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  • Built For Entrepreneurs

    Bridge Mentorship is a powerful professional development program designed specifically for beauty and wellness entrepreneurs.
    Built For Entrepreneurs

    The program is designed for founders leading brands with the following profile:

    • U.S. based
    • On the market for >6 months
    • Annualized sales of >$250,000
    • Marketed products in: fragrance, hair, makeup, nail, personal care, skincare or wellness
  • By Recognized Experts

    Access the insights, know-how and connections of the best minds in the industry.
    By Recognized Experts

    Beauty Independent has partnered with True Beauty Ventures (TBV), a recognized industry leader, to design, develop and implement this program.

    TBV was founded on the premise that in beauty, true experience and true expertise matter. The team is composed of industry specialists dedicated to scaling independent beauty brands exclusively in beauty and wellness.

    TBV’s point of differentiation is driven by their dedicated sector focus, domain expertise and knowledge, an extensive industry network, a combination of investing and operating experience, and the reputation, past successes, and trust they have built in this industry.

    TBV’s current brand portfolio includes Maude, K18, Crown Affair, Kinship, AQUIS, and Feals.

  • To Accelerate Everything

    Drive personal and professional growth via a structured curriculum combining 1:1 coaching and peer learning.
    To Accelerate Everything

    The efficient four-step process is designed to maximize learning and outcomes for busy founders running a business:

    1. Strategic AnalysisA top-down assessment of the business with a focus on key pain points
    2. Goal SettingPrioritizing where you need to focus and establishing clear goals moving forward
    3. Action PlanningDeveloping a concrete plan of action with KPIs to achieve your goals
    4. MonitoringRegular ongoing contact to review your progress and address any new issues
  • The program is designed for founders leading brands with the following profile:

    • U.S. based
    • On the market for >6 months
    • Annualized sales of >$250,000
    • Marketed products in: fragrance, hair, makeup, nail, personal care, skincare or wellness
  • Beauty Independent has partnered with True Beauty Ventures (TBV), a recognized industry leader, to design, develop and implement this program.

    TBV was founded on the premise that in beauty, true experience and true expertise matter. The team is composed of industry specialists dedicated to scaling independent beauty brands exclusively in beauty and wellness.

    TBV’s point of differentiation is driven by their dedicated sector focus, domain expertise and knowledge, an extensive industry network, a combination of investing and operating experience, and the reputation, past successes, and trust they have built in this industry.

    TBV’s current brand portfolio includes Maude, K18, Crown Affair, Kinship, AQUIS, and Feals.

  • The efficient four-step process is designed to maximize learning and outcomes for busy founders running a business:

    1. Strategic AnalysisA top-down assessment of the business with a focus on key pain points
    2. Goal SettingPrioritizing where you need to focus and establishing clear goals moving forward
    3. Action PlanningDeveloping a concrete plan of action with KPIs to achieve your goals
    4. MonitoringRegular ongoing contact to review your progress and address any new issues

First Class Of 2022

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    Nette

    From The Founder

    "When I launched Nette in December 2020, I didn’t know how much I didn’t know. Building a brand is one of the greatest (and most rewarding) challenges of my life, and I quickly realized that if I was going to give myself the best chance of succeeding on the scale I envision for Nette, I needed to surround myself with smart, experienced people and advisors that could help guide and nurture the brand alongside me. I can’t think of better partners, mentors, and teachers than the amazing team at True Beauty Ventures. I’ve been keeping in touch with them and following their work for months, so the Bridge Mentorship program was incredibly exciting to me. I can’t wait to get started." Carol Pyle, Founder & CEO

    About The Brand

    Nette is one of the first brands in the luxury home fragrance category with a strong focus on transparency, clean formulations, and sustainable practices. They work with the top master perfumers at leading fragrance house IFF to custom formulate each scent with green chemistry and sustainability top of mind. In an effort to drive home their belief in transparency, they publish 100% of the ingredients in their formulas and make their sustainability data public. Their packaging is both incredibly luxurious and sustainable; it is made of old shoeboxes and shoe parts with plant-based ink used for printing. They also implement handmade vessels that are meant to be kept, reused, and loved. In their first year, they won industry awards from ELLE magazine and Harper's Bazaar UK for their sustainability efforts and have been featured multiple times in Vogue, The Cut, Glamour, Marie Claire, The Evening Standard, and more. Their mission is to help people Take Good Care™, and they believe that everyone deserves to be able to relax into their rituals and the tools that accompany them, knowing that they have been created with the utmost care.

    Learn more at nettenyc.com/

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    Nopalera

    From The Founder

    "I am excited to be in the Bridge Mentorship program and learn from industry experts to help Nopalera accelerate its rapid growth. There are many great founders and ideas out there but many lack the resources to help propel them to the next level of growth. I am confident this incredible and intimate opportunity will create long lasting relationships that will not only serve my brand but my entire community." Sandra Velasquez, Founder

    About The Brand

    Nopalera is paving the way for high end Latina bath and body products in the marketplace. They are changing the cultural perception of the value of Latino products in the beauty space through gorgeous branding and positioning. Nopalera is different from its fellow Latinx competitors because they have intentionally built a culture brand that sells products instead of being a skincare company that leans on its ingredients. They’re committed to making high-end products with clean ingredients and celebrating natural beauty and resilience wherever they find it.

    Learn more at nopalera.co/

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    Youthforia

    From The Founder

    "I'm so excited to be selected into this program! At Youthforia, we're really trying to innovate by being the first to create fossil fuel free makeup products that act like skincare - as well as creating products that don't currently exist on the market. As a first time beauty founder, I'm really excited to learn from TBV's expertise in the field, especially as we are gearing up for growth in 2022 as well as extending our products." Fiona Chan, CEO

    About The Brand

    What differentiates Youthforia from other beauty brands is that they invent completely new concepts, their customer base trusts the formulations (so much so that non-makeup buyers are now sleeping in their BYO Blush),  they have a captive audience waiting for them to launch additional replenishable products, and they're able to penetrate across several age demographics. Their core demographic is Gen Z who's active on TikTok and surprisingly, baby boomers who love their formulas for their mature skin and still love the youthful branding. They're also leading the sustainability push of not using fossil fuels in their formulas and adopting Green Chemistry principles.

    Learn more at www.youthforia.co

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