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...

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...

How Indie Beauty Brands Foster Workplaces Free Of Sexual Harassment

In light of recent high-profile sexual harassment claims, in this edition of Beauty Independent’s ongoing series posing questions to beauty entrepreneurs, we ask nine founders and executives: How do you foster a healthy...

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,...

Ms. Centsible Makes It Easy For Beauty Fans On Any Budget To Try Small Brands

As green beauty edges into the mainstream, it’s under fire for being too pricey for beauty plebeians. Amber Eldridge, better known as Ms. Centsible, demonstrates how consumers can stretch their bucks to pick up better-for-you options. Whether it’s...