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Beauty Businesses

News and Trends

Jessica Alba's Honest Company Just Launched a Beauty Line

The expansion comes as the company faces allegations that it has been not-so-honest about its ingredients and product efficacy.
Franchises

How Franchises Are Democratizing Luxury

With affordable pricing, convenient locations and online scheduling systems, franchising is making health and beauty services accessible to all.
If I Knew Then

The Founder of Essie Reflects on the Evolution of Her Iconic Nail Polish Brand

The cosmetics company founder Essie Weingarten reflects on the obstacles and triumphs of growing a business.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.