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  • Roundtable — episode 64
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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...
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  • Roundtable — episode 56
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    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...
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  • Roundtable — episode 55
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    Sustainability Without Sacrifice

    Traditionally, there has been a tradeoff when working with sustainable ingredients and packaging. But modern developments have allowed for...
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  • Roundtable — episode 54
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    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...
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  • Roundtable — episode 53
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    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...
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  • Roundtable — episode 52
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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...
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  • Roundtable — episode 40
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    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
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    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
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    Maximizing Amazon

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

    Modern consumers want new, better, and different brands. Incubators have swooped into the beauty industry with skills—particularly involving...
  • Roundtable — episode 34
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    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
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    12th Edition Extravaganza: Beauty Champion

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