From Being Careful About COGS To Creating Unique Bundles, Beauty Brands Discuss Retail Strategies That Work

In the late 2010s, direct-to-consumer (DTC) brands bypassing middlemen, most notably traditional retailers, achieved success by amassing large customer bases at relatively low cost. Today, things aren’t as they once were. In an exceedingly saturated market, the costs...

Bridge Mentorship Participants Share Knowledge They Gained From The Program; Applications Open For Second Round

Brands can’t expect to receive funding if they don’t have a tight grip on their financial models and distribution strategies. That was a big lesson impressed upon the first cohort of Bridge Mentorship, a professional...

“Stay With What We Know”: Founder Dan Hodgdon Shares Lessons From The Early Days Of Building Vegamour

While working with marula oil producer Southern Botanica, Dan Hodgdon realized active ingredients could be combined to effectively address common hair issues. He thought, “What if we tried to put these things all together into a singular...

Three Beauty Investors On What They’re Interested In Backing Right Now

Celebrity beauty brand fatigue is spreading. During Beauty Independent’s In Conversation webinar last Wednesday, Sid Jawahar, founder and managing partner of venture capital firm Swiftarc Ventures, expressed hesitancy about bets on...

What Founder Dan Hodgdon Learned From Past Stumbles To Build Vegamour

Vegamour founder and CEO Dan Hodgdon lived a lot of lives prior to launching his multimillion-dollar haircare band. By the time he was 17 years old, he had already moved to 20 different places. “I lived in...

Looking To Enter The Mom And Baby Category? Here Are Some Factors To Consider.

More and more beauty entrepreneurs are looking to create mom and baby products, which they view as filling a white space and having the potential to attract loyal lifetime customers. However, the mom and baby category isn’t the...