The Kreyol Essence Journey From Hair Emergency To Whole Foods

Third time’s a Whole Foods Market charm for Kreyol Essence.

Hair and skin products brand Kreyol Essence broke into Whole Foods after two unsuccessful attempts and is now expanding to 250 doors...

IBE’s Best In Show Awards Return With Even More Categories For Your Consideration

Indie Beauty Expo wrapped up three shows in 2017 with almost 400 exhibitors—up from 230 in 2016—making the annual IBE Best In Show Awards competition fiercer than ever. Nominees have been chosen...

FAR Botanicals And The Grueling Task Of Early-Stage Fundraising

Every pitch to investors begins with a compelling founder story, and here is FAR Botanicals creator Sequoia Brown’s: she’s a former librarian, artist, web designer and Cleveland native who’s overcome adversity (a modest upbringing with...

An Accidental Retailer Flourishes In The Bay Area

Stevonne Ratliff never intended to become a retailer. Her store, Concept Forty-Seven, was the fortuitous, albeit initially unplanned, result of securing space to produce her Brazil-inspired skin, hair and body care brand Beija...

Beauty Brands Join Health-Conscious Women On Retreats

Last December, Shilpi Chhotray left the go, go, go pace of her day job as a senior communications officer at a non-profit and her urban San Francisco existence behind for a week of sun salutations and sea...