Jeanne Tamayo Takes Us Inside The Mind Of A Retail Buyer

Disruption in the beauty industry hasn’t dethroned retail buyers. They remain powerful gatekeepers that brands must please to achieve distribution objectives. Buyers cultivate captivating assortments, help move products off the shelves and amplify their employers’ businesses. Jeanne Tamayo...

Formula Botanica’s Lorraine Dallmeier On Arriving At The Right Manufacturing Process

Lorraine Dallmeier, director of Formula Botanica, an organic cosmetic science online learning platform, and co-founder of consultancy Green Alchemy, has advised thousands of beauty entrepreneurs attempting to put their ideas into practice. Their questions...

Melody Bockelman Reveals The Best-Kept Secrets Of Successful Beauty Brand Launches

Melody Bockelman is tearing down the wall of beauty industry secrecy. With several years working in contract manufacturing and launching e-commerce sites on her resume, she introduced the blog Private Label Insider in 2010 to answer questions founder...

Genie Supply’s Megan Cox Breaks Down The Basics Of Cosmetic Product Manufacturing In China

Megan Cox was fed up. After two failed attempts at brushes for her brand Amalie’s Wink lash and brow oil, she decided to take tackle the matter head-on and ventured to China to nail down...

Bellami’s Scott Friedman On How To Hire The Right CEO

Scott Friedman is a favorite executive of beauty entrepreneurs. Along with founder Toni Ko, he guided the mass-market makeup authority NYX Cosmetics to a $500 million deal with L’Oréal in 2014. Seven years earlier, he...

Powerella’s Aimee Gill Gives Us The Inside Scoop On The Production Of Inside-Out Beauty Merchandise

Inside-out beauty is on an incredible upward trajectory. Retailers such as Sephora, Credo, The Detox Market, Neiman Marcus, Free People and Nordstrom are plumbing the segment bursting with bars, powders, drinks and capsules. Ingestible specialists...