Accelerator And Retail Mentorship Programs: Application, Attendance And Outcomes

If there’s power in numbers, then participation in an accelerator or retail mentorship program can be powerful for beauty brand founders facing the isolation, resource and manpower limitations, and dizzying array of unknowns that often...

Côte Bridges Clean Nail Polishes With Effortless California Chic

Los Angeles may be known for flip flops and T-shirts, but it has plenty discerning consumers can appreciate like high-end designer shops lining Melrose Place, the culinary arts of Nancy Silverton, Roy Choi and Suzanne Goin, and hip...

This Nontoxic Nail Salon Founder Is Fighting For Nail Artists To Get Some Respect

Hairstylists command a ton of respect, and Amy Ling Lin doesn’t understand why nail artists aren’t held in the same regard. At her nontoxic nail studio Sundays, she’s challenging the customer-manicurist relationship status quo...

Personal Care Consumers Go On Armpit Detoxes In Droves

From a young age, 34-year-old Zabana Essentials founder Shanell Edwards battled a finicky digestive system. To keep things running smoothly on the inside, she decided to eliminate gluten, and began ingesting activated charcoal and apple...

Valerie Grandury Found Skincare Success In the Aftermath Of Breast Cancer

The big C threw Odacité founder Valerie Grandury a curveball at age 45. She never imagined breast cancer would affect her. She had no family history of the disease. She had none of the typical risk factors....