Beard Balm Founder Delivers The Goods And Builds Sales By Bike

If you spot a fellow with a sizable beard toting natural grooming products around Detroit on a Schwinn, wave hello to Jon Koller, the founder of Beard Balm. About a year-and-a-half ago, he...

Lena Rose Leads The Clean Beauty Charge In Chicago (Nope, Credo Wasn’t First)

Jenny Duranski has sometimes felt like a preacher without much of a choir. A trailblazing convert to the green beauty movement, she’s been devoted to bringing reluctant Chicagoans onto the better-for-your bandwagon since opening nontoxic nail salon...

This Beauty Brand Supports Supple Skin And Sweet Dreams, No Pills Necessary

Moonlit Skincare takes the concept of beauty sleep very literally. Founded by Parsons School of Design alumnae and former roommates Stephy Kim and Kriszta Matyi, the brand’s three debut products – Midnight Shift Overnight Facial...

Instagram Image Making With Beauty’s It Girl Of Millennial Minimalism

Freelance social media image maker Gabriela Parada is all over your Instagram feed.

Gabriela Parada is indie beauty’s go-to photographer and stylist for cultivating a millennial minimalist aesthetic on Instagram. The sparse sophistication that’s pervaded...

There’s No Right Way For Beauty Entrepreneurs To Take Maternity Leave: Tales From 11 Moms

In the first edition of Beauty Independent’s ongoing series posing questions to beauty entrepreneurs, we ask 11 mothers and brand founders: What did you do for maternity leave?