Sonäge Pushes Into Spas And Beyond With A Focus On Replenishment
Anisha Khanna, president and CEO of Sonäge, brings many of the lessons she learned from the 15 years she spent helping build Equinox to her current skincare endeavor. She zeroes in on customers returning to products regularly, getting them on a program to yield results, encouraging them to recommend items to others ...
Veteran Nicholas Karnaze Grew A Beard To Honor A Fallen Comrade And Grew A Brand To Help His Beard
Nicholas Karnaze was disconsolate when he learned Justin Hansen, who served with him in a Marine Corps special operations unit, was killed in Afghanistan on July 24, 2012. In a display of solidarity, Karnaze honored his fallen comrade by growing a beard, a marker of special operations deployment that Hansen had worn. As he ...
Five-Star Spas Around The World Are Salty, Thanks To Saltability
Saltability founder and CEO Ann Brown is an innovator and entrepreneur worth her salt. While working at luxury spas all over the U.S., she was constantly dissatisfied with the heaters used to warm traditional massage stones. “They’re big, black turkey roasters,” she jokes. “They’re high voltage [and] water-using [with] chemical disinfectant ...
La Bella Figura Cuts A Fine Figure In The Clean Beauty Landscape
Victoria Fantauzzi is celebrated by clean beauty cognoscenti as the mastermind behind 2015’s A Night For Green Beauty events in New York and Chicago, but the co-founder of La Bella Figura has spent nearly a decade at the forefront of the clean beauty movement. “It was a different industry,” ...
Phlur Reimagines Fragrance With Clicks Driving Sniffs
In a tricky direct-to-consumer scent segment, Phlur has been anointed by none other Symrise as a startup to contend with. The fragrance supplier recently led a series A round that’s filling Phlur’s coffers with $6 million. Symrise, which has a less than 20% stake in the Austin-based brand, was impressed by its atypical ...
Votary’s Founders Are On A Mission To Convert Customers Worldwide To Plant-Based Face Oils
Votary resulted from the pairing of beauty authority Arabella Preston, a London-based makeup artist whose client list includes Kate Middleton and Stella McCartney, and business brainiac Charlotte Semler, an entrepreneur with luxury companies crowding her resume and Preston’s former boss. As any leader of an emerging brand would understand, however, jobs aren’t so ...