Success Or Sellout?: What Black Beauty Brand Founders Make Of P&G’s Acquisition Of Mielle Organics

On Jan. 11, Procter & Gamble announced it will acquire textured haircare brand Mielle Organics. The deal was met with mixed reactions online. Some people were elated that husband-and-wife founders Monique and Melvin Rodriguez achieved a lucrative...

Sexual Health And Wellness Companies Continue To Face Digital Advertising Challenges

Despite Meta changing its advertising rules last year to make it easier for sexual health and wellness companies to promote themselves on its social media networks, these companies continue to encounter hurdles as they try to...

The Power Of Authority In Professional And Traditional Retail Beauty Distribution

The beauty industry’s focus is shifting from celebrity to authority. In line with that shift, for its In Conversation webinar last week, Beauty Independent hosted a trio of leaders from brands grounded in...

Thirteen Lune Closes $8M Funding Round

Update: Inclusive beauty e-tailer Thirteen Lune has closed an $8 million seed plus round to bring the total amount of funding it’s raised to $12.5 million. Funds from the latest round, which BrainTrust Founders Studio participated in, will go...

The Beachwaver Co. And Baked By Melissa Cook Up A Colorful Collaboration

The Beachwaver Co. and Baked by Melissa have cooked up a collaboration. The hair products brand and cupcake company are launching a $99 ceramic rotating curling iron with a one-inch barrel,...