Indie Beauty Brand Founders Share Their Experiences Applying For Small Business Assistance

As part of the $2 trillion economic package passed into law last month with the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES), the Small Business Administration was directed to deliver nearly $350 billion in loans to small...

Beauty Influencers Are Shifting Content And Business Strategies Amid The Pandemic

In this edition of Beauty Independent’s ongoing series posing questions to the community, we ask 10 beauty influencers: How has COVID-19 impacted your business, and what steps have you taken to pivot?

Here’s What Indie Beauty Brands Should Be Thinking About Before Making A Quarantine-Timed Jump Onto TikTok

Before the coronavirus crisis, TikTok had emerged as the newest “it” social media network with an estimated 800 million monthly active users worldwide and a quarter of Americans aged 12 to 34 years old swiping through...

Work-Life Imbalance: How Beauty Entrepreneurs Are Juggling Childcare And Running Their Businesses

On top of the tough job running a brand, shelter-in-place orders increasing around the world to stem the spread of COVID-19 are forcing beauty entrepreneurs to handle childcare and education responsibilities. We wondered how they’re doing with their...

Influencer Marketing: Strategies For Indie Beauty Brands

With the pathway to viral, organic growth a dream that’s disappearing, paid influencer marketing is one of the lower-cost options available to beauty brands looking to scale their businesses. Influencer marketing is maturing and increasing in value and,...

Beauty On Amazon Part One: What’s Amazon Done On Beauty?

To Amazon or not to Amazon? In the nearly three years since Beauty Independent launched, beauty brand founders’ responses to the Amazon question have largely moved from “maybe” to “yes.” However, the yeses...