Hampton Sun, Brand and Founder Bio
The Hampton Sun Vision
As co-founders of Hampton Sun we wanted to create something very special—bringing the glamour back into sunbathing.
After studying a basket full of different types of suntan products by the pool one day, we wanted to create something that was completely different. It had to be natural, feel light, silky, clean and rejuvenating, contain the most powerful antioxidants along with vitamins A through E and provide UVA/UVB protection to help reduce premature signs of aging. Having achieved this, the line also had to have a complete spectrum of SPF protection for all skin types, be hypo-allergenic and dermatologically tested for safety. After working with a highly experienced chemist for over a year perfecting the formulas, we finally achieved our goal.
We hope you enjoy the line as much as we enjoy it with our friends in the Hamptons… remember, be Smart and be Serious about the sun protection you choose, that’s Smart Serious Sunbathing.
See you on the beaches,
Salvatore & Grant
Co-founders and residents of Manhattan and Southampton, NY.
About the Brand
Hampton Sun is a high-end luxury brand specializing in suncare, skincare and fragrance created especially for quality-minded individuals who enjoy the sun but not the burn. Inspired by the beautiful beaches of eastern Long Island, New York, this niche brand has rapidly become recognized by world renowned resorts, spas and beauty retailers not only for its beautiful and crisp signature Privet Bloom scent but its unique formulas.
All Hampton Sun products include natural and organic oils as well as anti-aging ingredients. Hampton Sun’s hypo-allergenic and dermatologically tested formulas provide superior skin treatment that is refreshingly natural, luxurious and effective. Hampton Sun’s SPF oils, lotions and Luxe Sport continuous mist sprays offer broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection for every category of sungoer. Hampton Sun products create a complete sophisticated suncare experience. The product line features items for pre-sun preparation, in-sun exposure and keeping a perfect post-sun glow.
International press publications were taken by the essence of the high-end ‘Hamptons’ lifestyle. Magazines such as Cosmopolitan, Harper’s Bazaar Dubai, Marie Claire, Vogue Deutsche, InStyle, and Town & Country have featured Hampton Sun – as have numerous blogs and other online publications. In the words of The New York Times, “Hampton Sun aims to erase the line between suncare and skincare.”
Meet Salvatore Piazzolla, President of Hampton Sun
About the Team
President/Owner - Salvatore Piazzolla, a Southampton, New York Native had a vision. He wanted push the envelope for sun care and create a brand that would be unique and luxurious to bring the glamour back into sun bathing. Along with his partner, Grant Wilfley, he did just that.
Salvatore’s background in real estate gave him no prior experience in the beauty industry. Long hours of researching and brainstorming along with dedication and self-determination led him to finally launch a sun care and skin care line that would shock leaders in the industry. Hampton Sun’s advanced formulations are unlike any other providing the best ingredients a product has to offer. With a combination of natural and organic oils, Salvatore was able to achieve what so many have longed for, a healthy way to get back under the suns rays worry- free. Now that’s Smart Serious Sunbathing.
Vice President - Grant Wilfley is no stranger to the New York scene. As a native New Yorker himself and the President and Owner of Grant Wilfley Casting, a prestigious and well known film and television casting company in the city, the past 18 years have been a huge success for him, but nothing was too much for Grant. A Hampton’s resident since the late 1980’s, his circle of friends only grew. After meeting Salvatore Piazzolla seven years ago and discussing a concept, a partnership for a sun care line seemed inevitable. One sunny afternoon as he was sitting by the pool with Salvatore, Michael Kors, and a few other good friends, an idea was born. Grant takes part in the creative aspect of Hampton Sun, researching the newest ideas on the market and incorporating them into Hampton Sun’s products. When he’s not working two jobs, you will find him relaxing on the beach and catching up with old friends.