FBIC Statement on Occupational Licensing

Reprinted from the Future of the Beauty Industry Coalition: For years, leaders in our industry have raised concern about the threat of deregulation, and players outside of our industry are looking to remove occupational licensing altogether. Last week, The Atlantic published a piece taking a look at what they call “the onerous, arbitrary, unaccountable world of occupational […]

Beauty Matter Highlights 2017 L’Oreal Women in Digital Winner Courtney Caldwell

Beauty Matter Founder Kelly Kovack provides a fresh voice to the beauty industry with content from her perspective, and through her lens. BeautyMatter also publishes highly curated news and exclusive original pieces by thought leaders and beauty insiders. L‘Oréal’s Women in Digital Next Generation Awards have, for five years now, been elevating and encouraging women in […]

ShearShare Named “Startup to Watch” by Techweek100

Techweek recently named ShearShare to the top 100 tech companies in Dallas! Techweek is a media company that sees a causal reversal at work in the rise of technology cities. Rather than being just a feature of success, the emergence of substantial and sustainable businesses – which it terms “Hero Companies” – is an input […]

ShearShare Passes the Torch to the 2017 Tech. Co Startup of the Year Winner Oska Wellness!

Last Year’s Winner, This Year’s Finalists Last year’s Innovate Celebrate Startup of the Year, Shearshare, won for their platformdesigned to connect salon and barbershop owners to individual beauty operators. They returned this year to the event where it all began in order to witness the reveal of their successor, and to discuss what they’ve been up […]

Beauty Tech Wins at the L’Oréal Digital NEXT Generation Awards

by Tishin Donkersley What an exciting time to be a beauty entrepreneur. According to a report by Forbes, the industry is expected to be a $445 billion market and expected to reach $675 billion by 2020. And according to CB Insights, 62 privately held beauty companies were acquired in 2016. For startups entering the market, it’s looking pretty attractive. […]

Dr. Tye and Courtney Caldwell give beauty pros freedom with ShearShare

by Alaina Nicole From cornrows to high-top fades, history has repeated itself with the most eccentric styles in the beauty industry. Unfortunately, the talented professionals behind these iconic hairdos have struggled to find and maintain their footing. Power couple Dr. Tye and Courtney Caldwell saw this gap between advancing from the kitchen to the salon and created the app ShearShare, […]

L’Oréal’s Women in Digital Awards Take Tech to Task

by Amy Corcoran L‘Oréal’s Women in Digital Next Generation Awards have, for five years now, been elevating and encouraging women in tech to go beyond themselves and produce ideas, creations that world needs. They feed innovation, foster creativity and help to kickstart the competition’s finalists’ futures. On the board of advisors sit 12 powerhouse women, including the likes […]

ShearShare Co-founder Named Finalist for L’Oréal USA’s ‘Women in Digital’ Awards

As a finalist, Courtney Caldwell will present at L’Oréal USA’s Inspiration Day for a chance to develop a pilot project with the beauty company. BY HEATHER NOEL • SEP 13, 2017 University of Texas at Dallas alumna Courtney Caldwell has been selected as one of three finalists for L’Oréal USA’s Women in Digital NEXT Generation Awards. The beauty company’s annual awards program recognizes female entrepreneurs […]