How The Vaping Crisis Affects The CBD Beauty And Wellness Segment

Exuberant CBD revenue forecasts are based on an assumption that cannabis usage will continue to shed its reputation as a vice to increasingly move into the mainstream. It’s a vulnerable assumption that can be undermined by destabilizing cultural shifts,...

Barneys New York Was Known As A Brand Builder. With Its Liquidation, What Retailers Will Assume The Brand-Building Role?

In this edition of Beauty Independent’s ongoing series posing questions pertinent to beauty entrepreneurs, we ask 12 beauty industry experts: Barneys New York, which has been taken over out of bankruptcy by Authentic Brands Group, was known as a...

What’s In A Brand Name? Indie Beauty Entrepreneurs Discuss Changing Theirs

In this edition of Beauty Independent’s ongoing series posing questions to beauty entrepreneurs, we ask 12 founders and executives: Why did you decide to change your brand name?

Knowhere’s Chatbots Have Beauty On Their Artificial Brains

Anybody can put up a website these days, but not anybody can make it deftly interact with customers. Chatbots offer the promise of advancing small businesses’ abilities to provide top-notch customer service. In 2016, Frederik Schröder co-founded Knowhere...

Where Indie Beauty Brands Spend Their Money

In this edition of Beauty Independent’s ongoing series posing questions to beauty entrepreneurs, we ask 14 founders and executives three money-related questions: How much do you worry about your company’s finances? What are the top three areas of...

What Can Beauty Entrepreneurs Learn From Drunk Elephant’s Big Exit? Investors Share Their Thoughts

Last week, news broke that Shiseido is acquiring Drunk Elephant for $845 million. In light of the news, in this edition of Beauty Independent’s ongoing series posing questions about beauty entrepreneurship, we ask 12 investors and investment bankers:...