Southern California Indie Beauty Businesses Scramble To Save Products Amid Wildfires
Beauty companies headquartered in Southern California, an area dense with indie beauty brands and retailers, are confronting the consequences of ongoing wildfires and preparing their businesses for future natural disasters. Flames have scorched at least 200,000 acres over 270 square miles across Ventura, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, San Diego and Riverside counties, forcing more ...
The Spirit Of Holiday Markets: Customer Relationships, Ethical Standards And Sales
‘Tis the season for holiday markets and pop-up events galore. Whether its OM For The Holidays in Cleveland, Unique L.A., SF Made and Women X Made in San Francisco or Lightfoot Market and Union Square Holiday Market in New York, beauty brands are confronting a barrage of possible avenues to sell their merchandise to ...
Kalumi’s Marine Collagen Beauty Bars Are Kicking Into High Gear At Retail
Kalumi’s protein bars are packing a powerful retail punch. After the beauty food brand launched in January, Free People picked it up in March and sold out of some 500 bars within a month. Goop followed suit for its holiday selection and was relieved of 100 variety packs in days. Now, ...
Velvet Pops The Cork On Serious Skincare With A Not-So-Serious Attitude
Kate Lee has a dual professional personality. By day, she’s busy crunching numbers to evaluate clinical research as a health informatics analyst. By night, she dreams up beauty product formulas and packaging design for her emerging brand, Velvet, a not-so-serious take on skincare that gives her a break from her rigorous regular work. “When ...
Sfumato Fragrances Serves Up Scents And Stiff Drinks At New Detroit Location
Sfumato Fragrances commingles smell and taste at its new Detroit perfumery-cum-pub. The intimate 650-square-foot space in the garden level of a Gothic Victorian mansion sells scents by day and serves cocktails at night that pair with the brand’s fragrances. The location even contains so-called Murphy tables, which are diurnal fragrance displays that disappear into ...
Indie Beauty Media Group Unveils Entrepreneurial Education Platform BeautyX
Indie Beauty Media Group is enhancing its educational programming with the introduction of BeautyX, an evolution of its CONNECT INDIE initiative providing knowledge and resources to beauty entrepreneurs through panel discussions and classes. BeautyX will kick off in Los Angeles from Jan. 22 to 23 with a focus on the press and influencer landscape. IBMG, producer ...