Haielle Beauty, Which Is Starting With Two Haircare Products, Balances Natural And Synthetic Ingredients

Yoel Vaisberg, founder of Haielle Beauty, never intended to start a brand. The industrial engineer turned entrepreneur grew up in Venezuela and spent a decade working behind the scenes in the beauty industry at cosmetics manufacturing plant...

Ingredient Issues: Indie Beauty Brand Founders Sound Off On Sourcing

In this edition of Beauty Independent’s ongoing series posing questions to beauty entrepreneurs, we ask 13 founders and executives: What challenges have you faced when sourcing ingredients, and how did you handle them?

Eric Sakas, Former Boyfriend And Business Partner Of Kevyn Aucoin, Reflects On Working With The Makeup Master And Developing A Brand Of His Own

If the beauty industry was simply about hawking products, lipstick would be sold at swap meets instead of department stores, and salons would be gas stations and to-go places instead of informal counseling centers. Kevyn Aucoin, a gay...

In Time For Labor Day, Fragrance With Benefits Brings Its Mosquito-Banishing Scent To J. Crew And Madewell

Olivia Jan must be very sweet. If there’s a mosquito anywhere in the vicinity of her, she ends up covered with bites. “Even if I’m in a room of 100 people, it finds me,” says Jan, a perfumer...

After Making Several Improvements, Hand In Hand Arrives At Ulta Beauty

In January, Hand in Hand met with Ulta Beauty about the possibility of entering its locations. Less than six months later, the brand shipped fixtures and products in new packaging to almost 400 of the specialty retailer’s...