This New Australian E-Commerce Destination Wants To Be The Net-a-Porter Of Clean Beauty
Clare McGrowdie, a red carpet, film and television hairdresser and makeup artist for 20 years, has pretty discerning tastes when it comes to where she shops for makeup, haircare and skincare. So, after switching from conventional to natural beauty products two years ago, she was sorely disappointed by the pharmacies predominantly carrying them in ...
The Persistent Problems Facing Indie Makeup Brands Developing Inclusive Shade Ranges
When 38-year-old LaTrice Moore began to dabble in makeup as a girl, she’d search for foundations that matched her mocha caramel coloring at drugstores and often walked away empty-handed. “A foundation for my shade may have been the darkest shade available, and there were never many options,” she says. “Based on my experience, I ...
Up, Up And Away: Publisher Nader Naeymi-Rad Charts Beauty Independent’s Expansion
One year on and Beauty Independent keeps gaining altitude, and Nader Naeymi-Rad couldn’t be more pleased. Naeymi-Rad is co-founder (along with Jillian Wright) of the Indie Beauty Media Group, Beauty Independent’s parent company, and he also serves as Beauty Independent’s publisher and principal architect.  So we sat down ...
Black Chicken Remedies, Born In A Fowl-Embellished Bowl In Australia, Spreads Across The Globe
Black Chicken Remedies today has a sweeping assortment of 64 products spanning diffusers, dry shampoo, night serums, nasal inhalants and scalp treatments, but it started much smaller 18 years ago with founder Chey Birch mixing skin-healing tonics for herself and her friends. The tonics soothed Birch’s inflamed skin, impressed her friends, and Black Chicken Remedies ...
Is Crowdfunding A Viable Option For Indie Beauty Companies?
In this edition of Beauty Independent’s ongoing series posing questions to beauty entrepreneurs, we ask 11 founders and executives: Have you run a crowdfunding campaign and, if so, how did it go?