Don’t Mess With Podiatrist Cary Gannon: After A Polish Brand Didn’t Respond To Her, She Launched A Competitor
Cary Gannon is as type A as they come. When the practicing podiatrist became disgruntled with a nail polish line she carried in her office promoting itself as healthy, she figured she could probably create a superior one – and she did. Since Gannon’s brand, Aila, launched in 2014, its better-for-you nail products ...
Handmade In English County Hertfordshire, Evolve Beauty Lands On Shelves Stateside At Credo
When your first foray into skincare formulation is creating a luxe line with Bono, what do you do for your second act? Laura Rudoe decided one brand wasn’t sufficient for a follow-up. She created two brands — Evolve Beauty and S5 Skincare — that have gained significant traction ...
Little Seed Farm’s Founders On Moving Out Of The City, Milking Goats, Overcoming Setbacks And Selling Deodorant
Little Seed Farm founders James and Eileen Ray have done what so many people dream of: They gave up stressful city lives for blissful country existences. Except, their 2012 move from New York City to rural Lebanon, Tenn., wasn’t all that blissful at first. James lost a steady stream of income early on, ...
Blogger Dena Smith’s Battle Against Cancer Is Beating Up Her Skin – And She’s Fighting Back With Leo Oil
Stage 4 metastatic breast cancer isn’t preventing Dena Smith from seeing beauty in herself or others. It is, however, preventing her from having irritation-free skin. The freelance beauty writer and blogger behind Leo With Cancer has created Leo Oil, a blend of blue tansy, rosehip seed oil and meadowfoam seed oil, to ...
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 and not losing ...
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] ...