UOMA’s Sharon Chuter, Beautycounter’s Gregg Renfrew And Supergoop’s Holly Thaggard On Leading Mission-Driven Brands

A growing group of beauty entrepreneurs put mission over money. Three such beauty entrepreneurs—diversity champion Sharon Chuter, founder of UOMA Beauty, skin cancer fighter Holly Thaggard, founder and CEO of Supergoop,...

Instagram’s Influencer Crackdown, Pinterest’s Creator Diversity Efforts And Other Social Media News

With the presidential election in the United States less then two weeks away, social media companies are consumed with political matters. Still, they’re not completely ignoring other matters. Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and TikTok are shoring up their...

Inside The Box: Solving The Mysteries Of Paper Packaging

Bottles, jars and tubes aren’t the only beauty packaging units affecting the environment. Secondary packaging is a big part of the story, too. “Sixty-five-plus percent of secondary packaging is made out of paper,” said Nader Naeymi-Rad, co-founder of...

Meet The Black Entrepreneurs Fighting Discrimination In The Beauty Supply Sector

Beauty supply stores are staples of the Black community, places where women stock up on haircare items like relaxers, edge control, extensions, wigs and a hodgepodge of other products. Quantity, though, doesn’t necessarily equal quality. Brittney Ogike, who...

Sanctuaire Is Building An Online Luxury Beauty And Wellness Oasis For BIPOC Brands And Shoppers

Three years ago, Courtney Arrington-Baldwin began seeking $2 million to fund a wellness retreat for Black and brown women. Even though she was ideally suited to open it—trained as a civil engineer, she’d managed $1 million to $93 million...