The Moneyed Mayvenn: Essence Ventures Leads A $23M Series B Round To Grow The Hair Extension Business

Middlemen remain powerful even in an age in which they’re often disparaged. Take Mayvenn Inc., the wig and hair extension startup that’s snagged a $23 million round of Series B funding led by Essence Ventures with participation...

Sustainable Shampoo Startup OWA Haircare Secures Investment From Precursor Ventures

OWA Haircare has drawn more money to remake showering. The brand behind the waterless powder shampoo Moondust Hair Wash set to debut next year has received an investment from early-stage venture firm Precursor Ventures. The amount of...

Sundial Brands CEO Richelieu Dennis On What Beauty Entrepreneurs Should And Shouldn’t Do When Seeking Capital

Richelieu Dennis hasn’t slowed down since selling Sundial Brands, the company he launched with his mother Mary and college roommate Nyema Tubman in 1991, to Unilever last year. In addition to staying atop Sundial Brands as CEO...

Women Of Color Offer Perspectives On Fundraising In The Beauty Industry At BeautyX Capital Summit

If you received an email likening a brand to Glossier for women of color, would you click on it? KJ Miller, co-founder of Mented, figured the eye-catching message would pique interest, and it was one of the...

What Are The Secrets To Successful Fundraising? Investors Provided Clues At BeautyX Capital Summit

The beauty industry isn’t exempt from the power of money. In fact, in an indie beauty landscape littered with new brands, proper funding can set apart the successful from the merely surviving, but tips for how to secure...

Strategic Angel Tina Bou-Saba Talks Early Stage Investment In The Beauty Space

With multi-million dollar cash infusions continuing to roll in at a fevered pace, beauty remains an exciting place to be a brand founder. For beauty bosses, this excitement comes with a myriad of questions. Beauty neophytes...