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The Doctor Is In

Successful beauty innovator and ICMAD board chairman, Dr. Robb Akridge is passionate about helping cosmetics entrepreneurs succeed!

At a recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, Dr. Robb Akridge (known as “Dr. Robb”) met the inventor of a kid’s toy called ROXs. ROXs is an interactive game with light-up rocks that kids run towards and tag. It intrigued him with its originality. But ROXs’ founder was downtrodden after pouring all his money into a company that had no investors; and, he didn’t know the ins and outs of running a business.

“He said, ‘All I’m worried about is keeping my family fed,’” Dr. Robb explains.

THE MOST INFLUENTIAL WOMEN IN BEAUTY

Meet the leaders shaping Today's beauty industry

This month, Beauty Store Business celebrates the women in the beauty industry who have dedicated their careers to making the business stronger, better connected and more engaged with consumers and entrepreneurs alike. Each of the leaders profiled in the following pages has channeled her vision, energy and drive into taking the beauty industry to the next level.

Natural & Eco-Ethical, Derma E Finds Its Place in Beauty

Established natural skincare brand Derma E is winning beauty retailers and consumers over with its effective products, authentic identity and refreshing digital marketing approach.

Today’s beauty consumers not only want effective skin care that delivers real results—they also want it to contain clean, natural and organic ingredients. And while they are willing to pay more for quality skin care, they still want good value. With the organic personal care market segment projected to hit $19.8 billion by 2022, beauty retailers need to consider what natural brands will work for their customers—and which ones deliver results. This month, we are featuring the rising star of natural brands, Derma E.

Coleman Harrison Beauty Continues to Achieve New Milestones

From competition to business partners, Charlie Coleman and Tom Harrison are proud to announce that Coleman Harrison Southwest is on their way to celebrating their first anniversary in the business.

With headquarters in Dallas, Texas and a satellite office in St. Louis, Missouri, the organization provides services to customers in the Northeast, Midwest and Southwest.

What's New With Kat Von D Beauty

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Kat Von D Beauty’s recent global expansion, unique products and contributions to humanity have brought success to reality TV star-turned-business mogul Kat Von D.

Nine years ago, 26-year-old Kat Von D walked into the Sephora corporate office for a meeting that would change the landscape of traditional cosmetics, and her career, forever. She was just coming off the second season of her own TLC reality show, LA Ink. Kat let the TLC cameras in to film the day-to-day action of her own tattoo shop, which gave her a lot of momentum as a known artist in and outside of the tattoo community. Her fierce cat eyes, red lips and distinctive style captured the attention of one of the world’s largest beauty retailers.

BSB's Managing Editor to Speak on ISSE Panel

Beauty Store Business' managing editor Breanna Armstrong will be on the "How To Work with Celebrities and Influencers" panel at the Professional Beauty Association's International Salon and Spa Expo this weekend on Jan. 29, in Long Beach, CA. Armstrong will join beauty editor Jennifer Chan and Vanity Girl Hollywood CEO Maxine Tatlonghari at ISSE in Long Beach, CA, on Sunday at noon to tackle how brands and influencers can work with each other to produce sales and marketing strategies through social media. The panel will take place in room 204.