“There’s More Than K-Beauty”: Advancing Asian and Asian American Representation In The Post-“Crazy Rich Asians” Era
The complexity of Asian Americans, the fastest-growing demographic segment in the United States, has only begun to be recognized by beauty and fashion brands. “A typical Asian has to have small eyes [or fit] a traditional ‘Mulan’ type,” said makeup artist Ta Ming Chen during a nearly two-hour panel discussion on the ...
Restorsea Sweeps Race For Shelf Space Buyer And Audience Awards At The BeautyX Retail Summit
Clean clinical skincare brand Restorsea captured the audience and buyer prizes at the second annual Race For Shelf Space competition capping off BeautyX Retail Summit last week. Held at the Fashion Institute Gallery in Dallas, the competition featured three brands exhibiting at Indie Beauty Expo Dallas—new sun-care company Tropic Labs and ...
No Passport Required: Beauty Industry Vets Create Travel-Inspired Nomad Cosmetics To Transport Consumers Around The World Via Palette
Beauty industry veterans and married couple Felicia and Antti Rintanen have traveled to more than 70 countries. They developed the makeup brand Nomad Cosmetics as a reminder of where they’ve been and to transport customers to places they may never go. “Nomad is [about] seeing beauty from around the world and creating makeup ...
O’o Hawaii Takes Flight Globally With A Strong Focus On Asia
When O’o Hawaii launched in April last year, founder Holly Harding wasn’t expecting to sell the brand’s products abroad, at least not so soon. Expectation and actuality aren’t, thankfully in this case, always aligned. The luxury skincare brand has secured a distributor in Hong Kong, which is exposing it to China via an ...
No Sibling Rivalry Here: Two Sisters Join Forces To Create Clean Skincare Brand Corson Beauty
For sister duo Marilyn Corson and Bridget Ford (née Corson), creating clean skincare is a family affair. The apples don’t fall from the tree in the Corson clan. Ford’s and Corson’s mom set a holistic example for the siblings when they were growing up in pastoral Minnesota. “Our mom ...
Eight Hot Takes From Indie Beauty Brand Founders And Retail Buyers Speaking At BeautyX Retail Summit
From CBD to inclusivity and DTC to temporary stores, retail buyers and beauty entrepreneurs speaking at the BeautyX Retail Summit on Monday in Dallas touched upon several significant forces shaping the contemporary beauty industry. They didn’t shy away from tough topics like product failures and the complicated road to retail success, but underscored ...