Venn Launches At Net-A-Porter As The Luxury E-Tailer Expands Its K-Beauty Offering
Brian Oh, founder of Korean skincare brand Venn, wants to broaden the conversation around K-Beauty. “Unfortunately, K-Beauty in the U.S. has been defined by facial masks. Many people got introduced to K-Beauty through masks, but there is so much more than sheet masks and ‘cute’ products,” says Oh, whose brand is gaining distribution traction. ...
The Battle For Indie Beauty Is On: Ulta Beauty And Sephora Intensify Their Focuses On Up-And-Comers With New Displays
Ulta Beauty and Sephora are going head-to-head in the race to be the go-to destination for the formidable beauty brands of tomorrow. Shortly after Sephora premiered The Next Big Thing displays containing rising makeup brands in June, Ulta over the weekend revealed the new concept Sparked at Ulta Beauty dedicated to up-and-comers ...
How Indigo Wild Founder Emily Voth Knew The Time Was Right To Sell Her Company
“I had raised the baby who is now ready for college,” says Emily Voth, founder of Indigo Wild, explaining her company’s deal with Hammond, Kennedy, Whitney & Co. Inc. last year. The private equity firm acquired a majority stake in the maker of Zum natural products for an undisclosed sum. Voth and her husband Todd remain ...
NakedPoppy Scores $4M For Clean Beauty Curation And AI-Driven Product Recommendations
Clean indie beauty brands have a new platform to help them get into consumers’ hands. Created by Jaleh Bisharat and Kimberly Shenk, NakedPoppy is a curated website for busy women without the time or inclination to stroll store aisles in search of clean beauty products. Its assortment of makeup, tools and skincare spans ...
Does It Really Take Two Years To Build A Blockbuster Beauty Product?
No beauty brand wants consumers to think it hastily whipped up its formulas overnight. A lengthy product development process connotes care and quality. But, in the beauty industry, it’s not necessary to belabor behind-the-scenes labor. While many companies report the journey from product concept to store shelf is two years, a Business of Fashion ...
When Ulta Beauty Came Calling, Terra Beauty Bars Was Ready
Many beauty startups aren’t prepared when a major account comes calling. They don’t have the bandwidth or cash to meet inventory demands, and aren’t set up logistically to ship thousands of pieces. That wasn’t the case for three-year-old Terra Beauty Bars, which was retail ready when Ulta Beauty expressed interest. The beauty specialty ...
What’s In A Brand Name? For Mineral Sunscreen Specialist Sconset, It Makes All The Difference
When Tera Washburn, her two sisters and mother (Tori, Jacqueline and Patricia, respectively) were developing their sunscreen brand three years ago, the name they selected, Clean, wasn’t a ubiquitous term. “It was before ‘clean’ was trendy and the description of a beauty section,” says Washburn. “We realized clean could also refer to everything from ...