Beauty Independent’s First Subscriber Stephanie King Is The Most Interesting Hair Removal Professional In The World

Stephanie King is a hair removal rebel. She started sugaring, a natural alternative to waxing, in the Midwest more than a decade ago when she was the only spa professional to practice it within hundreds of miles. Now,...

With A Little Help From Kylie Jenner, Self-Tanning Brand Bondi Sands Has Surpassed $100M In Annual Retail Sales

In the minds of many consumers, self-tanning is synonymous with orange skin and patchy spots. Think President Donald Trump in his most Sunkist state. Blair James didn’t let self-tanning’s reputation get in the way of his entrance into...

How EO Products Became An Organic Body Care Powerhouse Expected To Reach Nearly $70M In Sales This Year

Nearly a quarter century ago, EO Products co-founders, co-CEOs and former married couple Susan Griffin-Black and Brad Black had no clue the essential oil blends they were hand-pouring and hand-labeling in their garage would become an organic...

Digitally Native Hair Brand Insert Name Here Modernizes Old-School Customer Service To Generate Loyalty

When ColourPop launched four years ago, twentysomething friends Jordynn Wynn and Sharon Pak appeared on the digitally native cosmetics brand’s social media feed to talk about eyeshadows, blushes and more in a goofy, affable way. Their banter,...

Vanity Planet’s Alex Dastmalchi Has Gone From Being Smuggled Out Of Iran To Selling Over Two Million Skincare Devices

The status quo in the beauty industry isn’t eternal. At one point, Clarisonic was the king of skincare devices, but upstarts like Vanity Planet have challenged its reign. Powered by influencers such as Bretman Rock, Nikkie de...

Skyn Iceland Overcame A Recession And Sephora Exit To Reach $20M In Retail Sales And Counting

Sarah Kugelman has a knack for spotting beauty trends before they emerge. When she created the website Gloss.com in 1999, Amazon had barely budged beyond books. Far in advance of self-care being a ubiquitous buzzword, she foresaw that...