Lisa Price

What motivated you to start your company? I began by making fragrances and then the ancillary products for them followed. It was a hobby, a craft. I then began to…

Janet Gurwitch

Janet Gurwitch is an operating partner with Advent International, where she serves on the board of Olaplex, Inc. Gurwitch is the founder and former CEO of Laura Mercier Cosmetics & Skincare,…

Jamie Plaza Bennett

How can you help Indie brands? Throughout my career in contract manufacturing I have worked with many start-ups, some have evolved into successful beauty brands and others unfortunately have failed….

Parand Salmassinia

How does your company support Indie brands? We are an upstream beauty innovation company that combines science, efficacy and marketing claims that are relevant. We have a team of experts…

Frances Mazur

Having started her career working for the largest recruiting firms in the world, Frances Mazur recruited for 25 of the Fortune 100 and performed in the Top 10% of recruiters…

Janice Dusina

How does your company support Indie brands?  We seek them out via social media, online exposure/websites and competitive shopping. We offer online exposure and special in store exposure to test…

Kristen Conneen

Why do you love indie beauty? I love the joy of discovery. It’s so fun to find the next greatest brand or product. Usually indie beauty brands have a very…

Averyl Andrews

How does your company support Indie brands? Through Sephora’s entire 20-year history, it has been working with Indie brands. Incubating brands is an important part of our brand DNA, and…

Sonia Kashuk

Makeup artist/entrepreneur, Sonia Kashuk, is a pioneer who is responsible for creating the unique category of luxury at mass. She started her career in the early 80’s collaborating with esteemed…

Carrie Gross

What motivated you to get into beauty? I cannot think of a time when I wasn’t in beauty! I started in fashion but soon decided skin was more important than…

Lilli Gordon

What motivated you to start your company? When I moved from the world of finance to beauty, I absolutely fell in love with the industry and was determined never to…

Laura Geller

What motivated you to start your company? What motivated me to launch Laura Geller New York was the ability to create and cater to women in the way that I…