Accelerator And Retail Mentorship Programs: Application, Attendance And Outcomes

If there’s power in numbers, then participation in an accelerator or retail mentorship program can be powerful for beauty brand founders facing the isolation, resource and manpower limitations, and dizzying array of unknowns that often...

The Lowdown On Logistics

Logistics is arguably the most important aspect of a beauty brand’s business. After all, what’s more important than getting your products in the hands of customers? “It’s essential to get delivery right because your customer will remember it...

How To Navigate The Public Relations Process

No matter how unique a product line is, a company won’t sell merchandise if no one knows about it. Public relations is the art of elevating awareness, and it’s one of the first areas beauty newcomers consider...

How To Optimize Your E-Commerce Site For Direct-To-Consumer Success

Virtual storefronts are essential windows to your brand, and they can be plenty lucrative, too. Consumers are increasingly comfortable buying skincare, makeup and fragrance digitally, pushing online beauty product sales up 14% from 2015 to 2016,...

How To Effectively Sample Beauty Merchandise

Long before Birchbox and Ipsy, Kiehl’s figured out samples create sizzle. Customers flocked to the brand’s stores in the 1990s for the then rare giveaways. Now, most beauty brands and retailers have followed Kiehl’s lead for...

31 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Launching A Beauty Brand

Plenty of people have lost their shirts – and shoes, stockings, socks, slacks and much more – emptying money into launching beauty brands that have gone belly up. Beauty Independent doesn’t want that fate for any entrepreneur. We...