The Library

  • Roundtable — episode 1
    Close

    Beauty Editors

    In the series premiere, four beauty journalists engage in a media-focused webinar that delves into the coronavirus pandemic’s impacts on the...
  • Roundtable — episode 2
    Close

    Brand Founders

    Five beauty entrepreneurs outline a range of strategies they’re pursuing, including ramping up social media content and focusing on resonant...
  • Roundtable — episode 3
    Close

    Beauty Retailers

    There’s no roadmap for operating beauty stores during a pandemic. The challenge for retailers? Sorting through how to allow and urge shopping...
  • Roundtable — episode 4
    Close

    Beauty Investors

    In this edition of In Conversation, four beauty investors with proven track records reach the consensus that a V-shaped recovery is unlikely due...
  • Roundtable — episode 5
    Close

    Brand Founders

    Four successful and admirable brands founders look back at the beginnings of their successful brands to glean lessons relevant to today’s...
  • Roundtable — episode 6
    Close

    Department Stores: Is There A Future?

    The pandemic didn’t cause department stores’ struggles. It did, however, speed up the consequences of those struggles. In this webinar, four...
  • Roundtable — episode 7
    Close

    Post-COVID Retail Models

    Stores with walls aren’t dead, agreed the four retail experts and strategists during the In Conversation webinar about the retail models of...
  • Roundtable — episode 8
    Close

    Building A Modern Legacy Brand

    The In Conversation series turned to five iconic founders to learn the secrets of building an iconic legacy brand. They emphasize that lasting...
  • Roundtable — episode 9
    Close

    Venture Capital For Successful Startups

    What compels seasoned investors to write a $1 million check, a life-changing amount for most indie beauty entrepreneurs, for one brand versus...
  • Roundtable — episode 10
    Close

    Beyond Inclusivity

    The racial wealth gap undermines the wellbeing and financial security of Black Americans, and it impedes U.S. economic growth. Four Black...
  • Roundtable — episode 11
    Close

    Skin & Bodycare Trailblazers

    During this In Conversation skincare and body care webinar one famous brand founder advises beauty entrepreneurs to amass as much as $3 million...
  • Roundtable — episode 12
    Close

    12th Edition Extravaganza: Beauty Champion

    You’ve got to watch it to believe it.
  • Roundtable — episode 13
    Close

    Serial Entreprenuers

    Serial entrepreneurs are born, not made. These two icons share their vision and the fever to succeed and solve problems that seemingly runs in...
  • Roundtable — episode 14
    Close

    Cosmetics & Skincare Retail Leaders

    The heads of three of the most highly desirable boutiques for beauty entrepreneurs sit on a panel to shed light on their perspective of...
  • Roundtable — episode 15
    Close

    Color Cosmetics Gurus

    Four cosmetics entrepreneurs convene to explore the importance of brand values and challenges of selling makeup during the pandemic. A principle...
  • Roundtable — episode 16
    Close

    Plant-Based Powerhouses

    By developing plant-driven formulas to contend with—and best—their legacy competitors the founders of Pai, Vintner’s Daughter and Honey...
  • Roundtable — episode 17
    Close

    Beauty Incubators

    For a conversation centered on brand engines and drivers to determine where brand incubators are placing their bets in the beauty market, the In...
  • Roundtable — episode 18
    Close

    Niche Retailers

    In this episode, some of the most prestigious indie beauty retailers gather for a panel on meeting unmet consumer needs and what they look for...
  • Roundtable — episode 19
    Close

    Executive Leadership

    Successful pairings of creative and business minds have been pivotal to some of the most significant brands of our time. Think Christopher...
  • Roundtable — episode 20
    Close

    Conscious Beauty

    The idea of conscious beauty is spreading across the beauty industry, from brands to retailers. From products to business practices, the...
  • Roundtable — episode 21
    Close

    Male-Centric Beauty

    Men’s grooming is in the process of a makeover. Once a one-note segment centered on basic hygiene products, a new crop of independent...
  • Roundtable — episode 22
    Close

    Wellness Wonders

    During a global health crisis, it’s unsurprising that health has been foremost on consumers’ minds.As a result, wellness brands have been...
  • Roundtable — episode 23
    Close

    Disruptive Capital

    It takes more than a good product and robust social following to convince beauty backers to write massive checks, according to three leading...
  • Roundtable — episode 24
    Close

    Sexual Wellness

    The country is increasingly accepting of gay and lesbian sex, sex between consenting singles and pornography. As American views on sex and...
  • Spotlight — episode 1
    Close

    Understanding Sustainability: The Big Picture

    The first installment in a four-part series, Understanding Sustainability: The Big Picture, will illuminate the most important considerations...
  • Roundtable — episode 25
    Close

    Beauty Careers In A Post-COVID World

    COVID has plunged beauty, wellness and retail into a new era resulting in changing priorities for businesses and tighter bottom lines for many....
  • Spotlight — episode 2
    Close

    Sustainability In Beauty Packaging

    In this episode, experts take a deep dive at which elements of beauty packaging have the most environmental impact, and what brands can do to...
    IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
  • Roundtable — episode 26
    Close

    Brand Architects

    Whether they are creating new businesses from within, or working with outside entrepreneurs to incubate their own ventures, brand engines prove...
  • Spotlight — episode 3
    Close

    How to Achieve Sustainable Paper Packaging

    Paper forms the bulk of beauty secondary packaging (e.g. boxes and outer casings) and a major source of the industry’s sustainability impact....
    IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
  • Roundtable — episode 27
    Close

    Game Changers

    These business leaders are on a mission to wake up and shake up the beauty industry. Join Nader Naeymi-Rad and three disruptive founders as they...
  • Spotlight — episode 4
    Close

    Innovations Driving The Future of Sustainability

    In this discussion, we will take a look forward at the new technologies, design concepts, and materials brands need to be aware of as they make...
    IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
  • Roundtable — episode 28
    Close

    Smart Skincare Tools

    From wrinkle-zapping lasers to microdermabrasion, the at-home self-care market is exploding and is projected to grow by more than 20% over the...
  • Spotlight — episode 5
    Close

    Market Analysis

    It’s no secret that the beauty market is a crowded one. Nonetheless some brands are still able to break away from the pack—but how? Often,...
    IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
  • Spotlight — episode 6
    Close

    Formulation And Product Development

    The formulation and product development can be an opaque and complex process, and it’s difficult to know the most productive way to work with...
    IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
  • Roundtable — episode 29
    Close

    Quarterly Data Snapshot Q3 ’20

    Join us for the first installment of our ongoing roundtable bringing together the best and most respected providers and research from around the...
  • Spotlight — episode 7
    Close

    Finalizing Your Product

    Once you’ve got your formulation completed—what next? This episode of Spotlight: Concept to Shelf, will address that very question. In order...
    IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
  • Roundtable — episode 30
    Close

    Cannabis Beauty

    If you thought cannabis beauty and wellness was blazing already, business has only just begun to bud. With several states legalizing medical...
  • Spotlight — episode 8
    Close

    Go-To-Market Strategy

    This episode of Spotlight: Concept to Shelf, supported by Cosmetic Solutions, will give a step by step overview of what brands need to do to...
    IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
  • Roundtable — episode 31
    Close

    All-Star Haircare Leaders

    While much of the beauty industry has seen sluggish sales since March, particularly in luxury, haircare is one of the few blossoming segments....
  • Spotlight — episode 9
    Close

    Product Launch

    The day has come and it’s time to launch your product or brand—but are you ready? In this final episode of Spotlight: Concept to Shelf,...
    IN PARTNERSHIP WITH
  • Roundtable — episode 32
    Close

    Fragrance’s New Frontier

    While store closures caused a 21% decline in overall US fragrance sales in 2020 according to NPD, the category’s online sales have nearly...
  • Roundtable — episode 33
    Close

    Forecasting For 2021

    2020 has been a year unlike any other, creating unforeseen challenges for entrepreneurs from supply chain shortages to record unemployment...
  • Roundtable — episode 34
    Close

    Timeless Brands In A Trend-Driven World

    A distinct point of view is a founder’s most important tool when it comes to building a modern brand. Join Nader Naeymi-Rad and three bona...