Sumbody’s Deborah Burnes On Why She’s Making A Play For Retail After 20 Years In The Beauty Business
When Deborah Burnes launched her clean skincare and body-care brand Sumbody in 1999, it was one of only a handful in both the natural and indie space. “When we started, there was no such thing as an indie brand. It was unheard of. People thought I was crazy,” she says. “All the big players, ...
Katey Denno’s Improbable Path To Makeup Artistry, Clean Products And Social Media, And Plans To Change The Beauty Industry’s Future
Social work isn’t the most obvious path to makeup artistry, but Katey Denno isn’t one to make obvious choices. Denno, whose clients were sexual assault survivors and HIV patients before she prepped celebrities the likes of Judith Light, Amber Heard, Connie Britton, Amanda Seyfried and Felicity Jones for press junkets, photo shoots and ...
Moon Juice’s Amanda Chantal Bacon On Shaking Off Haters, Staying Out Of The Influencer Fray And Winding Up At Malls In Middle America
In a peer group of very cool wellness brands, Moon Juice may be the coolest. It’s also been cool to poke fun at Moon Juice and its founder, Amanda Chantal Bacon. Much of the folderol was incited by an Elle article in which Bacon painstakingly detailed her exotic daily intake, ...
Founder Story: Zane Piese Unlocks The Beauty Of Small-Batch Luxury With Atlantis Skincare
For U.K.-based Atlantis Skincare, the key to the future lies in the secrets of the past—specifically, the power of nature. Zane Piese, the founder, formulator and driving force behind the company, built the natural and organic line inspired by the Greek island of Santorini, long ...
The Anti-Waxer: Joey Healy Is Spreading The Gospel Of Great Brow Grooming
A decade ago, Joey Healy embarked on a mission to rescue the people of New York City from brow waxing. “In 2008, that was the only eyebrow maintenance that anyone was offering,” he says. “Waxing seemed so clearly bad for the skin. I remember thinking that there was a huge opportunity to offer something ...
Penny Lane’s Flor Pereira Keeps An Old-School Blog Relevant In The New Instagram Age
With Instagram’s ascendance, blogs seem almost quaint. But Flor Pereira, creator of Penny Lane, one of the most trafficked fashion, travel and beauty blogs in Argentina, believes they remain important to add context to content and chronicle an individual over time. “Your blog, your website, your domain, your platform is that space that ...