Beauty Brands Were Hot Commodities Last Year. That’s Not Expected To Change This Year.

As Omicron muted celebrations at end of 2021, the beauty market set off plenty of fireworks. It seemed like a new transaction was practically revealed daily as the fourth quarter wrapped up. On the strategic buyer front, Procter...

Why At-Home Wellness Centers Are 2022’s Biggest Luxury Must-Have

Sales of at-home beauty devices boomed after the onset of the pandemic as spa and salon closures forced consumers to take beauty upkeep into their own hands. An equally impressive sales boom that received less...

Why There’s Been A Major Boom In Nail Brands This Year—And What’s Next For The Nail Segment

In high-profile moves, male musicians Harry Styles, Machine Gun Kelly and Lil Yachty all unleashed nail polish brands this year. While they made headlines and suggested a shift in gender norms that will affect the beauty industry far...

23 Bold Indie Beauty Predictions For 2022

The beauty industry experienced a tremendous rebound this year. According to McKinsey & Co., global beauty sales in 2021 are on track to outpace 2019 sales. Somehow, though, things haven’t felt so sanguine as the supply chain...

Valuation Considerations For Early-Stage Beauty And Wellness Businesses

In 2021, there’s been a bull market for beauty and wellness businesses. With the year wrapping up, acquisitions of Youth To The People, Sol de Janeiro, Ouai, and Billie by 

What Six Virtual Try-On Service Providers Offer Emerging Beauty Brands

For the past decade, big beauty has been investing in augmented reality (AR) and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies as it attempts to improve personalized and engaging shopping experiences. In 2014, L’Oréal ventured into virtual makeup try-on with...