One of the best things we've done over these past year during Covid-19 related lockdown is discover podcasts. We've been lucky enough to come across some insightful interviews with powerhouse female entrepreneurs in the beauty world, and wanted to share them with beauty professionals and salon owners working hard to build their own businesses. Here we've put together 4 of the best that we've heard on the topic of the beauty industry, building a business from the ground up, and having the faith in yourself that you can do it:
First of all, How I Built This is one of the best startup and business podcasts out there, telling inspiring stories about people who built well-known, powerhouse businesses, from their very beginnings. If you're a salon owner, especially a blow dry bar, you have to listen to how Alli Webb, a professional hair stylist herself, started Drybar, which has 100+ locations across the US. Her story of using her passion to build a multi-million dollar business is truly inspiring.
Huda and Mona Kattan: On How Being Transparent and Vulnerable Built an Empire (On Purpose with Jay Shetty)
Huda Kattan has probably launched thousands of beauty entrepreneurs just from the phenomenal success of her makeup brand, Huda Beauty. But this really open interview with both Huda and her sister highlights how they created their business by being really true to themselves, and opening up to the customers and community that cared for them. This is a beautiful conversation that highlights how to care for yourself emotionally when building a business, and that it's not all about the money.
One of the most important aspects of being a beauty entrepreneur is having the unwavering belief that you can do it. We love the focus on this important aspect in business from Nia the Light, founder of The Curl Bar London, which focuses on styling curly hair. Caggie Dunlop is also an amazing interviewer, resulting in an in depth, nurturing and inspiringconversation.
One more from â€˜How I Built This' (because it's really so good!) This interview, while conducted a few years ago, really stuck with us because it was a story about a woman who created her successful beauty business while also working in a full time job. Lisa Price details how she started Carol's Daughter, now one of the most successful beauty businesses for African-American women, by simply starting to sell her homemade moisturizer at a church flea market, and working in television at the same time.
If you're trying to figure out how to listen to these interviews, we use Apple's podcast app and Spotify to listen for free. And if you're looking for even more inspiration on the future of the beauty industry, check out these insights from Expertly's CEO on being a part of the passion economy. Enjoy!
Image: Huda Beauty