After The Atlanta Shootings, Fears Over Safety Rise At Asian American-Owned Spas And Salons

In the wake of shootings that killed eight people in the Atlanta area last month, including six of Asian descent, the places where the victims worked—Gold Spa, Young’s Asian Massage and Aromatherapy Spa—have been splashed across the news....

When Does Beauty Product Seeding Actually Bear Fruit?

In this edition of Beauty Independent’s ongoing series posing questions to beauty entrepreneurs, we ask 18 founders and executives: How have you changed your approach to seeding product to influencers, makeup artists, hairstylists and other recognizable people to...

A Cosmic Guide To April: Horoscopes For Beauty Entrepreneurs

As we enter a new astrological cycle, identity and individualism come to the fore with more significance. Brand owners are accustomed to sharing their entrepreneurial journeys, but no longer can these stories be told without acknowledging the personal...

What Does America’s Shrinking Middle Class Mean For The Beauty Industry?

In journalist Fareed Zakaria’s book, “Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World,” The Washington Post columnist and host of CNN show “GPS” muses over the ways COVID-19 has forever changed the world, from people’s relationship to work and technology...

What Beauty Brands Think Of Shifts In Retail Business Models

In this edition of Beauty Independent’s ongoing series posing questions to beauty entrepreneurs, we ask 14 retailer and brand founders and executives: Many retailers are moving away from traditional wholesale business models to consignment, revenue-share and other arrangements...

What It Takes To Win At Beauty Retail Now

To say that 2020 was hard on brick-and-mortar beauty retail is an understatement.  Even Ulta Beauty, a longtime Wall Street darling, saw its sales dip 16.8% last fiscal year to $6.2 billion. Smaller chains, mom-and-pop stores...