An Ingenuous 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 have to 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 putting stickers on them. I created tabs and filed a provisional patent, but it was ...
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 (NOHBA) has seen what she believes are too many natural cosmetic-related class action lawsuits lately. ...
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 product specialist’s entrance into the department store segment after assembling a retail network of 250 doors ...
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 and a fascination with beauty swelled. “Maybe I’m just making for lost time,” the 36-year-old chuckles. ...