Work-Life Imbalance: How Beauty Entrepreneurs Are Juggling Childcare And Running Their Businesses

On top of the tough job running a brand, shelter-in-place orders increasing around the world to stem the spread of COVID-19 are forcing beauty entrepreneurs to handle childcare and education responsibilities. We wondered how they’re doing with their...

So Many Platforms, So Little Team: How Indie Beauty Brands Manage Social Media

In this edition of Beauty Independent’s ongoing series posing questions to beauty entrepreneurs, we ask 21 brand founders and executives: What social media platforms are you on, and how do tailor your content to and manage them?

Is A 700% Retail Markup Too Much For A Beauty Product?

During an episode of the ABC television show “Shark Tank” that aired Friday, Fur co-founders Laura Schubert and Lillian Tung reveal the brand’s signature oil costs $5.34 to make and retails for $46, leading to a markup of more than...

What Cannabis Beauty And Wellness Entrepreneurs Think About Sephora’s New CBD Standard

In this edition of Beauty Independent’s ongoing series posing questions to beauty entrepreneurs, we ask 27 brand founders and executives: What’s your reaction to Sephora’s new requirements that cannabis beauty brands use CBD from hemp grown in the...

Playing Hardball: How Indie Beauty Brands Negotiate Wholesale Contracts On Their Terms

In this edition of Beauty Independent’s ongoing series posing questions to beauty entrepreneurs, we ask 14 founders and executives: What’s an aspect of a wholesale contract you negotiated hard on, and how did it go?

How Indie Beauty Brands Are Celebrating Black History Month

In this edition of Beauty Independent’s ongoing series posing questions to beauty entrepreneurs, we ask 10 founders and executives: How is your brand participating in Black History Month?