The Library

  • 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...