Know-how beauty industry links for aspirants and startup entrepreneurs

Academic Programs

Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City, NY Undergraduate Graduate

Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Los Angeles, CA Undergraduate

Humber College, Toronto, Ontario, Canada Diploma

Istituto Marangoni, Paris, France One Year Course

LIM College, New York City, NY Undergraduate

University of the Arts London, London, England, United Kingdom Graduate

University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain Postgraduate Diploma

Administrative Resources

Advertising Google AdSense

Analytics Google Analytics Alexa

Conferencing Google Hangouts Skype Speek

Converters Weight Claim Currency Exchange

Email Marketing Constant Contact

File Storage & Sharing Dropbox

Outsourcing Freelancers oDesk

Presentations Prezi

Project Management Basecamp

Selling Shopify Amazon

Trademark Search USPTO

Webinar GoToMeeting


Break Into Beauty

Beauty Imagined: A History of the Global Beauty Industry by Geoffrey Jones

Brand New : How Entrepreneurs Earned Consumers’ Trust from Wedgwood to Dell Hardcover – by Nancy F. Koehn

Color Stories: Behind the Scenes of America’s Billion-Dollar Beauty Industry by Mary Lisa Gavenas

Hope In A Jar

100,000 Years of Beauty by Elizabeth Azoulay

Career Advice| Consultants | Shop Talk

Beauty and the Bullshit

Beautylish feature “So You Want a Career in Beauty?”

Black Enterprise “beauty industry”

Catalyst Cosmetic Development

The Benchmark Company

The Cosmetics Cop: Ingredient Dictionary

L2 Business Intelligence

Mario Badescu feature “Beauty Jobs: How To Break Into The Industry

Mirror UK feature “We find 3,457 jobs in the beauty industry”

Refinery29 feature “The Most Badass Babes In Beauty

The Young Group

Conferences & Trade Shows

America’s Beauty Show

Cosmeeting Paris



The Makeup Show



Chemists Corner

Cosmetics & Toiletries

Perfumer & Flavorist

Job Sites


Careers in Cosmetics

Guardian UK


Simply Hired

Style Careers

Professional Organizations & Communities

American Marketing Association

Cosmetic Executive Women

Cosmetics Industry Buyers & Suppliers (CIBS)

Cosmetic, Toiletry & Perfumery Association

Fashion Group International

The Fragrance Foundation (invitation only)

Ladies Who Launch


Luxury Marketing Council

Personal Care Products Council

Trade Publications

American Salon

The BF Journal

Cosmetic World

Cosmetics Business


Drug Store News




Kline Reports

Modern Salon

The New York Times

NPD Reports

The Rose Sheet

Salon Today

The Wall Street Journal