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For Brand Founders

"I desperatelly need help. I just don't have time to find it!"

Sound familiar? As a beauty entrepreneur, you often have to rely on outside vendors to get important work done. But how do you efficiently identify and contact reliable vendors? Uplink is a service marketplace built for indie beauty entrepreneurs, with more than 600 vendors across six major functional categories, that makes it easy to identify and contact reliable solution providers. Uplink offers Choice (hundreds of providers); Trust (indie-attuned Verified Vendors); Confidence (Buying Guides that outline common business practices); and Speed (issue work proposals with Uplink Requests).

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For Solution Providers

Finding new business opportunities in today’s fast-paced, fractured beauty market is the key to growth. But it’s difficult to reach emerging brands.

Enter Uplink. Within each of Uplink’s six Category directories, solution providers can choose to become verified by Beauty Independent and carry the “Verified Vendor” designation. Verified Vendors enjoy several important advantages: Visibility (Verified Vendors always appear at the top of their directory listing, ensuring best visibility); Depth (Verified Vendor company profile pages display logo, company description and client testimonials); and Prospects (Uplink requests are only sent to Verified Vendors).

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A New Way to Connect

Connect faster with customizable digital work orders.

For brands, an Uplink Request is an efficient and easy way to contact trusted solutions providers with your project needs: Identify the deliverables you need to grow your business; Post a request; and Connect with trusted vendors to get the job done. The Uplink Request will be sent to Verified Vendors with expertise in the selected deliverables. For Verified Vendors, Uplink Requests represent a new form of lead generation that helps them partner with the rising stars of indie beauty.

Uplink Requests are only available to Beauty Independent Subscribers and Verified Vendors.

Featured on Uplink

  • Market-Ready Products
    Solesence Drives Brand Success Through Product Innovation

    Solésence Beauty Science develops and manufactures patent-protected skin care, sun care and cosmetics products for brands. Solésence is dedicated to helping brands thrive in the beauty industry with elegant products that use cutting-edge innovations customers will see as essential for healthy skin. Whether you’re an established beauty brand looking to refine your product portfolio or a new brand looking to establish your place in the market, Solésence committed to helping you succeed.

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  • Aptar Beauty & Home Indie Boutique
    Top-Selling Dispensing Products with Shorter Lead Times and Smaller MOQs

    Aptar Beauty + Home launched Indie Boutique in 2018 to provide Indie brand owners access to high-quality dispensing and full packaging solutions for their beauty and personal care packaging needs. Indie Boutique is a curated collection of our locally produced, top selling items in stock colors with low minimum order quantities and short lead times. When an indie brand partners with us they are promised the same quality and service that all of our customers receive, the additional benefit of on-site technical support and lab testing services.

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  • Two Shows, One Ticket
    Entry to IBE Los Angeles and Uplink Live with a single low price

    Beauty Independent launched Uplink as a digital platform to help brand founders source credible solutions. And now, with the introduction of Uplink Live, you can go beyond a digital connection, and meet solution providers face-to-face. Our next Uplink Live is a companion event within Indie Beauty Expo (IBE) Los Angeles, the world’s largest exposition of independent beauty brands and the epicenter of today’s new beauty industry. One ticket gets you access to both events, and with Uplink Live, walking an incredible show floor just got even better.

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Become a Verified Vendor

Apply to become a Verified Vendor to access business opportunities from beauty entrepreneurs looking for solutions providers to help with their projects.

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