Beauty Businesses

Franchisors

Meet the Franchisor Offering Manly Pedicures

A clubhouse atmosphere sets a men's grooming salon apart.
Who Knew?

The Greasy, Glamorous Rise of Mascara

You won't believe the grimy gunk people used to smear on their eyelashes -- and still do.
Beauty Businesses

Tyra Banks's Next Chapter: Focusing on Her Beauty Startup

The cosmetics line will seek outside funding and form a 'legitimate board,' Banks said.
Franchises

Franchises That Didn't Exist Three Years Ago

Check out the newest kids on the franchise block.
Merchandising

This Designer Water-Bottle Startup Is Making Millions Thanks to a Shrewd Merchandising Strategy

BKR water bottles are sold on the beauty floors of department stores internationally, and marketed as fashion accessories.
You've Arrived

Why There's a Luxe Pop-Up Salon for Athletes at the US Open

This one-of-a-kind partnership helps a high-end salon stand apart while still maximizing exposure to an affluent audience.
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.
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