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  • 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 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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  • Spotlight — episode 13
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    Case Studies

    Nader Naeymi-Rad will take viewers through two real brand case studies reviewing commercial strategies, key investments and important lessons...
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  • 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....
  • Spotlight — episode 12
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    Prestige Channel

    It’s no secret that prestige beauty sales took a hit during the pandemic, but luxury shopping isn’t going anywhere. Industry experts and...
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  • 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...
  • Spotlight — episode 11
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    Mass Channel

    The mass retail channel encompasses a wide range of stores and marketplaces, from drugstores to niche boutiques and well known department...
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  • 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,...
  • Spotlight — episode 10
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    Market Overview

    As one of the largest (estimated at ~£26.9billion by Mintel) and most vibrant beauty markets in the world, the United Kingdom represents both a...
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  • 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 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 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...
  • Spotlight — episode 9
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    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,...
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  • 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....
  • Spotlight — episode 8
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    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...
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  • 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...
  • Spotlight — episode 7
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    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...
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  • 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...
  • Spotlight — episode 6
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    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...
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  • Spotlight — episode 5
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    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,...
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  • 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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...