The Library

  • Roundtable — episode 86

    The Big Opportunity In The Mom & Baby Category

    The mom-and-baby category is ramping up as prenatal and postpartum care products—think nipple or stretch mark creams as well as scar ointments...
  • Roundtable — episode 85

    Quarterly Data Snapshot Q1 ’22

    Join us for our ongoing roundtable bringing together the best and most respected providers and research from around the industry....
  • Roundtable — episode 84

    Disruptive Leaders

    Challenging the status quo isn’t always so simple, but innovative brands–and the fierce minds guiding them–are shaking up every category...
  • Roundtable — episode 83

    Beauty And Lifestyle Buyers

    Between the many retailers in the beauty and lifestyle segment, there’s a fierce arms race raging to secure the hottest brands in the market....
  • Roundtable — episode 82

    Standout Campaigns

    It takes more than a clever hashtag or a killer Instagram to generate long-lasting buzz. Thoughtful details, strategy, and efficient, cohesive...
  • Roundtable — episode 81

    Ones To Watch

    From driving industry trends to securing major retail partnerships—there is no doubt about it, brands Adwoa Beauty, Lake & Skye and Common...
  • Roundtable — episode 80

    The Store Of The Future

    Consolidations, department store struggles, and ongoing pandemic disruptions shaped the industry significantly at the outset of this year. But...
  • Roundtable — episode 79

    TikTok Strategy

    TikTok is climbing the ranks as a "must-win" social channel as many founders and media strategists hail the platform's prompt sales effects and...
  • Roundtable — episode 78

    Expanding Indies

    As the old saying goes—if you aren't growing, you're dying. But not all growth is good, especially for indie brands with small teams and tight...
  • Roundtable — episode 77

    Celebrity Backed Brands

    It seems to be a daily occurrence that a known personality jumps into the ring with a fragrance, skincare or cosmetics line— and who could...
  • Roundtable — episode 76

    At-Home Wellness Centers

    Sales of at-home wellness devices boomed after the onset of the pandemic as spas and gym closures forced consumers to take upkeep into their own...
  • Roundtable — episode 75

    Beauty’s Big Deals

    Beauty brands continued to be hot commodities as 2021 came to a close— Procter & Gamble snapped up three brands in a matter of months with...
  • Roundtable — episode 74

    Beauty’s New Lifestyle Brands

    While some brands are burrowing into niches, there is a growing trend of brands preferring to take a more expansive view—selling an overall...
  • Roundtable — episode 73

    Social Selling And Live Streaming

    Convenience is key for shoppers—and what could be easier than watching a product demonstration, chatting with a brand founder and making a...
  • Roundtable — episode 72

    Finding Funding: BIPOC Founders

    The amount of institutional capital given to BIPOC-founders was up in 2021, but in total, the money flowing into BIPOC-owned businesses remains...
  • Roundtable — episode 71

    Looking Ahead: What to Expect in Beauty in 2022

    Following nearly two years of unprecedented disruption— namely pandemic restrictions and the supply chain chaos that followed, plus changing...
  • Roundtable — episode 70

    Incredible Innovations

    The sheer volume of beauty products on the market can sometimes give shoppers a sense of "I've seen it all" fatigue. But, indie brands are known...
  • Roundtable — episode 69

    Makeup Trends

    Over the last few years, skincare has been the engine of the beauty industry, but it seems the makeup segment is ready to rally; in the third...
  • Roundtable — episode 68

    The Lowdown On Logistics

    As rising supply chain costs, shipping delays and inflationary pressures plague the beauty industry, brand founders of all sizes are facing...
  • Roundtable — episode 67

    Quarterly Data Snapshot Q3 ’21

    Join us for our ongoing roundtable bringing together the best and most respected providers and research from around the industry....
  • Roundtable — episode 66

    Small Growth Investors

    Spotting potential in nascent brands is what growth investors do best and it seems institutional funding is finding its way to beauty and...
  • Roundtable — episode 65

    The Med Spa Maturation

    The global medical spa market was valued at $13.82 billion in 2019 and is predicted to reach $47.14 billion by 2030, according to Business Wire....
  • Roundtable — episode 64

    Niche Beauty E-Tailers

    Launching in hundreds of doors with big box chain or pure play retailer is often what a founder dreams about, but many brands find more...
  • Roundtable — episode 63

    Marketing Mavericks

    Whether a beauty brand is centered on direct-to-consumer distribution or committed to wholesale, it takes money to make money. But in a year of...
  • Roundtable — episode 62

    The Great M&A Retail Shakeup

    The tide is rising for beauty retail. Beauty insiders have been abuzz over the recent movement in the retail segment—Sephora acquiring...
  • Roundtable — episode 61

    Winning Retail Strategies

    Direct to consumer brands may have proliferated in recent years, but working with physical and digital retail partners is the key to ensuring...
  • Roundtable — episode 60

    The Clean Beauty Conversation

    Clean beauty has come under fire recently being critiqued by an outspoken group of cosmetic chemists, influencers and beauty brand founders who...
  • Roundtable — episode 59

    Quarterly Data Snapshot Q2 ’21

    Join us for our ongoing roundtable bringing together the best and most respected providers and research from around the industry....
  • Roundtable — episode 58

    Founders On Funding: Seed Rounds

    Getting outside funding at any stage can be a challenging road to navigate, but landing those first dollars of investment can prove to be the...
  • Roundtable — 57

    Applying SPF To Your Assortment

    After years of being thought of as a seasonal product, SPF is becoming a major commercial bright spot for beauty brands. But creating effective...
  • Roundtable — episode 56

    Lessons In European And UK Product Compliance

    The shift to digital has enabled consumers from all over the globe to discover new beauty brands, increasing the desire for US-based brands to...
  • Roundtable — episode 55

    Sustainability Without Sacrifice

    Traditionally, there has been a tradeoff when working with sustainable ingredients and packaging. But modern developments have allowed for...
  • Roundtable — episode 54

    The Clean Network

    It takes a village to develop clean formulas. Join Nader Naeymi-Rad, The Detox Market Founder Romain Gaillard, Hayley Hoffman Peri, Founder and...
  • Roundtable — episode 53

    Upcycling In Beauty And Personal Care

    Sustainability is top of mind for consumers and brands alike, but there’s more to being an eco-friendly brand than just using recyclable...
  • Roundtable — episode 52

    Maximizing Marketing

    Marketing has arguably transformed more than any other job category over the last decade thanks to the rise of social media and the powerful...
  • Roundtable — episode 51

    Beauty In China

    China, the world’s second largest beauty market in terms of revenue and consumption value behind the US, is ripe with growth opportunity. And...
  • Roundtable — episode 50

    Quarterly Data Snapshot Q1 ’21

    Join us for our ongoing roundtable bringing together the best and most respected providers and research from around the industry....
  • Roundtable — episode 49

    Brands With Influence

    Having an audience that keeps up with the happenings of a brand or its founder on social media is invaluable. But gaining loyalty like that...
  • Roundtable — episode 48

    The New Luxury Cosmetics

    Thanks to their enviable backgrounds in the beauty industry, these professional heavyweights are reimagining prestige beauty for the new age,...
  • Roundtable — episode 47

    The Grand Panelist Tournament

    In celebration of Beauty Independent's In Conversation series' one year anniversary, we are bringing back new guests and past panelists to...
  • Roundtable — episode 46

    The New Guard

    From driving industry trends to securing major retail placements— there is no doubt about it, Youth to the People, Function of Beauty and Hero...
  • Roundtable — episode 45

    Selling On Amazon

    Beauty Independent conducted surveys of independent brands in 2019 (pre-pandemic) and 2020 (post-pandemic) to explore the diverse experiences of...
  • Roundtable — episode 44

    The SPAC Phenomenon

    The beauty industry has become a magnet for all manner of investors—from angels to family offices, venture funds, private equity firms and now...
  • Roundtable — episode 43

    Omni-Channel Retail

    Delivering a seamless digital and in-person shopping experience is crucial for leading retailers. Join IBMG co-founder Nader Naeymi-Rad and top...
  • Roundtable — episode 42

    Sex Sells: Sexual Wellness At Retail

    In 2021, you can buy lube at Nordstrom, shop vibrators at Holt Renfrew and browse arousal oils at Urban Outfitters. Sex sells, now more than...
  • Roundtable — episode 41

    Developing Spa-Grade Skincare

    Skincare is driving much of the growth in beauty as remote working has consumers prioritizing achieving healthy, glowing skin over covering and...
  • Roundtable — episode 40

    Looking Ahead: What To Expect In Beauty In 2021

    The health crisis and social justice movements which defined 2020 will alter the beauty market for years to come. Retailers and brands alike...
  • Roundtable — episode 39

    Quarterly Data Snapshot Q4 ’20

    Join us for our ongoing Roundtable bringing together the best and most respected providers and research from around the industry....
  • Roundtable — episode 38

    Maximizing Amazon

    For emerging beauty brands, Amazon is perhaps the biggest opportunity in commerce, but it is an enormous and oftentimes perilous portal to...
  • Roundtable — episode 37

    The Big Business of Body Care

    Consumers are embracing the philosophy that skincare extends beyond the face as many experts are eyeing body care as the next big money maker....
  • Roundtable — episode 36

    Beauty Retail’s Evolution

    To say shopping for beauty and wellness changed in 2020 would be an understatement. But nimble retailers are embracing this as time to innovate...
  • Roundtable — episode 35

    Brand Engines

    Modern consumers want new, better, and different brands. Incubators have swooped into the beauty industry with skills—particularly involving...
  • Roundtable — episode 34

    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...
  • Roundtable — episode 33

    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 32

    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 31

    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....
  • Roundtable — episode 30

    Cannabis Beauty

    If you thought cannabis beauty and wellness was blazing already, business has only just begun to bud. With several states legalizing medical...
  • Roundtable — episode 29

    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...
  • Roundtable — episode 28

    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...
  • Roundtable — episode 27

    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...
  • Roundtable — episode 26

    Brand Architects

    Whether they are creating new businesses from within, or working with outside entrepreneurs to incubate their own ventures, brand engines prove...
  • Roundtable — episode 25

    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....
  • Roundtable — episode 24

    Sexual Wellness

    The country is increasingly accepting of gay and lesbian sex, sex between consenting singles and pornography. As American views on sex and...
  • Roundtable — episode 23

    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 22

    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 21

    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 20

    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 19

    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 18

    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 17

    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 16

    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 15

    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 14

    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 13

    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 12

    12th Edition Extravaganza: Beauty Champion

    You’ve got to watch it to believe it.
  • Roundtable — episode 11

    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 10

    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 9

    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 8

    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 7

    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 6

    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 5

    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 4

    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 3

    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 2

    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 1

    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...