Former Amazon And CVS Executive Set To Launch Livestreaming Beauty App Trendio

Trendio, a video-focused beauty shopping platform, is set to emerge from a beta testing period in the summer to officially launch this fall. The platform will be a competitor to Flip, Newness and Supergreat in a beauty...

This New York City Salon Combines Hairstyling, Facials And Custom Fragrances At One Cool Location

Pearlita NYC isn’t your average salon. It’s what hairstylist and founder Megan Robinson refers to as a “creative beauty collective” where clients can get their hair cut, receive facials or brow tints and grab custom-made fragrances in...

Macroeconomic Concerns, Amazon’s Troubles And Gen Z Beauty Spending: A Look At April’s Big Retail News

As Americans’ march back to stores picked up pace in April, e-commerce sales continued to decline from their pandemic peak—and even big e-tail players like Amazon felt the effects of the swing to retail. Despite the e-commerce sales...

Glow Recipe, Asutra And Golde On External Funding, Retail Distribution, Manufacturing And Merchandise

In today’s crowded market, beauty and wellness entrepreneurs face steep challenges, including establishing compelling brand identities, building awareness and managing resources. For those seeking to reinvent or reenergize a category, the challenges can be even steeper. For...

“This Has Affected Sales Tremendously”: Beauty Retailers Talk Rising Prices

Despite optimistic predictions inflation would decline, it’s been unrelenting of late. In the United States, inflation jumped 8.5% in April from a year ago to reach the highest level since 1981. Although economic conditions can certainly change,...

Biossance Parent Company Amyris Acquires Clean Beauty Retailer Onda

Amyris is acquiring Onda Beauty, the boutique clean beauty retailer co-founded by Naomi Watts. The deal marks the first retail acquisition for the synthetic biotechnology company that owns the Biossance, Pipette, Costa Brazil and Olika, and...

Uncommon Goods Was A Pioneering Sustainable E-Tailer In The Early Days Of E-Commerce—And It’s Still At It

In many respects, Uncommon Goods is a first mover. Early to online selling, the multi-category lifestyle e-tailer launched in the period leading up to dot-com boom in 2000. The idea of selling on the internet was...