Why Amazon Is The Next Big Breeding Ground For Beauty M&A

On Wednesday, Unybrands, an outfit billing itself as a serial acquirer of Fulfillment By Amazon, e-commerce and direct-to-consumer stores, announced a $25 million round of funding involving investors the likes of Airbnb co-founder Nathan Blecharczyk, Public Goods...

Beauty On Amazon Part 4A: Why Many Beauty Brands Avoid Amazon

In the first three parts of our Beauty on Amazon series, we covered how Amazon has been positioning itself to be a formidable player in beauty commerce, the various business models Amazon employs to work with beauty and...

How The Pandemic Changed Beauty Brands’ Amazon Strategies

In this edition of Beauty Independent’s ongoing series posing questions to beauty entrepreneurs, we ask 21 brand founders and executives: Did you change your Amazon strategy during the pandemic?

What The Beauty Industry Should Do To Fight Anti-Asian Racism

Since the start of the pandemic, violence against Asian Americans has been on the rise. In San Francisco, there’s been a recent wave of racist assaults targeting elders in the Asian American community that’s caused injury and...

Five Key Considerations For Beauty Brands Developing Their Amazon Strategies

For most emerging beauty brands, Amazon is by far the biggest external e-commerce opportunity. The pandemic has accelerated the number of people shopping online, spurring Amazon’s 2020 sales to surge 38%...

TikTokkers Are Unabashedly Showing Themselves Wearing Bonnets—And Bonnet Brands Are Benefitting

The bonnet is a ubiquitous part of my experience as a Black woman. I wear one nightly. My two older sisters do, too, and so does my mom. It’s crucial to my curly, coily hair retaining moisture and...