Brand Innovation

Sally Beauty gets into at-home hair color business

Sally Beauty gets into at-home hair color business

By Deanna Utroske

The professional beauty supply retailer has added a consumer-friendly hair color box kit to its private label product portfolio and begun selling a similar kit from an existing national brand as well.

Indie Beauty Profile Lindsay Knaak-Stuart Meant

Indie Beauty Profile

Lindsay Knaak-Stuart, Meant

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Lindsay Knaak-Stuart founder of Meant, illustrates how she’s built a stylish yet simple body care brand that has—without an ad budget—captured the attention of discerning consumers and enviable retail buyers alike.

Inventing Indie Beauty

Spotlight on Indie Beauty

Inventing Indie Beauty

By Deanna Utroske

Independent cosmetics and personal care brands commonly get started with the hope of meeting an overlooked consumer need or filling an industry niche. Still, it’s not that often something truly new comes to market. Here Cosmetics Design identifies 4 new...

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Centrum launches a beauty vitamin in Canada

By Deanna Utroske

The supplement brand, owned by Pfizer, added a gummi multivitamin that promises beauty-from-within benefits to its product portfolio this summer.

Indie Beauty Profile Kari Gran

Indie Beauty Profile

Kari Gran

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Kari Gran, co-founder of the Kari Gran brand discusses how a real-estate agent decides to become a cosmetics and personal care entrepreneur. And, she describes the business philosophy that has made Kari Gran a leading brand...

5 innovative beauty launches at IBE NY 2018

5 innovative beauty launches at IBE NY 2018

By Deanna Utroske

This year’s Indie Beauty Expo in New York City was the largest yet, featuring nearly 250 cosmetics, personal care, fragrance, and wellness brands. Among all the exhibits and demos, these 5 product launches stood out to Cosmetic Design.

Alkaglam refillable mineral spray puts skin care chemistry in consumers’ hands

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Alkaglam mineral spray puts skin care chemistry in consumers’ hands

By Deanna Utroske

Indie brand founder Michelle Vidal patented her spray technology after years of researching the composition of thermal springs around with world and testing canned facial mists already on the market. At last week’s IBE New York event, Cosmetics Design...

Indie Beauty Profile Shiva Tavakoli Joon Haircare

Indie Beauty Profile

Shiva Tavakoli, Joon Haircare

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Shiva Tavakoli, co-founder of Joon Haircare, outlines her retail growth strategy for the brand. And she shares her tips for keeping a new beauty business focused on what matters most.

Indie Beauty Profile Mary Futher kaia naturals

Indie Beauty Profile

Mary Futher, kaia naturals

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Mary Futher, founder of kaia naturals, describes a brand that puts “careful thought, scientific research, [and] naturally derived ingredients in every product,” to save her customers the trouble of scrutinizing labels; and...

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