Ami Colé Ended Its First Year With $2.5M In Sales—And It’s Just Getting Started

Diarrha N’Diaye-Mbaye feels like a mother of two. Her entrepreneurial child, Ami Colé, is celebrating its first birthday today, while her actual child, which arrived in February, is only a couple of months old. “It’s like I’m...

Beauty Industry Insiders Review HBO Max’s Docuseries “Not So Pretty”: Is It Fearmongering Or Informative?

Last month, HBO Max released “Not So Pretty,” a four-part docuseries exploring the “ugly” side of the beauty industry. According to the publication Glossy, following its premiere, a #notsopretty hashtag popped up on TikTok and racked up...

The Future Of Beauty Includes A Focus On Joy, Phygital Environments And Biotechnology

With the pandemic, global climate crisis, war in Ukraine, inflationary pressures and, in the United States and elsewhere, threats to women’s reproductive rights, people are going through a lot right now. Against that backdrop, at the New...

Shea Brand Relaunches As Somebody, Begins Fundraising

After five years on the market, Shea Brand has relaunched as Somebody with a new look, skincare collection and distribution model. “The name Somebody focuses on the individual and the importance of looking inward for answers,...

How MSDR Is Building A Community On TikTok Around Moroccan Beauty Rituals And Surf Culture

Ines Fakiri always knew that if she ever started a company it would involve her culture in some capacity. “Whatever I would do or whatever I would create it would have to be Moroccan because I’m from there,...

AI-Driven Wig Customization Company Parfait Receives $5M In Funding

Parfait is gearing up to disrupt the wig category with $5 million in funding. The funding round was led by Upfront Ventures and Serena Ventures, backer of wig and hair extension company Mayvenn. Other participants include...

Ex-Estée Lauder Influencer Marketers Set To Launch Clean Luxury Fragrance Brand Eauso Vert

Launching this June, the fragrance brand Eauso Vert is starting with five fragrances representing a range of feelings and moments in time. “There’s something for everyone,” says co-founder Faye Harris. The fragrance Purple Noon will invite wearers...