Introducing the CEW Cheat Sheet, a place where you can come and conveniently scroll through the morning’s biggest beauty, tech, and business-related headlines all in one place. Stay up-to-date on major acquisitions and industry moves; learn about brand launches and beauty biotech innovations; and read through investigative reports on the state of the market or our new working norm. That bold think piece being shared all over Twitter? You’ll find that here too, as well as the latest trend or scandal churned out by TikTok’s ever-present algorithm (we’ll do the swiping, so you don’t have to).
Before you’ve even made it to the office — whether that’s a drive across town or a walk down the stairs — Cheat Sheet allows you to catch up on industry’s biggest news so you’ll be prepared for a day of meetings, lunches, and casual catch-ups. Today, March 21, across the internet we look at the impact of a potential TikTok ban in the US on beauty influencers, courtesy of Glossy, and the importance of mentorship amongst beauty founders, thanks to an interview between celebrity facialist Shani Darden and Glosshood founder Sienna Brown, whose own experiences show what happens when women come together and support one another.
Also worth the read today is Allure’s investigative report on the state of cosmetic dermatology when it comes to people of color — the progress that’s been made, what still needs to be done, and the new melanin-friendly treatments everyone in the aesthetics industry is buzzing about.
TikTok Ban Redux: Beauty Influencers Weigh In on the Potential Impact. The ability to amass tens of thousands of followers on the app has changed many beauty influencers’ lives for the better. That could all come crashing down if the app is banned in the US.
Beauty Brand Founders Shani Darden and Sienna Brown on the Importance of Mentorship. Darden was integral in helping Brown get her brand Glosshood off the ground. Here, the two chat about their relationship and why having a mentor in the beauty industry is so important. (Beauty Independent)
4 Organizational Practices Business Leaders Should be Implementing in 2023. From focusing on DEI initiatives to updating talent acquisition methods, it’s even more important for businesses to focus on organizational intentionality amidst so much economic and social uncertainty. (Forbes)
Apple’s Silence on Generative AI Grows Louder. Apple has stayed out of the discussion so far, preferring to deploy generative AI behind the scenes to make its devices and apps work better. But as interest from the public and from investors grows, Apple may be forced to join the conversation before it wants to. (Fast Company)
Nyakio Greco Unveils Relevant’s First Fragrance. The serial beauty entrepreneur expands her skin-care brand, Relevant: Your Skin Seen, into fragrance — her first ever category expansion outside of skin. (WWD)
A New Filler for Laugh Lines and More Procedures That are Safe for Dark Skin. While there’s still a disparity in the aesthetics industry when it comes to darker complexions, progress is being made. This in-depth report speaks to dermatologists in the field, and spotlights three new melanin-friendly treatments generating buzz. (Allure)
Infillion Launches Media Buying Product For Executing Up and Down the Funnel Across Platforms. Media buyers typically have to gather data from multiple providers and multiple places and sort through those metrics. InfillionX will allow them to measure all campaign key performance indicators in one place.