How Beauty Entrepreneurs Who Are Mothers Handle The Many Challenges The Pandemic’s Thrown At Them

We’re now a year into a global pandemic that’s been especially hard on small business owners and working mothers. Many independent beauty brand founders occupy both roles, making the challenging stretch all that more challenging.  A...

Betoken, A Brand Designed To Ease The Stresses Of Adulting, Grows Up As It Rebrands From Good Jane

In January, Liz Kirby swung her legs up on a couch in her Portland, Maine home to settle in for a video shot by Vuk Multimedia, a company she’d connected with in a previous stage of her...

Asian American Beauty Brand Founders On The Ethics Of Selling Gua Sha

In its Instagram Stories last week, beauty industry watchdog Estée Laundry highlighted claims that skincare brand Wabi-Sabi Botanicals hasn’t been crediting the origins of its name—it comes from the Japanese concept of accepting imperfection that’s grounded...

Beauty Entrepreneurs And Executives Share Advice From Women Who Inspire Them

To mark International Women’s Day, we asked 49 brand founders and executives to identify women who are an inspiration to them and answer the following question: What great advice did they impart to you?

New Brand OffCourt Offers Sophisticated Body Sprays For Active Guys Upgrading From Axe

When you’re putting out a body spray, the comparisons to Axe are unavoidable. Bani Bahari and Jonathan Lawrence, the married co-founders of OffCourt, a new men’s personal care brand starting with the combo cologne-deodorant product, aren’t running...