An Ingenious Product And Appetite For Risk Catapulted Leticia Cabrera-Calvo From Humble Beginnings To The Helm Of A Million-Dollar Brand

Vera Mona founder Leticia Cabrera-Calvo doesn’t believe consumers’ lives should be cluttered with shoddy merchandise. She’s constantly pondering how to improve everyday items. “I even thought of a cool way to pull credit cards out of wallets by...

Gay Timmons, Godmother Of Beauty Ingredients, Is Aghast At The Rise Of Class-Action Lawsuits

Gay Timmons’ dander is up. The founder of organic and specialty ingredient distribution company Oh, Oh Organic, and president of the Natural and Organic Health & Beauty Alliance (

The South Is Getting Hipper With Super Cool Lip Products Brand Henné Organics Launching At Belk

Southern cool girls, consider yourself notified. Henné Organics, the natural brand on the mouths of in-the-know beauty shoppers, is coming your way with a launch at Belk. The Charlotte, N.C.-based retailer represents the lip...

The Why Of The Y Chromosome: Indie Brand Founders Discuss The Challenges Of Marketing To Men

In this edition of Beauty Independent’s ongoing series posing questions to beauty entrepreneurs, we asked 11 founders and executives: What are the challenges you face aiming an indie brand at men? 

Beauty Blogs And Instagram Feeds Don’t Get Chicer Than Eco Chic Beauty

Yenny Khan is a beauty late bloomer. She didn’t use makeup until she was a high school senior and, even after that, stuck to a handful of basic products. Five years ago, Khan switched to clean personal care...