The Future Of Beauty Includes A Focus On Joy, Phygital Environments And Biotechnology

With the pandemic, global climate crisis, war in Ukraine, inflationary pressures and, in the United States and elsewhere, threats to women’s reproductive rights, people are going through a lot right now. Against that backdrop, at the New...

Indie Beauty Snapshot: 13 Trends Rising In The First Quarter Of 2022

As we cross the second anniversary of the World Health Organization’s declaration that COVID-19 is a global pandemic and lockdowns occurring in the United States, it seems like we should be celebrating human persistence and ingenuity, right? But...

Is “Skinification” Of The Nail Segment Next?

Last year on Oct. 8, a TikToker with the handle Yariramayo posted a video showing her nails before and after she used Nail-Aid’s nail strengthener Biotin Ultimate Strength. They went from scuffed and weak to clear...

Monolith Collective Creative Director Ruba Tadros’s Expectations For Beauty Design And Branding In 2022

Millennials’ interest in minimalism reshaped the look of beauty brands. As a designer for Drybar and later at her firm Monolith Collective, which has worked for Alchemy 43, SkinMedica, Tenoverten, Skin Laundry, SkinKick and State...

23 Bold Indie Beauty Predictions For 2022

The beauty industry experienced a tremendous rebound this year. According to McKinsey & Co., global beauty sales in 2021 are on track to outpace 2019 sales. Somehow, though, things haven’t felt so sanguine as the supply chain...

Beauty Product Developer Julie Pefferman Identifies Eight Trends That Could Be Huge In 2022

Since 2019, we’ve turned to Julie Pefferman annually to prognosticate on beauty trends set to surge in the year ahead. She’s been spot-on about many of them. Last year, she identified regenerative beauty, niche products, mental health...