What’s The Outlook For Beauty With The Pandemic Easing In The US?

The near-term outlook for the beauty industry is bright.  Consumer research from management consultancy McKinsey & Co. shows American consumers are generally optimistic about the country returning to normalcy after more than a...

What’s Holding Back The Great Cruelty-Free Beauty Brand Rush To China?  

When the history of the indie beauty movement is written, one of the major turning points may be China stepping away from its requirement that international cosmetics brands test on animals to sell at stores within the massive...

How Indie Brands Can Appeal To Harrods And Harvey Nichols Beauty Buyers

Even the most prestige of prestige beauty in the United Kingdom is getting democratized. Harrods, for example, is reaching beyond its illustrious Knightsbridge flagship location to British beauty consumers outside of London with its new concept H...

Minneapolis Beauty Entrepreneurs On Running A Business During A Year Of Police Brutality, Social Uprising And Resilience

It’s been a heavy year for Minneapolis. George Floyd’s death in the Powderhorn Park neighborhood of the city on May 25 last year sparked outrage and worldwide protests as people demanded justice for his killing and systemic change...

Lessons In Brand Building From The Founders Of Moon Juice, Summer Fridays And Sacheu Beauty

If you’re a founder starting a brand with a fandom that hangs on your every word, you’re in luck. It’s invaluable for business. However, that sort of preoccupation is unusual. For most brands, gaining loyalty doesn’t happen overnight...

Four Tips For Breaking Into Mass-Market Retail In The UK

When Fenty Beauty launched in the United Kingdom, it first entered Harvey Nichols in 2017, the same year it debuted in the United States exclusively at Sephora, before rolling out to Boots two years later. The choice of...