beauty

Korean beauty startup Memebox relaunches its U.S. e-commerce platform and signs Sephora deal

Beauty startup Memebox is relaunching its United States e-commerce business, about one year after putting it on hold to focus on building a review and community platform. Beginning today, the company

Spotify expands merch to beauty products, sells out tickets for Who We Be

Spotify, the $16 billion digital music “startup” that is hotly tipped for an IPO, continues to lay the groundwork to diversify its platform beyond basic streaming. In the latest developmen

ipsy launches its beauty product e-commerce business Shopper as hit hits 3M subscribers

ipsy, a subscription service that delivers a collection of products to its users every month, has spent the last six years building up a community with millions of people obsessed with beauty products

NYX Cosmetics, known for its ‘digital-first’ marketing strategy, launches its own app

NYX Cosmetics describes itself as a “digital-first” brand, eschewing traditional ad buys in favor of customer selfies it shares on social media, including an Instagram account with 11.7 million fo

Beauty startup Glossier will start shipping to Canada, the U.K. and France, with more countries to come

Glossier, the direct-to-consumer beauty startup that’s raised $34.4 million in funding so far, will kick off its international expansion this month.

HelloAva launches a chatbot for personalized skin care recommendations

Can a chatbot replace a dermatologist's recommendation for skin care products? That's the idea behind HelloAva, a startup launching today at TechCrunch Disrupt NY, which aims to walk people through a

Outdoor Voices and Glossier are cleaning up by making fashion inclusive

The founders of Glossier and Outdoor Voices, Emily Weiss and Tyler Haney, respectively, spoke at TechCrunch Disrupt in New York today about how they're taking a bite out of the massive beauty and appa

Birchbox to launch a second, more personalized beauty subscription service

Subscription beauty service Birchbox is launching a new, pricier tier to its service, offering customers the ability to better customize their monthly box of products, along with other perks. The ser

Memebox raises $66M for its e-commerce platform for Korean beauty products

Memebox, an e-commerce company specializing in beauty products from Korea, has closed a significant $65.95 million Series C funding round to fuel further expansion.

Althea raises $3.5M to sell Korean beauty products online in Southeast Asia

Althea, a Korea-based company that exports and sells cosmetics and beauty products to Southeast Asia, has closed a $3.5 million Series A round for expansion.

Wahanda Rebrands To Treatwell, Eyes Up U.S. Entry

Wahanda, the European hair and beauty marketplace that Japan’s Recruit Holdings majority acquired last year for $117 million (at a $240 million pre-money valuation), is getting a makeover of its

The First International Beauty Contest Judged By Robots

Robots are starting to appear everywhere: driving cars, cooking dinners and even as robotic pets. But people don’t usually give machine intelligence much credence when it comes to judging beauty. Th

Jessica Alba’s Honest Beauty Line Comes To Mobile, With An App Offering Both Shopping And Makeup Tips

The Honest Company, Jessica Alba’s e-commerce startup best known for its eco-friendly baby products, expanded this fall with the launch of Honest Beauty – a beauty line that continues the

Hermo, One Of Southeast Asia’s Top Beauty Sites, Lands $2M Series A

Browsing for beauty products should be relaxing, but anyone who has visited a makeup counter knows that you often weather a deluge of upselling before finally escaping with a purchase. Hermo, a Malays

NEA Backs On-Demand Beauty Business Glamsquad In $15 Million Series B

New York-based Glamsquad, a startup in the “Uber for X” category of on-demand businesses, has just raised another $15 million for its mobile beauty service that brings hair stylists, makeu

Glamsquad Raises $7 Million For On-Demand Hair Styling And Beauty Services

New York-based Glamsquad, an on-demand beauty business now headed by Gilt Groupe co-founder Alexandra Wilkis Wilson who joined earlier this year as co-founder and CEO, has now raised $7 million in Se

Beautified Gets $1.2 Million Seed, Updates Its Look And Takes On StyleSeat In SF And LA

The last minute booking app for last minute hair and beauty appointments in New York, Beautified, announced a lot of updates today. First, the startup founded by NYC DJ Hannah Bronfman, Annie Evans an

Stash For iPhone Finds The Best Prices For Beauty Products And Personal Care Items, Makes Re-ordering Easy

A company called Stash wants to take the hassle out of shopping for beauty and personal care items, while also scouring the web to find the lowest prices and best products, as recommended by experts,

Julep Is Heading To iPhone With App That Lets You Customize A Monthly Box Of Beauty Products

<a target="_blank" href="http://www.julep.com/">Julep</a>, the beauty brand whose nail polish shades are virtually <a target="_blank" href="http://www.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=julep">unavoidable o

Into the Gloss, An Editorial Beauty Site, Raises $2M To Build Its Team

<a target="_blank" href="http://intothegloss.com/">Into The Gloss</a>, an editorial beauty website based out of New York, has raised $2 million in venture capital funding led by Forerunner and Lerer V
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