Beauty Independent Launches Subscription Services

As part of a much-anticipated expansion, Beauty Independent will be moving to a subscription-based business model beginning Tuesday. The launch of the new platform marks the start of Beauty Independent 2.0, distinguished by the introduction of...

Terra Luna Beauty Has Gone From Underwhelming To Upscale On Its Path From Etsy To Urban Outfitters

In May, Urban Outfitters contacted Terra Luna Beauty via Instagram and requested the brand’s hero products. Among the array of plant-based goods founder Sara Khan sent in a sample package to the retailer, she snuck in Saturn Detox...

Haielle Beauty, Which Is Starting With Two Haircare Products, Balances Natural And Synthetic Ingredients

Yoel Vaisberg, founder of Haielle Beauty, never intended to start a brand. The industrial engineer turned entrepreneur grew up in Venezuela and spent a decade working behind the scenes in the beauty industry at cosmetics manufacturing plant...

Ingredient Issues: Indie Beauty Brand Founders Sound Off On Sourcing

In this edition of Beauty Independent’s ongoing series posing questions to beauty entrepreneurs, we ask 13 founders and executives: What challenges have you faced when sourcing ingredients, and how did you handle them?

Eric Sakas, Former Boyfriend And Business Partner Of Kevyn Aucoin, Reflects On Working With The Makeup Master And Developing A Brand Of His Own

If the beauty industry was simply about hawking products, lipstick would be sold at swap meets instead of department stores, and salons would be gas stations and to-go places instead of informal counseling centers. Kevyn Aucoin, a gay...