16 Business Takeaways From The First-Ever The Pro Safety Beauty Summit

As the global health crisis drags on, it’s a crucial time for beauty businesses to channel the hard lessons learned in 2020 into roadmaps for success in 2021. During the inaugural The Pro Safety Beauty Summit organized...

Hero Cosmetics Co-Founder Ju Rhyu Shares Lessons Learned From Her Brand’s First Capital Raise

Ju Rhyu, who recently closed her acne care brand Hero Cosmetics’ first round of funding, wants other founders to know the rumors about fundraising are absolutely true. “I had heard often that, ‘Fundraising is...

How Lauren Napier Beauty, Mutha And 001 Skincare London Stand Out In A Crowded Market

Most indie beauty entrepreneurs don’t aspire to create me-too brands. Hope Smith, founder and CEO of Mutha, Lauren Napier, founder and CEO of Lauren Napier Beauty, and Ada Ooi, founder and CEO of 001 Skincare...

Six Key Factors To Think About When Selecting A Logistics Partner

When it started in 2016, Vegamour was structured to handle logistics in-house. Its hero product was an eyelash growth serum in a small tube, and it could send out up to 1,000 orders a day at $2.50...

Leading Retail Brands On 2020 Pivots And 2021 Forecasts Amid Uncertainty

This year has been unlike any other, creating unforeseen challenges for entrepreneurs, from supply chain shortages and soaring unemployment to a work-from-home revolution and e-commerce boom. Persistent questions about the effects of the pandemic and economic...

What’s Behind The Fragrance Category’s Surprising Recent Growth—And The Brands Poised To Keep It Going

Fragrance has been the beauty industry’s dark horse during the second half of 2020. In the second quarter, the category in the United States prestige beauty segment was down 37% thanks to stay-at-home orders and retail shutdowns, but...