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Make Way for J-Beauty

More than a passing fad, here’s how J-beauty is leaving a permanent mark on the industry.

If you have not heard already, J-beauty is most definitely on the rise. Otherwise known as Japanese beauty, Japan has actually been influencing the U.S. beauty industry for decades with longstanding brands like Shiseido, SK-II and Shu Uemura. The second largest beauty market in Asia (behind China), Japan generated more than $25 billion in revenue from personal care products in 2017–with $2.75 billion in beauty exports last year, according to the Japanese Cosmetic Industry Association.

Get Dusted

The “hippie juice shop” turned wellness trailblazer, Moon Juice taps the power of plant-sourced alchemy for potent edible blends designed to boost beauty from the inside out.

Moon Juice founder Amanda Chantal Bacon had been taking herbs for years when, in 2006, she began seriously studying the power of raw medicinal foods to cope with a longtime hypothyroid condition and various food allergies. Little did she know, she was on the cusp of discovering a wellness niche as powerful as the ingredients she ingested.

Crowdfunding 101

Gain the insight to determine whether crowdfunding may be right for your business venture or expansion.

The Digital Age is transforming the way beauty businesses are launching and expanding their retail ventures, products and services. It used to be that when small businesses needed funding, they would toil through their fundraising efforts via the means and “hoops” required by banks, venture capitalists, angel investors, small business loan providers, family and friends; even draining their savings and retirement funds.

What's in the Box?

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Discover the best beauty subscription services—and how to get your brand featured by one.

Budget-conscious beauty enthusiasts overwhelmed by an endless selection of makeup and haircare products are discovering their favorite brands in a whole new way: via beauty subscription services that conveniently deliver items right to their door. Offering a selection of products handpicked by experts or consumers themselves, curated beauty subscriptions not only save time, but money too.

We go behind the scenes to learn how the top beauty subscription services in the industry got their start—and how you can partner with these companies to grow your own brand.

Inventory Glory

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Inventory is a complex monster that needs constant taming. Master the beast with our experts' winning tips for keeping your inventory healthy and profitable.

Inventory. It’s not as simple as restocking the shelves when they’re low—or worse—empty. Mastering the perfect equation of how much or how little inventory to keep in your store is a highly individualized skill and requires constant monitoring. Maria Rush, vice president of business development at Beauty Collection, an upscale chain of beauty stores in Southern California, explains that even though the chain uses software to track its inventory, she and her staff “analyze our inventory constantly.” Not something to be ignored, inventory issues can quickly get out of hand.

The Retailer's Guide to Millenials

Millennial Shoppers
10 things beauty retailers need to know about millennial shoppers—plus tips on how to capture their interest

If there were ever a generation that deserved your thoughtful planning, merchandising and product selection based on its sheer magnitude of population, shopping prowess and buying power, it’s the millennials. Born between 1982 and 2000, millennials have officially surpassed baby boomers as the largest generation, accounting for roughly 25 percent of the American population—about 80 million people, per the U.S. Census Bureau. Not only that, the millennial population is still growing, as immigrants continue to populate the United States.