magazine, Yahoo! Beauty, Refinery29 and Buzzfeed as a brand to watch, the SDOT Beauty brand is on its way to being a household name.
Stephanie enjoys exploring her creativity in all aspects of life, from formulating products to conjuring up interior design concepts for her home. She places her priorities around faith, family and friends, traveling and experiencing new cultures bringing those experiences into the work she does with SDOT Beauty. Stephanie Coker is on a quest to bring the best in all-natural handcrafted beauty onto bathroom shelves nationwide and she is well on her way.