Rob Robillard On QVC’s And HSN’s Search For The Next Big Indie Beauty Brand

Rob Robillard, VP of integrated beauty at Qurate Retail Group, parent company of television shopping channels QVC and HSN, is looking for another beauty superstar like Jamie Kern Lima of IT Cosmetics. He says, “We always believed that...

A Venture Capitalist’s Advice For Beauty And Wellness Startups Navigating The Coronavirus’s Business Impacts

When H Venture Partners portfolio company Kinship, a sustainable and clean skincare brand, premiered a mere five months ago, the country’s economic outlook was much different than it is today. On Thursday, the stock market suffered...

Beauty Pie Gets A Taste Of The Brick-And-Mortar Experience With Harvey Nichols Pop-Up

Beauty Pie’s no-markup business model was born purposely without retail middlemen. Marcia Kilgore, who founded and subsequently sold Bliss and Soap & Glory to LVMH Louis Vuitton Moët Hennessy and Alliance Boots, respectively, came up with the...

Beauty On Amazon Part One: What’s Amazon Done On Beauty?

To Amazon or not to Amazon? In the nearly three years since Beauty Independent launched, beauty brand founders’ responses to the Amazon question have largely moved from “maybe” to “yes.” However, the yeses...

Au Naturale Raises The Bar For Clean Cosmetics At Ulta Beauty

“Au Naturale is both a brand and a cause,” says founder Ashley Prange in a new video for her clean color cosmetics line. Now, Au Naturale is taking its cause to Ulta Beauty, where it’s showing the...