16 Business Takeaways From The First-Ever Pro-Safety Beauty Summit

As the global health crisis drags on, it’s a crucial time for beauty businesses to channel the hard lessons learned in 2020 into roadmaps for success in 2021. During the inaugural Pro Safety Beauty Summit organized by...

Hero Cosmetics Co-Founder Ju Rhyu Shares Lessons Learned From Her Brand’s First Capital Raise

Ju Rhyu, who recently closed her acne care brand Hero Cosmetics’ first round of funding, wants other founders to know the rumors about fundraising are absolutely true. “I had heard often that, ‘Fundraising is...

Dermasuri Launches Products Inspired By Middle Eastern And Japanese Exfoliation Rituals At Target

As retailers in the United States diversify their vendor repertoires, beauty assortments are increasingly stocked with products reflecting global influences brought to the country by immigrants. In the latest example, Target has launched Dermasuri, a brand inspired...

Money Issues: Indie Beauty Entrepreneurs Discuss The Pros And Cons Of External Funding

In this edition of Beauty Independent’s ongoing series posing questions to beauty entrepreneurs, we ask 27 brand founders and executives: Do you have outside investment or plans to secure it?

This New Brand Makes Hair Extensions Out Of Banana Fiber To Stop Itchy Scalp And Plastic Waste

After suffering from a bad reaction to synthetic hair extensions, Ciara Imani May was fed up. “I was wearing braids back-to-back, and my scalp was inflamed,” she says. “I felt like I didn’t have any other options, and...