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Indie Beauty Profile Michelle Houp Prep U

Indie Beauty Profile

Michelle Houp, Prep U

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Michelle Houp, founder of Prep U (personal care brand for “stinky boys”), describes how she has democratized the onus of hygiene and refinement that befalls adolescents; and, she shares a few smart, simple tips for founders....

Indie Beauty Profile Laura Burget Niu Body

Indie Beauty Profile

Laura Burget, Niu Body

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Laura Burget, co-founder of Niu Body, demonstrates the candor and strength of a self-possessed entrepreneur and describes what a millennial-made personal care brand looks like from the inside.

Indie Beauty Profile Catherine Scott Honest Hazel

Indie Beauty Profile

Catherine Scott, Honest Hazel

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Catherine Scott, founder of Honest Hazel gives a bit of insight into how she’s methodically built a viable beauty brand with just one product. And, she speaks to the invaluable benefits of having a community of founders to...

BeautyX Summit debuts this month in Los Angeles, California

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BeautyX Summit debuts this month in Los Angeles, California

By Deanna Utroske




The new educational event for cosmetics and personal care entrepreneurs, takes place January 22nd and 23rd in LA. BeautyX panels, courses, and networking opportunities for this first edition of the summit will focus on media and...

Listen to Cosmetics Design Editor Deanna Utroske on Where Brains Meet Beauty

Listen to Cosmetics Design on Where Brains Meet Beauty

By Deanna Utroske

Editor Deanna Utroske is the guest on the latest edition of Where Brains Meet Beauty, a podcast hosted by Jodi Katz, founder of the Base Beauty Creative Agency. Over the course of the episode she talks with Jodi about what surprises her in the cosmetics,...

Indie Beauty Profile Kelly Jones Kelly + Jones

Indie Beauty Profile

Kelly Jones, Kelly + Jones

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Kelly Jones, founder of the niche fragrance brand Kelly + Jones, explains how her innate entrepreneurial spirit led her to create a line of fragrances for wine and sprit lovers.

Indie Beauty Profile Leyna Allred Urb Apothecary

Indie Beauty Profile

Leyna Allred, Urb Apothecary

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Leyna Allred, Owner of Urb Apothecary, describes how (for her brand) ingredient sourcing and environmentalism go hand and hand. And, she reminds her fellow founders that any failure can be leveraged as wisdom.

Indie Beauty Profile Ulli Haslacher Pour Moi Beauty

Indie Beauty Profile

Ulli Haslacher, Pour Moi Beauty

By Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile Ulli Haslacher, president of Pour Moi Beauty, explains that the brand, which may look like an overnight sensation, has years of work behind it. And, she pauses to celebrate the remarkable volume of early press coverage devoted...

Indie Beauty Profile Michelle Ranavat, Ranavat Botanics

Indie Beauty Profile

Michelle Ranavat, Ranavat Botanics

By …as told to Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Michelle Ranavat, founder of Ranavat Botanics, talks about the entrepreneurial spirit she seems to have inherited and how that spirit along with her supply chain experience have enabled the Ranavat brand to move from idea...

Indie Beauty Profile Linda Gillette Parodi Professional Care

Indie Beauty Profile

Linda Gillette, Parodi

By …as told to Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Linda Gillette, founder of Parodi Professional Care, describes how she’s moving a niche personal care line, developed for professionals, into the consumer space. And, she reminds other beauty brand founders to be attentive...

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Tracy Holland, CEO of HatchBeauty, honored as Entrepreneur of the Year

By Deanna Utroske

The annual award, given by Ernst & Young Global Limited, is one of several such awards the firm’s growth markets network gives regionally, nationally, and globally. Holland’s recognition comes in the manufacturing and distribution category in Los...

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