Lunata Beauty Heats Up The Haircare Tool Segment With Its Cordless Styler

Lunata Beauty co-founders Stacey Boguslavskaya’s and Monica Abramov’s aha moment came when they were on a business trip in Ireland. Boguslavskaya recounts, “To save money, we both bought two carry-ons, and I called up Monica and said,...

Another DTC Darling Goes The Brick-And-Mortar Route As Winky Lux Enters Target

Direct-to-consumer brands continue to turn to traditional retailers to fuel growth. The latest digitally-native brand to adopt the hybrid growth model is accessible color cosmetics and skincare specialist Winky Lux. On March 1, the...

Sephora Partners With Prima On Product Launch And New CBD Standard

When Sephora chief merchandising officer Artemis Patrick spoke at BeautyX Retail Summit last May, she was positive about CBD’s outlook and its place in beauty. Sharing CBD was performing well at...

What Cannabis Beauty And Wellness Entrepreneurs Think About Sephora’s New CBD Standard

In this edition of Beauty Independent’s ongoing series posing questions to beauty entrepreneurs, we ask 27 brand founders and executives: What’s your reaction to Sephora’s new requirements that cannabis beauty brands use CBD from hemp grown in the...

Playing Hardball: How Indie Beauty Brands Negotiate Wholesale Contracts On Their Terms

In this edition of Beauty Independent’s ongoing series posing questions to beauty entrepreneurs, we ask 14 founders and executives: What’s an aspect of a wholesale contract you negotiated hard on, and how did it go?