New Eco-Conscious British Brand Kind2 Is Reinventing The Shampoo Bar

Sue Campbell, a former managing director at Asian arm of professional search firm Korn Ferry, didn’t set out to launch a haircare brand. She wanted to develop a plastic-free product that would be used frequently to do her...

The Startups Changing The Broken Beauty School System

There’s been plenty of reasons to become a beauty school dropout. Professional beauty training in this country has been largely administrated by small privately-owned entities teaching techniques many salon and spa industry experts consider outdated and frequently leaving...

New Plant-Driven Brand Rowse Makes DIY Skincare Fabulously Chic

At an event in London last month to fete Rowse, co-founders Barcelona resident Nuria Val and Paris resident Gabriela Salord invited attendees to create artwork out of pressed flowers, a simple form of...

Tired Of Black Friday? Brand Founders Lead New Shopping Initiatives To Make Holiday Purchases More Well Meaning

From GivingTuesday to Small Business Saturday, alternatives to Black Friday’s consumerist frenzy have been increasingly popping up. This year, brands have joined the movement to remake holiday shopping with initiatives prioritizing women and environmental causes. Created by Cassie...

Former Harvey Nichols Buyer Zahra Broadfield’s New Site SUST Beauty Makes Clean Beauty Easy And Cool

Whatever remnants of crunchiness are left in clean beauty, SUST Beauty wants to banish them for good. The new London-based e-tailer from Zahra Broadfield, formerly beauty buyer at Harvey Nichols, puts its initial lineup of nine eco-friendly...

New Store AfterBeauty Moves Into The Millennial-Centered Beauty Retail Void Sephora Has Left In London

Judging by AfterBeauty, millennials don’t like their beauty shopping subtle. The London retailer aimed squarely at the sub-40 set has illuminated areas for snapping selfies, an elevator stuffed with teddy bears, 10-minute facials and at least four...

Abel Tried And Failed To Replace Plastic In Its Packaging. Its Experience Shows Going Green Isn’t Always Easy.

When natural perfume brand Abel signed with its first major retail partner six years ago, founder Frances Shoemack was told she needed to use cellophane. It not only protects the perfume within the box, but also protects the...