Influencer KathleenLights Discusses Ending Her Brand KL Polish And Starting New One Lights Lacquer

Kathleen Fuentes went through a very public breakup, and it had nothing to do with her love life. The beauty influencer known as KathleenLights launched nail polish brand KL Polish three years ago as a joint venture. She...

Why Cannabis Intimacy And Wellness Products Brand Foria Turned Away Wannabe Acquirers

Foria was a real cannabis segment rarity when it launched six years ago because it wasn’t getting people high. The brand started with a THC lubricant called Pleasure, which quickly went viral as the press caught wind of...

How Oars + Alps Went From Launch To Exit In Less Than 36 Months

Typically, founders don’t talk about their brand being acquired before a deal is done, but are free to celebrate—and spill—after an acquisition. That’s not the case with Mia Saini Duchnowski and Laura Lisowski Cox. Apparently for legal reasons,...

This Beauty Brand Founder Thinks Three Products Are All You Need To Complete A Makeup Look

When Cheryl Yannotti Foland told her husband and business partner Steve Foland that she was building a brand encouraging women to pare back their beauty routines, he thought she was crazy. “He said, ‘That’s not a business model, and we...

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...