Richard Gersten Exits Tengram

  Richard Gersten, one of the earliest investors in the beauty category, has left Tengram Capital Partners to strike out on his own. Gersten is starting True Beauty Capital LLC, a new private equity firm that aims to do deals in the beauty, wellness and personal-care spaces. While Gersten has…

Elemis Cofounder Noella Gabriel Discusses L’Occitane Deal

For Noella Gabriel, cofounder and president of Elemis, the brand-building journey has been a long one. Elemis started out under a public company, Steiner Leisure, before being acquired by L Catterton and eventually, L'Occitane en Provence for $900 million. But Gabriel noted that she wished an event like BeautyVest had…

Shannon Curtin Joins New World Natural Brands as CEO

Shannon Curtin has been named chief executive officer of Chicago-based New World Natural Brands, a holding company with a portfolio of micro and niche brands in the natural beauty and personal-care space. “Shannon’s vast beauty experience, which combines retail and consumer goods, makes her especially well positioned to deliver our…

Why Beauty Expert Zoe Foster Blake Swears By Dermaplaning

If there’s one person we’re going listen to when it comes to skincare, it’s Zoe Foster Blake. The beauty-writer-turned-skincare-company-founder is easily one of the most trusted sources of advice for Aussie women’s faces and her latest tidbit of info is no different. The 38-year-old recently took to Instagram to reveal…

Heading to NYC? Treat yourself to these beauty treatments

Summer is officially here and that means we’re putting our best selves forward. Living in New York City, means we’re always on-the-go, leaving very little time for some TLC — after all, it’s the city that never sleeps. From whitening treatments to wellness destinations and facials, these aren’t your typical spa…