Green Beau Makes Sure Men Are Included In Clean Beauty

Like many men with no clue about clean beauty, William Powell was introduced to it through his wife. In Powell’s case, his wife, Citrine Natural Beauty Bar owner Melissa Lenberg, was pretty familiar with the subject. “At...

What’s The New Look Of Beauty Retail?

Even before the pandemic, market conditions hadn’t been kind to brick-and-mortar retail. The rise of online shopping, outdated malls, shifting tastes of young generations and the collapse of department stores have been well-documented. The one bright spot? Thriving...

Violet Grey’s Maureen Choi On The 15% Pledge, Evaluating Indie Beauty Brands And Guiding Content During The Pandemic

For many years, Maureen Choi’s stage wasn’t the page. The former senior beauty editor at Glamour and current executive director of content and curation at Violet Grey danced for the San Francisco Ballet from 1999 to 2007. To...

Organic Bunny’s Brand Partners Sever Ties After Racist And Homophobic Social Media Posts Are Exposed

Clean beauty blogger turned subscription box curator Amanda Jo, known as Organic Bunny, lost key brand partners last week after derogatory tweets she made 10 years ago on a personal account about Mexican people, Black men and gay people...

Two Indie Beauty Brand Founders Launch Hybrid Retail-Marketing Concept Beautyque NYC To Assist Fellow Entrepreneurs

Prior to the pandemic, Skinergies founder Sylvie Giret and Sunia K. founder Sonia Khemiri planned to open a physical location in New York for the retail-marketing hybrid concept they were creating to offer fellow beauty entrepreneurs...

Is There A Role For Traditional Retail In The Post-Pandemic World?

Nearly a decade ago, in an article entitled Why Bricks and Clicks Don’t Always Mix, The New York Times columnist Randall Stross wrote, “Blockbuster’s experience shows that executing a bricks-and-clicks strategy entails a high degree of difficulty,...