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How Private Equity Investors Gave This 17-Year-Old Beauty Brand a $100 Million Makeover
Private equity

How Private Equity Investors Gave This 17-Year-Old Beauty Brand a $100 Million Makeover

When Laura Geller made the emotionally-wrought decision to take on private equity investors, it forever altered the trajectory of the cosmetics company she founded 17 years ago.
Geoff Weiss
Burt Shavitz, the Bearded Hippie Co-Founder and Face of Burt's Bees, Dies at 80
Entrepreneurs

Burt Shavitz, the Bearded Hippie Co-Founder and Face of Burt's Bees, Dies at 80

Burt's Bees, famous for its lip balm, got its start after Shavitz picked up a hitchhiker in 1984.
Laura Entis
No Gender Bias Figured Into What These Franchisees Chose to Do
Franchise Players

No Gender Bias Figured Into What These Franchisees Chose to Do

They used to be in oil and gas; now these guys are into waxing. No, not cars -- women's legs.
Entrepreneur Staff
How This Mompreneur Built a Burgeoning Makeup Brand With Her Teenage Daughters
Family Businesses

How This Mompreneur Built a Burgeoning Makeup Brand With Her Teenage Daughters

The millennial-leaning range, entitled Nudestix, consists exclusively of easy-to-apply makeup crayons.
Geoff Weiss
How This Blow-Dry Salon Franchise Went From 3 Units to 50
Franchises

How This Blow-Dry Salon Franchise Went From 3 Units to 50

Blo, an international franchise, attracted the attention of Gwyneth Paltrow and others.
Beauty Is Only (3-D Printed) Skin Deep
Far Out Tech

Beauty Is Only (3-D Printed) Skin Deep

Global cosmetics giant L'Oréal is giving its product testing process a high-tech facelift, using 3-D printed human skin.
Kim Lachance Shandrow
How Ipsy, Michelle Phan's Million-Member Sampling Service, Is Giving Birchbox a Run for Its Money
Beauty Businesses

How Ipsy, Michelle Phan's Million-Member Sampling Service, Is Giving Birchbox a Run for Its Money

Ipsy, which charges users $10 per month for a 'Glam Bag' full of five sample-sized beauty products, just crossed the 1 million subscriber milestone.
Geoff Weiss
How the Beauty Industry Continues to Crack the Bro Code
Beauty Businesses

How the Beauty Industry Continues to Crack the Bro Code

Startups and established brands alike are trying to lure men to the world of beauty, but the CEO of Dollar Shave Club says some hand-holding is required.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
New Dove Campaign Aims to Cleanse Twitter of Rampant Trolling and Hate-Speech
Social Media Marketing

New Dove Campaign Aims to Cleanse Twitter of Rampant Trolling and Hate-Speech

Entitled #SpeakBeautiful, the multi-tiered campaign will aim to incite a domino effect of positivity.
Geoff Weiss
10 Promising Startups Poised to Change the Way You Live, Work and Play
Startups

10 Promising Startups Poised to Change the Way You Live, Work and Play

From computers that can read human emotion to personal assistants in your pocket, these startups are building the products that will shape your future.
Catherine Clifford
How a 10-Minute Spot on QVC Turned This Woman Into a $100 Million Cosmetics Mogul
Women Entrepreneurs

How a 10-Minute Spot on QVC Turned This Woman Into a $100 Million Cosmetics Mogul

With a unique ability to weave visual backstories and touch untold masses, QVC can serve as a transformative vehicle for entrepreneurs.
Geoff Weiss
From Eye Shadow to Entire Houses: 7 of the Craziest 3-D Printed Creations Yet
3-D Printing

From Eye Shadow to Entire Houses: 7 of the Craziest 3-D Printed Creations Yet

In honor of Martha Stewart, who recently proclaimed her 'love' for 3-D printing, here's a list showcasing the technology's endless and magical possibilities.
Geoff Weiss
The 6 Secrets That Will Help Your Hair Salon and Day Spa Succeed
Beauty Businesses

The 6 Secrets That Will Help Your Hair Salon and Day Spa Succeed

Even if you're still in the planning stages for your new enterprise, it's never too soon to start thinking about these six operational issues that will impact and contribute to the success of your business.
Choose the Best Location for Your Hair Salon and Day Spa
Beauty Businesses

Choose the Best Location for Your Hair Salon and Day Spa

If you've never owned a retail business before, these tips will help choose the best location and type of building in which to situate your new business.