KERACELL® + MUSIC = THE BRAND OF EKIN
Fusing her music into her luxury skincare l haircare brand, Ekin expertly markets all the KERACELL® products have to offer.
ABOUT EKIN OZLEN
Growing up in the small coastal Florida town of Cocoa Beach, one of Ekin’s earliest memories
finds her at age 5, singing her heart out and putting on regular shows for her mom and stepdad
on a marble “stage” (which was actually the family’s living room fireplace harth).
Although singing, songwriting and performing has always placed Ekin in a deeper, more fulfilling
mode of personal expression, she’s also been inspiring people throughout the world via her
It all began with a commercial for Ron Jon’s, a world famous Florida based surf shop whose Cocoa
Beach location is currently the largest of its kind in the world; where Ekin – a former Miss Turkey
finalist – was recruited by a local modeling agent for the sandal and surf wear company, Reef
Brazil. She became an International Miss Reef Brazil model, traveling the world for years as a
representative of the brand and its lifestyle, being photographed for magazines and calendars and
making appearances throughout the U.S. and internationally everywhere from Germany,
Switzerland, France and South Africa to many countries in South America signing posters and
calendars at events for the brand. It was an opportunity she is forever grateful for as she was able
to travel and see the world at such a young age.
A relocation to NYC proved inevitable, to further pursue her career in the competitive modeling
industry. A big change for a girl who grew up a self-professed “beach bunny,” Ekin secured a
contract with the renowned Ford Modeling Agency and began doing catalog work as well as
editorial print and signed with the Innovative Artists Agency, commercially. She found a niche with a career focused on modeling for many lingerie & swimwear brands. She also
began studying with renowned acting coach Susan Batson and enrolled at the prestigious Black
Nexxus Acting School in Manhattan. Simultaneously, Ekin earned a Bachelor’s Degree in
Psychology and a Minor in Criminal Justice.
While living and working in Manhattan, Ekin’s musical ambitions were rekindled by Brooklyn
based free-styling hip-hop artists who engaged in spontaneous “word battles.” Inspired, she
bought a Pro Tools rig and started experimenting with beats, which led her to begin writing lyrics
and singing again. The first song she wrote, “Turkish Delight,” a collaboration with Turkish
rapper Cihan Ozdemir, was influenced by the vibe of her native culture.
When she’s not working on furthering her luxury cosmeceutical brand, KERACELL, or making
music, Ekin, a passionate animal lover, is spending time riding her two beloved horses, Prestige
and Zoltaire. Her family in Turkey has a long history in the equestrian world, beginning with her
grandfather, who founded the first horseback riding association in Ankara, Turkey. Ekin moved
from NYC to Los Angeles with her horses, several years ago to further her musical career but also
to have wide open spaces to ride and participate in jumping competitions with her horses.
“Developing my musical identity and having the opportunity to release the track, “Where You At” with actor/singer Vadhir Derbez is just another step in an exciting, unpredictable journey,” says
Ekin, "It’s fun because so much can
happen and I feel very inspired by this forward momentum, like anything IS actually possible. I’ve enjoyed my career as a model very much, but there are certain creative limitations when you’re
working in the service of the vision of others. With the opportunity to write, sing and perform my
own music, it’s fulfilling to have a deeper level of freedom of expression. I’ve always loved moving
people and music is the most powerful way I know to do that.”
Part businesswoman, part artist, the Turkish born, American raised songstress just released her
newest single, “Where You At” which was produced by Truemakers Music
The release for Ekin’s previous track and music video for the single, “La Noche” followed entrance
to retail giants, such as Dillard’s and Macy’s department stores, with her clinically validated,
unisex “Human Stem Cell Extract” based product line, KERACELL, which is also featured within
the “La Noche" music video as well as within the song’s catchy lyrics.” With KERACELL’s co-
starring role in “La Noche” - Ekin’s belief that beauty comes in all forms and touches all senses is
KERACELL is no doubt the focus, as well as the driving force, of every one of Ekin’s pursuits and
business choices. The female owned skincare & haircare brand was created due to Ekin’s quest for flawless skin and hair as a working FORD model, then came the experimentation and
finally, expertise in skin treatment protocols and topical skincare products that could offer an edge
in a saturated and competitive modeling industry. Ekin has been breaking through glass ceilings and achieving milestones that serve as an
inspiration to all.
The lines that once separated the creative disciplines of music, fashion, beauty, and film have all
blurred – and now, the public appreciates a multidimensional artist. Ekin is that artist, the voice,
the beauty entrepreneur, and has that creative “It” factor fueling all her endeavors. Focusing now
on using her music as the heartbeat of her beauty brand, KERACELL, Ekin is grateful for the opportunity to funnel all of her talents into one vessel.