Six Brands Highlighting The Diversity Of African Beauty

Highlighting the riches and diversity of Africa’s 54 countries, African and African-inspired brands are entering the beauty industry aperture in a big way. “New African brands are taking control of their narrative,” says Akosua Acheaw, founder of Lagos,...

This Forthcoming DTC Brand Connects Fragrance, Feelings And Skincare

Like for a lot of Black women beauty founders before her, the recipe for Brianna Arps’ new fragrance brand Moodeaux started in the kitchen. Well, technically, it started in Whole Foods and on Amazon, where she ordered...

What Beauty Brands Can Learn From Jaclyn Hill’s Bronzer Controversy

Jaclyn Cosmetics, the makeup brand from influencer Jaclyn Hill, has a history of embattled product launches. When it kicked off two years ago, complaints poured in from customers that it’s lipsticks were hairy and lumpy....

“Up Against Prejudice”: Afrocenchix Raises $1.2M Seed Round With Involvement From Google

Afrocenchix, a British natural haircare brand directed at consumers with curly and coily hair, has closed a $1.2 million seed funding round. Google for Startups, a program geared toward Black-founded business in Europe, participated in the...

Scotch Porter’s Sales Rose 70% Last Year—And It Secured Funding To Boost Them More This Year

Calvin Quallis’s men’s grooming and skincare brand Scotch Porter thrived during the pandemic. “There are a lot of businesses that suffered and no longer exist due to the pandemic, but we’ve had the opposite effect, and we’ve...

Rëzo Haircare Springs Onto QVC With Products For Curly Hair

Due to the pandemic, Rëzo founder Nubia Rëzo was forced to shutter her salon last year only two weeks after it opened. Terrible as it was, the shuttering gave her the opportunity to focus on her brand’s...

“Mediterranean Diet For My Face”: Former WWD Digital Director Sophia Chabbott Launches Testament Beauty At Saks Fifth Avenue

Sophia Chabbott’s nearly 15 years of experience as an editor at Women’s Wear Daily, Glamour and Saks Fifth Avenue allowed her to spend plenty of time in beauty closets, which she happily walked away from with bags’ worth...