Is Fast Beauty Starting To Flame Out?

In the early days of 17-year-old makeup brand Girlactik, founder Galit Strugano’s launch strategy was to premiere two to three powerful releases annually. This year, she has trouble counting all the products Girlactik is putting...

The Aging Dilemma: To Embrace Or Fight The Inevitable In Skincare Language

Lauren Glassman discovered the news while perusing the magazine selection at her local manicure salon. As she reached for the September issue of Allure and casually flipped to editor...

Hair Extensions Boom (With Big Help From Instagram)

Stubbly strands don’t make for great selfies. Thanks to the promise of camera-ready results, semi-permanent beauty solutions such as hair extensions are soaring. Wildly popular in the Dynasty-obsessed 1980s, interest in mane extensions has been rekindled due to...

The Ins And Outs Of Retail Intermediaries With Broker Mia Bell

Retail brokers are unheralded middlemen with the critical, yet underappreciated, task of drumming up sales. Mia Bell, one such broker, argues vociferously that sales shouldn’t be considered a bad word. “People don’t particularly like to do sales,...

Hindsight Is 20/20: Expensive Mistakes And How Brands Learn

In this edition of Beauty Independent’s ongoing series posing questions to beauty entrepreneurs, we ask 11 brand founders and executives: What expense did you shell out for at the start of your brand that you wish...

Hullosam’s Sammie Kolk Is The Friendliest Influencer On Instagram

When social media is at its best, it introduces the world to relatable personalities the Hollywood machine with its handled shellacked goddesses couldn’t possibly produce. Sammie Kolk is such a personality. Your steadfast bestie with perhaps cooler hair,...