– Beauty YouTubers Desi Perkins and Katy DeGroot have a strong friendship and have known each other for a long time, with a combined 5 million-plus subscribers on YouTube.
– Although they have multiple businesses to run, with Desi overseeing her Dezi eyewear brand and Dezi Skin and Katy launching clothing brand Thirty Years with her husband, they still make time for each other and value their friendship.
– They often hang out together without filming new content and are each other’s sounding boards for their businesses, discussing marketing and influencer outreach. They also support each other through the ups and downs of the industry.
Beauty YouTubers Desi Perkins and Katy DeGroot recently spent time together, reminiscing about their earlier days on YouTube and catching up on each other’s lives. The duo, who have accumulated a combined 5 million subscribers on YouTube and 6.6 million followers on Instagram, talked about their friendship and how they prefer to make memories together rather than spending their free time creating content. Both are also busy running their own businesses: Perkins is busy overseeing her Dezi eyewear brand and Dezi Skin, while DeGroot recently launched a clothing brand called Thirty Years with her husband, Jon.
Perkins and DeGroot’s friendship dates back to the early days of their YouTube careers. They first connected because of their shared interest in beauty and similarities in style, but their playful banter eventually cemented their bond. Though they have busy schedules now, the two remain close and talk every day. They work together on creative and business ideas, and even use each other as sounding boards for potential new products.
Despite their success, Perkins and DeGroot also acknowledge the difficulties that come with the beauty industry. They have leaned on each other throughout their careers, offering support and a listening ear during tough times. They are each looking towards the future and continuing to build on their achievements, with Perkins aiming to focus on discovering her new creative identity post-motherhood, and DeGroot looking to expand her passion for fashion.
For the two of them, an ideal day together involves low-key activities, such as eating good food and enjoying each other’s company. Even as they have grown and evolved as individuals, Perkins and DeGroot’s friendship remains a constant in their lives.