Cosmetic Executive Women USA (CEW) celebrated “the most interesting, impressive and noteworthy indies” of 2019.
The awards coincided with CEW’s 65th anniversary and honoured 65 independent beauty businesses ranging from $1 million to $1 billion in size. Companies ranged from Charlotte Tilbury to Huda Beauty to Yuni Beauty, Kylie Cosmetics and Drunk Elephant.
CEW has taken note of the rapid pace in which indie brands are growing, which led to the inception of the Indie65 Awards.
The list of brands was curated by an advisory board comprising CEW board members and additional key industry stakeholders such as retailers and financial advisors, CEW explains.
“We are honoured to have been included alongside some of the industry’s most recognised heavy hitters”, Jess Hatzis, Co-Founder, frank body.
CEW is an international organisation of 10,000 individual members representing a cross section of beauty and related businesses. The composition of membership includes leading brands, indies, retailers, media and suppliers. CEW’s primary purpose is to provide programs online and in person to develop careers and knowledge of the beauty industry. CEW provides opportunities to connect and gain industry knowledge through networking events, trend reports, industry newsletters, interactive workshops and industry leader talks.