This Nontoxic Nail Salon Founder Is Fighting For Nail Artists To Get Some Respect

Hairstylists command a ton of respect, and Amy Ling Lin doesn’t understand why nail artists aren’t held in the same regard. At her nontoxic nail studio Sundays, she’s challenging the customer-manicurist relationship status quo...

Indie Beauty Expo Launches ShopTheExpo Event At Neiman Marcus

Ask indie beauty brand founders to name their dream retail door, and you’re likely to hear Neiman Marcus over and over again. Though gracing the shelves of the iconic luxury retailer may feel like the loftiest of goals to...

Joyus Aims For Partnerships With Condé Nast And Hearst In New Incarnation

Joyus, once a promising version of QVC and HSN for the digital age, is pivoting to supply commerce solutions for content providers. StackCommerce, which sets up branded shops for online technology news, men’s lifestyle and education...

Ayla Stands Out By Paying Attention In An Era Of Short Attention Spans

Ayla founder Dara Kennedy is an established doyenne of natural beauty retailing, and her business isn’t even a decade old. Well before Credo hit the scene, she sensed skincare customers yearned for attention and...

Riley Rose: A Thorny Or Budding Beauty Retail Prospect?

Forever 21 pulled back the curtain on its ambitious beauty play last week with the official opening of Riley Rose at the shopping center Glendale Galleria in Glendale, Calif. Against the backdrop of

Zoe Organics Strides Past Stumbles Into Stores

Zoe Organics founder Heather Hamilton has learned a lesson she’d rather have skipped: sometimes a retail setback can position a business for better store success. The mom and baby brand launched on Nordstrom’s website and...