How to Start Your Own Makeup Line (Even With No Business Experience)

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Have you ever thought about how to start your own makeup line? You have the passion, you have the knowledge—but can you really create a business out of it?  The good news is, the answer is yes! Many makeup brands started with just passion and a dream to share that passion with others.  Even if […]

How to Launch Your Own Skincare Line: From Foundation to Marketing

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If you’re passionate about skincare, you might have considered launching your own skincare line. After all, you’ve experimented with different brands, developed a feel for what works and doesn’t, and watched many brands gain success! Now is the perfect time to start your own skincare brand. The skincare industry is thriving, growing year after year. […]

Do You Have What It Takes To Launch a Beauty Brand? Here’s How to Find Out.

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Launching a beauty brand isn’t for everyone. It’s exciting and appealing, but it’s also a process with a lot of moving parts. It requires in-depth planning, tenacity, and the willingness to pivot when things aren’t working.  Through the process of launching and operating my own beauty brand— 42 Dubonnet— I learned a lot of lessons. […]

Top 7 steps to identify the right beauty business for you

Top 7 steps to identify the right beauty business for you

Your passions and purpose, unique skills and talents, values, experiences, and perspectives are all sources to draw from in order to create a unique and profitable niche for your beauty business. However, with so many different components to consider, identifying the proper business steps can get a bit confusing. Here, we explore each of these […]

Top beauty business tips to set up your dream team


One of the key elements to creating a successful beauty business is putting together a team. It’s crucial to understand how to build a team for your business, including who to include in your team and how to hire and manage them. Even if you are starting out as a solopreneur and intending to do […]

How to get funding for your beauty business


Funding your beauty business can feel overwhelming. You may not know where to start. There are so many different ways to fund your business, from using your own money, reaching out to friends and family, crowdfunding, loans, credit cards, etc. More likely, you are going to fund your business from a variety of these options. […]

The History and Future of Soap: From Ancient Civilizations to COVID and Beyond


It’s safe to say that most people have taken soap for granted. We use it every day in multiple forms, relying on it to keep us clean and healthy. Before the global pandemic, most of us probably didn’t give soap too much thought, besides what brand or scent we preferred! Now, though, soap is getting […]

What’s trending in Skin Care in 2020?


Skin care doesn’t have to be complicated if you don’t want it to be. Simplicity is key for consumers this year. They are focused on recommended natural & healthy skincare options, while not breaking the bank. Below dives deeper into the 4 key points to understand what consumers are looking for in skin care in […]