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...

Sarah James of Whoorl: She’s Fortysomething, Fabulous, Forthcoming And A Formidable Social-Media Force

There’s a very practical reason why Sarah James keeps well-maintained bangs. “As long as I have them, I’ll never need Botox,” quips the blogger behind Whoorl. The comment is quintessential James, whose attraction is a blend of aspiration...

Indie Beauty Brand Founders Give Hat Tips To Valued Mentors

In this edition of Beauty Independent’s ongoing series posing questions to beauty entrepreneurs, we ask 14 founders and executives: Where did you find your business mentor, and how has the mentor helped you?

20 Bold Indie Beauty Predictions For 2018

This year has been monumental for indie beauty. Emerging brands siphoned market share from behemoth beauty conglomerates. Retailers across the spectrum from department stores to discounters pounced on the upstart bandwagon. Mergers and acquisitions soared with brands such...

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...

How Indie Beauty Brands Foster Workplaces Free Of Sexual Harassment

In light of recent high-profile sexual harassment claims, in this edition of Beauty Independent’s ongoing series posing questions to beauty entrepreneurs, we ask nine founders and executives: How do you foster a healthy...