This weekend is Father’s Day, and this year to celebrate, we sat down with our co-founder and father of three, Henry Harper, to get a behind-the-scenes look at his life at Tata Harper Skincare.
What is a typical day like in your life?
Typical Day: Up by 6:00 AM every day. Some days I work out with a trainer between 5:30 – 6:30 AM, and by 7:20 AM the three kids are in the truck and I drive them to school as a tradition. I get to the office by 8:30 AM, then it’s calls, calls, calls, meetings, calls, and emails. The day generally involves speaking to people non-stop. In the afternoon and evening I try to enjoy some time outdoors: running, walking, playing tennis or soccer with the kids. After 9:00 PM it’s reading, learning and reflecting, ‘quiet’ time–but only if Game of Thrones is not on TV.
Being surrounded by beauty experts and some of the most innovative technology and research in the industry must mean you have your skincare game down pat. What does your current regimen look like?
I admit that prior to our current business I was a soap and water man. Today I have been convinced that skincare makes sense! I am careful about the sun and I use the Regenerating Cleanser, Repairative Moisturizer, and I will admit, on occasion, the serum. The aromatherapy products are a guilty pleasure.
What would you say to any men out there who are reluctant to dive into the world of beauty and skincare?
I would never tell a man to dive into the world of “beauty” but rather listen and learn from women about how and why we should take care of our skin. Men spend a lot of time working out and grooming. Many times we overlook our skin. But truthfully we don’t want to look like a lounge lizard with crocodile skin.
Let’s talk about fatherhood. What is the most important lesson you have learned so far as a father of three?
I have learned patience and being present. I live in the future. I also typically live with a natural sense of urgency: Go, go, go. With kids, you need to adjust to their speed, focus and be present with them.
What is the best piece of advice about fatherhood you’ve ever been given?
Be present and participate. It goes by quick!
How about business advice?
Sleep on it.
What’s your favorite thing to do with your kids?
I love playing sports with my kids and building Lego projects.
Author: Liz Longeri
Liz is a Boston native currently living in Vermont, and a lover of all things beauty, aesthetics, and social media.