Aˈme-ke Is A One-Stop Online Shop For Black-Owned Brands Across Beauty Categories

Shortly after Fenty Beauty launched in 2017, Emeka Anyanwu, an attorney who’d recently gotten an MBA, took notice of Black-owned beauty brands entering retailers like Sephora, Ulta Beauty and Target. “It was an exciting time for Black-owned beauty...

Swan Beauty Customizes Online Beauty Shopping With Artificial Intelligence And Human Expertise

Miss pre-coronavirus beauty shopping? Digital data expert Leigh Humphrey and makeup artist Lindsey Regan Thorne feel your pain. The duo is launching online concierge concept and e-commerce platform Swan Beauty in September to create the next best...

New E-Commerce Destination Candour Beauty Is By And For Black Women

For IT consultant Jacqueline Kusamotu, beauty shopping hasn’t been an ideal experience. “I’ve always loved Space NK because they have fantastic service in their physical stores. All of their staff is very knowledgeable, and they are familiar with...

When The Pandemic Hit, I Had To Transform My Salon Distribution Business. Here’s How I Did It.

On Saturday, salons reopened in the United Kingdom for close-contact services after being in limbo due to stop-start measures by the British government following their closure in late March. The impact of the reopening can’t be understated. The...

Indie Beauty Retailers On Meeting Unmet Consumer Needs And What They Look For In New Brands

For independent beauty retailers, business challenges are the norm. In the abnormal environment of a pandemic, the business challenges are even greater. During Beauty Independent’s In Conversation webinar last Wednesday, the founders of

Bluemercury Builds Conscious Beauty Assortment As Pandemic-Era Interest In Self-Care Climbs

Bluemercury is in consciousness-raising mode. The Macy’s Inc.-owned beauty specialty retailer has ramped up its Conscious Beauty assortment with 11 new brands, including Beneath Your Mask, Ranavat, BeautyStat Cosmetics and Biophile. Brands within...