Jeffree Star And Shane Dawson Reveal Money Secrets The Beauty Industry Has Kept Under Wraps. Will Others Follow Suit?

Even in a beauty industry nodding toward transparency, talking about money is taboo. Jeffree Star has broken that taboo big time. Leading up to the super influencer and brand founder’s collaboration with comedian and YouTuber Shane Dawson, the...

Little Brand, Big Retailer: The Reality Of Entering A Major Chain

In this edition of Beauty Independent’s ongoing series posing questions to beauty entrepreneurs, we ask 13 founders and executives: What impacted your brand upon entering a big retailer?

Barneys New York Was Known As A Brand Builder. With Its Liquidation, What Retailers Will Assume The Brand-Building Role?

In this edition of Beauty Independent’s ongoing series posing questions pertinent to beauty entrepreneurs, we ask 12 beauty industry experts: Barneys New York, which has been taken over out of bankruptcy by Authentic Brands Group, was known as a...

What’s In A Brand Name? Indie Beauty Entrepreneurs Discuss Changing Theirs

In this edition of Beauty Independent’s ongoing series posing questions to beauty entrepreneurs, we ask 12 founders and executives: Why did you decide to change your brand name?

Where Indie Beauty Brands Spend Their Money

In this edition of Beauty Independent’s ongoing series posing questions to beauty entrepreneurs, we ask 14 founders and executives three money-related questions: How much do you worry about your company’s finances? What are the top three areas of...

What Can Beauty Entrepreneurs Learn From Drunk Elephant’s Big Exit? Investors Share Their Thoughts

Last week, news broke that Shiseido is acquiring Drunk Elephant for $845 million. In light of the news, in this edition of Beauty Independent’s ongoing series posing questions about beauty entrepreneurship, we ask 12 investors and investment bankers:...